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Old 01-03-2014, 11:37 PM   #1
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Wheel Spacers Question

I'm installing some 1.25" wheel spacers on my YJ soon, I was just wondering what exactly do I torque them to?

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Old 01-04-2014, 02:38 AM   #2
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Honestly wheel spacers are cheaper in the short run but it's terrible for your front end, and sometimes they break easily if you do serious off roading or climbing. You'll save yourself time and money down the road if you just get different rims with less back spacing rather than use spacers

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Old 01-04-2014, 02:39 AM   #3
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But to answer your question, my best guess would be the same you torque the lug nuts at
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Spacers terrible for front end? What is the difference of having neg. offset wheels? The jeep can't tell whare the width is comming from? I know big wide stance isn't the best for front ends but it shouldn't be any different weather wheels or spacers are used...imo

New wheels are a safer idea because the spacers can loosen on the hub if not retorqued once in a while
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New wheels are a safer idea because the spacers can loosen on the hub if not retorqued once in a while
Yes. I have a thread on here about my mishap. I'll give you a hint, the wheel fell of going down the road. But mine was because three of the lug nuts "miraculously" came loose or off. And it broke the studs off the remaining two. I suggest Checking your wheel stud and spacer torques every once in a while. That being said, I still run spacers. I see no problem with them. Yes, I'm going to change to a different offset wheel sometime and lose the spacers, but for now they're great.
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Yes. I have a thread on here about my mishap. I'll give you a hint, the wheel fell of going down the road. But mine was because three of the lug nuts "miraculously" came loose or off. And it broke the studs off the remaining two. I suggest Checking your wheel stud and spacer torques every once in a while. That being said, I still run spacers. I see no problem with them. Yes, I'm going to change to a different offset wheel sometime and lose the spacers, but for now they're great.
Thank you. Tbh I'm on a limited budget and most of these posts were making me second guess the spacers. I'm planning on using thread locker and making sure to re-torque from time to time.
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You will be just fine , as with anything do your proper maintenance... Retorque them after the first. 500 miles and then every 3000
When you rotate your tires.
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Thank you. Tbh I'm on a limited budget and most of these posts were making me second guess the spacers. I'm planning on using thread locker and making sure to re-torque from time to time.
If you could post a picture after installing your spacers that'd be great. I'm really interested in buying some soon as well
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If you could post a picture after installing your spacers that'd be great. I'm really interested in buying some soon as well
I really like the look they give plus the extra stability can't hurt.
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Sweet! Are those 1.25"?
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Sweet! Are those 1.25"?
Yep, make sure you use thread locker I you install them. I installed them, drove 50-60 miles, checked them and the torque was still at 100. No problems or complaints so far

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