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1) Your wheels (especially alloys) can/will have cut outs in the stud areas, they can be deep enough to accommodate the studs. You have to check them.
I *think* the stock studs are 1.25 as you say, and i personally wouldn't want spacers any more than 1 inch, maybe even just 25mm spacers - with the stock wheels at least.
Ohh, you're right. I know I've seen some with holes in the back. I cant say I've paid too much attention to my current wheels though, I'll have to take a look.
I don't want to replace the studs with shorter, that just makes it more difficult to return to stock if ever I desire.
I wasn't planning more than an inch either. I figured If I got a 16x8 wheel with the same backspacing it would stick out an inch further than the stock 7 inchers do. So 1" would be the look I want. I can't find anything quality under 1.25" though. I like these
Furthermore, some of these spacers can get expensive. I can just buy new wheels for not much more. I can't go to a 15" due to the brakes on the '11 model. And 16" wheels are harder to come by and cost more. So far, the best option is spacers...but I don't want to cheap out and have issues either.
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