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MoA 06-08-2007 12:02 AM

wheel spacers
 
soo right now im in the process of savin up for a lift kit..

but i kno im gonna want to put wheel spacers on once i get the lift.. so i decided that tomorrow im gonna order a set of wheel spacers and go ahead and puttin em on b4 my lift..

what size would u guys recommend?

im lookin at the 2.5 in set.. 1.25'' on each wheel..

does ne one have pics with these on their jeeps?

MR.CLIFFORD 06-08-2007 12:05 AM

no. Wheel spacers are from the devil!

1BLKJP 06-08-2007 12:12 AM

I'm not a real fan of them either. In some instances they can come in handy, however I'm not real big on prematurely shortening the life of the unit bearings.

RedRubiTJ 06-08-2007 12:16 AM

I am not overtly concerned for the unit bearing since running a wheel with the same backspace as a spacer does the same thing to it, but I won't run them because they just give that many more bolts to maintain, come loose or break - it's not common but it does happen, usually do to a lack of maintenance.

AzTJ 06-08-2007 12:20 AM

buy some cheap wheels with enough backspacing and have your tires put on and call it done.

erickpl 06-08-2007 07:10 AM

Option 1: Steel wheels with right backspacing
Option 2: Spidertrax spacers.

I got my Canyons before I knew much about backspacing or I would have gone with Option 1. But I ended up just adding some spacers to mine. They work just fine for me, with only a very minor rub at full turn. I need to adjust the steering stops a bit more, as the tire snagged my driver side brake line on a trail run. But I still like them and the stance it gives..

You can see the spacer and the work being done on the brake line here...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...7/DSC00460.jpg

On the rear drum...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/DSCN0168.jpg

Stance...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...7/DSCN0007.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...y/DSCN0145.jpg

MoA 06-08-2007 02:19 PM

i like the looks of it eric.. what size spacers do u run?

and i really like my stock rims on my jeep.. i dont feel like replacing them.. so i think im gonna go ahead n order a few sets =D

erickpl 06-08-2007 02:54 PM

I have the 1.25" spacers and the tires are 33x12.5" TrXuS MT's.

Triple88a 06-08-2007 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BLKJP (Post 89570)
I'm not a real fan of them either. In some instances they can come in handy, however I'm not real big on prematurely shortening the life of the unit bearings.

so whats the load difference on the bearings between a 5.5"BS stock rim with 1.25" wheel spacers vs 4.25" BS other rim?

no sarcasm here, I'm just confused why do peolpe talk bad about wheel spacers that have their own screws?

I dont see any difference but thats just me.

RedRubiTJ 06-08-2007 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 89849)
so whats the load difference on the bearings between a 5.5"BS stock rim with 1.25" wheel spacers vs 4.25" BS other rim?

no sarcasm here, I'm just confused why do peolpe talk bad about wheel spacers that have their own screws?

I dont see any difference but thats just me.

There is no load difference in that instance. However, that's 20 additional bolts you need to check the torque on every 3000 miles and just more parts that can fail. I've got enough to worry about already. JMHO.

MR.CLIFFORD 06-08-2007 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 89849)
so whats the load difference on the bearings between a 5.5"BS stock rim with 1.25" wheel spacers vs 4.25" BS other rim?

no sarcasm here, I'm just confused why do peolpe talk bad about wheel spacers that have their own screws?

I dont see any difference but thats just me.

I don't have a problem with using stock wheels and wheel spacers. I do have a problem running 37" intercos with 3-5/8" BS and 1.25" spacers. :flipoff:

Triple88a 06-08-2007 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 89855)
I don't have a problem with using stock wheels and wheel spacers. I do have a problem running 37" intercos with 3-5/8" BS and 1.25" spacers. :flipoff:

if you have money for 37s i think you should be able to afford new rims huh? :) hehe

MR.CLIFFORD 06-08-2007 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 89860)
if you have money for 37s i think you should be able to afford new rims huh? :) hehe

Cost of a 37" interco trxus MT = 250.

Cost of Hutchinson DOT approved double beadlock. = 450.

Spending 700 dollars per 5 corners = $3500

= just enough money left for spacers :flipoff:

http://thedoubleduke.com/pics/Tuttle/andytuttleexit.jpg

Triple88a 06-08-2007 08:05 PM

Looking great man ^ when are we gonna see the up to date image?

MR.CLIFFORD 06-08-2007 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 89870)
Looking great man ^ when are we gonna see the up to date image?

I don't know. Let me check with the accountant. You should see it driving on the road again within a month :cool:

MoA 06-08-2007 10:50 PM

dood.. i love ur jeep =D

MR.CLIFFORD 06-08-2007 10:52 PM

you should have said something. I could have made you a good deal on it before I cut it all up again!

MoA 06-08-2007 10:57 PM

what are u plannin on doin to it now?

MR.CLIFFORD 06-08-2007 11:01 PM

not sure you want this abomination in your thread but you kinda get the idea. LOL

http://thedoubleduke.com/pics/Jeep/r...enewpaint1.jpg

MoA 06-08-2007 11:17 PM

looks a bit dusty =p

looks lonely too.. my jeep cant bare to sit for more than 2 days without me in her lol

1BLKJP 06-08-2007 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 89855)
I don't have a problem with using stock wheels and wheel spacers. I do have a problem running 37" intercos with 3-5/8" BS and 1.25" spacers. :flipoff:

Triple88, above is what I was talking about. Around here most of the guys that want spacers are wanting them to get to more full width, not using stock rims.

Also what the width of the mounting flange on your wheels? 1" probably? So you hang a spacer on there also and now you have a mounting flange that's 2.25" or 2.5". That's going to put more pressure on the unit bearing.

NalinMFG 06-09-2007 10:43 AM

hey guys, its new tire time for me and i got a question. i got 32x11.5's bridgestone A/T's on 15x8's w/ 3.75" backspacing. I am very close to rubbing the control arms....and actually have rubbed a few times at full turn. If I get 1.25" spacers will this allow me to move up to 33x12.5's BFG MT's and be just far enough away? :confused:

Triple88a 06-09-2007 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoA (Post 89973)
looks a bit dusty =p

looks lonely too.. my jeep cant bare to sit for more than 2 days without me in her lol

His jeep has been sitting in there for a while now but the end product is amazing

Xjman1 03-19-2011 11:10 PM

This is an old thread, but the picture of the rear spacer mounted is exactly what I was looking for. I just installed some on my D44 rear end and the nuts would only go on about 1/2 way. In the picture these nuts are all the way on. Is this a D35 and that's why or am i missing something? Just do not feel comfortable the way they are sitting now even though I used Loctite.

rbloodhound 03-19-2011 11:21 PM

I wouldn't run it without a full nut plus 1 thread

Xjman1 03-19-2011 11:31 PM

Looking at the picture closer as well as the Spidertrax website photo I think the guy gave me some other lug nuts as the ones I used seem longer as well as flared on the bottom. Looks like I need a new set of nuts. Have fun with that line fellas. LOL

Salman 04-12-2011 01:14 AM

im planning on putting on some spacers too. Will i be able to go wheelin' if i do ??

rbloodhound 04-12-2011 01:17 AM

Yes. During installation make sure the nuts fit properly and use lock tight.


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