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05-18-2011 11:56 PM
DirtyD937 haha. Since im still deployed I think im thinking way too into it. haha. We will see. Mike only if I lived closer to cleveland you could show me some spots.
05-18-2011 04:19 PM
MikeMTJ
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Originally Posted by DirtyD937 View Post
Alright, Thinking about not even touching wheel spacers anymore after this. haha.
Good thinkin'
05-18-2011 03:01 PM
DirtyD937 Alright, Thinking about not even touching wheel spacers anymore after this. haha.
05-18-2011 12:36 PM
Hendog What??? 4" isn't farther out than 3.75". It's closer.
05-18-2011 12:04 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by DirtyD937 View Post
cause u went to saying adding 1.25 will give u effective backspacing then u say which is way too much leverage. throws me for a spin.
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Originally Posted by DirtyD937 View Post
Break this shit down barney. What can I run on my set-up is what im asking? 4 inch lift on 35s.
What is so confusing? Spidertrax is a good brand, and works well for STOCK WHEELS (5.5" of backspacing).

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3.5" is about the max backspacing you want to be leveraging against the unit bearings. With 3.75" backspacing (common of wheels for 33s/35s), adding 1.25" spacers will give you an effective backspacing of 2.5"...which is WAY too much leverage against the ball joints and unit bearings. Scrub radius will be horrible and you'll be killing your steering & axle.

if you want to go any wider, start thinking about full width axle swaps.
For 33s and 35s you use wheels with 3.75" of backspacing. Find out what your existing backspacing is and what backspacing means.

If its 3.75-4", thats about as wide as you can go. That backspacing even increases the stress on unit bearings & ball joints. Adding wheel spacers will push the wheels out even further, to around 2.5" of BS for 1.25" wheel spacers.

If you want to go wider than ~3.5" of backspacing, then you need to look at swapping in full width axles with a WMS width of 65"-69". TJ's are 60.5" WMS.
05-18-2011 11:40 AM
DirtyD937 Break this shit down barney. What can I run on my set-up is what im asking? 4 inch lift on 35s.
05-18-2011 11:39 AM
DirtyD937 cause u went to saying adding 1.25 will give u effective backspacing then u say which is way too much leverage. throws me for a spin.
05-18-2011 09:33 AM
UnlimitedLJ04
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So would I be able to use 1.5 on my setup. It's go a 4 in lift.
what part of the quote below is confusing and doesn't answer your question?

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because 3.5" is about the max backspacing you want to be leveraging against the unit bearings. With 3.75" backspacing (common of wheels for 33s/35s), adding 1.25" spacers will give you an effective backspacing of 2.5"...which is WAY too much leverage against the ball joints and unit bearings. Scrub radius will be horrible and you'll be killing your steering & axle.

if you want to go any wider, start thinking about full width axle swaps.
05-18-2011 02:18 AM
MikeMTJ Hope ya like replacing unit bearings....
05-18-2011 12:59 AM
DirtyD937 So would I be able to use 1.5 on my setup. It's go a 4 in lift.
05-17-2011 03:51 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by doclouie View Post
I run Spidertrax and they are 1.25" both in the front and back. Some people have had problems with the off brand spacers and wobble so I would suggest Spidertrax. Really the best way to widen your stance would be new rims, but I love my stock rims so I went with spacers. Just make sure and torque them properly and use Loctite.
x2. Spidertrax is what you want.

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I wanted to go to at least 1.5. Think I would have a problem? I already have 35s Procomp And I love the way it sits don't get me wrong. I just want that extra.
Well, if you have 35's, what wheel do you have? You obviously don't have stock wheels or the rear tires would have no sidewalls left. I ask because 3.5" is about the max backspacing you want to be leveraging against the unit bearings. With 3.75" backspacing (common of wheels for 33s/35s), adding 1.25" spacers will give you an effective backspacing of 2.5"...which is WAY too much leverage against the ball joints and unit bearings. Scrub radius will be horrible and you'll be killing your steering & axle.

if you want to go any wider, start thinking about full width axle swaps.
05-17-2011 02:56 PM
doclouie Remember that each spacer is 1.25" so a total of 2.5" wider stance per axle. If you choose the 1.5" route that will be completely fine. Just make sure and retorque them when you rotate tires. Be aware that some shops will not mess with wheel spacers.
05-17-2011 02:52 PM
DirtyD937 I wanted to go to at least 1.5. Think I would have a problem? I already have 35s Procomp And I love the way it sits don't get me wrong. I just want that extra.
05-17-2011 02:49 PM
doclouie I run Spidertrax and they are 1.25" both in the front and back. Some people have had problems with the off brand spacers and wobble so I would suggest Spidertrax. Really the best way to widen your stance would be new rims, but I love my stock rims so I went with spacers. Just make sure and torque them properly and use Loctite.
05-17-2011 02:38 PM
DirtyD937
Spacers!!!

Alright. I'm wanting to widen my stance with wheel spacers. Now I know with some vehicles you have to put two different sizes such as a 2000 blazer it's 2 in the back and 1.5 in the front. Now I have a 01' SE wondering what sizes do I need? Thanks guys.

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