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01-19-2013 07:31 PM
JeffC after installing mine, I've been asked several times "what size lift is that?" or "is that a leveling kit?" If you have the Rubicon tires it really does change the stance. I was not even interested but a buddy called me over and gave me his. As soon as I saw the first one installed I was convinced.
01-19-2013 03:23 PM
jsmithtx I ran Spidertax for about six months to finish off my stock tires. I liked the stance much better and didn't notice any more road noise. When I needed new tires I got 33" Duratracs and 16" Dick Cepek wheels with proper backspacing. For me spacers were just short term fix.
01-19-2013 10:49 AM
Jammers
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Originally Posted by DrugDoctor
I just installed 1.5" spidertrax also. i was worried about scrubbing when upgrading to Duratracs 285's. I also noticed a lot more road noise but is worth the trade-off to me.

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Looks awesome DD. that is what I am going for.
01-19-2013 10:43 AM
ESP
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There are quite a few people in this forum who have run them long term.
Understood.

There are a lot of opinions on them certainly. I think you'll be hard pressed however to find a majority of jeep owners using them over wheels with proper backspacing. This alleviates the need for spacers and you can get as wide a tire as you would like for function/form.

Spacers are used but they are used so sparingly amongst the jeeping community for good reason. It's your jeep though and you can certainly run them and re-torque/check them if you plan on using them long term.
01-19-2013 10:38 AM
Jammers
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Spacers were designed to move the wheel out further allowing a tire mounted on a wheel with not enough backspacing to be used with minimal or no contact to suspension components. They should never be used long term or as a solution above a wheel with proper backspacing. The latter will give you the stance you are seeking and without any additional components between your wheel and suspension.
There are quite a few people in this forum who have run them long term.
01-19-2013 10:21 AM
ESP
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Actually the purpose is a wider stance AND a wider tire. Just haven't gotten the tires yet.
Spacers were designed to move the wheel out further allowing a tire mounted on a wheel with not enough backspacing to be used with minimal or no contact to suspension components. They should never be used long term or as a solution above a wheel with proper backspacing. The latter will give you the stance you are seeking and without any additional components between your wheel and suspension.
01-19-2013 10:18 AM
DrugDoctor I just installed 1.5" spidertrax also. i was worried about scrubbing when upgrading to Duratracs 285's. I also noticed a lot more road noise but is worth the trade-off to me.

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01-19-2013 10:17 AM
siddious33
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Thanks Sid. It is the Real Wheels prerunner light bar. I just installed it the other day too. I think it looks awesome. The steel is a smaller diameter than my ace rails but since it is up front you don't notice. Super easy install too. Quadratec has them.
Sweet. Thanks!
01-19-2013 10:10 AM
Jammers
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Jammer, what is that light bar you are running on your stock bumper? Looks good! I want one.
Thanks Sid. It is the Real Wheels prerunner light bar. I just installed it the other day too. I think it looks awesome. The steel is a smaller diameter than my ace rails but since it is up front you don't notice. Super easy install too. Quadratec has them.
01-19-2013 09:42 AM
siddious33 Jammer, what is that light bar you are running on your stock bumper? Looks good! I want one.
01-19-2013 09:25 AM
Jammers
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Originally Posted by ESP
Spacers are really just a stepping stone and a assumed solver of wanting a wider stance. When you go to a larger tire, you'll want a wheel with proper backspacing to give you all of this without the use of spacers.
Actually the purpose is a wider stance AND a wider tire. Just haven't gotten the tires yet.
01-18-2013 10:40 PM
ESP Spacers are really just a stepping stone and a assumed solver of wanting a wider stance. When you go to a larger tire, you'll want a wheel with proper backspacing to give you all of this without the use of spacers.
01-18-2013 10:36 PM
jkmohican I like the look, i always afraid of spacers though. Glad it worked out for you.
01-18-2013 10:17 PM
Jammers
Spidertrax installed

Installed 1.5" spidertrax tonight. I really like the look. I took it for a tour on the highway and there is quite a bit more road noise now. Glad I put them on before i got tires rather than at the same time. I might have to go with a quieter tire like the DT or Sst maxx (anyone know how they are for road noise?)

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