01-26-2012, 02:41 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North Bay, California
Spacers - are they safe?
The "new" centerline rims on my 98 Sahara have the wrong backspacing. Ive spent over a solid month looking for 15x8 "chrome" rims with 4 inch backspacing that i like that's "affordable". BLAH!
4WheelParts suggested I use spacers. My Jeep buddy says theres a right way and a wrong way to do things.
Thinking Long Term:
Are spacers safe? What are the pro's / con's for them.
Are used spacers safe?
New I'm seeing $80-$150 per set, are certain brands better than others?
Is there a range to safely "space"?
Not sure if this matters:
Boyfriend wants to eventually put a 3 inch lift on it. He just bought 31 inch tires about 4 months ago for his black TJ (with new black rims) . We already swapped the wheels and dont care for the black rims on the green sahara.
Regardless of what I do - I will have an additional $200 cost to swap & balance tires so the new tires are on the sahara. We are selling his black wrangler, so Im hoping to make the centerlines work.
The Jeep is mainly for driving around town - and a few trips out in the wilderness when we can, but even then nothing extreme.
Thanks for the reading & your input
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