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Old 06-22-2013, 12:05 PM   #31
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:15 PM   #32
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Thanks. I debated on doing this for a while but have decided that even when I upgrade tires, I'll most likely keep the same wheels. I plan to re-torque after 100 miles, then after 300 more miles. After that, I think I should be good. I used lock-tite, too.

Yep - the Spidertrax spacers are HUB-centric. It's the only way I would have done it. I used lug-centric when I had a Ford Ranger and hated the way they mounted and how the truck drove after I installed them.
If you re-torque won't the Loctite bond shear negating its use?

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That's why the instructions say to set 10 ft lb less @ 80
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Well, i wanted to use different wheels so i could keep the street tires for winter tires because i was told 33x12.5s sucked in the winter. But now I see that a stack of 5 tires sitting in my garage is sort of unbarable. But they were brand new tires and i didnt know wtf to do with them otherwise.
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Well, i wanted to use different wheels so i could keep the street tires for winter tires because i was told 33x12.5s sucked in the winter. But now I see that a stack of 5 tires sitting in my garage is sort of unbarable. But they were brand new tires and i didnt know wtf to do with them otherwise.
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Di I need them if i install 35"s?
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Di I need them if i install 35"s?
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #38
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Hey Gents,

Just wondering if you guys know what the proper amount of Torque is for the bolts...I keep reading that 120 lbs is where you want to be..Is this true? And, does this apply to both the spacer to studs, and rim to spacer?

A few people have mentioned 90lbs, 100lbs, 120lbs....what is the magical number?

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Old 09-25-2013, 11:46 AM   #39
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Mates,

I was able to downloaded a set of installation instructions for the JK from Spidertrax, and they specify 90lbs w/ thread-locker or locktite..etc, and a re-torque on the bolts with 80lbs at 50 miles or 80kms. Those that feel loose you have to take them off and re-apply thread locker, and torque them back at 90lbs...re-check at 80kms again with 80lbs torque setting.

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