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Kayak83 04-20-2012 12:28 PM

Verdict On Spacers (good or bad?)
 
What's the consensus on spacers around here? I had 1.5" Rough Country spacers on my WK but I broke a bolt and vowed to never use a spacer again. Only reason the bolt was found was during a tire rotation, which scares the crap out of me. I'd like to get my tires moved away from the bolt and get a wider clearance.

Is there a better brand that should be used or is is just unsafe no matter what?

SvenskaJeepGuy 04-20-2012 12:49 PM

Re: Verdict On Spacers (good or bad?)
 
there are good spacers and bad spacers, im sure the off road guys will have more info. i am against them, had a bad experience with them on my wj

Crestwood1001 04-20-2012 12:52 PM

Spider trax is the way to go, but you HAVE to torque then to correct specs you can't just have a mechanic go to town on them with an air gun!

05wkguy 04-20-2012 01:51 PM

Re: Verdict On Spacers (good or bad?)
 
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

werd!!

vinpaa 04-20-2012 03:19 PM

Re: Verdict On Spacers (good or bad?)
 
I just ordered the RC spacers. Now your making me nervous...

Escape 04-20-2012 03:31 PM

Re: Verdict On Spacers (good or bad?)
 
I think it should be done properly.

Instead of spacers get the correct offset rim.

Lucas J 04-20-2012 03:53 PM

Re: Verdict On Spacers (good or bad?)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Escape (Post 616502)
I think it should be done properly.

Instead of spacers get the correct offset rim.

I agree but new rims are expensive and spacers are fairly cheap. If you are going to run spacers they should be Spidertrax. Best spacers made. Personally I wouldn't use any others.

Kayak83 04-20-2012 04:10 PM

Re: Verdict On Spacers (good or bad?)
 
After breaking a bolt on my rc spacers I couldn't put a price on safety. Although the spidertrax look good.

vinpaa 04-20-2012 04:12 PM

Re: Verdict On Spacers (good or bad?)
 
What offset would the rim be to add a wider stance to your WK? I have been torn between getting aftermarket rims or a set of MOABs.

Kayak83 04-20-2012 04:15 PM

Re: Verdict On Spacers (good or bad?)
 
I've been looking at some Mamba mr-1 wheels.

Lucas J 04-20-2012 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kayak83 (Post 616523)
I've been looking at some Mamba mr-1 wheels.

FTMFW!

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bsw989 04-20-2012 08:57 PM

Re: Verdict On Spacers (good or bad?)
 
Does anybody know what brand spacers Jeepin' By Al sells with the OME lift? I know they are the same blue color as the spidetrax but wondered if they WERE spidertrax or just made to look like them? Any identifying markings on the spidertrax?


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