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Unread 07-24-2010, 09:44 AM   #1
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Spidertrax Wheel Spacer Install !

Wow, this might have been the best upgrade I've made it in a long time. I have to thank my buddy Scott who helped me get this done (sun was going down and he had a floor jack).

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Unread 07-24-2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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Hope you used RED LOCK-TITE and tighted to 100 ft-lbs. Anyway I like em. Wider track and look nice..
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Unread 07-24-2010, 04:09 PM   #3
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Yes, we followed the instructions to the letter. I needed an excuse to buy a new torque wrench (side benefit). These spidertrax spacers are machined beautifully and fit snug and tight.
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Unread 07-24-2010, 07:03 PM   #4
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Does increasing your stance have any negetive effects, other then a ticket in some states depending on your flares? I assume it's to widen your stance to improve balance?
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Unread 07-24-2010, 07:31 PM   #5
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Does increasing your stance have any negetive effects, other then a ticket in some states depending on your flares? I assume it's to widen your stance to improve balance?
He for sure changed his scrub radius from negative to positive (with a 4x4 you like to stay negative, better steering and less jerking during braking).. Too much scrub radius is a friend of the DW devil..
He might compensate with different wheel off sets and wider tires.....
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Unread 07-24-2010, 08:35 PM   #6
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I haven't wheeled this way yet. It does seem more stable on the road. Without the spacers, my wheels were very inside my Xenon fenders. Now, they are barely outside. I intend to get new tires this coming year, I will probably try to find wheels with a hair less offset and bring them back inside the fenders. Before, my 35/1250's looked like 35/1050's on my Jeep. Now, they look right.

Anyone want a good deal on BFG M/T (not KM2) 35/1250-17 with Procomp 7128 wheels x5 ??
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Unread 07-24-2010, 08:46 PM   #7
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Heh, yea ,I figured mine pretty close, with 1.5" spidertrax, my Hankooks are just even with the Bushwacker flares



My ProComp 8089's have 4,5" BS !!

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Unread 07-24-2010, 09:27 PM   #8
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He for sure changed his scrub radius from negative to positive (with a 4x4 you like to stay negative, better steering and less jerking during braking).. Too much scrub radius is a friend of the DW devil..
He might compensate with different wheel off sets and wider tires.....
I am not sure that everyone appreciates what you are trying to say about scrub radius...have seen some people get by with this kind of settup and about as many that create some problems. I for one know that I went with wheels with less offset and the 35's and they run great w/no DW or problems...tnx for keeping up the good advice.
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I am sorry to be such a neophyte. What does DW stand for?
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Unread 07-24-2010, 10:54 PM   #10
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I am sorry to be such a neophyte. What does DW stand for?
Death Wobble and Steering Shimmy!
There are many threads on the subject and a few of them can be found in the new F.A.Q. that we're building up on top.
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Unread 07-24-2010, 11:01 PM   #11
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I am sorry to be such a neophyte. What does DW stand for?
death wobble
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Unread 08-12-2010, 08:00 AM   #12
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Just installed wheel spacers myself. Now I will be able to fit 33x12.5 on the stock wheels!!!!
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