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Wheel Spacers, again.

I know that this topic has been exhausted throughout the forum but does anyone have any of the following wheel spacers installed in their WK2? I would like some feedback (pros / cons).

I have a 2015 Grand Cherokee Altitude and was looking to see what was best. My local shop will only install what they sell, which is the following:

1. Rugged Ridge

2. Alloy

3. Spidertrax (I can't seem to find this available anywhere in 1.25 for my Jeep)

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Re: Wheel Spacers, again.

The popular ones on this forum are made by a company called Bora. I can attest to the high quality, 100% bolt on. Just do it yourself in the garage easy stuff. I ended up removing them though as I didn't really like the look.
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Re: Wheel Spacers, again.

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The popular ones on this forum are made by a company called Bora. I can attest to the high quality, 100% bolt on. Just do it yourself in the garage easy stuff. I ended up removing them though as I didn't really like the look.
Would you happen to have photos of your Jeep before/after the wheel spacer?
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Would you happen to have photos of your Jeep before/after the wheel spacer?
Yes, I have all sorts of install and DIY threads. Search posts started by me and you'll see them. I have one specific to installing spacers. The main reason I didn't like them is to me with the stock skinny tires it just looked weird being so far out. I mean they were nice and flush with the fender, but when you were in a position where you can see the tire width it just seemed weird looking to me. I removed and was once again happy. If I am going to have a wheel that's flush, it needs to have a wider tire. So if I do anything again in the future it will be SRT wheels.
A lot of guys here though really like the spacers so this is just my opinion, plus I was never completely thrilled with adding an addition 16 bolts to hold my wheels on in addition to the 16 already there.
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Yes, I have all sorts of install and DIY threads. Search posts started by me and you'll see them. I have one specific to installing spacers. The main reason I didn't like them is to me with the stock skinny tires it just looked weird being so far out. I mean they were nice and flush with the fender, but when you were in a position where you can see the tire width it just seemed weird looking to me. I removed and was once again happy. If I am going to have a wheel that's flush, it needs to have a wider tire. So if I do anything again in the future it will be SRT wheels.
A lot of guys here though really like the spacers so this is just my opinion, plus I was never completely thrilled with adding an addition 16 bolts to hold my wheels on in addition to the 16 already there.
James....I figured out why you don't like the spacers. You mention not wanting to add another 16 bolts to the 16 already there. My High Altitude has 20 and the spacers add another 20. You had better go out to the garage and count again!
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Re: Wheel Spacers, again.

Spider Trax and Rugged Ridge are two very good wheel spacer manufacturers.

Personally I chose Bora spacers and love the fit and finish of them. Lenny at MotorSport Tech is a great guy and is always open to starting group buys to help save everyone a little bit.


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Yes, I have all sorts of install and DIY threads. Search posts started by me and you'll see them. I have one specific to installing spacers. The main reason I didn't like them is to me with the stock skinny tires it just looked weird being so far out. I mean they were nice and flush with the fender, but when you were in a position where you can see the tire width it just seemed weird looking to me. I removed and was once again happy. If I am going to have a wheel that's flush, it needs to have a wider tire. So if I do anything again in the future it will be SRT wheels.
A lot of guys here though really like the spacers so this is just my opinion, plus I was never completely thrilled with adding an addition 16 bolts to hold my wheels on in addition to the 16 already there.
I checked out the photos you have and was wondering if you have a photo of the angle of the car/wheels where you didn't like the look. From the photos I saw, it was hard to tell the difference in width.
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James....I figured out why you don't like the spacers. You mention not wanting to add another 16 bolts to the 16 already there. My High Altitude has 20 and the spacers add another 20. You had better go out to the garage and count again!
Oh man, that would be an issue of me not being able to count LOL oooops yes I had all 40 lugnuts installed hehe
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I checked out the photos you have and was wondering if you have a photo of the angle of the car/wheels where you didn't like the look. From the photos I saw, it was hard to tell the difference in width.
This is the sort of angle I'm talking about. An angle where you can see the entire tire. This picture you see how the rear wheel is kind of far out and it just looks weird to me with such a skinny tire. Now if they were wide like the SRT wheel/tire I would be all about it. Maybe someday I'll get a set of SRT wheels, but until then I prefer the stock stance with the original wheels.

I never posted this picture.
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Oh man, that would be an issue of me not being able to count LOL oooops yes I had all 40 lignite installed hehe
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This is the sort of angle I'm talking about. An angle where you can see the entire tire. This picture you see how the rear wheel is kind of far out and it just looks weird to me with such a skinny tire. Now if they were wide like the SRT wheel/tire I would be all about it. Maybe someday I'll get a set of SRT wheels, but until then I prefer the stock stance with the original wheels.

I never posted this picture.

I personally like the way your Jeep looks in this photo.

Is this on a stock suspension setup? Or have you lowered it here?
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I personally like the way your Jeep looks in this photo.

Is this on a stock suspension setup? Or have you lowered it here?
Lowered about an inch all around using the custom links. Yeah its just a personal preference. Some like the look some dont. Since I wasn't thrilled with the look anyway, the fact that my vehicle then had 40 lug nuts also scared me a little.
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