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Nissantech 09-03-2013 04:17 PM

Ok do I took the jeep out this weekend first time since tires and lift. Did great but my tires rub alittle in the back and front when I'm flexing. I run stock ravine wheels and want to keep them and I've read alot on this forum about spacing. Would 1.25" spider trax spacers be my answer? Or 1.50? And are they durable never had experience with them. Thanks in advanced for your input oh and I have a 2" lift and 32" tires thanks!

Dextreme 09-03-2013 04:20 PM

I would get you bumpstops extended just enough that you don't rub.

Squid90 09-03-2013 04:24 PM

^this or get some flat fender flares/ cut the stock ones to add some extra clearance. Either way you should check your bump stop extensions to make sure you aren't bottoming out your shocks at flex. Spacers aren't going to do much to provide more flex clearance, they are most commonly used to decrease the backspace of stock wheels to run a wider tire without rubbing while turning. Gl and let us know how it goes.

Nissantech 09-03-2013 04:28 PM

It's rubbing in the back up against the cool spring retainer lol! But I didn't get bump stop extensions and that's deff cheaper than spacers I will try that first

Squid90 09-03-2013 04:36 PM

Either way you should check your bumps tips because if they are not correct then you will wear out your shocks very fast. Well that clarifies things a bit more, i was under the impression that you were rubbing on the flares. In your case the spaces or a set of wheels with the proper back spacing for a wider tire, 3.75 is commonly used, may be your solution. Have you limited your steering stops? It is strange to me that you would only be rubbing on the rear wheels

Nissantech 09-03-2013 05:02 PM

Na not yet and I've read about putting the spacers in the stops but haven't done it yet, the rear is what really concerns me I would like to keep the wheels I have now but I'm gona grab the right stops but if you think spacers would benefit me then ill grab some too. Just don't wana mess up my new 800$ tires lol

Rumdog 09-03-2013 06:30 PM

They'll help, but for the price you can get new wheels.

PiePuncher 09-03-2013 06:37 PM

If you are hitting the spring perch, it is your back spacing that is the issue. U can grind or cut the outer part of the spring perch off or buy wheel spacers. I personally would just cut the spring perch. I assume u are running 32x11.5?

Squid90 09-03-2013 07:21 PM

If you are dead set on keeping your current wheels then spacers are the best way to go. I would go with a new aftermarket wheel that has the correct back spacing. It will cost about the same as the sapcers. I do not have any personal experience with spacers but if you go that route stick to something like the spidertax as some of the cheaper ones will put a lot of stress on the connections and could result in breaking mounting bolts.

Nissantech 09-03-2013 07:59 PM

Yeah I just love the look of my wheels and I feel everyone has the same wheels lol not that they look bad Duno just love the way they look and yeah I'm runnin the 32/11.5 and what's interesting is when I put them on the left was touching the spring perch so I cut it and smoothed it out and it does fine during light trail riding I just got it in a bind goin threw some deep washouts and got out to look and the right top of the tire was touching the frame/bottom of the tub now like I said I haven't done the bumpstops yet and plan to do those this weekend and I'm gona do the turn stops this weekend as well just weird I Duno still learning on jeeps and y'all know alot more than me lol!

Gary2 09-03-2013 08:29 PM

Many people use the spidertrax 1.25 spacers when they want to keep their OE wheels . Just follow the instructions . They have a good reputation.

Nissantech 09-03-2013 08:57 PM

Great thanks!! Yeah I was gona go for the 1.25

UnlimitedLJ04 09-03-2013 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by Nissantech (Post 4251785)
It's rubbing in the back up against the cool spring retainer lol! But I didn't get bump stop extensions and that's deff cheaper than spacers I will try that first

sounds like you have a backspacing problem and a bumpstop extension problem.

Nissantech 09-03-2013 09:52 PM

Yes I need to tackle both as fast as the wallet can lol!! But thanks for all the info and input y'all!!

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