post #1 of Old 03-18-2010, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Rough Country - 1.5'' Wheel Spacers

1.5'' Wheel Spacers from Rough Country

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post #2 of Old 03-18-2010, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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These are great spacers. They are made of T6 aircraft aluminum and they are affordable at only 60.00 a pair from Rough Country.

They are even cheaper than that if you deal with Jeffrey, as he offers a 10% discount to Jeep Forum members.

The lugs are tough on these spacers too. I put these on my TJ and I broke 3 factory lugs torquing these spacers on my hub to 100lbs, so I learned the hard way that 100lbs is too much.

Great product at a great price.

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post #3 of Old 03-22-2010, 08:25 PM
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Put these on my 1998 Grand Cherokee Limited with factory Gold Package rims. It stopped my rubbing on the lower control arms and sway bar with my 31x10.5x16 tires. It's nice to finally be able to do full lock turns again. Still had to trim the front plastic bumper cover a bit more but the added stance looks really nice. It also seemed to add more stability by making my rides have less body roll in my opinion. I was able to torque them down 100lbs on each lug with no problems. So I dont know why FishFox's review had problems...
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post #4 of Old 04-01-2010, 12:40 PM
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Great wheel spacers for guys on a tight budget, deff would buy them again!

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post #5 of Old 02-10-2011, 08:12 PM
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To Whom May Fall Victim:

****WARNING****

These things are so bad I do not know where to begin. Well, just to show that I am not just biased because of the horrible experience that I have had with these cheap pieces of garbage, I guess I'll start with the only good things about them. The billet aluminum 1.5" spacer body is pretty nice and sturdy, and they are very cheap. If you paid more than $40.00 a pair, you got ripped.

Now then, I put them on with no real big problems. That is other than the fact that the well hole that holds the lug nuts to mount the spacers to the wheels are very small. You really have to use a very thin walled socket to get them on. And, forget about using any regular sized lug nuts there. The supremely cheap lug nuts that came with the spacers are the only ones I can see fitting in those tiny wells.

Then, after just one tire rotation, I noticed the immeasurably cheap lug bolts on the spacers stripping out. Then I noticed that the imbeciles that made these spacers had used the wrong size of lug bolt. The threads on the lug bolts do not even go all the way to the bottom, or to the base (body) of the spacer. So, when you put lug nuts on these spacer lug bolts with thinner steal rims, the spacer lug bolts (which are the wrong size for the spacer) strip out the first quarter of an inch of your lug nuts. Then, your lug nuts, in turn, strip out the spacer lug bolts, when you remove them. It's like some kind of horrible chain reaction of destruction caused by extremely cheap manufacturing and little, or no, quality checks. They really are horribly manufactured. I cannot see that anything was measured, or checked for proper fit by the manufacturer prior to mass marketing.

Thank you Rough Country for costing me hours of bolt replacement. Luckily my Gorilla Stainless Steel Lug Nuts are backed by a lifetime warranty against anything stripping them out. Even your trashy, wrong sized wheel spacer lug bolts.

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post #6 of Old 04-23-2011, 09:55 PM
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Order, shipping, and delivery was all under one week. I had to purchase my own Locktite (type 245 Blue ) but not that big of a deal as I'm always buying extra 'stuff' when I hit the auto parts store! Only issue is wheel well rubbing as I'm running a 265/70/16 BFG AT so I'll have to correct that issue as full lock in reverse will tear something up. Went for a 25+ mile drive to fee/listen for any issues but seems to be OK. Re-torqued wheels to 100lbs to be sure & will re-post any info later...
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post #7 of Old 05-16-2012, 05:15 PM
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I have paid more for cheap eBay spacers that were NOT hubcentric. At just $60 per pair, these can't be beat!
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post #8 of Old 02-13-2013, 12:25 AM
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This wheel spacer allows for tires clearance and is very easy to install. The price is reasonable and makes the stance of the jeep look better.
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post #9 of Old 05-12-2014, 08:20 AM
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Purchased these in order to clear "the bolt". They do what I ask of them and give the WK a much more aggressive stance. I did need to do the pinch weld mod, but that was to be expected. Was looking at the SpiderTrax, but for the $80 price difference I couldn't pass these up. That $80 paid for the warranty on all 4 of my Grabber AT2's.
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