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post #1 of 8 Old 06-02-2017, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Curious about Spacers.

New 2016 JKU hypergreen. Thinking about adding spacers to "widen the stance" a bit. It will be a bit before I can add new wheels, tires and lift. Has anyone used spacers on stock wheels and rims? This is purely cosmetic, curious how it changes the look. Any feedback is appreciated.


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post #2 of 8 Old 06-02-2017, 05:48 PM
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Just about everyone has used them when putting oversized tires on stock wheels. Until you buy tires save your money.

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I ran Spidertrax spacers with my stock Rubicon wheels - rock solid, zero drama, made in USA. Would recommend without question.

I put the spacers on when I did my lift, and then had to wait a bit to buy my 35s. Spacers widen the track, add stability, and don't cost much.

I say "go for it". Just make sure you get good ones and install 'em (or have installed) properly. Don't fuck around with safety.


EDIT: for reference, 2-door with 2.5" lift and stock rims with spacers - stock 32s, then 35s


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post #4 of 8 Old 06-02-2017, 11:03 PM
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No problem with running spacers. Just get good ones like what was said above and make sure to follow installation instructions to the T and remember to take the stupid stock retaining clips off of the wheel studs, if not, you will loose a wheel while driving.
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No problem with running spacers. Just get good ones like what was said above and make sure to follow installation instructions to the T and remember to take the stupid stock retaining clips off of the wheel studs, if not, you will loose a wheel while driving.


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just so OP has the proper regurgitation of data (that's - I'll remind obnoxiously- pretty easily searched for and found on this very forum )on the subject , should we mention that even the good ones(spacers) can still & will cause additional load strains upon ball joints that are already mediocre from factory or would that open a can of worms we don't need to summon forth again ? Yep. We've all run 'em but the farther out you go the more leverage strain is placed upon the joints on the C's ... like every modification, it has trade-offs to consider, even if negligable.




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They change the look dramatically, just installed wheel spacers and a 1" puck to the front springs. leveled her out just right until I decide what complete setup I want.
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I have about 4,000 miles on the SpiderTrax Wheel Spacers on my 2017 Willys.. No issues so far at all. I love the look it gives
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