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 Post subject: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:00 pm 
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How many people use wheel spacers on their KJs? Pictures would be helpful too!

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:59 am 
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with the stock rims i used 1.25 wheel spacers. this is what it looked like

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can't find any pictures of the actual wheel spacers. but they were the kind that you bolt to the hub, and then the wheel bolts to the spacers thats bolted to the hub. best option for wheel spacers imo.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:21 pm 
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bout the best i can do for a stock profile picture is this, got plenty of spaced pics but the TR bumpers over exaggerates how far out they really are

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can't find a rear pic prior to spacers/lift

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that being said, it's more cost effective, and to many, safer to get rims in the backspacing of your choice rather than use spacers

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:25 pm 
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gah.. I do not miss that rear bumper at ALL.. lol

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:58 pm 
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I have some 1.25 Spidertrax, installed them to keep the tires off the sway bar AFTER I lifted (didn't rub before) I'm running 235 tires, so they look okay still.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:30 pm 
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when i lifted spacers went on so I have no idea what the 255-70s i was running at the time would have been like lifted with the lift narrowing the front end marginally

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:32 pm 
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Is there any reason for me to get wheel spacers after I install my Frankenlift 2 and 245 75 16s?

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:16 am 
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I have a question for those that have wheel spacers on. Have any of u had any problems from having them on your jeep?
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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:22 pm 
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Wheel spacers will keep your wheels from rubbing if using stock rims, but are not required, you can just change your driving habits, (ie. NOT turn at full lock)

I don't have any issues, but I am using spidertrax, not cheap rip offs

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:49 am 
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We've been running 1.25" wide Spidertrax with 245-75-16 inch M/T R Kevlars for the last two and a half years.
A little rubbing at full lock in reverse.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:38 am 
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Ryn7 wrote:
We've been running 1.25" wide Spidertrax with 245-75-16 inch M/T R Kevlars for the last two and a half years.
A little rubbing at full lock in reverse.

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That look's like a fun trail!

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:44 am 
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I love my truck with Spider Trax spacers. Much nicer and frankly more stable.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
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I've been told to absolutely stay away from them because their terrible for the life of your suspension. Is this true? Or does it depend on the brand/make?

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:49 pm 
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They shouldn't be any harder on your suspension than a wheel that gives you the same back space. I use Spidertrax spacers with the stock Limited wheels for street driving and an 8" wide 4" backspace wheel for off road. Just make sure you install them correctly (clean hubs, use the locktite and torque them)

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
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Good to know thanks! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:16 pm 
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what about wheel spacers on moabs. the moabs seem to have really good backspacing but i wouldn't mind going a little wider. so if anyone had done this i would love to see pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:00 pm 
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Moabs are 5" back space and 8" wide. You will move them out 1.25" with wheel spacers which gives a net effect of 3.75" back space and it will rub, rub, rub.

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okay so the moabs basically give you the backspacing you would get from stock wheels and wheel spacers?

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:33 pm 
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Moabs give you the stock backspacing
but the 8 inch width sits them out to the edge of the fender
which causes problems when flexing
I love the look of the Moabs but sure wish they were only 7 inches wide :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel spacers?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:55 pm 
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How much are spider trax?

Tom is there any reason I shouldn't get them?

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