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Old December 14th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #1
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i was thinkling of getting some 1 1/4'' wheel spacers for my jeep and i know they would create more stress on the bearing and such, but i was just wondering if they are safe to run and even worth putting on. do any of you run them? any suggestions and opinions are welcome.
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Old December 14th, 2006, 04:32 PM   #2
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As long as you make sure everything is torqued correctly and you buy some decent spacers you shouldn't have a problem. I've been running 1" spacers for a year with no problems
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Old December 14th, 2006, 08:39 PM   #3
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I run spidertrax 1.25 spacers on my TJ, and put @600 miles a week on it. make sure you use locktite ( i used blue, i think?) and torque 'em right. I screwed up the back spacers and scared the hell out of myself when i thought the whole rear was coming apart. check the TQ every time you rotate your tires, too.
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Old December 14th, 2006, 09:04 PM   #4
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yeah i was looking at the spidertrax spacers. what is the torque value needed for them?
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Old December 16th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #5
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I've been running 2in wheel spacers in the back for a long time with no problems on my 85 toyota with 38's but it is a toyota and not a jeep.
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Old December 16th, 2006, 05:29 PM   #6
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I always torque mine any where from 80 to 100 foot pounds
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I have 2" spacers on my cherokee running 36's for a year now and havent had any problems. Could have got away with 1" but didnt know it at the time.
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yeah i was looking at the spidertrax spacers. what is the torque value needed for them?
I torque them to 100 lb/ft, but honestly, they have not moved since i re-torqued them the first time. we don't need to talk about what happened to the rear (I screwed up installing 'em!)
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I have 1.5 inch ones on my jeepster. Still not sure if im gonna keep em or not
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I am running 2" spacers with no problems. A few things to think about NEVER use any kind of locktite or compound on lug nuts. If you do you can't check the torque on them. The first time you re-torque them, that messes up the locktite and it just gets crap in the threads so you cant get the correct spec. Aluminum expands when heated and the studs may not have been seated right so after some miles, re-torque hem solves that issue. Once they seat they should be fine. About the extra stress on the parts, wheels with greater offset do the same thing as the spacers. You are in turn moving the mounting surface away from the center line with the offset instead of spacers so I don’t see much of a difference. Maybe there's something I am missing but so far so good with mine.
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I run 1.5" wheel spacers on my dub. I have for about a year with no problems. Just make sure they are tight.
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I torque them to 100 lb/ft, but honestly, they have not moved since i re-torqued them the first time. we don't need to talk about what happened to the rear (I screwed up installing 'em!)
Oh-boy that was fun!
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A few things to think about NEVER use any kind of locktite or compound on lug nuts. If you do you can't check the torque on them. The first time you re-torque them, that messes up the locktite and it just gets crap in the threads so you cant get the correct spec.

I have to agree with the loctite issue. I know some companies tell you to use it. I'm not running locktite on mine, they are torqued to whatever measurement you would use for your wheels. I use 100 ft/lb
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I know for mine (from marlin crawler), 100 ft-lbs is too much. I believe mine ar 80 ft-lbs. Overtorquing them is bad.

Just check and follow what the manufacturer recommends.
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