Hi, i am just wondering if anyone has anything to say about installing wheel spacers for my 2009 jeep wrangler 2 door SAhara with 33"and Old Man Emu suspention kit. any cons ? Any bad consequence ? Thanks
Have 1.5 inch synergy spacers on 33's for close to a year with no issues. As long as you use quality hub centric and torque them correctly there shouldn't be any problems
__________________ 2010 Dark Charcoal Pearl Jeep Wrangler Sport S Automatic
4.88 Yukon w/Trac-Lok rear and Eaton ELocker Front - Synergy Gussets - B&M 70264 Trans Cooler
BDS 3" lift - BDS Fox 2.0 Racing Shocks
XHD front Bumper - Trektop NX - Goodyear MT/R w/Kevlar 35X12.5X15 on MB Chaos 5 Wheels - Thrush Turbo Muffler
Yes, if you do go with them, dont cheap out. Spidertrax makes the best ones out there in our opinion. They are hub centric and that is what your looking for. Some of the cheaper ones are not. Take a look. They are at the bottom left of our home page right now. The last thing you want to do is get cheap ones off ebay or something and have your wheel pass you in the highway!
Ok thanks a lot guys. I drive my car daily and dont want it to be 'over'. But my 33" should go out a bit. I have now the original stock wheel. What wheels dimensions u think i should get to have the best results?
I have 33s with spacers and you can take a look through some of my pics to see what it may look like, oh yeah they're spidertrax too. I was worried about the backspacing of the rims with 12.5" tire width but turns out I didn't NEED them.
I usem cause I couldn't get the proper BS on my wheels and they're notta problem-
X2 I've had spacers on my aev beadlocks since 07 and there fine, I just check the torque on the spacer nuts whenever I have the wheels off.
Like you I can't see how spacers can affect bearing wear any more than wheels with the right backspace, it's the same thing. My BS is about 3.5" with the spacers and something like a Spyderlock with it's 3.5" BS is no different in my mind, both are 3.5".
Wheels with the correct backspace are the best bet but I messed up and misread the way aev measure backspace, spacers were the cheapest way out of that pickle .
Tons of folks run spacers on stock wheels for years with no problems and I probably would have too except I wanted beadlocks.
The Synergy spacers are really great for the price, last time I checked they were on back order but if you are interested I can find out for sure.
All of them will fit on your Sahara fine with 33s.
Hit me up with a PM, we can shave those on-line prices down a good deal with an order of 4 or 5 wheels and also get you a manufacturer rebate on top.
I just checked stock. The only RR wheels on back order are 15301.40 the Silver Aluminum.
A lot of wheels across the manufactures are on back order right now. Truth be told, virtually all wheels are made in the same few factories in Taiwan and China and there is an industry wide shortage. Same with tires.
5x5 refers to the bolt pattern. It is the spacing of the lugs on the face of the hub. The JK's run a 5x5" lug pattern.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
Help help! I've been reading all these forums about spacers needed with 33" tires. I just installed my 33x12.50R15 BFGoodrich AT/S tires on my 100% stock Jeep. I wanted to get the look of the wider stance and so I pulled up next to a Jeep to get their tire size and that's how I came up with the size I bought. Noticed yesterday when they were putting them on that the front doesn't have the clearance necessary when you cut the wheel all the way left or right. Started reading on the forums about it and discovered I needed spacers to make it work.
Now my concern is not getting the spacers (I can get those) my concern is putting them on. Is that something I can do or should I take it somewhere and have them do it for me? My car expertise is minimal and at the risk of getting horribly humiliated here, I've only used my lug wrench and jack one time and that was to put in the spare.
Also, is this something that I need to remedy quickly (installing the spacers)?