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Unread 04-11-2014, 06:25 PM   #1
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JK to TJ Wheel Adapter Question

Is this what the adapter should look like before I put the wheel on or am I supposed to buy some special lug nuts that fit all the way inside the recessed adapter holes? I didn't get any instructions with the adapters I bought and all the lug nuts that were included are just normal sized.



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Unread 04-11-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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looks like the studs are to long. how is the rim going to sit on that? the only thing i could see doing from that pic is shorter studs.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 08:48 PM   #3
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looks like the studs are to long. how is the rim going to sit on that? the only thing i could see doing from that pic is shorter studs.
Huh? The studs are the same length as all the other ones on 5 x 4.5 to 5 x 5 adapters. There's several thousand people driving around on them. I'm asking specifically about the lug nuts that hold the adapter on....do they need to be all the way recessed or not?
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Unread 04-11-2014, 09:33 PM   #4
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Well I tore up my garage and managed to find 15 lug nuts I could tear the caps off of, so I can get 3 wheels to look like this. I'll have to go find some more at an auto place. The next problem is keeping the front rotor locked while I tighten the lugs on the adapter. I know there have to be several dozen people here that use spacers, so same principle. Did you guys use recessed lug nuts and how did you lock the front rotors to torque the lug nuts?



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Unread 04-13-2014, 07:55 AM   #5
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Put it in 4wd with all 3 other tires on the ground. That will keep it locked in place so you can tighten them.
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Unread 04-13-2014, 08:17 AM   #6
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You're well on your way to making your next thread called "My Wheel Adapter Failed!". That's a death trap as is, DO NOT drive like either of the two examples shown.

You need the lug nuts that hold the adapter to the hub that will sit all the way recessed. Any reputable manufacturer of adapters or spacers includes proper lug nuts to do such a thing. If yours didn't, then call them.

And, no, putting it in 4wd with three tires on the ground won't help unless you have a locker in that axle. You could get someone to hold the brakes while you tighten them up, or if it's the rear you can set the parking brake.
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Unread 04-13-2014, 11:45 AM   #7
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And, no, putting it in 4wd with three tires on the ground won't help unless you have a locker in that axle. You could get someone to hold the brakes while you tighten them up, or if it's the rear you can set the parking brake.
Yes, it definitely will work. The other front tire on the ground keeps the open diff from spinning. Having it in 4wd locks the driveshafts together, meaning the front won't turn while the rear can't turn.
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