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Old 03-20-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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Bolted on my Spidertrax wheel spacers

I went with 1-1/2", I think they look and feel great.
What should I do next ?


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Wheels and tires, stubby the stock bumper...

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Old 03-20-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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Take off the spacers, replace with 16 or 15 inch wheels and get bigger tires.
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You didn't install the rears ??

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are you going for looks or off roading ability?

just a few suggestions:

stance: bigger tires, grille insert, stubby bumper, color matched fenders (or flares), leveling kit, aux lights usually look cool and serve a nice purpose

off road: new rims, new tires 33", fender flares, real lift kit, skid plates, new stubby bumper with winch, idk...other stuff.

good luck. the mods are ENDLESS and will NEVER stop even though you try.
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Take off the spacers, replace with 16 or 15 inch wheels and get bigger tires.
If/when you replace the wheels and tires KEEP the spacers.

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Old 03-20-2012, 04:53 PM   #7
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You didn't install the rears ??

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I just did the side that shows !!! Yes Jimbo I did all 4 corners.
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I went with 1-1/2", I think they look and feel great.
What should I do next ?

Looks good!
Stay on top of the torquing!

Removing the air dam is a freebie.
You could get a stubby antenna or stubby your own, either is cool.

From there on...well, it's a Jeep dude.

The sky is the limit.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:59 PM   #9
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OK, I'm just used to lookin at mine and there's quite a difference, cause of wheels/tires/flares !


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I just did the side that shows !!! Yes Jimbo I did all 4 corners.
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are you going for looks or off roading ability?

just a few suggestions:

stance: bigger tires, grille insert, stubby bumper, color matched fenders (or flares), leveling kit, aux lights usually look cool and serve a nice purpose

off road: new rims, new tires 33", fender flares, real lift kit, skid plates, new stubby bumper with winch, idk...other stuff.

good luck. the mods are ENDLESS and will NEVER stop even though you try.
I've learned this from motorcycles
I already did the leveling kit and went with 285/70's. I'd just like to make it a tad more capable and look good too, it is my daily driver so I'm keeping it somewhat tame. I may do the stubby bumper mod for now and build my own bumpers this winter.
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If/when you replace the wheels and tires KEEP the spacers.

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Or just get wheels with the correct amount of backspacing
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Take off the spacers, replace with 16 or 15 inch wheels and get bigger tires.
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Take off the spacers, replace with 16 or 15 inch wheels and get bigger tires.
Four times?
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Keep the spacers, sometimes you can't get the "RIGHT" wheels/w BS that you want and the spacers will "fixit" --

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Not for long
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Clear over there shoetops ?

I didn't know they hadda cow !

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Or just get wheels with the correct amount of backspacing
In addition to the spacers, it will have a wider stance and look more aggressive IMO. Do both, correct BS AND spacers.

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Old 03-20-2012, 05:41 PM   #18
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You guys really have me thinking of getting a set of these spacers for my Rubicon.

I kinda dig the stock Rubi wheels, but want a little wider stance too. (I'd also like to black them out, but that's a different thread.)

I was initially a little spooked at the thought of using spacers, but it seems like between the loctite and proper torquing they should be just fine.
Am I correct?
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You guys really have me thinking of getting a set of these spacers for my Rubicon.

I kinda dig the stock Rubi wheels, but want a little wider stance too. (I'd also like to black them out, but that's a different thread.)

I was initially a little spooked at the thought of using spacers, but it seems like between the loctite and proper torquing they should be just fine.
Am I correct?
Yes....

Loc-tite and torque to 90 ft lbs.

When checking periodically, set the torque wrench to 80 ft lbs. the nuts don't move (tighten) good to go.

Had mine on for 3 months and no problems
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I don't loc-tite, retorquem every rotation and after 2 years-

NO LOOSE, I am, they ain't-

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Yes....

Loc-tite and torque to 90 ft lbs.

When checking periodically, set the torque wrench to 80 ft lbs. the nuts don't move (tighten) good to go.

Had mine on for 3 months and no problems
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I don't loc-tite, retorquem every rotation and after 2 years-

NO LOOSE, I am, they ain't-

JIMBO

I've read the stuff you both post on here, and based on that I'm willing to do what you say anyway.

Thanks guys!

Sorry to side-track.
Let's come up with more stuff for the red Jeep!

Oh, skid plate to replace the stupid "-1 air dam of limited utility".
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Not for long
Hey! Now I might take offense to that if it wasn't true.
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I went with 1-1/2", I think they look and feel great.
What should I do next ?

Looks good. Did you notice any handling changes on road?
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Are spacers safe?
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Are spacers safe?
I wouldn't recomend them ever over new wheels with the proper backspacing but if you maintain them by keeping them properly tighted they are fine. So basically check once a week and after a day on the trails. That being said I don't know any non offroad shop that installs tires that would go near a vehcile with them..
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I'm just used to lookin at mine and there's quite a difference
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My Discount tire installer told me they basically see them on Jeeps and don't like it. I am NOT going to go with spacers, even though it is a cheaper route and opt for proper back-spaced wheels. I know how I think and I would never be comfortable. Personally, other than making the Jeep my own, the stock wheels are not bad looking and they are strong.
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Looks good. Did you notice any handling changes on road?
After I did the leveling kit the Jeep seemed to get blown around on the road more and wider stance cured it.
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My Discount tire installer told me they basically see them on Jeeps and don't like it. I am NOT going to go with spacers, even though it is a cheaper route and opt for proper back-spaced wheels. I know how I think and I would never be comfortable. Personally, other than making the Jeep my own, the stock wheels are not bad looking and they are strong.
I must have changed my opinion on these things at least 6 times thus far...
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They did their job for a few months.

Thank you SpiderTrax spacers

Now time to install new wheels and my tires

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