Originally Posted by tmak504
so are you saying 1 inch spacers would question the integrity of the jeeps frame and weight distribution as far as axles and whatnot go?
Integrity of the Jeep frame? Not in any way I can think of.
Weight distribution on the axles? Well... that depends.
What jeep loser is expalaining is that with stock offset wheels the weight on that end of the axle is distributed eveny between both bearings. When you move the wheel out then the outer bearing will see an increas in the load.
However I have to think the rating on that bearing is pretty high as I have been running a 10" rim for years without any problem but that is mainly street use. On the trail you may be putting increased shock loads on that bearing that will have a detrimental effect on the bearing.
If you can, A wide track axle I think would be the better way to go.