wheel spacers // handling issues? - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
Wheeler
 
ntcbassman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Age: 50
Posts: 45
Feedback: 0 reviews
wheel spacers // handling issues?

just ordered some wheel spacers for my ride 1.25" which will give my jeep that perfect look i like (imo) .. very excited about getting them and slapping em on. i was just wondering though how the wider "stance" will impact handling (especially on the highway). has anyone here ever put a set on and then hated the way their jeep handled and pulled em off???

just wondering * please don't beat up the noob
ntcbassman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 07:03 AM
Granite Guru
 
NorthGAX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Buford, GA
Age: 43
Posts: 472
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to NorthGAX Send a message via Yahoo to NorthGAX

I have SpyderTrax spacers on my rig (stock suspension, wheels and tires) and the handling is not any different on road. My spacers are 1.5" and the tires now are even with the stock fender flares and look nice.

I purchased them becuase I was rubbing on my Teraflex sway bar disconnects.

Love you brother and you will always be my hero!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
NorthGAX is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 07:21 AM
Rock God
 
JIMBOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Norcal/NorNV
Age: 76
Posts: 799
Feedback: 0 reviews

If you follow the Spidertrax instructions and check them at 500 miles, then each time you rotate your tires-no problemo

I've got Spidertrax on my JK and they moved the Hankooks RIGHT to the edge of the Bushwackers

Quote:
JIMBO


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Man, you gotta have style

"YELLOW JEEP No. 683"
JIMBOX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 10:07 AM
Rock God
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 774
Feedback: 0 reviews

I have had ebay spacers on my JK for 3 years and ebay spacers on my TJ for 9 years. Never a problem.

DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH SHAFFERS OFFROAD. YOU WILL BE SORRY YOU DID..
igofshn is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 10:11 AM
JKO Addict!
 
priell3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northcentral, PA
Age: 58
Posts: 2,306
Garage
Feedback: 1 reviews

I had the Spidertrax on mine for a while and if anything, they improved the handling by widening the stance and lowering the center of gravity. Just check them periodically to make sure everything is tightened to specs.


MikeP

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

priell3 is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 06:47 PM
Granite Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Apple Valley, Calif
Posts: 184
Feedback: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by priell3 View Post
I had the Spidertrax on mine for a while and if anything, they improved the handling by widening the stance and lowering the center of gravity. Just check them periodically to make sure everything is tightened to specs.
Wait a minute! How would they lower your center of gravity? They would make no change to the COG.

2008 JK Rubicon
86ish Formula Toyota
OlMan is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 01-14-2010, 06:57 PM
JKO Addict!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Tracy, California
Age: 39
Posts: 3,068
Feedback: 4 reviews

I think he meant they would lower your roll center. By widening your stance a total of 3" (1.5" per side) you would place your roll center lower by almost the same amount, not your COG.

United States Army 1997-Present

When a life or death decision must be made in seconds.....the police are only a minute away.
09rubicon is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 01-28-2010, 02:19 PM
Granite Guru
 
jimb66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Holly Springs, NC
Posts: 142
Feedback: 0 reviews

By widening the stance, is the added stress to the stock axels a concern? It seems that on the Sahara wheel, 6" BS, 1.5" spacer would put the hub under center of the rim. Which is good, correct?
jimb66 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 01-29-2010, 08:31 AM
Rock God
 
Jason @ Warrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Age: 39
Posts: 665
Feedback: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimb66 View Post
By widening the stance, is the added stress to the stock axels a concern? It seems that on the Sahara wheel, 6" BS, 1.5" spacer would put the hub under center of the rim. Which is good, correct?
It can add some stress to the bearing unit, and likely shorten its lifespan...but I'd imagine it'd be no worse than the giant 37" tires alot of people are strapping to the axles.

I no longer work with Warrior. I am now working with The FIRM.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jason @ Warrior is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 01-29-2010, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
Wheeler
 
ntcbassman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Age: 50
Posts: 45
Feedback: 0 reviews

i put my spacers on last weekend and must admit. i like the way my jeep handles better
ntcbassman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome