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Old 12-02-2017, 05:58 AM
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Contemplating putting wheel spacers on my 07 JK. What are the pros and cons? input greatly appriciated
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I've ran them without issues just get good ones from either Motorsport tech in Sparks or Spidertrax.
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There are some links in post #6 that might be helpful.

https://www.jk-forum.com/forums/modi...s-safe-317080/
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I'd much rather have properly backspaced wheels, but alas I'm currently running spacers myself. As already suggested, buy quality.....not some cheap ebay spacer. Install properly and maintain em. I typically just double check the lugs when I have wheels off for whatever reason....which for me is pretty occasionally. No issues yet with used set of Spidertrax I picked up a while back.
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Be sure whatever spacers you buy are hubcentric, make sure to remove all of the brake rotor assembly clips, torque spacer lugs to 100ft-lbs.
There's zero difference between the $90 ebay spacers and the $200 spidertrax spacers.
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Originally Posted by eng23ine View Post
Be sure whatever spacers you buy are hubcentric, make sure to remove all of the brake rotor assembly clips, torque spacer lugs to 100ft-lbs.
There's zero difference between the $90 ebay spacers and the $200 spidertrax spacers.
I think thereís a pretty big difference in quality when you compare machined diecast spacers with machined billet spacers...
SpyderTrax spacers now have a recess machined into the backsides of the spacers that allow you to keep the rotor retention clips.
Before installing any spacers, itís a good idea to wire brush any rust from the hub and face of the rotor that the spacer will mate to. From there, a thin coating of antiseize around the hub - wiping off excess residue - will keep your spacers from corroding and locking onto your hubs in the same manner that most of our hub-centric alloy wheels do...

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Been running spidertrax for about 2 years now with no issues. No downside as far as I can tell, unless you run into a tire store that won't fool with them when it comes time to have some work done .
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