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Old 10-06-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Spacers for 33''

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

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Wheels with proper BS are usually what's recommended over spacers.

Good or bad? Usually sparks a good debate.

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spacers are bad news but if you absolutely must use spacers then only use the ones from spidertrax. best to get new wheels with the proper back spacing
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If you have the right back space (BS), on your wheels, you shouldn't need adapters (spacers)-

If you have any reason forem, stick with Spidertrax/Synergy hub centric 1.5" adapters (spacers) and you MUST follow installation directions and maintenance--with a TORQUE wrench--

Then--no problemo-

I usem cause I couldn't get the proper BS on my wheels and they're notta problem-

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Thanks guys. Can i know exactly what are its cons ? What do they affect? New wheels will cost me more than double the price of the spacers
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They don't really "affect" anything except wheel spacing measured from the suspension hub-wider stance look-



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Thanks guys. Can i know exactly what are its cons ? What do they affect? New wheels will cost me more than double the price of the spacers
They have to be installed and torqued exactly as instructed and they can loosen up if you don't follow instructions exactly and that could mean losing a tire/wheel-

Ultimately, they could accellerate wheel bearing wear, but thats questionable-

They must be checked (IAW instructions) then they'll be safe--

Can be Dangerous if you completely forget aboutem-

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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
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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!

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I think i will go for new wheels with 10" width instead of the 6 or 7" i have now. This will show my 33" tires
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Oh Oh, 10" is WAY TO WIDE--you should stick with 6/9" wide and 4.5" BS--much safer-


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I think i will go for new wheels with 10" width instead of the 6 or 7" i have now. This will show my 33" tires
Especially with 33" tires !!

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OH NO! Stay away from 10in rims!!!!! 8-9in rim with 4.5in bs
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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?
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A 17x9 would be a great choice a very popular among JK owners

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A 17x9 would be a great choice a very popular among JK owners

Please don't call your JEEP a car.. It's a JEEP
^ thanks- I was wondering what was the most pop. width 8,9,10
I was starting to look for some 17 or 18" with 8 or 9" width

Also, yes its a JEEP!!! or a Truck , not a car / I even have a 7K truck plate on my JEEP!
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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.
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Guys what are the BEst wheel spacers i can get for my 2door wrangler with 33" tires. What size ? Brand ? Thanks
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And for my info what is 5 on 5" Bolt pattern ? Thanks
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Btw i also read that 10'' width wheels can easily fit my 33" Cooper tires 12.5"
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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.
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Spidertrax or Synergy ?? Price is no matter. What size ? Should be same front and rear ?
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Spidertrax is the way you want to go. Last we hear, just like EAD said, the Synergy ones are on back order for a while. These are the ONLY two would run.

Here is what you need. You will need 2 pair.
Spidertrax Jeep 1.5" 5x5 Wheel Spacers

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.

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I think i will go for the spacers for the moment. I heard that they might cause a vibration at certain point or speed. Is that true? Any solution?
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Not true, but


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I think i will go for the spacers for the moment. I heard that they might cause a vibration at certain point or speed. Is that true? Any solution?
They must be installed correctly and any existing hub, stud washers(keepers) must be removed before installing--

They have to be torqued in the same pattern as tire/wheels lug nuts, (STAR PATTERN), so the stress/force will be balanced-

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Guys one more thing... What is the width of the original stock wheel that comes on the 2dr sahara 17" ?
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I doubt i have the 8" on my jeep. They dont seem that wide. Thought they were 7" max
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17x7.5 is very possible
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Guys what do u think of the RUgged Ridge 17" with 9" width wheel ? I think it will fit 100% my jk 2door sahara ?? Any idea about its Backspace ? Couldnt find that detail. Thanks
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RR have 4 types of Aluminum finish and also steel wheels in 17x9 with a 4.5" Backspace.

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Steel: Black, 17X9, 5 on 5 Bolt pattern, 4.5 Backspacing, Jeep Wrangler (JK) 2007-2012.
Rugged Ridge Steel Wheel D Window 17x9 5 on 5 Bolt Pattern 4.5 BS

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17X9, 5 on 5 Bolt pattern, 4.5 Backspacing, Jeep Wrangler (JK) 2007-2012.
Rugged Ridge 17x9 Aluminum Wheels 12mm Offset, 5 on 5.
The aluminium wheels also have optional rim protectors which is nice to add later when you scuff the rims up


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.
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Spidertrax is the way you want to go. Last we hear, just like EAD said, the Synergy ones are on back order for a while. These are the ONLY two would run.

Here is what you need. You will need 2 pair.
Spidertrax Jeep 1.5" 5x5 Wheel Spacers

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!

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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)?

Thanks!

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