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YJjeep 03-11-2011 06:59 AM

Question/Problem With Spacers
 
I have had my spacers on my jeep for about 1 month (spidertrax) and 3 days ago both of my back tires loosened up, the lug nuts, and about fell off:facepalm:
I have had a slight vibration in my steering wheel but nothing real bad.
I need suggestions or anything to help resolve this.
Could the installation been wrong? We had a shop do it for us...

Thanks for any help guys.:wavey:

Road_House 03-11-2011 07:26 AM

Take off the spacers. I was interested in them till a read all the treads about how bad they are for jeep and dangerous they are.

InfernoGirl 03-11-2011 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YJjeep (Post 1110562)
I have had my spacers on my jeep for about 1 month (spidertrax) and 3 days ago both of my back tires loosened up, the lug nuts, and about fell off:facepalm:
I have had a slight vibration in my steering wheel but nothing real bad.
I need suggestions or anything to help resolve this.
Could the installation been wrong? We had a shop do it for us...

Thanks for any help guys.:wavey:

Did you retorque the lugs after the first hundred or so miles? You should. Anytime you change wheels.

ortizml86 03-11-2011 08:55 AM

I've got spidertrax on my 09 JK and haven't had any problems with them, even after I put new tires on them. sorry dude

JIMBOX 03-11-2011 08:59 AM

:D If they were Spidertrax (Blue) and the star washers were removed from the hubs, (lug bolts) and torqued as IG says, whether or not loc-tite was used they are solid as a rock and should never loosen-

Thats why the reccommend the torque/check procedure-if you don't do that-you'rer SOL !!

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

YJjeep 03-11-2011 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfernoGirl

Did you retorque the lugs after the first hundred or so miles? You should. Anytime you change wheels.

Yes i checked/tightened them a week before this happened.

jeepjones 03-11-2011 01:35 PM

Maybe the studs in your axles are worn out or stretched, this would explain why they will not hold the clamp load. I would just go and get the proper rims/backspacing and throw away or sell the spacers.

IslandTJ 03-11-2011 02:31 PM

I run spacers but I don't have spidertrax, I run a set that i purchased on ebay. I don't use loctite but I do check torque settings (95 ft lbs) every time I rotate my tires. The only time a spacer fell under 95 ft lbs was after the initial installation when I checked after the first 500 miles, and it was only one spacer - passenger front. After I re-torqued the spacer back to spec, none have loosen to date, and that was over 4 years ago. Maintenance is key.


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