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post #1 of 5 Old 07-10-2012, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Correct wheel spacers and back spacing?

Just bought a new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. I bought the spidertrax 1.5" wheel spacers and am planning on a nice set of XD Rims and 35" KM2's. What kind of back spacing do I need on the Rims?

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-11-2012, 05:40 AM
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If you are buying new wheels, why bother with the spacers?

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Why not ???
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Why not ???
What is the purpose of spacers?
Mount a wheel with a different stud pattern to your hubs.
Move the wheel out to provide clearance behind the tire.

Both of these things are taken care of by using a wheel with the proper stud pattern and correct back spacing for the tire.

If you are buying new wheels what is the point of spending money on wheels that aren't right for the application?

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What is the purpose of spacers?
Mount a wheel with a different stud pattern to your hubs.
Move the wheel out to provide clearance behind the tire.
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Both of these things are taken care of by using a wheel with the proper stud pattern and correct back spacing for the tire.

If you are buying new wheels what is the point of spending money on wheels that aren't right for the application?

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X2. I run spacers/adapters because I bought wheels for my future axle swap of 6 lug drivetrain. All the issues pointed out above can be corrected by proper wheel selection. My spacers are a a temporary stepping stone to buy some time.

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