Spidertrax installed - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today



Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-18-2013, 10:17 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Jammers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 156
Jammers is on a distinguished road
Spidertrax installed

Installed 1.5" spidertrax tonight. I really like the look. I took it for a tour on the highway and there is quite a bit more road noise now. Glad I put them on before i got tires rather than at the same time. I might have to go with a quieter tire like the DT or Sst maxx (anyone know how they are for road noise?)

Before -

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1200597737.jpg
Views:	255
Size:	142.5 KB
ID:	199320

After -



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1025895057.jpg
Views:	226
Size:	155.4 KB
ID:	199321
Jammers is offline   Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
jkmohican's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 1,236
jkmohican is on a distinguished road
I like the look, i always afraid of spacers though. Glad it worked out for you.

jkmohican is offline   Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 10:40 PM   #3
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

::WF Moderator::
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,207
ESP is on a distinguished road
Spacers are really just a stepping stone and a assumed solver of wanting a wider stance. When you go to a larger tire, you'll want a wheel with proper backspacing to give you all of this without the use of spacers.
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
 
Old 01-19-2013, 09:25 AM
Thread Starter
  #4
Jeeper
 
Jammers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 156
Jammers is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by ESP
Spacers are really just a stepping stone and a assumed solver of wanting a wider stance. When you go to a larger tire, you'll want a wheel with proper backspacing to give you all of this without the use of spacers.
Actually the purpose is a wider stance AND a wider tire. Just haven't gotten the tires yet.
Jammers is offline   Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 09:42 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
siddious33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 50
siddious33 is on a distinguished road
Jammer, what is that light bar you are running on your stock bumper? Looks good! I want one.
siddious33 is offline   Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:10 AM
Thread Starter
  #6
Jeeper
 
Jammers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 156
Jammers is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by siddious33
Jammer, what is that light bar you are running on your stock bumper? Looks good! I want one.
Thanks Sid. It is the Real Wheels prerunner light bar. I just installed it the other day too. I think it looks awesome. The steel is a smaller diameter than my ace rails but since it is up front you don't notice. Super easy install too. Quadratec has them.
Jammers is offline   Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:17 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
siddious33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 50
siddious33 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jammers View Post

Thanks Sid. It is the Real Wheels prerunner light bar. I just installed it the other day too. I think it looks awesome. The steel is a smaller diameter than my ace rails but since it is up front you don't notice. Super easy install too. Quadratec has them.
Sweet. Thanks!
siddious33 is offline   Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
DrugDoctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Sylvester, GA
Posts: 44
DrugDoctor is on a distinguished road
I just installed 1.5" spidertrax also. i was worried about scrubbing when upgrading to Duratracs 285's. I also noticed a lot more road noise but is worth the trade-off to me.

before:
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0337.jpg
Views:	151
Size:	222.5 KB
ID:	199419

after:
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0345.jpg
Views:	156
Size:	224.7 KB
ID:	199420
DrugDoctor is offline   Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:21 AM   #9
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

::WF Moderator::
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,207
ESP is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
Actually the purpose is a wider stance AND a wider tire. Just haven't gotten the tires yet.
Spacers were designed to move the wheel out further allowing a tire mounted on a wheel with not enough backspacing to be used with minimal or no contact to suspension components. They should never be used long term or as a solution above a wheel with proper backspacing. The latter will give you the stance you are seeking and without any additional components between your wheel and suspension.
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:38 AM
Thread Starter
  #10
Jeeper
 
Jammers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 156
Jammers is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by ESP

Spacers were designed to move the wheel out further allowing a tire mounted on a wheel with not enough backspacing to be used with minimal or no contact to suspension components. They should never be used long term or as a solution above a wheel with proper backspacing. The latter will give you the stance you are seeking and without any additional components between your wheel and suspension.
There are quite a few people in this forum who have run them long term.
Jammers is offline   Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:43 AM   #11
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

::WF Moderator::
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,207
ESP is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
There are quite a few people in this forum who have run them long term.
Understood.

There are a lot of opinions on them certainly. I think you'll be hard pressed however to find a majority of jeep owners using them over wheels with proper backspacing. This alleviates the need for spacers and you can get as wide a tire as you would like for function/form.

Spacers are used but they are used so sparingly amongst the jeeping community for good reason. It's your jeep though and you can certainly run them and re-torque/check them if you plan on using them long term.
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:49 AM
Thread Starter
  #12
Jeeper
 
Jammers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 156
Jammers is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrugDoctor
I just installed 1.5" spidertrax also. i was worried about scrubbing when upgrading to Duratracs 285's. I also noticed a lot more road noise but is worth the trade-off to me.

before:

after:
Looks awesome DD. that is what I am going for.
Jammers is offline   Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 03:23 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
jsmithtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,204
jsmithtx is on a distinguished road
I ran Spidertax for about six months to finish off my stock tires. I liked the stance much better and didn't notice any more road noise. When I needed new tires I got 33" Duratracs and 16" Dick Cepek wheels with proper backspacing. For me spacers were just short term fix.
jsmithtx is offline   Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 07:31 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
JeffC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 612
JeffC is on a distinguished road
after installing mine, I've been asked several times "what size lift is that?" or "is that a leveling kit?" If you have the Rubicon tires it really does change the stance. I was not even interested but a buddy called me over and gave me his. As soon as I saw the first one installed I was convinced.

JeffC is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner