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post #1 of 6 Old 04-30-2013, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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wheel spacers

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why wheel spacers and not backspacing? is the selection far less with offset backspacing?

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-30-2013, 07:25 PM
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wheel spacers help if you want to keep your stock wheels.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-30-2013, 08:01 PM
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My spacers

I just put on these wheel spacers on my ZJ. They are 2" wheel spacers on TJ not ZJ cznyon rims, for a total 3.5 Back spacing. It has a two inch lift with isolator left in as instructed. As well, I did some minor trimming on front bumper. Rubbing is rare, but would be more apparent offroad. The trimming done was enough to take away most of rubbing. I am running 31 x 10.50 nokian vativa m/ts all around. Works for me!
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no negative stories or warnings about wheel spacers. when i was working at super shops they were pretty taboo. although these spider trak spacer look completely different compared to the old shim style spacers. ill be putting some 1.25" spacers on my zj to fit the 33's
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-07-2013, 08:47 AM
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Correct. There is a big difference between the cheapy shim style spacers (although, several companies make quality versions of this style, but they are typically hub centric and include the installation of longer wheel studs) and the bolt on style that has become popular during the past 10 years or so.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-07-2013, 12:35 PM
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I got RC wheel spacers so I could run 31's without rubbing. Now i'll be at 3" of lift so my concern of rub wasn't for fender, but on the CA's and other steering components. So spacers will push the wheel out more and allow the wheel to turn (hopefully to full lock) without rubbing.

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