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Old 09-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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Hey guys heard many different things and I just want a yes or no. I have a 97 tj on 35 can I or can I not put spacers on it I have 1.5 inch spacers if I can. My tires are 35 12.50 r15 so yea rims are aftermarket. Thanks guys!!!
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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focus....form a coherent sentence and ask again.

what do you have now?
what lift, what components, what height, how much bumpstop extension, what shocks (compressed & extended lengths if possible, PN's if possible), body lift, control arms, etc?

now, what are you trying to do?

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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Spacers means a lot in the Jeep world and have varied uses, so to answer your question - yes.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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Ok sorry let me clarify wheel spacers.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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Ok sorry let me clarify wheel spacers.
ok, so why do you want wheel spacers? what wheels do you have now, and what is the backspacing?

3.5-4" total backspacing is plenty for 35x12.50R15 tires.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #6
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Not sure on the back spacing they are 35x12.50x15 they rub when I turn I have a 4 inch suspension lift.
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Not sure on the back spacing they are 35x12.50x15 they rub when I turn I have a 4 inch suspension lift.
well, start by verifying the backspacing then.

if the backspacing is appropriate as described above, then adjust the steering stops.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #8
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:03 PM   #9
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If your existing backspacing is greater than 5", then I wouldn't worry with the spacer. If less than 5", then I think you'll add undue stress on your wheel bearings from the leverage and will cause premature wear.

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