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Old 05-17-2009, 08:51 PM
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Wheel Spacers - any suggestions?

Anyone have a preference for brand of wheel spacers? I'm looking to extend one inch. thanks, Rob
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none....get the right wheels...i hate spacers.

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Spacely Sprockets makes good parts.....
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now thats funny
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i'd prefer not to go with aftermarket wheels. Keeping it oem, just want a little wider stance. thx
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i second that, real quality products. i even have george install them for me
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i'd prefer not to go with aftermarket wheels. Keeping it oem, just want a little wider stance. thx
This is what I wanted to do as well and I went with Spidertrax spacers on my stock 'O7 Unlimited Sahara. They're 1.5", though. I am very happy with them.

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Great, I'll check them out. 1.5" should be just right. Thanks for the help! Rob
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i have spoder trax but ive heard good things about the "generic" ones on ebay
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i'd prefer not to go with aftermarket wheels. Keeping it oem, just want a little wider stance. thx

keeping it oem, but a wider stance? oh well

make sure you or whoever is installing them know what they're doing. i have seen first hand, and heard others way too many times having them come loose while driving.

oh yeah, have i said i hate them yet?
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There is nothing wrong with a good set of spacers. Weather you buy spacers or offset wheels they still put the same amount of stress on the wheel bearings. Just make sure you use the Lock tite on the spacer acorn nuts and torque them according to the instructions. THey should run anywhere from about $75-$99 a pr.
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You can also buy a new set of rims for about the same money as spacers. I personally would not trust them to stay in place.
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I used the spidertrax spacers on mine for about eight months before changing wheel/tire set up. They were great!!! The guys at discount could not get them to come off. Took them about ten minutes per spacer. They worked great for the stock rubicon wheels and I really put them to the test. They were just about the same price if not more than the black steelies that I have now? If you are going to use spacers spend the money on the spidertrax well worth the cost.
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They were great!!! The guys at discount could not get them to come off. Took them about ten minutes per spacer.
at my shop you'd be paying an additional 60 bux for those stupid things anytime they had to come off. brake job, u joint, etc.....
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haha, ok well good thing I wont need to visit your shop! I can do all that work myself. thanks! - Rob
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You can also buy a new set of rims for about the same money as spacers. I personally would not trust them to stay in place.
Umm, maybe 1 rim! Spacers run MAX $99 a set. X2 is maybe 225 shipped. What set of aftermarket rims is $225? I sure don't want 'em!

Spacers are fine for a non-race vehicle. Are they the preferred solution? No, but they will work fine and dandy for a car that doesn't see high-G (0.7G+) loading regularly (a non-track vehicle). I run them on mine, and I'm about the most anal person on Earth when it comes to mods! Mark W.
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thaduke... i agree. Spacers are still a lot cheaper then rims. I found a set of Spiders for $115 (shipped).
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Umm, maybe 1 rim! Spacers run MAX $99 a set. X2 is maybe 225 shipped. What set of aftermarket rims is $225? I sure don't want 'em!

Spacers are fine for a non-race vehicle. Are they the preferred solution? No, but they will work fine and dandy for a car that doesn't see high-G (0.7G+) loading regularly (a non-track vehicle). I run them on mine, and I'm about the most anal person on Earth when it comes to mods! Mark W.

$47 ea @ quadratec
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$47 ea @ quadratec
More then $47.00 per wheel when you add in Shipping, and dismount, remount and balance.. Since you have nice aluminums stick with the spacer until you want to go larger tire and wheel combo then take the plunge..
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^yes, only plausibly similar when you are already changing tires.
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I had 1.5" Spidertrax on mine for a year without any problems. No way those things were going to fall off when installed with the supplied red loctite. I had one hell of a time removing them.
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And not to mention you couldn't get your jeep inspected with them on. That is what p!$$es me off about them. I had my heart set on them.
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And not to mention you couldn't get your jeep inspected with them on. That is what p!$$es me off about them. I had my heart set on them.
Beermonkey is in PA and uses the spacers, as do others. Some are lucky to have a shop that will overlook those little details and others just remove them prior to inspection. In my case, I was too lazy to put them back on only to have to get them off again a year later.
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And not to mention you couldn't get your jeep inspected with them on. That is what p!$$es me off about them. I had my heart set on them.
Why Cant you have inspection with them on. Are they a no no in PA?? I know your guys state inspection is BS from what I have heard.
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Why Cant you have inspection with them on. Are they a no no in PA?? I know your guys state inspection is BS from what I have heard.
Yes, in PA spacer more than 1/8" thick are a no no. An archaic regulation.
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????? When spacers are installed...locktite is used i presume. What is used to loosen a nut or bolt with locktite. Is there something you can spray on them to weaken the bond?
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????? When spacers are installed...locktite is used i presume. What is used to loosen a nut or bolt with locktite. Is there something you can spray on them to weaken the bond?
Spidertrax spacers come with red Loctite. I didn't use anything to weaken the bond other than lots of leverage and cursing.
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h & r makes great spacers

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