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ebays spacers - opinions?

I tracked down some generic hubcentric commander spacers on ebay - item 290410666481

They are $60 cheaper than spidertrax, but don't have the comfort factor of being a brand everyone trusts. But after all, $60 is 15% of a set of good rock rails.... it all adds up.

Since I need to get a set of 1.5"s this week, anyone care to weigh in with a opinion?
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I don't know much about wheel spacers but if it were me... $60 bucks more is worth the peace of mind. Spidertrax seem to be the one that everyone trusts.

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From the looks of the add they are made of the correct material and are the correct size. I would not be worried about using them but the peace of mind of owning the Spidertrax is worth it too me.



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i will not sell, install or run anything but the spider trax wheel spacers. while they may look to be of good quality a lot of the less expensive spacers are off-shore junk...

this is direct from their website

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Spidertrax has been providing the off-road market with quality wheel spacers since 1999. With our vehicle specific designs, aluminum anodizing for critical corrosion resistance, and our unmatched competition tested no risk money back guarantee, it's easy to see why Spidertrax Wheel Spacers are the #1 choice among four-wheelers. All Spidertrax Wheel Spacer Kits come complete with 2 6061T6 anodized aluminum wheel spacers, pre-installed wheel studs, lugnuts, and Loctite. Proudly manufactured in the United States of America.
hard to beat a guarantee like that & don't forget to support the local economy
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I have run two different sizes of hucentric but non-Spidertrax spacers. No problems (all on-road use), and I actually like that the bare aluminum finish fits in with the OEM hub assembly.

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I am running the very same 1-1/4" spacers on my Commander, no problem. I've used the blue anodized "name brand" in the past on a different Jeep. They are as good as the "name brand" minus the coating.
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I personally wouldnt run any off brand spacers from ebay but thats just me. I'd only run Spidertrax or Fred Goeske wheels spacers.




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I used the ebay spacers and had no problems. When I removed them they were in good shape and I even sold them to Kansas 1230- post #5. Billet aluminum is the same material regardless of who uses it. Spidertrax has a fancy anodized coating and brand recognition which = $.
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I just did my bit for the local economy - and local government thanks to sales tax. So my spacers are blue. But thanks for the feedback folks. Hopefully all these recent posts of mine will prove useful to someone treading the same path.
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I used the ebay spacers and had no problems. When I removed them they were in good shape and I even sold them to Kansas 1230- post #5. Billet aluminum is the same material regardless of who uses it. Spidertrax has a fancy anodized coating and brand recognition which = $.
I definately agree with that statement. However not all spacers are the same. Not all brands are hub/wheel centric. If im going to spend the money Id rather spend a few extra dollars to buy a better product. Its just like brakes and tires. Those are two things on a vehicle I would never cheap out on.




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