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View Poll Results: Which wheel spacers???
Spydertrax for $200. 42 56.76%
Rough Country for half the price. 32 43.24%
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Unread 04-11-2010, 02:57 PM   #16
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Unread 04-11-2010, 06:31 PM   #17
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I liked how the spidertrax spacers were hub centric and aluminum so I spent the extra money and went with spidertrax.

the price of those RC ones sure does look appetizing though.
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Unread 07-07-2010, 09:14 AM   #18
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Went with spidertrax. Been running them for a couple months now. No vibes and no issues. Thanks for the feedback guys!
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Unread 07-07-2010, 09:38 AM   #19
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i just got mine in the mail yesterday, cant say about how they are on yet. but i have seen, touched, and used many other spacers on other trucks, and cars. and these are top notch. some of the best quality iv seen.
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Unread 07-07-2010, 09:48 AM   #20
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I just wanted to add that when this thread started the RC spacers were not hub centric!
I looked the other day and they have been up-dated!
Rough Country 1½" Wheel Spacers Are Now of the Hub-Centric Design!!!

Just an FYI
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Unread 07-07-2010, 09:58 AM   #21
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I have been running them for almost a year with about 8 thousand miles on them no problems
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Unread 07-07-2010, 11:49 AM   #22
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Im glad I read this post. Great info.
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Unread 07-07-2010, 02:45 PM   #23
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Now the catch to this is that most after-market wheels are not hub-centric!!!

Just to clarify...are the stock jeep wheels hub-centric?
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Unread 07-07-2010, 02:53 PM   #24
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Dont know good question
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Unread 07-07-2010, 03:14 PM   #25
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Just to clarify...are the stock jeep wheels hub-centric?
Yes they are.
The only other wheels that I know of are made by A.E.V.
Also as stated earlier in this thread it is still beneficial to have hub-centric spacers even with non hub-centric wheels!
This will provide a good self centering connection between the spacer and the axle flange.
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Unread 07-07-2010, 10:15 PM   #26
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Yes they are.
The only other wheels that I know of are made by A.E.V.
Also as stated earlier in this thread it is still beneficial to have hub-centric spacers even with non hub-centric wheels!
This will provide a good self centering connection between the spacer and the axle flange.
so,
Lug-c with lug-c is bad
Hub-c wheel with lug-c spacer is okay
Hub-c wheel and hub-c spacer is the best?

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Unread 07-07-2010, 10:26 PM   #27
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so,
Lug-c with lug-c is bad
Hub-c wheel with lug-c spacer is okay
Hub-c wheel and hub-c spacer is the best?

I had the RC spacers that were not hub-centric and had no problems so I wouldn't call them bad.
They all need to have the torque checked on a regular basis!
I would say,
Lug-c with lug-c is o.k.
Hub-c with lug-c is better.
Hub-c with hub-c is even better yet.
Wheel attached directly to axle flange best!
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Unread 07-08-2010, 06:06 AM   #28
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Good stuff JLC08JK! Thanks.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 04:39 PM   #29
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I was told just last week by a RC employee that they were wheel centric only. They were also backordered for 2 weeks.

So, I figured I'd try one of the fleabay sellers at $59 a pair, if they were junk the plan was to buy new wheels. The ones I got appear to be top notch, both wheel and hub centric although they were not advertised that way IIRC. The materials used seem to be high quality, fit perfectly etc.

I'm still not sure I care for spacers on the whole though... Since I haven't bought 285's yet, I might just go ahead and get wheels.

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Unread 12-31-2010, 11:50 PM   #30
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Hate to beat a dead horse here, I am newer to the group but I have been doing some serious cramming on the forum so I can get my WK up to speed. The installation instructions for the RC spacers makes it very clear (as mentioned earlier) that these are in fact hubcentric. If you look at the pic on their page you can tell they have the hub ridge and the ridge for where it mates up to the wheel. So now I guess I am wondering why they would specifically say they are only for JKs???? I called Rough Country and the guy that answered was super nice etc and he said they would work on my WK. So instead of putting the thought to bed I am back wondering if I should get a set of these due to price.

1. Aircraft aluminum -- check
2. Hubcentric -- check
3. Works with a WK - - um not totally sure

I would prefer to use my stock rims to save some serious cash, but I really don't want to end up with an unsafe rig. Feedback more than welcome.

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