|09-17-2013 11:24 AM|
|09-17-2013 09:02 AM|
Any ideas about that? Is it even sufficiently significant stress to consider?
|09-17-2013 08:17 AM|
|09-16-2013 10:30 PM|
Basically, the further out you push the center of the wheels, the greater the bending stress.
That said, as long as spacers are torqued properly, the change in stress in the axle should be no different than the stress resulting from an aftermarket wheel that places the center of the tire at the same distance from the axle.
|09-16-2013 10:29 PM|
|geckojk1||i will add my 2 cents worth lol i have the rc spacers and they were great, i happen to like the look of the stock wheel and the stance the spacers give me. But after a year and a half of problem free driving on and off road i read this thread , and i decided that i didnt pay enough for them , took them off and threw them in the garbage, set the garbage on fire and bought the spidertrax ones cuz they cost 3 times as much and ..... this is a BIG AND ... They are blue , and everyoneone who is anyone knows that if something is anodized and comes with a cool sticker that it has to be Better , i mean come on guys it's smurfing blue, how can it not be better ?? if anyone can answer this please feel free. I would aslo like to mention that after installing the new "Blue" wheel spacers, the lady's are all over me ,i mean i am now the sexiest man around , i went from "who's that guy? " to " Here comes BIG POPPIE"|
|09-16-2013 09:49 PM|
|i82much||One very good reason to use spacers with stock wheels is to run tire chains on the OEM 32's (Sahara, Sport S, Rubicon).|
|09-16-2013 09:41 PM|
|09-16-2013 07:02 PM|
If anything, when you put spacers on stock wheels you reduce torsional stress on the axles.
Let's think about it. Your stock wheel has 6.5 backspace and is 8.5 wide, so you are 2.25 off center. With a 1.5 spacer you are only 0.75 off center.
|04-19-2012 10:05 PM|
|04-19-2012 12:09 PM|
|Braveheart12JK||Good to know I won't have any issues with inspections or citations, but it's def good to know the correct info. I'm in the field, and wasn't aware of that one specifically. Thanks!|
|04-19-2012 08:22 AM|
|04-19-2012 02:34 AM|
|pasteris71||Are they necessary! I have 33's on stock rims and no rubbing. Have a 3.5" Rubicon Express lift. Would I get any benefit with them?|
|04-19-2012 02:05 AM|
|Dusthol||I have the spidertrax. Havent had any problems with them. In fact the dealer did my tire rotate and liked them.(couldnt refuse the free oil change). They did seem to help with stability on hwy with cross winds|
|04-19-2012 01:44 AM|
|Braveheart12JK||I've been running 33" Duratracs with stock wheels and a 2.5" Teraflex shock/spring lift with 1.25" Alloy USA hubcentric spacers for months now. No issues at all. Lots of highway driving, bit of the rough stuff and had then checked twice by the excellent shop that installed all of the above. No loosening or problems at all. They were recommended by the shop and were torqued to around 90 I believe with some supplied locktite. We went with the 1.25" spacers because the main issue with laws in MA aren't about the spacers themselves, rather the amount your tire sticks out beyond the fender. This I know... They give plenty of backspace room with the 12JKs and this lift and tire combo. Love the look!|
|04-18-2012 07:18 AM|
|04-17-2012 10:49 PM|
|04-17-2012 10:48 PM|
|jsmithtx||Bought my torque wrench at Harbor Freight. Running 1.5" SpiderTrax with no problem. Be sure and check them per instructions. No one has yet to explain how spacers are worse than wheel backspacing to me. Both move to tire farther out resulting in the same amount of stress. I will buy new wheels when I need tires. But the spacers are working great for me. When you move the tires out, your Jeep will get dirty alot more. It's worth it.|
|04-17-2012 08:26 PM|
|pluke the 2|
|04-17-2012 08:04 PM|
|04-17-2012 07:44 PM|
I ran mine for 16 months before getting new wheels. Absolutely no issues and none of my suspension parts have any wear. I ran Rough Country 1.5" hub centric spacer. The great thing about them is if you do get new wheels later, they are easy to sale. Didn't take me but one day after taking them off to have them sold. Bought them used for $75 and sold them for $75.
My offroad shop sells them (one of the mechanics at the shop had these and got new wheels) and mounted them and routinely checked them for me.
|04-17-2012 06:51 PM|
|04-17-2012 04:28 PM|
^^I know the Discount Tire local to me will not touch them or sell them
|04-17-2012 03:36 PM|
Even if the chain stores do install the spacers for you, I would recommend that you go pick up an issue of JP Magazine or Four Wheeler or something (if you don't already have one), and find the Harbor Freight coupon in there for the 3/4" drive Torque wrench (~$15 if I recall correctly) and purchase it. I set mine to 100lb-ft of torque and periodically torque down the spacers and wheels. Takes but a few minutes, and it's all you really need for piece of mind. Your spacers will be perfectly fine if you do this every oil change or serious off road trip. You'll find they'll always click and never loosen anyway (I used a little locktite, the not-permanent kind).
But, it'll be best for you to just get the tool and check the torque on them yourself. And, well, if you get the tool, you can just install the mounted and balanced wheels yourself. There won't be a question of if they are torque'd right either, the way that can occur if you use just a regular lug nut tool.
|04-17-2012 02:18 PM|
The chain tire stores usually wont touch your rig with spacers installed.
|04-17-2012 12:44 PM|
My spacers were not questioned by anybody.
|04-17-2012 12:35 PM|
|Jervboy||Again, I hate to cheap out but I do have some things to worry about other than my Jeep, mainly my wife and my mortgage. I have to wait until I am due for new rubber but it looks like the plan is a Teraflex leveling kit, 33's and I am looking to go with the Spidertrax 1.5" spacers. I will risk it on the road, getting cited I mean but I will for sure make a call to wherever I am getting the tires put on to see if the spacers are an issue?|
|04-17-2012 10:46 AM|
I run Synergy spacers, no problems. I have 35's and wheel whenever I can. You will need to retorque them every oil change. Not a big deal IMO since you are already working on the vehicle. Do not cheap out though on them and pick up some Rough Country ones. Stick with Spidertrax, Synergy, Rugged Ridge or Teraflex and HUB centric
|04-16-2012 10:23 PM|
|jk'n||Mass bans them. Local PD says they issue citations for using them.|
|04-16-2012 10:22 PM|
|pluke the 2||
you can run wheel spacers for looks. idk if anyone would notice.
but here is the main reason why you want to run aftermarket wheel spacers.
|04-16-2012 10:18 PM|
|pluke the 2||
ive seen a video where some guy is testing spidertrax wheel spacers and he snaps his axle before a wheel spacer broke.
safety issues will rise as long as there are idiots
theres one state, PA, who bans wheel spacers.
and most states dont allow for the idea of your tire sticking out past your fender.
which will happen either way as long as you got wider tires and stock fenders
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