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Old 05-26-2011, 07:24 PM   #1
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Got my wheel spacers

GOT TODAY MY 1.5" Wheel Spacers JK Wrangler by Rough Country.
SHOULD I INSTALL THEM IN ONE TIME WITH 2.5" Series II Suspension LIFT KIT OR WHAT????

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Old 05-26-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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Got the same ones and lift at the same time but if I only had the spacers I would install them myself to get the before spacers look then lift and spacers look

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GOT TODAY MY 1.5" Wheel Spacers JK Wrangler by Rough Country.
SHOULD I INSTALL THEM IN ONE TIME WITH 2.5" Series II Suspension LIFT KIT OR WHAT????
Please post some pics after you install, I'm ordering the exact setup for my birthday next month....and of course I'll post some befores and afters.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:52 PM   #4
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Put on spidertrax 1.5 myself, having 2" bb put on w/ shocks in 2 weeks. 2011 jku.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:25 PM   #5
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why u choose 2''budget boost?
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:59 PM   #6
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Read this, I know it's talking about a different brand but it's important:

There are two serious problems with the Poly Performance spacers:

1) They are not "hub centric" spacers, which would have a center raised rim which indexes the Jeep "Moab" rim by fitting into the matching recess on back. Likewise they lack the recess on back to fit around the raised rim cast into the Jeep axle hub.

This is an often debated topic on Jeep Forums. Let me just say that it is better, safer, and much stronger if you have BOTH a center raised hub and five wheel studs, than it is to have five studs alone. The stock wheel stays centered even if a wheel nut or two loosens and falls off.

Without the hub-centric feature, you had best check and re-torque wheel studs every tank of gas. With the entire weight of the Jeep on the studs, they wiggle and flex as the wheel turns, and it is common for the studs to fatigue and break.

2) The spacers shown are made from the correct alloy and have the correct Grade 8 hardware, but are bare aluminum. When water is added to the bare aluminum which has been bolted directly to the bare cast iron of the axle hub, electrlytic corrosion occurs, the aluminum turns to white powder and the spacer is weakened.

The two known good brands of spacers are the SpyderTrax and the Rugged Ridge, which are both hub centric design, and are anodized finish (blue for SpyderTrax, black for RR).

The reason this is such a hot debate is that many people fit aftermarket wheels, and every tire place I have ever seen has had one wheel size with a large and oversized center hole. This is the size of the largest center hub of the many vehicles that the same wheel is supposed to fit - but it only fits that one largest axle hub tightly, the hole is oversized for every other vehicle with the same 5x4.5" stud circle. This is an unsafe practice, but when faced with the choice of buying the wheel that is in inventrory and driving the Jeep the same day, versus waiting for the dealer to order and receive the correct wheels for a Jeep, almost everyone has to have instant gratification. So they buy the wrong wheels for a Jeep, and increase the chance for a wheel to fall off due to the oversized center hole, then argue endlessly that they did not spend their money incorrectly, and did not make their Jeep less safe. But of course they did. They also created the new periodic maintenance check for tight wheel studs. Whereas with the correct hub-centric fitment, both the spacers and the wheels remain tight and centered for years with no attention at all.
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Alloy USA also has a hub centric spacer as well.
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The Rough Country spacers are specified to made from the same alloy as SpiderTrax and Rough Country and are hub centric. I've had the Rough Country spacers for about a year. They fit my hubs and wheels correctly and I've had no problems at all.
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why u choose 2''budget boost?
A few reasons....my budget, my tiny garage, and just didn't want anything big.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:34 AM   #11
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Is something wrong with the BB i'm between that one and the rough country suspension
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The Rough Country spacers are specified to made from the same alloy as SpiderTrax and Rough Country and are hub centric. I've had the Rough Country spacers for about a year. They fit my hubs and wheels correctly and I've had no problems at all.
2) The spacers shown are made from the correct alloy and have the correct Grade 8 hardware, but are bare aluminum. When water is added to the bare aluminum which has been bolted directly to the bare cast iron of the axle hub, electrlytic corrosion occurs, the aluminum turns to white powder and the spacer is weakened.
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Powder coating will helppppp?????????
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Powder coating will helppppp?????????
To tell you the truth I'm not sure. I pulled all of that from the rubicon owners forum.

IMO, it might since there would be a barrier there.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #17
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From Rough Country's site:

• Fits 5 x 5" Bolt Pattern - Jeep JK Only
Hub centric design.
• Made from 6061-T6 Aluminum.
Spacers are corrosion resistant.
• Studs are preinstalled.
• Sold in Pairs.
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Sound very nice

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