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Old 07-30-2011, 06:36 PM
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Spacers

Do you guys trust spacers on JKU rubicon?

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Old 07-30-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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If it's brand new and you still have factory size tires there is really no reason for spacers. The JK is actually a little wider than the TJ.

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Old 07-30-2011, 09:56 PM
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Yeah I want to get the beefy tire on there!
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Yeah I want to get the beefy tire on there!
If the tire is wide and rubs at turns then you can: buy wheel spacers, rims with diffrent back spacing, or change the steering stops with washers.
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Wow thanks! Are spacers safe?
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:13 AM
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Also please let me know if you know anyone looking for stock rubicon rock rails and set of 5 dark grey stock 17" rubicon wheels with bf goodrich 32" tires. Thanks again!
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good spacers are safe aka Wheel Adapter.coms spacers. but at like $80 a pair the are not cheep and your better off with buying new wheels. If you have rock rails keep them unless your upgrading the protection.
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Spacers are as safe as the wheels you normaly mount on your jeep--

They just take a little operator attention, now and then--no Biggee-

I've had Spidertrax spacers(adapters) on my JKUR for over two years--very safe-if

They are actually ADAPTERS and not just metal SPACERS, with multiple holes--those are the ones that have caused problems--

Spacers (adapters), now Spidertrax/RC/Synergy are all very safe and good quality !!

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Thanks for the tips guys. I think it does make sense to look at wheels. I'll let you know how the search goes.
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Thanks for the tips guys. I think it does make sense to look at wheels. I'll let you know how the search goes.
Yes, new wheels make more sense. You will probably want a wheel that is wider than stock for a wider tire.
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If you buy spacers the cheaper ones aren't the way to go. You well need hub centric spacers.
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Ok thanks! I'm gonna look if it makes more sense to get wheels or go spacers
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:24 AM   #13
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I have spacers with no issues. But they are harder on the front bearings. This is proven.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:03 PM   #14
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Yeah I have a xj as well and most everyone gets some cragar soft 8's because theyr cheaper new than a good set of wheel spacers

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