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Wheel Spacers

I put some new wheel spacers on my jeep and I was getting a wobble. When I take them off theres no wobble. This was all coming from the front. Any ideas??????

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A quick guide to using spacers:

STEP 1: USE LOCKTITE
STEP 2: SERIOUSLY, USE LOCKTITE; It is your friend.
STEP 3: Drive about 30-40 miles, pull wheels, retorque all nuts to 90-100 '# and resintall.

If wobble still persists with spacers installed but it is gone without them, return those spacers as defective and try again.



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Did you take the clips off the rotors? The little star washers? Are the spacers hubcentric?

I've never used locktite in 35,000 miles

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A quick guide to using spacers:

STEP 1: USE LOCKTITE
STEP 2: SERIOUSLY, USE LOCKTITE; It is your friend.
STEP 3: Drive about 30-40 miles, pull wheels, retorque all nuts to 90-100 '# and resintall.

If wobble still persists with spacers installed but it is gone without them, return those spacers as defective and try again.
Did all of those steps and still wobbly. The spacer is not tight on the studs and moves around. That bothers me.

I'm sure I'll think of something
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Did you take the clips off the rotors? The little star washers? Are the spacers hubcentric?

I've never used locktite in 35,000 miles
What clips? Pictures please. The spacer went on with no problem.

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What clips? Pictures please. The spacer went on with no problem.

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Did all of those steps and still wobbly. The spacer is not tight on the studs and moves around. That bothers me.
Step torque the lug nuts. Stick a screwdriver in the rotor vanes (to jamb it against the caliper as you torque it). Start at 15ft/lb, then 40ft/lb, 65ft/lb, 95ft/lb. This helps ensure even torque across all lugs and it keeps as centered as you can.

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Did all of those steps and still wobbly. The spacer is not tight on the studs and moves around. That bothers me.
The spacer is not tight and you're wondering what the problem is? "There's your problem."

What spacers are you using?
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The spacer is not tight and you're wondering what the problem is? "There's your problem."

What spacers are you using?
Probably cheap ones, or didnt follow the instructions when installing them
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The spacer is not tight and you're wondering what the problem is? "There's your problem."

What spacers are you using?
I think he just means they are lug centric and not hub, from what it sounds like..

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I think he just means they are lug centric and not hub, from what it sounds like..
He said the spacer is moving around on the hub. That shouldn't happen on either application.

Unless, maybe he's saying he can't get it centered perfectly?

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He said the spacer is moving around on the hub. That shouldn't happen on either application.

Unless, maybe he's saying he can't get it centered perfectly?

OP?
I know if I just set my lug centric spacers on the studs there is slop around the studs. That is why the lug nuts are conical, to center it on the studs.

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