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Old 03-11-2011, 06:59 AM   #1
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I have had my spacers on my jeep for about 1 month (spidertrax) and 3 days ago both of my back tires loosened up, the lug nuts, and about fell off
I have had a slight vibration in my steering wheel but nothing real bad.
I need suggestions or anything to help resolve this.
Could the installation been wrong? We had a shop do it for us...

Thanks for any help guys.

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Old 03-11-2011, 07:26 AM   #2
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Take off the spacers. I was interested in them till a read all the treads about how bad they are for jeep and dangerous they are.

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Old 03-11-2011, 08:48 AM   #3
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I have had my spacers on my jeep for about 1 month (spidertrax) and 3 days ago both of my back tires loosened up, the lug nuts, and about fell off
I have had a slight vibration in my steering wheel but nothing real bad.
I need suggestions or anything to help resolve this.
Could the installation been wrong? We had a shop do it for us...

Thanks for any help guys.
Did you retorque the lugs after the first hundred or so miles? You should. Anytime you change wheels.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:55 AM   #4
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I've got spidertrax on my 09 JK and haven't had any problems with them, even after I put new tires on them. sorry dude
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If they were Spidertrax (Blue) and the star washers were removed from the hubs, (lug bolts) and torqued as IG says, whether or not loc-tite was used they are solid as a rock and should never loosen-

Thats why the reccommend the torque/check procedure-if you don't do that-you'rer SOL !!

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Old 03-11-2011, 09:36 AM   #6
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Did you retorque the lugs after the first hundred or so miles? You should. Anytime you change wheels.
Yes i checked/tightened them a week before this happened.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:35 PM   #7
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Maybe the studs in your axles are worn out or stretched, this would explain why they will not hold the clamp load. I would just go and get the proper rims/backspacing and throw away or sell the spacers.
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I run spacers but I don't have spidertrax, I run a set that i purchased on ebay. I don't use loctite but I do check torque settings (95 ft lbs) every time I rotate my tires. The only time a spacer fell under 95 ft lbs was after the initial installation when I checked after the first 500 miles, and it was only one spacer - passenger front. After I re-torqued the spacer back to spec, none have loosen to date, and that was over 4 years ago. Maintenance is key.

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