Originally Posted by spatial_k
I've been looking into getting the 1.25" spacers on the same rims. Are you saying 1.25" won't work w/o modification?
I'm not sure, they may work fine for you. What made me look into it was my concern for the spare tire in a emergency. I'm in South FL and I constantly see people on the side of I95 with flats.
In my case the rear studs were a little longer than the fronts. I didn't have to cut the front studs. I just did it to be able to get my spare tire on. Other wise I would need to drill holes in the spare to be able to slip the extended studs through it.
If I could start over I would have ordered 1.5s for the rear and 1.25s for the front. It looks to me like the front tires stick out a little more than the rear. Then I would buy a spare wheel just like the ones on the corners. My riding tires are 265/60/18 and my spare is 245/65/18. I would just put the existing tire on the new wheel. Then there would be no need to cut the studs.(at least for me, your situation maybe different)
Just verified and the front does stick out more than the rear. I should have done all this before, but live and learn. Here's a few more pic's.