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post #1 of 7 Old 10-25-2011, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Wheel spacers?

What are the disadvantages of using wheel spacers? I plan on using them when I put on a 4 inch suspension on my yj Anything I should know before hand

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-25-2011, 07:52 AM
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the only disadvantage i can say from experience is that it is another maintenance item. i say that as an opinion only because i would routinely pull my wheels off and check the torque setting on the lugs. granted they do have loktite on the threads it was just a habit i got into. if you get a quality set of spacers like Spidertrax i think you would be good to go.
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like said above, the only disadvantage is its another maintenance item. you just have to check them irregularly. always re-apply loktite whenever the bolt moves.

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K thanks for the tips. But just curious, If I put 33/12.5's under the 4" would an additional 2" spacer look stupid or do u think it would look good. I'm tryin to squat out the tires a lil more but I also haven't seen it with the new 33's yet either. Thanks for the help by the way guys.
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I had a 4'' lift, 33'' tires, 15x10 wheels and 1.5'' wheel spacers. looked awesome!
That was my previous yj. I wouldnt do 2"
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I have 1.5" spacers and used Blue thread locker.
After checking them often with a Tq Wrench for 5,000 miles.... I stopped.
No loosening at all.
Now check only at tire rotation..... no movement in 20,000 miles.

Agree with above....1.5" is max. And don't do slip on spacers.

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K thanks for the tips. But just curious, If I put 33/12.5's under the 4" would an additional 2" spacer look stupid or do u think it would look good. I'm tryin to squat out the tires a lil more but I also haven't seen it with the new 33's yet either. Thanks for the help by the way guys.
i would not go past 3" of backspace total, you'll destroy your bearings quickly

that said i would buy ONLY spidertrax spacers (IMO). they only measure out at 1.25" anyway

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