New Tires & Spidertrax Spacers! - Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum
Wheels / Tires This section contains discussion about wheels and tires for your Jeep Commander.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Points: 6,403, Level: 52 Points: 6,403, Level: 52 Points: 6,403, Level: 52
Level up: 27% Level up: 27% Level up: 27%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Command This.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The greatest state in the union! Wisconsin
Posts: 456
Send a message via AIM to Command This.
New Tires & Spidertrax Spacers!

Next week I will be the proud father of a new set of 265/70-17 Bridgestone Revo 2s and Spidertrax spacers. Anybody have any advice other than what is already up on all the stickys? Pictures to come!

Jon
Command This. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 03:14 PM
Senior Member
Points: 7,761, Level: 59 Points: 7,761, Level: 59 Points: 7,761, Level: 59
Level up: 6% Level up: 6% Level up: 6%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
USMCMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 696
Only advice I have is that new rims are only a little bit more then the cost of spacers! That is the only reason why I have rims and not spacers. Sorry if your purchases are final and this is not what you wanna hear. Stock wheels and spacers still look great!
USMCMP is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Points: 6,403, Level: 52 Points: 6,403, Level: 52 Points: 6,403, Level: 52
Level up: 27% Level up: 27% Level up: 27%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Command This.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The greatest state in the union! Wisconsin
Posts: 456
Send a message via AIM to Command This.
Quote:
Originally Posted by USMCMP View Post
Only advice I have is that new rims are only a little bit more then the cost of spacers! That is the only reason why I have rims and not spacers. Sorry if your purchases are final and this is not what you wanna hear. Stock wheels and spacers still look great!
Well that's the thing, I like the stock look. (I think I am sub consciously building a Commander the way it should have come from the factory) If I went with rims I would go 18" so it would be significantly more than the $200 I spent on spacers. By the way, I like your rim choice - The whole XD line is killer.
Command This. is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 05:02 PM
Senior Member
Points: 4,396, Level: 42 Points: 4,396, Level: 42 Points: 4,396, Level: 42
Level up: 23% Level up: 23% Level up: 23%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Kitkat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 266
Not sure of the climate in Wisconsin but if you have rain, the tires are awesome. I have had mine a year now and I live in BC which is the same as Washington state weather-wise.
I too looked at the spacers but have heard some shaky things regarding repair shops not liking to work on wheels with spacers...not sure of the why's
Kitkat is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Points: 6,403, Level: 52 Points: 6,403, Level: 52 Points: 6,403, Level: 52
Level up: 27% Level up: 27% Level up: 27%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Command This.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The greatest state in the union! Wisconsin
Posts: 456
Send a message via AIM to Command This.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitkat View Post
Not sure of the climate in Wisconsin but if you have rain, the tires are awesome. I have had mine a year now and I live in BC which is the same as Washington state weather-wise.
I too looked at the spacers but have heard some shaky things regarding repair shops not liking to work on wheels with spacers...not sure of the why's
Kitkat,
Great to hear you are happy with the tires; Wi does have a pretty good amount of rain in the spring/summer. The majority of my miles are hwy but I need an AT tire for driving up north to the hunting cabin or lake house. I feel that I am getting the best of both worlds for highway / foul weather / moderate off roading & awesome tread pattern!

As far as repair shops not wanting to work on spacers I found out two things. 1) The two reputable repair shops that I work with had no problem with the wheel spacers. 2, Make sure they understand what you are talking about; one of the two was thinking plate spacers like the pic below. Once I told him they were 5 lug hub/wheel centric spacers he said "No problem, thats the only way to go if you dont want to buy new rims".



Revo tread pattern:

Last edited by Command This.; 09-15-2010 at 11:56 PM. Reason: typos!
Command This. is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 02:25 AM
Senior Member
Points: 7,761, Level: 59 Points: 7,761, Level: 59 Points: 7,761, Level: 59
Level up: 6% Level up: 6% Level up: 6%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
USMCMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 696
I really liked the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor. Perfect for all the weather we get in WI.
USMCMP is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 07:04 AM
Senior Member
Points: 34,360, Level: 100 Points: 34,360, Level: 100 Points: 34,360, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
cico7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: mid ohio
Posts: 5,610
Garage
Send a message via MSN to cico7 Send a message via Skype™ to cico7
I have about 30,000 on my duelers. Only time i had a problem was when
I went thru a sand pit and got hung up on something.
Not the tires' fault!
cico7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum > Jeep Commander Discussion > Wheels / Tires

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome