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Old 03-17-2014, 05:51 AM   #1
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Wheel spacers

Just recently got duratracs 285 70 17 installed on my 14 wrangler unlimited sport. When the steering wheel is turned all the way left or right. It rubs. Ive called many places to see if they install wheel spacers. Everyones telling me no or dont do it, its not good for the car.

Should i keep looking. Or just leave it as is. What will happen if it keeps rubbing. Would it damage something?

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nothing wrong with running wheel spacers. i run them myself. everytime you rotate your tires... you should check the torque though. and i personally throw red loctite on the wheel spacers. it's not something i want coming loose. ever... until i decide to remove them...

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If you can't add the spacers yourself, the answer is to get wheels with proper backspacing.
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If you can't add the spacers yourself, the answer is to get wheels with proper backspacing.
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If you DO get them, make sure that you either remove the assembly washers on the studs, or get spacers designed to accommodate them.
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From everything Ive read in this forum you should be ok with them, I have same tire set up you have and I plan on placing an order myself . Going with Spidertrax 1.75 , read good review on them . I think I saw them on Morris 4x4 for like $115.00. Hopefully Ill have them up soon , going to do myself . Go to you tube lots of how to do vids on there .
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Just recently got duratracs 285 70 17 installed on my 14 wrangler unlimited sport. When the steering wheel is turned all the way left or right. It rubs. Ive called many places to see if they install wheel spacers. Everyones telling me no or dont do it, its not good for the car.

Should i keep looking. Or just leave it as is. What will happen if it keeps rubbing. Would it damage something?
I initially didn't think spacers were good for your bearings and joints. It made sense that having the tire further from the center of the vehicle would cause more wear and tear on parts. That being said, I've never read a real lift, first person account of parts wearing prematurely due to Wheel Spacers.

If you can change a tire you can add a Wheel Spacer yourself. The most important thing is going to be getting hub centric spacers that are a high grade aluminum, and keeping them torqued down. Let me know if you have any questions or would like a quote!

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I'm looking at getting a set of spacers for my stock wheels/tires - just to help with the stance appearance while I wait for these tires to wear down so I can upgrade them to some 33" Duratracs - but not sure if its a waste of my money or not to do it.
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I'm looking at getting a set of spacers for my stock wheels/tires - just to help with the stance appearance while I wait for these tires to wear down so I can upgrade them to some 33" Duratracs - but not sure if its a waste of my money or not to do it.
if what is a waste of money? wheel spacers, or the duratracs?
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Spacers on stock wheels/tires :P
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Spacers do require a bit of attention...personally, I will not run them.

A leveling kit should alleviate your issue.

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Spacers on stock wheels/tires :P
if it will provide you with the look you're after - then yes, it's a worthy investment.

i have 4.75" backspaced wheels. i am also running 37x13.50x17 tires; i run a 1.25" wheel spacer - net 3.50" of backspacing. plenty of room for my control arms and for flex while playing.

just like anything else, you have to check on them once in a while. mine have not loosened... and i would like to think that it is because i check...

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