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LesterM 08-25-2010 08:36 AM

Wheel spacers, Are they worth it?
 
I found a deal on CL for 2" spacers for $100.

Are they worth the money?

I have 10.5 x31's that rub a little. Ive adjusted the steer stop.

I have old YJ rims for now.

Should I spend the money? :dunno:

Where else should I spend my hundy if not?


I appreciate the feedback because I did not use the search feature.

sherminator866 08-25-2010 08:40 AM

you can get a brand new set of i think 1" for 60 bucks on rough country. i guess it depends on the brand and if you really need them. its not a bad deal though, pretty much right on for a used set from what ive seen.

RowJ 08-25-2010 08:44 AM

Only if they bolt on to the Jeeps tire lugs..... and have bolts attached to which you bolt the tire!
Loose spacers, IMO, are dangerous. If not familiar....read FAQ HERE
2" is alot of spacer for 31's.

RJ

TheBoogieman 08-25-2010 09:19 AM

Offer them $60.I bought new RC wheel spacers for $120 (4).

GIJOEBILL 08-25-2010 09:24 AM

No dont do it. I had a set and they chopped up my tires.
You can get some rims with backspacing and get the same effect.
Just my opinion.

97yellow 08-25-2010 09:25 AM

you can buy cheap rims with the correct spacing off quadratrac for aroud 50 a piece

Unlimited04 08-25-2010 09:29 AM

Pass on it.

2" is too much IMHO. 1.25" is the most you want. with 2" you'll need to press out the old lug studs and press new, longer ones in.

If you want a quality set = The Spidertrax Store

BYuen 08-25-2010 10:15 AM

I wanted to keep my aluminum stock wheels for the time being so I bought Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers. It was worth it. I didn't want the extra weight of steelies and the high probability I would bend the rims up on rocks and such. The spacers will get me through until I can afford some nice aftermarket alloy wheels or beadlocks :)

longbluerubi 08-25-2010 10:32 AM

I also have 1.25" Spidertrax, they've been working great. Needed them to compensate for larger/wider tires I put on. Definitely want to ensure they are installed properly and checked every so often. 2" seems wide for a spacer, puts a lot of extra pressure on things, 1.25" was the most I've heard that makes sense.

BYuen 08-25-2010 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bafisher (Post 10017556)
2" seems wide for a spacer, puts a lot of extra pressure on things, 1.25" was the most I've heard that makes sense.

A 2" wide spacer wouldn't put any more pressure on things than a wheel with equivalent backspacing.

TheBoogieman 08-25-2010 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BYuen (Post 10017618)
A 2" wide spacer wouldn't put any more pressure on things than a wheel with equivalent backspacing.

Exactly.:thumbsup:

LesterM 08-25-2010 01:47 PM

Maybe they were 1", I should check the ad.
I've been on the road all day.
I do know that it is 4 for $100.
Deal or no deal?

Unlimited04 08-25-2010 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LesterM (Post 10018531)
Maybe they were 1", I should check the ad.
I've been on the road all day.
I do know that it is 4 for $100.
Deal or no deal?

1" will require trimming your front lug studs because they'll be too long.

like i said...1.25" is what you want.

Cdubu52 08-25-2010 03:34 PM

Im running 1.25" Spidertrax with JK Moab Wheels. Stick with the 1.25's. Love them so far. Be careful buying cheap spacers. Cheap spacers may not be properly balanced and could cause bad tire wear. Make sure to get a good spacer that you know is from a dependable company. Either get four spidertrax for $200 or get 4 new steel wheels with the correct backspacing for $200. Save up another hundred and youve got your choice between the two.

gebirgziege 08-25-2010 04:38 PM

i have 1.25 inch, love it. i paid like 100 too. good deal.


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