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Spacers or wheels?

I've been looking for some black wheels I like for a while now but can't find any i like. Looks like the Mamba MR-1's were discontinued, which is too bad because they looked awesome. Another option are the Moab take-off that I'd have to get powdercoated. But that gets pricey around here.

What I'm mostly after is better backspacing to get the wheels toward the fender for a wider stance. I used to have Rough Country 1.5" spacers until a bolt sheared off and was found by a mechanic doing a routine brake check...so those obviously went to the dumpster.

I hear spidertrax are the best but I'm obviously a little hesitant with spacers. Not to mention my wheel bearings aren't looking top notch these days and spacers might stress them too much (to be debated).

Any recommendations?
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Wheels with the proper offset are better then wheel spacers. If you have to go with spacers then spidertrax are the way to go.

Search a little harder the Mambas are available again. Another member just picked them up.
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Re: Spacers or wheels?

Maybe they picked up second hand ones.

AEV pintler's look good too but suuuuper pricey.
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Re: Spacers or wheels?

Nope they bought brand new ones. Not sure if Mamba got sold or what not but the Mr-1 went away and are now back but called the Mr-1x.

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Re: Spacers or wheels?

Well well..this is certainly good news. Wonder if there's anything different form the "old" mr-1's.
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Re: Spacers or wheels?

Looks like the same wheel but with a black center cap instead of the crappy chrome ones mine have.
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