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Unread 07-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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Wheel spacers?

Just looking for somebody's opinion.

Rough Country 1.5" wheel spacers.

Have an 01 cherokee lifted 7+ inches, 33x12.50x15 tires.

Good idea or bad? Mainly just wanted them to make the jeep sit at a "meaner" stance.

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Unread 07-05-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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Also, have any suggestions for my cherokee? Kinda new to this jeep thing but i love them.
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Unread 07-05-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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Guys here that use them usually recommend Spidertrax wheel spacers.
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Unread 07-05-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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Ive seen that several times on here. Almost every review for the Rough Country spaces have been positive, so hopefully i will get the same results. I
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Unread 07-05-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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**If not, i will go with the Spidertrax. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Unread 07-13-2012, 07:07 AM   #6
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Bought wheel spacers. Once installed, my original lug nuts werent long enough. Figured that out 30 minutes into the proces.. Nice.
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Unread 07-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #7
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Bought wheel spacers. Once installed, my original lug nuts werent long enough. Figured that out 30 minutes into the proces.. Nice.
If I was you I wouldn't add spacers due to off roading, your just weaking your studs and it gives you a higher chance of loosing a wheel.
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Unread 07-13-2012, 10:06 AM   #8
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Just looking for somebody's opinion.

Rough Country 1.5" wheel spacers.

Have an 01 cherokee lifted 7+ inches, 33x12.50x15 tires.

Good idea or bad? Mainly just wanted them to make the jeep sit at a "meaner" stance.

Thanks.
I would buy aftermarket rims with off set of 4.50 inches so you would still have strong tight joints between rim and hub.
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Unread 07-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #9
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If I was you I wouldn't add spacers due to off roading, your just weaking your studs and it gives you a higher chance of loosing a wheel.
You're only going to lose a wheel if you didn't torque everything down correctly. And if you're dumb enough to do that then you probably had the same risk on just your normal lugnuts. Torque everything down (and use red locktite on spacers if you want) and no problems.
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Unread 07-13-2012, 11:46 AM   #10
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I would buy aftermarket rims with off set of 4.50 inches so you would still have strong tight joints between rim and hub.
What makes the lugs on your hubs any stronger than the lugs on the spacers?
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Unread 07-13-2012, 11:53 AM   #11
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What makes the lugs on your hubs any stronger than the lugs on the spacers?
There will be more flex for the stud to have with the spacer in its way. It looks better with aftermarket rims anyways
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There will be more flex for the stud to have with the spacer in its way. It looks better with aftermarket rims anyways
please stop giving advice, you have 9 posts and i've seen three horrible ones, cant imagine what the others were.

lots of people run wheel spacers with no ill affect, even while wheelin rather hard
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Lol. Ya i dont off road too much so that wont be a problem. I do have after market wheels, with the offset. I always torque them, so no problems there. Just happened to be that my aftermarket lug nuts dont fit the wheel spacers.
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There will be more flex for the stud to have with the spacer in its way. It looks better with aftermarket rims anyways
What? Do you understand clamping force and how fasteners work?
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