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Wheel Spacers

The last Jeep I owned I used Spidertrax wheel spacers. Primarily for the centric hub and rim feature.
I found these on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
The price is about $60 less than a set of Spidertrax spacers. However they don't have the centric features. My concern is getting the wheels to run true. Does anyone have experience in using non-centric wheel spacers?
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They likely will run true.
The studs will keep everything centered, but.....
The issue here is this type of spacer makes the lug studs carry the weight of the vehicle.
A hub centric spacer carries the weight at the hub center and the lug and nut keep the wheel firmly against the hub, as was their design.
So, the potential of lug shearing presents itself since these components are doing something they were never intended to do, when not using a hub centric design.
This type of spacer seems OK for light duty use (mall crawling seems to be the favored term) but for the potental of off road side loading and verticle forces punching the wheel, etc. not the best idea.
Do remember, spacers will reduce the clearance the tire has within the wheel well while turning.

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Id spend the extra money and go with the Spidertrax.




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07 you run the 1.25" right? did you have to replace the factory studs with shorter studs? Was wondering if the extra 1/4" would give more turning clearance vs. the 1.5" but dont wanna change the factory studs
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07 you run the 1.25" right? did you have to replace the factory studs with shorter studs? Was wondering if the extra 1/4" would give more turning clearance vs. the 1.5" but dont wanna change the factory studs
X2: ya that would help clear the "Hmmmm"
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I think i will go without the spacers first. I'm going with the Rough Country 2" lift kit. Hopefully that will level up the front. And after these tires wear out P265/70-17 tires on the stock rims. I would like thous tires to protrude out farther but am worried with turning and rubbing.
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07 you run the 1.25" right? did you have to replace the factory studs with shorter studs? Was wondering if the extra 1/4" would give more turning clearance vs. the 1.5" but dont wanna change the factory studs
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X2: ya that would help clear the "Hmmmm"
Yes, I run the 1.25 inch Spidertrax wheel spacers. They are listed for the 1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ. I didnt have to replace the studs. The wheel spacers were direct bolt on.




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I run the 1.5inch Spidertrax spacer, you get what you pay for.





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If I do the lift with spacers I'll def get spidertrax my ques is there an advan of the 1.5 vs 1.25
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Just how far the wheels stick out past the fenders. 1.25" will have them flush with the fenders.

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