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Old 09-01-2014, 09:56 PM
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Need help - newb question

Hopefully this question will help others out! Anyways, I am wanting to get a teraflex leveling kit that adds 2 inches to the front and 1 inch to the back. The bit i don't understand though is this:

"If you prefer to run the factory wheels you may need wheel spacers for proper clearance."

So, can someone tell me what they are saying. And if I have to get wheel spacers, how much would it roughly cost? Is it better to just get an actual lift instead?

Thanks in advance!!
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Spacers are about $60 per pair. When lifting the jeep AND adding WIDER tires, your rear linkage will interfere with the tire. Pushing out the wheel with spacers will alleviate the problem, or you can get a new set of wheels with correct backspace (4.5 or less). If your gonna plan on using the stock wheel/tire setup, you should be ok.

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Thanks! But why would teraflex say I need them??
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Thanks! But why would teraflex say I need them??
Having just started the same process, I am no expert. But, I think they are saying there are conditions under which you might need spacers.

I just ordered their leveling kit with springs and Rancho shocks. I also intend to use my stock Rubicon tires and wheels. I think the spacer question revolves around what tire/wheel combo you use?

There is a very good thread over in the tech section pinned to the top of the page.

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Having just started the same process, I am no expert. But, I think they are saying there are conditions under which you might need spacers. I just ordered their leveling kit with springs and Rancho shocks. I also intend to use my stock Rubicon tires and wheels. I think the spacer question revolves around what tire/wheel combo you use? There is a very good thread over in the tech section pinned to the top of the page. Good luck!
What tire size/wheels do you have? I'm wondering if my 2014 saharas are the same. I think mine are 255/18
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Shouldn't need spacers if keeping your stock wheels/tires, only if going bigger.
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Shouldn't need spacers if keeping your stock wheels/tires, only if going bigger.
Yeah that is exactly why I asked the question. It makes sense to me that I could keep the factory wheels but what doesn't make sense is why teraflex would say I need spacers?
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Yeah that is exactly why I asked the question. It makes sense to me that I could keep the factory wheels but what doesn't make sense is why teraflex would say I need spacers?
I think you misunderstood what they said or how they said it. No way would you need spacers or additional offset with stock wheels and tires regardless of the lift height. If you call TeraFlex they will tell you that as well.
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I think you misunderstood what they said or how they said it. No way would you need spacers or additional offset with stock wheels and tires regardless of the lift height. If you call TeraFlex they will tell you that as well.
Thanks I knew something was off. But read my original post. I have their exact words stated. See what you think.
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Yeah that is exactly why I asked the question. It makes sense to me that I could keep the factory wheels but what doesn't make sense is why teraflex would say I need spacers?
I believe Teraflex is saying "for clearance up to 35" tires, use of spacer (s) and or backspacing" (can't remember verbatim) But I believe they are saying to run 35" you need either A) Spacers with stockies or B) 4.5" back spacing. Or look for wheels that are 17x8.5" with 10mm offset. That is exactly the dimensions of the AEV wheels and they state it is a JK specific offset and they run 35"+ no problem.

However I did not order AEV wheels but I got a sexy cheaper alternative...
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I can't see why
I know the 2.5" lift description says this because the rear swaybar links will hit the factory wheel.
There's even a prevention for that now

Synergy Jeep JK rear swaybar drop bracket kit. Allows for the use of factory offset (back space) wheels. Swaybar relocation brackets drop the rear swaybar mount 5.0". Designed to be used with suspension lift heights from 2.0"-5.5".

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HNG...&robot_redir=1
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What tire size/wheels do you have? I'm wondering if my 2014 saharas are the same. I think mine are 255/18
My Rubicon has 255-75R-17 BFG Mudders
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Hopefully this question will help others out! Anyways, I am wanting to get a teraflex leveling kit that adds 2 inches to the front and 1 inch to the back. The bit i don't understand though is this:

"If you prefer to run the factory wheels you may need wheel spacers for proper clearance."

So, can someone tell me what they are saying. And if I have to get wheel spacers, how much would it roughly cost? Is it better to just get an actual lift instead?

Thanks in advance!!
From the Teraflex description of the #1055000 spacers that the sticker on their box says you need. Just a slight misunderstanding. Only needed IF you want to run larger tires.

The TeraFlex JK specific wheel spacer is designed for those desiring to retain their stock wheels, but use a larger tire. The spacers are machined from aluminum and come with wheel studs pressed in. Additional lug nuts are included.

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