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Old 07-19-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Wheel spacers on stock TJ?

I have a stock '04 4 cylinder TJ with the OEM wheels and 29" Wrangler Radials, and I was just wondering about spacers. My main reason for getting them would be a wider stance, and just a better look, but is there more I should be worried about? From what I've heard some people have extra wear on some parts, and others have no problem. I probably wouldn't go more than 2".

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Old 07-19-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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I don't like spacers. And a 2" spacer is a lot. 1,18" is more common. (I am really bad at standard, sorry, I do everyting in metric so instead of a 50mm spacer you get 30mm).

Anyway, spacers put more stress on your wheelbearings. Ofsett rims are much better.
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I don't like spacers. And a 2" spacer is a lot. 1,18" is more common. (I am really bad at standard, sorry, I do everyting in metric so instead of a 50mm spacer you get 30mm).

Anyway, spacers put more stress on your wheelbearings. Ofsett rims are much better.
Which is to say, a rim where the back of the hub mount plate(?) Is closer to the back of the rim? Because I'm a total noob at stuff like this, but I figured a set of spacers would give me that look and stance with out having to buy a whole new set of rims
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:23 PM   #5
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2" is way too much. Also note while putting on spacers changest the look from the side and mahe the wheels look wider, from front/behind you can always see that the wheels are pushed out (and IMHO looks bad)
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #6
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2" is way too much. Also note while putting on spacers changest the look from the side and mahe the wheels look wider, from front/behind you can always see that the wheels are pushed out (and IMHO looks bad)
Good advice. I'm flat broke right now, so anything I decide will have to wait until the (far) future. Just had the thought and didn't find any other posts similar to what I was thinking. But right now it def sounds like I should ditch the idea.

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