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Old 01-13-2011, 08:49 PM   #1
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Do any of you guys run spacers? I was thinking about maybe getting a 1.25-1.5" spacer. Thoughts?

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:23 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:07 PM   #4
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I have run 2" spacers for years with only one incident due to total lack of maintenance.
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