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Old 02-14-2014, 05:15 PM   #1
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Wheel spacers

I've got a 2012 JKU and am about to put some BFG KM2's on with Spidertrax 1.5" spacers, the instructions say the wheel studs may stick out past the face of the spacer. Has anyone with these installed run into this? If so what is the recommended fix? I don't want to put wider spacers on to accommodate the studs, and the thought of cutting them makes me cringe.

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Old 02-14-2014, 06:09 PM   #2
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It's simple to test it. This may not be an issue for you. Remember a lot vehicles have 5x5 bolt pattern and that note may be there due to another specific vehicle.

I've never had that problem but I have only used them with stock wheels and studs. If it happens you can do two things:

1. Replace the studs with shorter ones
2. Trim the studs carefully and run dye over the tread to clean it up

I would not install another spacer to provide a flat mounting surface for the wheel.

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Old 02-14-2014, 06:21 PM   #3
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Thanks! Everything is stock currently so I should be ok. Just didn't want to buy them first then find out I needed more stuff.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:39 PM   #4
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I am running spider trax 1.5 inch spacers on my 14. I had no issues with the wheel studs.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:57 PM   #5
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I had them on my 12 and had no problems. Make sure you remove the clip on the rotors when installing. You don't need them.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:57 PM   #6
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Installed the 1.5" G2 hubcentric spacers a month or so ago on my '13 JKUR and no issues with lug nut length, (as mentioned above) make sure when you install them you remove the little lock washer that sits on the factory lug nut against the brake disc, usually 2 sometimes 3 of them per wheel.

I used red loctite on mine and checked the torque yesterday when I put my lift kit on and none of the bolts had moved.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:50 AM   #7
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Installed the 1.5" G2 hubcentric spacers a month or so ago on my '13 JKUR and no issues with lug nut length, (as mentioned above) make sure when you install them you remove the little lock washer that sits on the factory lug nut against the brake disc, usually 2 sometimes 3 of them per wheel. I used red loctite on mine and checked the torque yesterday when I put my lift kit on and none of the bolts had moved.
I'm wondering about these clips. They came up in another thread I was reading and now once again in this thread. I have the 1.5" Spidertrax spacers on my '08 JK and I didn't remove the clips when I installed them. They're all torqued down with red loctite. Is this an issue? If so, do I need to fix it right away or can I wait a few months until my lift goes on to take care of this?

In reference to the OP, I had no issues with the lug but length either.
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I'm wondering about these clips. They came up in another thread I was reading and now once again in this thread. I have the 1.5" Spidertrax spacers on my '08 JK and I didn't remove the clips when I installed them. They're all torqued down with red loctite. Is this an issue? If so, do I need to fix it right away or can I wait a few months until my lift goes on to take care of this?

In reference to the OP, I had no issues with the lug but length either.
If they were not removed then remove them now. Do not wait unless you think risk of death is no big thing, not only your life but others in the jeep or on the same roadway as well. Take the hour and remove them. Red loc tight is no big deal to remove, contrary to what many people will tell you. If they are real stubborn take a torch or heatgun and hit the stud for a few seconds.
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I picked up a torque wrench and a set of the G2 1-1/2 inch spacers and just installed them, as you all said there was no issues with the lugs. Now just have to wait on the new tires!
Thanks all
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If they were not removed then remove them now. Do not wait unless you think risk of death is no big thing, not only your life but others in the jeep or on the same roadway as well. Take the hour and remove them. Red loc tight is no big deal to remove, contrary to what many people will tell you. If they are real stubborn take a torch or heatgun and hit the stud for a few seconds.
That death thing doesn't sound too good.

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I had them on my 12 and had no problems. Make sure you remove the clip on the rotors when installing. You don't need them.
This. The clips are used during assembly on the line at the factory. They serve no other useful purpose and are definately not needed.
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Everyone is saying red Locktite... I just got my Spydertrax spacers in and they came with blue Locktite. Is red necessary?


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Everyone is saying red Locktite... I just got my Spydertrax spacers in and they came with blue Locktite. Is red necessary?


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My spidertrax came with red. I would definitely use red. I would contact spidertrax. There were fast getting back to me when I had a question.
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My spidertrax came with red. I would definitely use red. I would contact spidertrax. There were fast getting back to me when I had a question.

A tube of Locktite won't break me lol. Just making sure before I install.


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