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Unread 10-11-2013, 08:51 AM   #16
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1.5" RC spacers on stock wheels with 245/75R16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. OME HD lift.







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WJ w/2-inch BB, RC 1.5 spacers with OEM 16" silverblades sporting 265/70/R16 Cooper AT3 shoes...

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Unread 10-11-2013, 11:56 AM   #18
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Alright so I'm getting these. But I have a question. Do u guys see the bolts on it. Do those go on before I put the wheel on. And than put the wheel on and put the actual lug nuts on. ?
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didn't get them yet
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You can actually see the link in the previous picture you posted that says "Download Instructions" (lower left).

In short, the supplied lug nuts attach the wheel spacers. Your current lug nuts attach the wheel to the spacer. When you install the wheel spacers, be sure to properly torque them and check them often. Some people use Loctite as well. I used Loctite when I first installed mine. I now torque them then cover the heads of each lug nut/stud with silicone. You can visually see if one is coming loose that way*.

*You should still check the torque often and not rely only on sight.

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You can actually see the link in the previous picture you posted that says "Download Instructions" (lower left). In short, the supplied lug nuts attach the wheel spacers. Your current lug nuts attach the wheel to the spacer. When you install the wheel spacers, be sure to properly torque them and check them often. Some people use Loctite as well. I used Loctite when I first installed mine. I now torque them then cover the heads of each lug nut/stud with silicone. You can visually see if one is coming loose that way*. *You should still check the torque often and not rely on sight.
what do u mean torque
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what do u mean torque
Please tell me you're kidding...
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I don't mean for that to be rude. I'm just surprised. Then again, everyone has to learn somewhere!

To check the torque, you need a torque wrench. A torque wrench allows you to evenly tighten bolts to a set foot pound. This is very important when it comes to wheels/spacers (along with many other things). "That'll do 'er" isn't really a good form of measurement. Nor is "Crank that baby down till it screams". I also tend to avoid "Good 'nuff".
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Where do I get one of these lol??
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Anywhere really - Lowes, Sears, Amazon, etc. Get a decent quality torque wrench, an extension, and the proper size socket(s) and you should be good to go. I personally am a fan of the click type but it's up to you which kind you go with.
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what do u mean torque
For the safety of everyone around you, please learn what this means.
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styles of torque wrenches for reference:





most recommend you use this during install:





install correctly and your spacers should be GTG. Be warned that some tire shops will not mount new tires if you're running these even if they are hub-centric which cheap knock-offs may not be.

Start calling them 'hub adapters' is a good way to ease their concerns but you have to check them often to make it good habit of spotting issues before they become serious. I've run mine for 2+ years with no problems but I don't go wheelin too often. Someone with more experience off-roading with these may chime in.
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