Wheel spacers - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-13-2011, 08:49 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 474
99TJCrawler is on a distinguished road
Wheel spacers

Do any of you guys run spacers? I was thinking about maybe getting a 1.25-1.5" spacer. Thoughts?
99TJCrawler is offline   Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
computeruser's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: East Lansing, MI
Posts: 811
computeruser is on a distinguished road
Why? I mean, if you need 'em, that's one thing, but do you?

Given the choice, I'd sooner keep my tires tucked in under the vehicle, even if doing so meant running a skinny tire (255/85/16, 33-9.50/10.50-15, etc) to do so. Tires that stick out throw shit everywhere - rain, dirt, snow, mud, rocks - which is annoying.

computeruser is offline   Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 11:23 PM   #3
IslandTJ's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: where I wheel: N 45º 36.663' W 123º 20.935'
Posts: 3,108
IslandTJ is on a distinguished road
Originally Posted by 99TJCrawler View Post
Do any of you guys run spacers? I was thinking about maybe getting a 1.25-1.5" spacer. Thoughts?
The cost of spacers is comparable to getting steelies with the correct backspacing. Spacers are thought to place additional stress on the wheel bearings. Spacers require more monitoring vs wheels with the correct backspacing. Many tire shops will not touch a vehicle with wheel spacers.

That stated, I've been running 1.25" spacers on my Jeep for 3+ years without issue. I like the look and weight of the OEM Gambler wheels and wanted to keep them when I upgraded to 33" tires. I don't use loctite on my spacers, so I check the torque (95 ft lbs) settings every time I rotate my tires. My Jeep is my daily driver and the spacers do not produce a discernible negative impact (vs. my wheels without) on the highway, streets, and off road.
1998 TJ Moss Green Sahara w/ numerous scratches & dents whose playground is on a tropical island that's 33 miles long and 4-12 miles wide, in year-round 82 degree weather

Edit: "Now jeepin in Oregon"
IslandTJ is offline   Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 12:07 PM   #4
lancetkenyon's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: AZ-Rock heaven
Posts: 670
lancetkenyon is on a distinguished road
I have run 2" spacers for years with only one incident due to total lack of maintenance.
lancetkenyon is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are wheel spacers needed with a 2.5" lift??? Lithium Lotus JK General Discussion Forum 2 11-25-2010 07:42 PM
getting wheel spacers YJjeep YJ Tech Forum 13 08-17-2010 08:42 PM
Wheel Spacers and Alignment tpa00 Tires & Wheels 3 08-07-2010 06:21 PM
WHeel spacers black tj 97 TJ General Discussion Forum 3 01-16-2007 04:55 PM
wheel spacers tucson97 TJ General Discussion Forum 5 05-16-2005 10:09 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner