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Unread 02-02-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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Question about wheel spacers

Is it my imagination or can wheel spacers make your cj handle better on the road. I installed 1 ½” spacers last night & I swear it handles better?

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Unread 02-02-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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they do provide you with a wider track for sure. that may be most of what you're feeling. i've also read complaints about premature bearing wear because of them.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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I ran 2" spacers for years. You will hear a lot about them loosening, wearing bearings, etc. Torque them (with a torque wrench) to 100 ftlbs and they are fine. The bearing thing is ture to some extent but not any more than running wheels with less back spacing.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 09:17 AM   #4
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Mine tracked better with spacers because they placed the wheels closer to the width of the standard rut in the road.

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