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Old 03-05-2014, 06:02 PM   #1
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whats the best wheel spacer??

I'm putting a 2.5 lift on my 13' jk and wanna run 35/12.50/18 with my stock wheels. I'm looking at the 1.5'' wheel spacer to prevent rubbing but don't wanna buy junk. Any input in the brand of wheel spacer that will hold up to light to moderate 4wheeling.

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Old 03-05-2014, 06:07 PM   #2
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spidertrax and BORA are two very good ones.

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http://www.spidertrax.com/ Seems to be the most popular brand for forum members. My friend uses the 1.5 on his 13 jku. He loves them.
He's running the exact same setup.
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thanks got them ordered now just waiting on my tires!
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My vote is for spider trax. Made in USA and quality product.
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Love my spidertrax, work great!
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The ones I have seen are not hub centric like the Spidertrax.
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The ones I have seen are not hub centric like the Spidertrax.
Yeah, didn't know what this company has off the shelf - however I see someone can order custom spacers from them that are hub centric.. obviously at a higher cost.

I guess if I just want 1" or 1.25" hub centric spacers I may want to go this route... or if Spidertrax offers the same option, that would be great as well.

I spent many years having wheels made with custom backspacing... I never considered wheel spacers because they weren't considered safe, however that was before all the options we have today.

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That was definitely the case in the past. But the new gen spacers are made quite well. There is no way getting around their impact on the scrub radius and bearing load but at least it's not likely you will see one of your tires rolling past you.
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What are the spacers mainly used for? Wider stance?
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What are the spacers mainly used for? Wider stance?
That.. but mostly to add clearance for wider tires - between the sidewall and suspension components.

You don't need them if you buy aftermarket wheels with the correct backspace.

AEV wheels are as accuarate as the come to fit Jeeps with larger tires.

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