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Old 10-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Wheel Spacers So I can Run Chains?

I have a 2013 JKU Sport S, with rubicon wheels and mud terrain tires - 255/75/r17. I want to be able to run chains during hunting season, when I will see a bad combo of mud, heavy snow, and pretty bad roads / trails. Wondering if anyone has experience with this. It doesn't appear that there is enough clearance in stock form to run chains, especially at the rear axle. I am contemplating 1.75 inch spacers to move wheels outboard, to give clearance for Snoclaws or chains. Who has experience with this?

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Old 10-06-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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I would think cables would clear better. are you talking about the rear swaybar links?

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Old 10-06-2013, 09:20 PM   #3
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I am concerned about the brake lines in the rear. There is really no clearance between the wheel and the line, and little clearance for the suspension components. My JKU has an OME 2.5 inch lift installed as well.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:24 PM   #4
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The photo shows the components I am concerned about.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:54 PM   #5
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I put spacers on to run chains, havent run the chains yet. Should in a few weeks
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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I have a little experience with this, and yes - the spacers I think certainly make it safer. I have not run them for an extended period of time, however. I figured I'd just monitor the forums to see how somebody else made out and let them be the guinea pig
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:47 PM   #7
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any way you could inboard those swaybar links? not sure if they have clearance at the shock mount. your brake line will be fine.

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