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Old 07-30-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Stock Rubicon with Wheel Spacers

I'm thinking of installing 1.25" wheel spacers on my stock 14 Rubi. Will the tires rub against the flares with the spacers?

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Old 07-30-2014, 01:36 PM   #2
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No, they should not rub if everything else is stock. Other's have done it go have a so-called "wider stance". Just make sure you the spacers are hub-centric and you retorque them periodically such as every time you rotate the tires.

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Old 07-30-2014, 01:43 PM   #3
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I'm running 1.5" spacers on a basically stock JKUR. I am running 2" coils in front, but that is to compensate for the weight of the bumper, winch and skids. Rear is stock. No issues with rubbing.
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I'm thinking of installing 1.25" wheel spacers on my stock 14 Rubi. Will the tires rub against the flares with the spacers?
Like others have said, you shouldn't have any issues with rubbing when running Wheel Spacers. With 1.25" you may have to trim your wheel studs where with a 1.5" you wouldn't have to do that. I have both sizes so let me know if you're interested in a quote!

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Old 07-30-2014, 02:22 PM   #5
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I'm running the 1.5" Spidertrax spacers on my '14 JKURX and love them for what they are. Pretty much puts the tires even with the flares (like it should be).
And I'm running stock suspension and tires/wheels.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:36 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I have bought from this guy for my CJs in the past and they are pretty nice. Should be fine on JKs unless there is something I don't know about. 4 Pcs Jeep Wrangler JK or Rubicon Wheel Spacers 1 5" 5x5 6061 T6 | eBay


BTW, I've used blue Loctite and the torque holds without having to retorque.
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Like others have said, you shouldn't have any issues with rubbing when running Wheel Spacers. With 1.25" you may have to trim your wheel studs where with a 1.5" you wouldn't have to do that. I have both sizes so let me know if you're interested in a quote!

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Ryan, what's your price for 4 of the 1.5" spacers? Thanks, AL
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I have the 1.5" Red Rocks from Extreme Terrain. I used red loctite and checked them after the first 50 miles and they're still tight.
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Thanks for the replies. I have bought from this guy for my CJs in the past and they are pretty nice. Should be fine on JKs unless there is something I don't know about. 4 Pcs Jeep Wrangler JK or Rubicon Wheel Spacers 1 5" 5x5 6061 T6 | eBay


BTW, I've used blue Loctite and the torque holds without having to retorque.
Those are inexpensive but aren't hub-centric. Your call, though.
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Those are inexpensive but aren't hub-centric. Your call, though.
The aftermarket wheels on my CJs were not hubcentric. I haven't pulled a wheel off of my JK yet, but I'm assuming it's a hubcentric wheel. There is a benefit if using stock wheels, but IIRC most aftermarket wheels are not hubcentric. I'm one of those that likes to do things right, but I'm also a penny pincher. My CJs never really saw morefor than 60-65 MPH
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Ryan, what's your price for 4 of the 1.5" spacers? Thanks, AL
I'll shoot you a PM with a quote now! If anyone else is interested in a price just PM me.

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The aftermarket wheels on my CJs were not hubcentric. I haven't pulled a wheel off of my JK yet, but I'm assuming it's a hubcentric wheel. There is a benefit if using stock wheels, but IIRC most aftermarket wheels are not hubcentric. I'm one of those that likes to do things right, but I'm also a penny pincher. My CJs never really saw morefor than 60-65 MPH
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This may seem dumb to some, but do you need to run these spacers front and rear, or just front? I like my stock wheels, but would like to go to a slightly bigger and more aggressive tire.
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This may seem dumb to some, but do you need to run these spacers front and rear, or just front? I like my stock wheels, but would like to go to a slightly bigger and more aggressive tire.
Yes, both front and rear.

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