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Old 06-08-2007, 12:02 AM   #1
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wheel spacers

soo right now im in the process of savin up for a lift kit..

but i kno im gonna want to put wheel spacers on once i get the lift.. so i decided that tomorrow im gonna order a set of wheel spacers and go ahead and puttin em on b4 my lift..

what size would u guys recommend?

im lookin at the 2.5 in set.. 1.25'' on each wheel..

does ne one have pics with these on their jeeps?

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no. Wheel spacers are from the devil!

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Old 06-08-2007, 12:12 AM   #3
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I'm not a real fan of them either. In some instances they can come in handy, however I'm not real big on prematurely shortening the life of the unit bearings.
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I am not overtly concerned for the unit bearing since running a wheel with the same backspace as a spacer does the same thing to it, but I won't run them because they just give that many more bolts to maintain, come loose or break - it's not common but it does happen, usually do to a lack of maintenance.
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buy some cheap wheels with enough backspacing and have your tires put on and call it done.
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Option 1: Steel wheels with right backspacing
Option 2: Spidertrax spacers.

I got my Canyons before I knew much about backspacing or I would have gone with Option 1. But I ended up just adding some spacers to mine. They work just fine for me, with only a very minor rub at full turn. I need to adjust the steering stops a bit more, as the tire snagged my driver side brake line on a trail run. But I still like them and the stance it gives..

You can see the spacer and the work being done on the brake line here...



On the rear drum...



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Old 06-08-2007, 02:19 PM   #7
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i like the looks of it eric.. what size spacers do u run?

and i really like my stock rims on my jeep.. i dont feel like replacing them.. so i think im gonna go ahead n order a few sets =D
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I have the 1.25" spacers and the tires are 33x12.5" TrXuS MT's.
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I'm not a real fan of them either. In some instances they can come in handy, however I'm not real big on prematurely shortening the life of the unit bearings.
so whats the load difference on the bearings between a 5.5"BS stock rim with 1.25" wheel spacers vs 4.25" BS other rim?

no sarcasm here, I'm just confused why do peolpe talk bad about wheel spacers that have their own screws?

I dont see any difference but thats just me.
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so whats the load difference on the bearings between a 5.5"BS stock rim with 1.25" wheel spacers vs 4.25" BS other rim?

no sarcasm here, I'm just confused why do peolpe talk bad about wheel spacers that have their own screws?

I dont see any difference but thats just me.
There is no load difference in that instance. However, that's 20 additional bolts you need to check the torque on every 3000 miles and just more parts that can fail. I've got enough to worry about already. JMHO.
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so whats the load difference on the bearings between a 5.5"BS stock rim with 1.25" wheel spacers vs 4.25" BS other rim?

no sarcasm here, I'm just confused why do peolpe talk bad about wheel spacers that have their own screws?

I dont see any difference but thats just me.
I don't have a problem with using stock wheels and wheel spacers. I do have a problem running 37" intercos with 3-5/8" BS and 1.25" spacers.
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I don't have a problem with using stock wheels and wheel spacers. I do have a problem running 37" intercos with 3-5/8" BS and 1.25" spacers.
if you have money for 37s i think you should be able to afford new rims huh? hehe
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if you have money for 37s i think you should be able to afford new rims huh? hehe
Cost of a 37" interco trxus MT = 250.

Cost of Hutchinson DOT approved double beadlock. = 450.

Spending 700 dollars per 5 corners = $3500

= just enough money left for spacers

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Looking great man ^ when are we gonna see the up to date image?
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Looking great man ^ when are we gonna see the up to date image?
I don't know. Let me check with the accountant. You should see it driving on the road again within a month
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:50 PM   #16
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dood.. i love ur jeep =D
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you should have said something. I could have made you a good deal on it before I cut it all up again!
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what are u plannin on doin to it now?
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:01 PM   #19
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not sure you want this abomination in your thread but you kinda get the idea. LOL

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Old 06-08-2007, 11:17 PM   #20
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looks a bit dusty =p

looks lonely too.. my jeep cant bare to sit for more than 2 days without me in her lol
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I don't have a problem with using stock wheels and wheel spacers. I do have a problem running 37" intercos with 3-5/8" BS and 1.25" spacers.
Triple88, above is what I was talking about. Around here most of the guys that want spacers are wanting them to get to more full width, not using stock rims.

Also what the width of the mounting flange on your wheels? 1" probably? So you hang a spacer on there also and now you have a mounting flange that's 2.25" or 2.5". That's going to put more pressure on the unit bearing.
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:43 AM   #22
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hey guys, its new tire time for me and i got a question. i got 32x11.5's bridgestone A/T's on 15x8's w/ 3.75" backspacing. I am very close to rubbing the control arms....and actually have rubbed a few times at full turn. If I get 1.25" spacers will this allow me to move up to 33x12.5's BFG MT's and be just far enough away?
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looks a bit dusty =p

looks lonely too.. my jeep cant bare to sit for more than 2 days without me in her lol
His jeep has been sitting in there for a while now but the end product is amazing
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This is an old thread, but the picture of the rear spacer mounted is exactly what I was looking for. I just installed some on my D44 rear end and the nuts would only go on about 1/2 way. In the picture these nuts are all the way on. Is this a D35 and that's why or am i missing something? Just do not feel comfortable the way they are sitting now even though I used Loctite.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:21 PM   #25
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I wouldn't run it without a full nut plus 1 thread
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:31 PM   #26
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Looking at the picture closer as well as the Spidertrax website photo I think the guy gave me some other lug nuts as the ones I used seem longer as well as flared on the bottom. Looks like I need a new set of nuts. Have fun with that line fellas. LOL
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im planning on putting on some spacers too. Will i be able to go wheelin' if i do ??
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Yes. During installation make sure the nuts fit properly and use lock tight.

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