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Old 01-06-2011, 03:39 PM   #31
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The star washers are used to hold the drums/rotor plates on the hub, during assembly and most off-road wheels are cut inside lug stud holes, to clear them


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"Remove star washers"?
When installing adapters, you should remove the washers, usually 3 per wheel and they have to be destroyed when removed-they're just on the lug studs-holding the rotor plate on, they aren't required !!

Your lug nuts holds everything in place-

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Old 01-06-2011, 04:13 PM   #32
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The star washers are used to hold the drums/rotor plates on the hub, during assembly and most off-road wheels are cut inside lug stud holes, to clear them

When installing adapters, you should remove the washers, usually 3 per wheel and they have to be destroyed when removed-they're just on the lug studs-holding the rotor plate on, they aren't required !!

Your lug nuts holds everything in place-

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Interesting, thanks. I have no idea whether this was done. It's certainly not mentioned in the instructions (see here). I'll have to ask the shop.

For what it's worth, the spacers look "sealed" to the hub, you couldn't slide an index card between them. Based on your description, I'd think that would indicate that the washers were removed, never there, or the spacers accounted for them as wheels do.

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Yea, probably so, or the Spidertrax have the stud holes countersunk to clear all the washers, I had already removed mine (washers), before I installed the adapters, but


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Interesting, thanks. I have no idea whether this was done. It's certainly not mentioned in the instructions (see here). I'll have to ask the shop.

For what it's worth, the spacers look "sealed" to the hub, you couldn't slide an index card between them. Based on your description, I'd think that would indicate that the washers were removed, never there, or the spacers accounted for them as wheels do.
There have been cases in the past, using NON_SPIDERTRAX adapters/spacers and by not removing the washers the front wheels atarted "death wobble", not always the cause, but one of many, thats easy to eliminate !!

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Old 01-06-2011, 05:05 PM   #34
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Looks great bud. Mine look just the same right now. It's amazing how much better it looks. Having the fenders hang so far over the tires looks wrong.


Spidertrax makes a quality product. I used blue locktite and have checked the torque 4 times over 8k and they have not lost any torque. I'm fully confident that with proper installation and checking them from time to time you will not have any issues.

I'm sure they removed the star washers or the spacers are cut for them. In every case where the star washers were an issue the driver always noticed a vibration or worse. In my experience. If it is rolling out fine then you should be fine. Remember to use that torque wrench.
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By the way MTH is your mountain deep water blue?
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By the way MTH is your mountain deep water blue?
Yep. Guys at the shop today had never seen one. Yours looks DWB too, but I can't quite tell from the profile pic. Great color.
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Yep. Guys at the shop today had never seen one. Yours looks DWB too, but I can't quite tell from the profile pic. Great color.
So is mine. Not my first choice but I really have fallen in love with it. Is yours a 2 or 4 door? Either way could you get some rear and side shots posted up?

Love the wheels for factory. The first stage of my lift will be here soon so I can actually have a reason other than looks to be running spacers.
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Kinda reminds me of--


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Yep. Guys at the shop today had never seen one. Yours looks DWB too, but I can't quite tell from the profile pic. Great color.

------------LAVENDER BLUE-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH-------------------

well, maybe not !

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Kinda reminds me of--

------------LAVENDER BLUE-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH-------------------

well, maybe not !

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Kinda reminds me of--

------------LAVENDER BLUE-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH-------------------

well, maybe not !

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Oh no you didn't.


Dude, no way--this is a good lookin' Jeep color!
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This ones perfect for you with your former work experience.

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Now that was GOOD

This was my "squeeze"



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Now that was GOOD

This was my "squeeze"



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I used to fish for those for real lol. Retired sonar technician USN
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Looks good I really liked the stance of mine when I put mine on
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Looks good I really liked the stance of mine when I put mine on
Thanks. Front skid this weekend too.
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I gotta bunch of "skidrow" skids a while back and thats what I've used !!



Fairly light duty, but it was a pkg of evac can/diff skid/front bumper skid-so I gottem 6/8 months ago !!

I think the front skid weighs about 15lbs

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No problem have you put the skid on yet?
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No problem have you put the skid on yet?
This weekend. Looks really easy. Just got to get a few toddler-free minutes. There will be pics of that one too!
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Had my SpiderTrax 1.5" spacers installed today at this shop.

The guys there were nice, very professional, and the price for the install along with a (full synth) oil change was just an incredible deal. Royal Purple with a K&N oil filter for $65?? Tossed on the spacers for $5. Crazy.

Anyway, onto the pics. If the upload works right, they should be front before, front close up before, front after, front close up after, and a downward shot after.

The tires/wheels now sit just a touch outside the fenders. (You can't tell that from the front pics, but you can see it in the downward one.) Looks really good I think.
That looks great!!! One question? do you have a lift on that jeep, and what size tires/wheels do ya have? I'm seriously thinking about doing this too.
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That looks great!!! One question? do you have a lift on that jeep, and what size tires/wheels do ya have? I'm seriously thinking about doing this too.
Thanks.

Nope, no lift.

The wheels and tires are stock with the 2010 Mountain Edition, which is to say that they're the same wheels/tires as come on a Rubicon though the wheels are dyed a gun metal color. That would make them 32" tires on 17" wheels.
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Looks good MTH and I'm liking the light bar. You're going to force me to start getting mods sooner now because I must have someone to compete against locally for new Jeep stuff! If your thinking about some other tires, check out the Nitto Trail Grapplers. They make them in the stock size 255/75/17 and larger. Pic below.

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Looks good MTH and I'm liking the light bar. You're going to force me to start getting mods sooner now because I must have someone to compete against locally for new Jeep stuff! If your thinking about some other tires, check out the Nitto Trail Grapplers. They make them in the stock size 255/75/17 and larger. Pic below.
Mmm, pretty tires . . . **wipes drool**

I ground the tabs off my light bar this weekend too and bedlined over the grind marks. (Hence my recent bedliner thread.) It looks cleaner now and has officially become my minimalist "grille guard."

Ordered my shorty antenna, HD coils are next, . . . . So much more to do--shocks, lockbox, tailgate prop, regear, heated seats, maybe a throttle body, remote start, the list goes on and on. I'm just hoping the treads on my BFGs last me through the other stuff I'm trying to do. Dropping a grand on tires would seriously hamper my efforts.

You should definitely fire up the mods. I need someone to help convince my wife I'm not crazy.
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sweet man I'll get right on that and order some this weekend after a few adult frothy beverages. I really like those tires and think they would look really good on my Jeep so I gots to get me a pair soon. Keep the pics and updates coming on your Jeep. I've only done the daystar dash panel lately. I'll get onto the other mods when the $$$ starts coming in again.

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