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Unread 08-25-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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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?

Where else should I spend my hundy if not?


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

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Unread 08-25-2010, 08:40 AM   #2
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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.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 08:44 AM   #3
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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.

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Unread 08-25-2010, 09:19 AM   #4
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Offer them $60.I bought new RC wheel spacers for $120 (4).
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Unread 08-25-2010, 09:24 AM   #5
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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.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 09:25 AM   #6
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you can buy cheap rims with the correct spacing off quadratrac for aroud 50 a piece
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Unread 08-25-2010, 09:29 AM   #7
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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
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Unread 08-25-2010, 10:15 AM   #8
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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
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Unread 08-25-2010, 10:32 AM   #9
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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.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 10:43 AM   #10
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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.
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A 2" wide spacer wouldn't put any more pressure on things than a wheel with equivalent backspacing.
Exactly.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 01:47 PM   #12
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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?
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Unread 08-25-2010, 02:28 PM   #13
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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.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 03:34 PM   #14
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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.
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Unread 08-25-2010, 04:38 PM   #15
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i have 1.25 inch, love it. i paid like 100 too. good deal.
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