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post #241 of 732 Old 04-09-2013, 11:25 AM
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post #242 of 732 Old 04-09-2013, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Brown Santa dropped off some goodies today. Sadly nothing for the Jeep...

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post #243 of 732 Old 04-09-2013, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Small Update: Control arms should be here next Tuesday.
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post #244 of 732 Old 04-10-2013, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any experience with or know anyone that runs Cooper STT's in the 33x12.5 variety?
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post #245 of 732 Old 04-10-2013, 02:50 PM
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Anyone have any experience with or know anyone that runs Cooper STT's in the 33x12.5 variety?
I'm running 32x11.5's. Clocked about 6k on them so far.

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I'm running 31x10.50R15 and love them.
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post #247 of 732 Old 04-10-2013, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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I find myself torn between keeping my stock wheels, which I love, and running wheel spacers or getting aftermarket wheels with the proper back spacing. I understand wheel spacers are safe, if properly installed, but I find myself not completely convinced...



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post #248 of 732 Old 04-10-2013, 04:47 PM
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Bling bling... you get a free chrome grille if you buy those. I hate wheel spacers, but understand the need in certain situations.
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post #249 of 732 Old 04-10-2013, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Bling bling... you get a free chrome grille if you buy those. I hate wheel spacers, but understand the need in certain situations.
There polished not chrome, but they are very shiny, almost to shiny. I'm only considering the wheel spacers as a cheap temporary "fix" until I can afford some beadlocks. On the other hand I'm not sure when I'll actually be ready to buy the beadlocks I want. There are quite a few other things I would like to do to the Jeep before I splurge on beadlocks, so it could be months or years, not sure.

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Wheels: $450

Would these be more to your liking?

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post #250 of 732 Old 04-10-2013, 05:41 PM
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Those are cool. I'd still probably take a scotch brite to the polished area. Haha...
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post #251 of 732 Old 04-10-2013, 05:54 PM
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Small Update: Control arms should be here next Tuesday.
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I find myself torn between keeping my stock wheels, which I love, and running wheel spacers or getting aftermarket wheels with the proper back spacing. I understand wheel spacers are safe, if properly installed, but I find myself not completely convinced...



I have total faith in Spidertrax spacers , the rest ... not so much . I have had Spidertrax on rigs in the past and they worked great .
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Bling bling... you get a free chrome grille if you buy those. I hate wheel spacers, but understand the need in certain situations.
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post #252 of 732 Old 04-10-2013, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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I'm running 32x11.5's. Clocked about 6k on them so far.
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I'm running 31x10.50R15 and love them.
Thanks for the input, nice to hear people are running and liking them.

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Those are cool. I'd still probably take a scotch brite to the polished area. Haha...
That's not a bad idea. I do like the brushed look over the polished.

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Which brand did you end up ordering?
Metal Cloak

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I have total faith in Spidertrax spacers, the rest...not so much. I have had Spidertrax on rigs in the past and they worked great.
I've searched around and agree there the best around and safe, but...

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The Metal Cloaks intrigue me , but I will most likely end up with the Savvys . If you follow the instructions that with the Spidertrax wheel spacers I seriously doubt you will have any problems .

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The Metal Cloaks intrigue me, but I will most likely end up with the Savvys.
It was tough choosing between Metal Cloak and Savvy, but in the end my curiosity got the better of me.

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If you follow the instructions that with the Spidertrax wheel spacers I seriously doubt you will have any problems.
I'm leaning more and more towards the spacers. I love my current Canyons and it seems kind of silly to buy new wheels now, only to buy beadlocks in a year or so.
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