1.5" Spacers, stock Canyon 18" wheels, no lift. - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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1.5" Spacers, stock Canyon 18" wheels, no lift.

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I'll be installing a 2" RC level kit on Tuesday then shopping for tires. But for now I popped on some 1.5" Spacers with my stock wheels and stock size winter tires. Thought I'd post some before and after pics as I couldn't find many. I think it looks pretty good, lots less roll in corners too.

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which spacers did you get?

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I got them from an eBay seller, lugs n stuff, they're the same aluminum as the Bora ones. Doesn't look like they have any coating on them or anything. Studs are the same length and thread pitch as stock.

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1.5" spacers on either side is pushing the weight distribution out a ways on both sides of the truck...are you not worried about trashing your wheel bearings over time due to the change in weight distribution hitting them? Especially in turns. I know of other trucks that have used spacers in the past that have had that problem which is why I have not considered it.....I like the look of a wider stance and less roll in city driving would be awesome. Looking forward to a response and being educated on this topic.

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Mmm looks pretty good. Thanks for spending my money...


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I don't see it being any different then running wheels with less backspace. My Canyon is mostly on the highway going straight, but my Blazer in the foreground of the after pic above is running s10 extreme wheels, which have a 4.5" bs where the factory wheels have a 6" bs. I've had to change one of the hub bearings on it, but it's at 280,000kms and the last 50,000 or so have been banging around back roads and ATV trails and not very nicely 😈. Anyways, it might speed up bearing wear, but not a ridiculous amount, not enough that I'm worried about it.
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Looks great i'm definitely adding a set to mine!
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I was unable to get 1.5" spacers to fit without serious rubbing with 2" of lift. 265/70R17 tires though. Stock tire size and you might be ok
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1.5" spacers on either side is pushing the weight distribution out a ways on both sides of the truck...are you not worried about trashing your wheel bearings over time due to the change in weight distribution hitting them? Especially in turns. I know of other trucks that have used spacers in the past that have had that problem which is why I have not considered it.....I like the look of a wider stance and less roll in city driving would be awesome. Looking forward to a response and being educated on this topic.
It's no different than running a wheel with less offset.
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I was unable to get 1.5" spacers to fit without serious rubbing with 2" of lift. 265/70R17 tires though. Stock tire size and you might be ok
Where is it rubbing? I was thinking about 265/65r18 which is the same size as that. What tires do you have?

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I noted it was hitting on the front /front bottom edge of the wheel well. I removed them immediately after testing them because it was rubbing so much. Tires were duratracs.

I now have 2" lift + 1.25" body lift with same tires and 1.5" spacers. It seems to be rubbing a bit at full lock I think on the back of the wheel well.... but its not too bad so I haven't investigated further.
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I noted it was hitting on the front /front bottom edge of the wheel well. I removed them immediately after testing them because it was rubbing so much. Tires were duratracs.

I now have 2" lift + 1.25" body lift with same tires and 1.5" spacers. It seems to be rubbing a bit at full lock I think on the back of the wheel well.... but its not too bad so I haven't investigated further.
Good info, we have similar taste it looks like. Duratracs are what I was looking at as well, especially as they're on sale at my local Canadian tire for 100 off each tire. I don't really want to do a body lift though, so I think I have some more research to do.

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Are these spacers hubcentric?


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Yep, I wouldn't try ones that were not personally.

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I'm looking at wheel spacers too. Trying to decide if I should go this route or new rims.


Are the OEM studs too long for 1" or 1.25" hubcentric spacers? Cause 1.5" is just hanging out too far for my tastes.


Is it possible the studs could slide in to a slot in to the back of the stock wheel?


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I didn't take pics, but the back of the stock wheels has a gap that the studs could fit into, 1.25" i think would be fine, 1" i'm pretty sure you'll need to grind off some of the unthreaded part of the factory stud, nothing that would prevent you from removing the spacer and safely driving later on.

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Thank you for that info!

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I didn't take pics, but the back of the stock wheels has a gap that the studs could fit into, 1.25" i think would be fine, 1" i'm pretty sure you'll need to grind off some of the unthreaded part of the factory stud, nothing that would prevent you from removing the spacer and safely driving later on.
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Some members on here say that you need to trim the studs to fit 1.25" spacers. 1.5" you're definitely OK (from all accounts I've heard. I'm getting 1.5" spacers installed on Wednesday so I'll be able to see for myself).

Also, you definitely want to go with a hub centric spacer.

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I went and took a pic, it's a bit misleading as the tape isn't lined up perfectly with the bottom and the gaps are tapered a bit at the sides, but it looks like .25" of stud would fit in there no problem at all, with space to spare.


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1" spacers from these guys worked perfect with the Procomp Nitro kit. Stock 18's & Toyo 285/65 RT's.


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