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dmingu001 01-03-2013 09:16 PM

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

dmingu001 01-03-2013 09:23 PM

Oops effects!

chevymad 01-03-2013 10:12 PM

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

banks316 01-03-2013 11:07 PM

Red locktite is your friend use it on the nuts that hold the spacer on. Spend the money on quality spacers.

Cold 01-04-2013 08:43 AM

I run spacers and I have not had any issues with them.

dmingu001 01-04-2013 01:54 PM

Do you have to have your front end aligned after installing them?

Cold 01-04-2013 06:01 PM

no.

Just make sure they are the adapter type and not just a piece of metal sandwiched in between the rim and rotor.

jsears 01-13-2013 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cold
no.

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?

Cold 01-14-2013 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsears (Post 3225549)
Do they make your wheels wobble?

Not that I'm aware of... Do yours? :thumb:

jsears 01-14-2013 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cold (Post 3226619)
Not that I'm aware of... Do yours? :thumb:

Negative. :dance:

dmingu001 01-14-2013 01:47 PM

Put them on this weekend and drove about 50 miles. Checked the torque all is good. Thanks for the feedback on them.

IslandTJ 01-14-2013 08:05 PM

6+ years on ebay spacers, zero issues :). I always check torque when I rotate my tires.


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