Wheel Spacer Confusion! - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 03-14-2015, 04:51 PM
YFD_322's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2016 SRT WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 461
Thanks: 11
Thanked 54 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 17612
YFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond repute
Wheel Spacer Confusion!

Ok. Picking up my new Granite Altitude on Monday. I'm intrigued about these spacers. I've been reading my searches here for the past hour and became more afraid of doing this mod so I have a couple questions.

I see people running 1.25 Front & 1.50 Rear Why?
I read about tires rubbing with this setup?
I read about bearings possibly breaking?
Grinding down Bolts?

I have also seen many selling them not long after, is this mod more hurtful than it's worth? Thanks if anyone can shed some light on this...

__________________
2016 Shelby GT350
2016 SRT Grand Cherokee
2015 Altitude Grand Cherokee
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-14-2015, 05:05 PM
YFD_322's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2016 SRT WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 461
Thanks: 11
Thanked 54 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 17612
YFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Wheel Spacer Confusion!

Ok. I read this...and that's enough info for me.

"The WK2 suspension seems to be much more sensitive to tire balance and defects than others. Many here that have used spacers or smaller offset wheels have seen the issue amplified. Just saying that if you don't have near perfectly balanced wheels and tires you will eventually be taking the spacers off".
__________________
2016 Shelby GT350
2016 SRT Grand Cherokee
2015 Altitude Grand Cherokee
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-14-2015, 08:15 PM
Overland Express's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2015 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: CT
Posts: 115
Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 1420
Overland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Wheel Spacer Confusion!

I have been running 1.25 on all fours for over five months since new. For me it started all for the look. But I feel it handles slightly better. No rubbing at all unless you take sharp corners in park mode. (Quadralift) I just turned off that setting. Wasn't really beneficial to me anyway. No bolt grinding ( I went with Bora spacers) I haven't had one issue with them as of yet. Still drives silky smooth. If I have issues I can sell them in a minute, always people on the forums looking to put them on.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-14-2015, 08:21 PM
YFD_322's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2016 SRT WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 461
Thanks: 11
Thanked 54 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 17612
YFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond reputeYFD_322 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Wheel Spacer Confusion!

Thank you for clearing up some. I'm getting the altitude and I heard those wheels were a problem but I think the newer models have no issues, is that true? And no shaving?
__________________
2016 Shelby GT350
2016 SRT Grand Cherokee
2015 Altitude Grand Cherokee
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-14-2015, 10:18 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 46
Thanks: 4
Thanked 9 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 2351
ErniesWK2 is on a distinguished road
Re: Wheel Spacer Confusion!

Wheel spacers can cause accelerated wear on suspension and hub components because of the added stress that they place on parts that were designed to certain tolerances by the manufacturer. Because the wheels are further from the hub, more stress is placed on the wheel bearing, hubs and/or axles, potentially causes these parts to fail prematurely. Wheel offset tolerances are specifically engineered by manufacturers for a reason. I personally have had bearings seize because of alterations of offset. I personally would never use spacers on any of my new vehicles.


Sent from my iPad using JeepGarage
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-14-2015, 10:40 PM
antsjeep's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2015 WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,241
Thanks: 204
Thanked 229 Times in 198 Posts
Rep Power: 18339
antsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond repute
Wheel Spacer Confusion!

I ran 1.25" spacers for 6 years (roughly 65k miles) on my previous WK without a single issue as mentioned by Ernies.

If you buy 1.25" spacers you will not have to trim anything, they are a direct bolt on for the WK2.

Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
__________________
2015 Altitude - Billet Silver
SRT Springs, Taillight Bezels, Red Start Button, Pedals & Grille Mesh, Black Lugs,
Mopar 4" Chrome exhaust tips, 1.25" Bora Wheel Spacers,
DDM 5500k HID,
Red LED 3157 Bulbs, 15% Tint, Polk DB Center Channel, Mopar All Weather Mats

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-14-2015, 11:25 PM
Overland Express's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2015 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: CT
Posts: 115
Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 1420
Overland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond reputeOverland Express has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Wheel Spacer Confusion!

Quote:
Originally Posted by YFD_322 View Post
Thank you for clearing up some. I'm getting the altitude and I heard those wheels were a problem but I think the newer models have no issues, is that true? And no shaving?

No shaving at all. I can't speak on if different model years wheels are better or not. Yes cars are made and parts are designed with certain tolerances, but those are rated well under what they can perform to do time and time again. I am not worried at all about premature failure of components. For every one person that has problems there are 1,000 that don't. Just like transmission issues with the 8-speed. You read that people have issues....yes but there are also thousands that have no issues at all. Components will fail, and things will break before their expected time, but that is with any car manufacture expensive or not since the Henry Ford days
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wheel spacer????? Shela_wk Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 5 02-13-2015 04:11 AM
1.5" Wheel Spacer brand preference Antarctic79 Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 1 08-30-2014 04:45 PM
Wheel Spacer question letsgomets Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 8 12-07-2011 03:16 PM
So much confusion bozer Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 2 09-28-2010 10:37 AM
Overland QTII, Select Trac, & Quadra Lift confusion. Sir Bean Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 41 08-27-2010 10:40 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.