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Unread 01-01-2013, 01:29 PM   #16
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Personally, I don't think that the 1.5" spacers do anything significant with regard to wear. The spacer, in effect, is the same as purchasing/installing wheels with different backspacing.

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Unread 01-02-2013, 05:22 AM   #17
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How often do you recommend checking them? Every wheel rotation, more/less?

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I have the 1.5 spacers on my stock rubi. I'll get you a picture tomorrow. Been wheeling with them no issues, but make sure you check and recheck them to assure they are tight. Also i don't know about other places but i was told that anything over a 1/4 inch here and they will not pass inspection. Not really an issue since you can take them off easily, or maybe it won't be an issue where you live.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 06:59 AM   #18
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If you apply locktite, every time you check them and break the locktite you'll need to reapply it.

Mine are custom milled 2" spacers and I've had them on for the past 10,000 miles and I've checked them once

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Unread 01-02-2013, 09:09 AM   #19
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How often do you recommend checking them? Every wheel rotation, more/less?
Every Oil Change/Rotation should be fine. I checked the ones on my 2005 each time and never a single lugnut worked loose, I was also guilty of not using locktite
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Unread 01-02-2013, 11:11 AM   #20
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I've been running spidertrax 1.5" spacers for a year now and no issues at all. I check the nuts each time I rotate my tires. A trick that I picked up on this forum is, since I did locktite them, is I set my torque wrench to 10 or 15 lbs under what I originally tightened them to and just bump them to make sure they are still tight (and not breaking the locktite hold). So far I haven't had to re-tighten them at all.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 04:24 PM   #21
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I've been running spidertrax 1.5" spacers for a year now and no issues at all. I check the nuts each time I rotate my tires. A trick that I picked up on this forum is, since I did locktite them, is I set my torque wrench to 10 or 15 lbs under what I originally tightened them to and just bump them to make sure they are still tight (and not breaking the locktite hold). So far I haven't had to re-tighten them at all.
Hey, that's a nice solution for generally checking the tightness without breaking the loctite.

BTW, here are some shots of my 1.5" Spidertrax spacers that I installed on my TJ in 2009 for the OP ...





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Unread 01-02-2013, 04:36 PM   #22
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Unread 01-02-2013, 04:39 PM   #23
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Hey, that's a nice solution for generally checking the tightness without breaking the loctite.

BTW, here are some shots of my 1.5" Spidertrax spacers that I installed on my TJ in 2009 for the OP ...





What kind of brake pads are you running there?
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Unread 01-02-2013, 04:48 PM   #24
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What kind of brake pads are you running there?
Secret brake pads

Actually, that's a Vanco "Big Brake" kit that Blaine installed on my TJ. I don't specifically know whether this is strictly the "old" Vanco set-up or whether Blaine added any of the subsequent improvements that have led up to the latest version.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 05:27 PM   #25
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Any pics?

I'm probably not going to be doing any rock crawling, just two tracking, some mud and snow.

Thanks
On side note, you mentioned BFG mud tires and snow, I am assuming you have the BFG KM2 . I have them my Wrangler Unlimited and also on my 3/4 ton truck. They work well in deep snow and most everything else, but are Extremely bad on snow pack and ice. I like the tire a lot, but watch them on hard packed snow.
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If you apply locktite, every time you check them and break the locktite you'll need to reapply it.

Mine are custom milled 2" spacers and I've had them on for the past 10,000 miles and I've checked them once

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What about older Jeeps, are they safe ie CJ5 1978?
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Unread 01-02-2013, 06:00 PM   #27
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i dont see why not
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Unread 01-02-2013, 07:42 PM   #28
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I had 1.5 spacers on my TJ with 33s went through 3 sets of wheel bearings in 2 years, they put stress on the wheel bearings because the tires are to far out from the Axel !
They look nice, but it starts to cost is to much !!!
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Unread 01-02-2013, 07:52 PM   #29
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lower offset wheels would do the same thing. dont blame the spacer
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Unread 01-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #30
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Why not just do it the right way and go with a wheel that will give you the backspacing you want. The wheels don't have to be checked at specific intervals to prevent failure. Call it peace of mind and safety for you, your loved ones and the family headed toward you in the other lane.
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