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? For those running spacers are any of you running on front and back so all looks even? Thanks
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Of corse. Any other way would look strange. I'd recommend Spidertrax.

Edit: I was assuming you meant wheel spacers. If you meant lift then it all depends on how level you want. I have 3/4" in front only to offset the sag of a bumper and winch.

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? For those running spacers are any of you running on front and back so all looks even? Thanks
YES SPIDER TRAX ARE THE WAY TO GO AND I HAVE THEM ON ALL FOUR MAKE SURE U LOC TITE THEM OR YOUR TIRE WILL BE PASSING YOU ON THE HIGHWAY
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sorry yes wheel spacers and thanks for your answer. Jim
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I know its hard to see but in my profile pic i have the 1.5" spacers (Spidertrax) with stock wheels and tires. It makes it look a lot better. Soon i will have rubi take-off tires for a better offroad tire

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I just added a few pics in my profile so you can see the difference in the spacers.

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I've had the "first gen" Rough Country spacers for 35,000 miles. Been doing me fine, they have since gone to hub-centric I believe.

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Do most of you guys use lock tight or take the tires off the torque them again? just looking at getting some with a lift I'm looking at.

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I used lock-tite on the install. About three weeks later i had the wheels off for another Mod I checked each nut and all were good.

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A little hint, check out the Spidertrax website and go to the outlet tab. 80 bucks a pair. Thats what I got, 2 sets. Man does it make the jeep look better.
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Do most of you guys use lock tight or take the tires off the torque them again? just looking at getting some with a lift I'm looking at.

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Never have used lock-tite spacers have been off the Jeep several times. Tires off/rotated at least a dozen times. I step torque them when I install both them and the wheels, so far (35k) I haven't had any issues.

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I step torque them when I install both them and the wheels
Step torque?
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Step torque?
When you tighten each nut in the correct pattern hand tight, then about half of the final torque, Then tighten in the same pattern to acquire final torque instead of torquing each one to full torque once the first time.

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YES SPIDER TRAX ARE THE WAY TO GO AND I HAVE THEM ON ALL FOUR MAKE SURE U LOC TITE THEM OR YOUR TIRE WILL BE PASSING YOU ON THE HIGHWAY
WE CAN ALL HEAR YOU FINE!

I've been running SpiderTrax and have had no issues yet. I would go with a different spacer that's hubcentic and save some money...for all intents and purposes you're just paying for the brand name.

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+ 4 on Spider Trax and I also went with 1.5" on all four wheels with stock rims. It fills the fenders perfectly and gives you (obviously) a 3" wider stance. It will just slightly increase your turning radius and I have had zero rub anywhere.

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Thank you all all great info.
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A little hint, check out the Spidertrax website and go to the outlet tab. 80 bucks a pair. Thats what I got, 2 sets. Man does it make the jeep look better.
Thanks for the Hint. I just order some!!!!!
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Anybody runnin the Poly 1.75 wheel spacers? Would like to see what they look like on.
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I have a couple thousand miles on a set of 4 Rough Country hubcentric wheel spacers.
No problems with them. Got a good deal with the JKO discount.


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Personally I have never understood the appeal of wheel spacers. They cost almost as much as wheels do.
But then I am function oriented, not form. When I did tires and wheels I went with basic black steel. Easier to bang back in shaped in the event of rock bite. And a rattle can of black enamel covers scratches easily to prevent rust.
But there is a wide variety of wheels and options to fit everyone's style. And that will always be a good thing. The Jeep Wrangler is probably the vehicle that is most easily personalized by the owner and has more options too. It's a JEEP THING
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I didn't use loctite. Lost it 3 days later at approx 80mph. The Jeep was giving me warning signs for those 3 days, but I didn't get the message in time.

As fishgutz said, I then went with wheels that didn't need spacers. But that only lasted till I got 37s. They hit the frame at full turn. So I'm back on spacers now, with loctite.

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tehiv:
That's a pretty good representation of what can happen if you don't use loctite and torque those puppies down as well. Glad you're not dead. That could have been much worse.


jrph:
I think running spacers on the front end only would affect not only the looks but also stability. Since you would then wider by 2x the individual spacer width in the front, you could encounter handling problems as well.



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Good point and loctite is a must thanks all.
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