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Old 01-03-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Wheel spacers

Anyone using wheel spacers? I really don't know anything about them or the negative affects if any

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Old 01-03-2013, 09:23 PM   #2
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Oops effects!

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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I bought a set off ebay a couple weeks ago. 1.25" hub centric. Seem to be very nice quality pieces. I've rechecked torque on them a couple times and once after last weekends TSF run and they're holding torque fine. I think this is the biggest negative about them, if they come loose because you havent checked torque. A friend has used them on his jeep now for 6 or 7 years without problems.

Jeep actually seems to track a bit better now, and I like being able to turn to the stops again. Another reason I wanted the spacers was to keep the fenders from hitting anything. After watching some video of people doing a hill climb at TSF I realized without the tires sticking out a little bit the fenders would have been rubbing the mud wall.

Here's the ones I bought. 4 Pcs Jeep TJ XJ Hub Centric Billet Wheels Spacers Adapters 1 25" Machined | eBay
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:07 PM   #4
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Red locktite is your friend use it on the nuts that hold the spacer on. Spend the money on quality spacers.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:43 AM   #5
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I run spacers and I have not had any issues with them.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:54 PM   #6
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Do you have to have your front end aligned after installing them?
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #7
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no.

Just make sure they are the adapter type and not just a piece of metal sandwiched in between the rim and rotor.
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Just make sure they are the adapter type and not just a piece of metal sandwiched in between the rim and rotor.
Do they make your wheels wobble?
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Do they make your wheels wobble?
Not that I'm aware of... Do yours?
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Not that I'm aware of... Do yours?
Negative.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:47 PM   #11
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Put them on this weekend and drove about 50 miles. Checked the torque all is good. Thanks for the feedback on them.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #12
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6+ years on ebay spacers, zero issues . I always check torque when I rotate my tires.

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