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Unread 08-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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'13 rubicon wheels on my '05 WK..Caliper rub

So i got some brand new 2013 wrangler takeoffs and went to have them put on my 2005 grand cherokee. The rear fit fine but the front the caliper hits the wheel and wont spin... The tech told me i could use spacers but they dont do that there. I did a search and found I could use spacers but im not sure what size or brand is best. any help guys?

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Unread 08-11-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
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You need at least a 7/32nd spacer.
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Unread 08-11-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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if you have it lifted i would go with 1"-1.25" spacers. as long as they are hub and lug you wont need to worry about them. spider trax makes some good ones, so does bora, i personally got some cheep ebay ones that were both hub and lug centric and they take a beating when i go off road and they are holding up just fine. if not you can get some cheep .25' thick spacers for the front from advanced auto parts, the difference is that they are not bolt on and places like discount tire hate them
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Unread 08-11-2013, 11:44 AM   #4
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Im at stock hieght. The tires are 275/25/17
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Unread 08-11-2013, 11:47 AM   #5
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if you have it lifted i would go with 1"-1.25" spacers. as long as they are hub and lug you wont need to worry about them. spider trax makes some good ones, so does bora, i personally got some cheep ebay ones that were both hub and lug centric and they take a beating when i go off road and they are holding up just fine. if not you can get some cheep .25' thick spacers for the front from advanced auto parts, the difference is that they are not bolt on and places like discount tire hate them
That's why I recommended 7/32nd instead of 1/4 inch because you lose much less thread contact unless you do bolt on that is...
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Unread 08-11-2013, 12:05 PM   #6
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You need at least a 7/32nd spacer.
ok so you talking the cheap spacers from autozone that just slide over your stock lugs... will i have enough lug left to thread the lug nut and still clear the caliper? also sould I space out the rear even tho it doesnt need it to keep them all equal?
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Unread 08-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #7
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Yes they will be fine. If you're worried just over torque the lug nuts a little
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Unread 08-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #8
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if they dont have 7/32 will 1/4 be ok?


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Yes they will be fine. If you're worried just over torque the lug nuts a little
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Unread 08-11-2013, 06:24 PM   #9
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Check "Mr. Gasket". I got mine from a performance shop. 1/4 inch is iffy as it might take too many threads out. Mine took only about 1.5 threads. 1/4 might require longer studs but then with that hassle you might as well go bolt on. The thing is with mine I didn't have to do the rear fender roll mod or front pinch weld with OME and 255/75 as it didn't make the tires stick out too far and making them rub during full lock or full articulation
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Unread 08-11-2013, 07:25 PM   #10
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i could only find 1/4 inch so im gonna try it. some say its ok....it a temp fix until i can order bolt on spacers
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Unread 08-11-2013, 07:40 PM   #11
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i could only find 1/4 inch so im gonna try it. some say its ok....it a temp fix until i can order bolt on spacers
Yeah go with it. If ur worried torque the wheels to 110 ft. lbs instead of 100
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Unread 08-11-2013, 08:04 PM   #12
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I had the same thing on temporarily up front

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Unread 08-12-2013, 07:31 AM   #13
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run a 1/4" spacer oon your stock studs and youll be fine- been running them for 2+ years without a problem. its the least you can do as far as spacers go.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 11:14 AM   #14
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turns out the 275 tires wont clear the UCA bolt so im just gonna do a 1.5 inch bolt on bolt spacer. im a factory hight still
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