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Unread 06-10-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
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Wheel spacers... am I going to notice a 1" spacer?

Thinking of doing a 1" spacer. I think it will put the wheels where they should be. But at the same time, will I even notice? Will it help me at all? Hinder me?

Is it worth the 120 bucks on a fairly stockish jeep?

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Unread 06-10-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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You'll probably notice it while steering at very low speeds. A spacer will increase the scrub radius and make it harder to turn when not rolling. Other than that, you might gain a bit of stability from the wider stance, but hardly noticeable.

It'll look better, and that's all that matters haha.
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I was just reading up about spacers b/c I was thinking about making my own (custom thickness). I discovered that most wheel studs are 1.25" long. The spacer needs to be thicker than the stud length so it doesn't interfere with wheel mounting. You can always cut some off your studs, but then you can't remove the spacers without risking too little thread engagement.
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I was just reading up about spacers b/c I was thinking about making my own (custom thickness). I discovered that most wheel studs are 1.25" long. The spacer needs to be thicker than the stud length so it doesn't interfere with wheel mounting. You can always cut some off your studs, but then you can't remove the spacers without risking too little thread engagement.
I have no problem cutting them down if needed. Can always replace the studs.

I'm more worried about if they are hub centric or lug centric. And if there will be any issues getting the wheels centered properly.
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I'm more worried about if they are hub centric or lug centric. And if there will be any issues getting the wheels centered properly.
Can't help there. I didn't make it that far before I quit reading.
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You want to get hub centric spacers. There is ZERO difference between a properly installed spacer and a backspaced wheel.
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You want to get hub centric spacers. There is ZERO difference between a properly installed spacer and a backspaced wheel.
Are these hub or lug?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Cheroke...-/290647243462


EDIT, Hmm those don't seem like a very good deal actually once they add their crazy shipping.
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Are these hub or lug?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Cheroke...-/290647243462


EDIT, Hmm those don't seem like a very good deal actually once they add their crazy shipping.
Those are lug centric spacers.

These are hub centric http://www.spidertrax.com/Jeep-5-on-...l-Spacer-Kit_2
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Those are lug centric spacers.

These are hub centric http://www.spidertrax.com/Jeep-5-on-...l-Spacer-Kit_2
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3 lbs a wheel.... that seems heavy doesn't it?

Can I go 1.5" in the rear and like 1" in the front since it seems like the rear is narrower than the front stock?
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Same width front and back.
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