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Old 10-06-2018, 04:21 AM
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Wheel spacers

Hi all, just picked up a 2016 wrangler unlimited 75 year anniversary edition, I will be getting a 2inch lift installed next week, wondering if anyone knows a good spacers brand, don’t want them sticking out too much either online or just outside of the fenders, and also where to buy weather online or in a store, I live in Sydney AUS
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:27 AM   #2
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Spidertrax.
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2nd that, spidertrax!


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Synergy Manufacturing makes good ones as well.
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I agree. Synergy and Spidertrax are the two leading brands. It sounds like you want 1.5 inch spacers.
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:46 AM   #7
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just get ebay spacers. there is no need to spend 3x or over 4x more(spidertrax are $109 a PAIR!) than with the ebay hubcentric spacers for $55 for the full set.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-4pcs-Je....c100506.m3226


been running a set since i bought my jeep over 2 years ago with most of the miles having 37's on them and plenty off offroad and rock crawling. save your money.


btw, with stock flares, this is how 1.5" look.







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Spidertrax spacers here as well.
There is a huge difference in strength between machined castings and machined billet aluminum. The later being far more dense and fully heat treatable - both giving greater strength.
When you install them, be sure to remove your brake rotor retaining washers if the backside of the spacer is not machined with a relief for them. The newer Spidertrax are machined with the relief.
Another good tip is to use a wire brush to remove rust and corrosion from the axle hub and rotor face that normally contacts the wheel. Put a very thin coating of antiseize on the hub and contact surface and use a paper towel to wipe off excess residue.
Make sure you never get lubricants of any kind on your studs.
Now you can install your spacers and torque to spec.
Make sure you pull your wheels off after 50-100 miles and double check the torque of the spacers lug nuts.
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I installed a set of 1.5" SpiderTrax spacers last January (10 months ago).

I just did a five tire rotation after 6000 miles and the spacers are still secure and have the proper torque on all the studs. I'm happy with them.
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Wheel spacers are junk. Buy the right tires and wheels or just run your stock size tires and factory wheels. Dont be a cheap creap and run this crap so you can think you are a real jeeper. The life you save may be your own! Ive never seen wheel spacers on any OEM because of safety and liability. Their not that stupid.
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Wheel spacers are junk. Buy the right tires and wheels or just run your stock size tires and factory wheels. Dont be a cheap creap and run this crap so you can think you are a real jeeper. The life you save may be your own! Ive never seen wheel spacers on any OEM because of safety and liability. Their not that stupid.
Dont tell Volkswagen-Porsche-Audi that.... Theyve been in use as factory available and standard in many configurations for many years...
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I raced a Porsche 924S with the factory adapter spacers as well....
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Wheel spacers are junk. Buy the right tires and wheels or just run your stock size tires and factory wheels. Dont be a cheap creap and run this crap so you can think you are a real jeeper. The life you save may be your own! Ive never seen wheel spacers on any OEM because of safety and liability. Their not that stupid.
I believe you meant creep and theyre. With all due respect, one might also call spacer lifts junk or being cheap, cutting an antenna with a hacksaw REALLY cheap, and not rotating a spare not doing it right, especially if you need it and then use it.
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