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    Default gen 5 viper wheel modifications and how i made it work.

    So I have been wanting to do this modification since I sold my old wheels to Rick finally have it done just need a good day to get truck out for good pics.
    I went with 2015 sidewinder 2 satin black.

    So from what I've read on wheel spacers doesn't hold true to this generation viper. I reacherched and got advice on what guys are running currently use on viper wheels but found out that the 1.25 spacers don't work with the newer style wheels atleast on the fronts.
    I ended up mounting the front wheels strait on with no adapters doesn't rub clears every thing. The offset must have changed or did thru generation.
    For my front set up I have stock springs QA1 adjustable shocks DJM 2" lower control arms and wheels clear. I don't have the lock to lock turning radius as with stock lower control arms.
    So all good for the fronts.
    On the rears thats were some work had to be done. I went with the 1.25 Inch spacers to adapt to the rear wheels found out that they stuck out to far passed tbe flares and was a no go. So i figured I would have them machined down to 3/4" after measuring on how much clerance I would have and 3/4" was max.


    Needless to say I had to get longer studs. Mr. Gasket was the only wheel studs I could find with the length I needed with the correct nurel and thread.
    stock stud vs new




    After all this the rear wheels fit perfectly just need to test drive and get more pics of final out come.
    Front with no spacing and 295/40r18

    rears with out machining and

    All put together and the wheel center caps I have gotten made.


    As much as I spent it would have cost me about 1k more for CCW and I never seen a dakota run this gen wheel and style.
    I like them much better than I thought I would!
    Last edited by lunchbox; 03-13-2018 at 10:23 PM.
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    That looks bad ass Brian

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    Thank you.
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    Well done!
    Looks great!

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    Those are awesome! Nice job on the unique setup

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    up date: took it out for spin all is well
    steering is tight from beeing on jack stands or the tires grip really well! lol
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    Great taste in wheels looks awesome

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    Looks Great! I bet those tire grab!
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    thanks guys they grip pretty good but not in a strait line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    thanks guys they grip pretty good but not in a strait line.
    Aren't you supposed to drive sideways?

    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    up date: took it out for spin all is well
    steering is tight from beeing on jack stands or the tires grip really well! lol
    Daaaamn that looks really good, post up some side shots


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    Looks pretty wicked! Nicely done!
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    I will try this weekend.
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    Love it!
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    killer wheel set up, looks awesome

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    looks kick ass bro
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    my next plan was to go back to stock front bumper and grill just to see. most people dont know what kinda truck it is lol it is getting up there in age.
    and thanks guys been long time since ive been active with club or truck.
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    Looks great!! love the way that wheel looks!

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    ok so side shots of new wheels!!

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    I like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    ok so side shots of new wheels!!

    Juicy!


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    Man those look great. Now how about a booty shot?
    Must look pretty good from the back with those wide meats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    ok so side shots of new wheels!!

    Great choice, great job!! Congrats!

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    Me likely !

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    Making the best truck look better.

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