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Old 01-24-2011, 02:59 PM   #1
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Spacers

I put the wheel spacers on, and it looks great. Yes, I only did it for looks. So for those out there looking for a quick cheep mod for looks, Spacers are it.
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I did that too. See here (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/spi...ics-74811.html).

What brand did you use? Make sure you check the torque over the next few days, and especially when you rotate!

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I like this idea to be able to use the stock 17'' rims and 255/75/17 stock tires but have a wider stance look...what exact wheelspacers did you get and do you just take off your wheel and slide the spacer on then put back on your wheel? Do the studs need to be longer?
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I like this idea to be able to use the stock 17'' rims and 255/75/17 stock tires but have a wider stance look...what exact wheelspacers did you get and do you just take off your wheel and slide the spacer on then put back on your wheel? Do the studs need to be longer?
I don't know what the OP used, but I used SpiderTrax 1.5" spacers.

You actually mount the spacers to the stock wheel lugs, and then mount the wheels to new lugs that are on the spacers. You can see them here.

For that reason, they're technically not "spacers," they're really "adapters." True spacers--which just go over the stock wheel lugs and leave you less lug to hold your wheel--are super dangerous.
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I used Spider Trax 1.5 as well. Very easy, just make sure you torque them down and check every time tires get rotated
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I used Spider Trax 1.5 as well. Very easy, just make sure you torque them down and check every time tires get rotated


Did you notice any difference in the handling? They look about even now with the flare correct?
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Handling is the same, it is about .5 inch out
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:20 PM   #8
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Saw this...nice explaination...Thanks!
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Did you notice any difference in the handling? They look about even now with the flare correct?
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Handling is the same, it is about .5 inch out.
I'd say about .5" beyond the fender is right. If you look at the link I posted above, you'll see one of the pics is looking straight down at the front fender. You'll see the tire poking out beyond the fender.

Handling feels similar, but I know it must (technically) be a little different. The net effect of the spacers is to make both axles 3" longer (1.5" on each side), so there must be a slight change. Not really noticable though, at least to me.

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