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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 01-01-2011, 05:23 PM   #31
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The JK specific tag there just refers to 5X5 bolt pattern of the JK, thats all. As for the spacers I've only had mine a short time with no problems. Its a good idea to check the torque on them when you rotate your tires though. And good luck keeping your ride clean with all that rubber poking out

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Unread 01-01-2011, 05:26 PM   #32
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I have been running the spiertrax for almost a year now and 0 issues.

they are high quality, and worth the cost IMO
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Unread 01-01-2011, 06:07 PM   #33
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Unread 01-01-2011, 06:15 PM   #34
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Right from here;
http://roughcountry.com/wheel-spacers_1091.html

States that they are hubcentric.
At the time that I wrote that (April 2010) the RC spacers were not hub centric.
They have since changed their design to a hub-centric machining.
If you get a set of used R/C spacers be sure to verify that they are of the new design.
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Unread 01-01-2011, 06:20 PM   #35
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At the time that I wrote that the RC spacers were not hub centric.
They have since changed their design to a hub-centric machining.
If you get a set of used R/C spacers be sure to verify that they are of the new design.
Yeah I read further into the thread and saw you mentioned that. I actually have the old design on mine and really have no issue with them at all. I just made damn sure the surfaces were almost polished clean and slowly put the lug nuts on until they seated. Tightened a little more and then rubber mallet time. After that torqued to spec.
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Unread 01-01-2011, 06:44 PM   #36
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I ended up finding a deal on the spidertrax from 4wheelparts and went with them. So sorry for the firedrill but the more I read through it the more paranoid I got All I keep picturing is my 10 year old son and not wanting to flip jeep as a wheel flew off. I got them for $180 bucks shipping included.
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Unread 01-01-2011, 06:56 PM   #37
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I ended up finding a deal on the spidertrax from 4wheelparts and went with them. So sorry for the firedrill but the more I read through it the more paranoid I got All I keep picturing is my 10 year old son and not wanting to flip jeep as a wheel flew off. I got them for $180 bucks shipping included.
Decent price for sure. I figuer eventually I'll probably try out the new Gen RC's or try out some Spidertrax. I find no matter what parts you get it will largely come down to maintenance on them. If you ignore retorquing something your just begging for something bad to happen.
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Unread 01-01-2011, 07:00 PM   #38
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Spidertrax cured a BAD case of DeathWobble for me. I HIGHLY recommend em.
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Unread 01-01-2011, 07:12 PM   #39
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Spidertrax cured a BAD case of DeathWobble for me. I HIGHLY recommend em.
That is not even possible in the realm of physics.
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Unread 01-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #40
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Spidertrax cured a BAD case of DeathWobble for me. I HIGHLY recommend em.
uh whhhaaaa????? Death Wobble is normally loose and/or bent/broken components in your steering??? What does that have to do with wheel spacing???
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Unread 01-01-2011, 07:27 PM   #41
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I heard that Spidertrax spacers also cure cancer and aids.
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Wheel spacers will change the relation between the tire and the pivot point at the ball joint of the steering (scrub radius) thus having an affect on the overall characteristics of the steering.
I would not be so quick to dismiss the possibility of spacers making an improvement and possibly curing some of the negative aspects of the steering.
Curing death wobble? I doubt it.
Positive improvement? quite possible!
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Unread 01-02-2011, 07:25 AM   #43
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I went with Spidertrax. I got them through their "Outlet" for $79 a pair. They have cosmetic blemishes, but I couldn't find anything wrong with the ones I got, and they have the same warranty as the "regular" ones.
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That is not even possible in the realm of physics.
But....it's what happened! We eliminated every other possible cause....only left the adapter/spacers. When we changed those, the DW went away. Completely. Don't ask me how, but it did.
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I heard that Spidertrax spacers also cure cancer and aids.
Don't be ridiculous! That's the Pentastar that's gonna do that!
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