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Wheel spacers

RickyBJeep

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Want to keep stock rims with mud tires that came on it. Like the looks of the wheels a little bit outside of the fenders. Is this safe to do? What wheel spacers do you recommend? I had spacers on my 2019 rubicon, but am told by tire company that it may not be safe with a V8?
 
You will get lots of opinions but I doubt you will hear from anyone that has an actual failure on properly installed spacers. Be aware, the spacers need to be wide enough to cover the studs you have now so they will mostly be 1.75 inches for the JL.
 
I used spidertrax 1.5" spacers with stock rims on my 2013 jkur for 70k miles on 37's with zero problems. Red loctite and checked torque every time I had wheels off. They never budged.

Having said that, I did worry some about them coming loose. Just 1 more thing to look out for. I personally do not want to run them again (just for peace of mind) and would probably go with aftermarket rims with less backspacing if I wanted to move tires outward. Would make me nervous to run spacers the way the 392 rips, but that is just me.
 
What he says above about the 1.75 is true due to studs, however if you look in the right spots you can find 1.25's. I have a set and they are perfect with stock for the amount they stick out, 1.75 was too m much I'm my opinion.

If you strike out and want some 1.25's I will hook you up with the place that I got mine from. There are a lot of Chinese junk that break studs in a week on Amazon so be careful
 
What he says above about the 1.75 is true due to studs, however if you look in the right spots you can find 1.25's. I have a set and they are perfect with stock for the amount they stick out, 1.75 was too m much I'm my opinion.

If you strike out and want some 1.25's I will hook you up with the place that I got mine from. There are a lot of Chinese junk that break studs in a week on Amazon so be careful
Hey - I might be interested in those 1.25's spacers. I want to do a bigger brake kit and need more room than stock. I'll check with the shop but hoping these might do the trick.
Thx!
 
Hey - I might be interested in those 1.25's spacers. I want to do a bigger brake kit and need more room than stock. I'll check with the shop but hoping these might do the trick.
Thx!
I did very extensive testing with 1.25 up tp 1.75 with .25 shims to see what 1.5 looked like. What you have to be careful of with a BB is with a 17" wheel and the BBK depending on what size tires you have which depends on how much weight you require to balance them. The weights if they are stacked hit the calipers.

I use stick on only flat weights 1 and 2 ounces black and only two companies make 1oz or larger and thats why a lot for shops stack them.

if you have a 35-37 and they require 4-10 ounces of weight if you do 10 1oz weights the weights are no longer concentrated in the area needed.

Lots of moving parts, literally!!

Not sure if you have a Recon, I assume you do if you want to do a BBK, if you have a 35 BF they take more weight than most. I run Toyos and Mickeys they take half the weight f a BF for example
 
I did very extensive testing with 1.25 up tp 1.75 with .25 shims to see what 1.5 looked like. What you have to be careful of with a BB is with a 17" wheel and the BBK depending on what size tires you have which depends on how much weight you require to balance them. The weights if they are stacked hit the calipers.

I use stick on only flat weights 1 and 2 ounces black and only two companies make 1oz or larger and thats why a lot for shops stack them.

if you have a 35-37 and they require 4-10 ounces of weight if you do 10 1oz weights the weights are no longer concentrated in the area needed.

Lots of moving parts, literally!!

Not sure if you have a Recon, I assume you do if you want to do a BBK, if you have a 35 BF they take more weight than most. I run Toyos and Mickeys they take half the weight f a BF for example
Thank you!! Makes sense. No, the XR wasn't an option when I ordered mine. (I got in early - 1st gen.) The BBK is because that beast is massive to slow down and I drive like I do my track car. :cool: I want to put 35s on it, plus I tow and trailer so thought I would look into the BBK for safety. But the stock 17in wheels don't fit over the calipers unless I do a spacer. Hence the question. I was thinking of putting on the Ridge Graplers, but I will check their weight. I do like the Mickeys as well though.
 
I did the Tera Flex 1.75" spacers. Only reason I didn't go with another brand like Spidertrax was simply because the Terra Flex spacers are black. I didn't want the bright color from the others to catch my eye from the outside. Good stance, no issues.
 
I did the Tera Flex 1.75" spacers. Only reason I didn't go with another brand like Spidertrax was simply because the Terra Flex spacers are black. I didn't want the bright color from the others to catch my eye from the outside. Good stance, no issues.
Stock wheels?
 
What he says above about the 1.75 is true due to studs, however if you look in the right spots you can find 1.25's. I have a set and they are perfect with stock for the amount they stick out, 1.75 was too m much I'm my opinion.

If you strike out and want some 1.25's I will hook you up with the place that I got mine from. There are a lot of Chinese junk that break studs in a week on Amazon so be careful
I would be interested in the 1.25 inch spacers, cant seem to find XR wheels. I'm pretty sure the 1.25 inch spacers require a divot in the back of the wheel for the original studs and I'm not sure if the stock wheels have that.
 
I've got 37's on it. Wanted plenty of clearance.
 

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What he says above about the 1.75 is true due to studs, however if you look in the right spots you can find 1.25's. I have a set and they are perfect with stock for the amount they stick out, 1.75 was too m much I'm my opinion.

If you strike out and want some 1.25's I will hook you up with the place that I got mine from. There are a lot of Chinese junk that break studs in a week on Amazon so be careful
Where did you find the 1.25" spacers? I'm doing the terra flex brake kit and need exactly 1.25" for these brakes to fit with the AEV Savegre II rims. Local shop says only 1.75" will work to cover the studs.

Don't really want spacers, but I have to have them for this brake upgrade.
 
Where did you find the 1.25" spacers? I'm doing the terra flex brake kit and need exactly 1.25" for these brakes to fit with the AEV Savegre II rims. Local shop says only 1.75" will work to cover the studs.

Don't really want spacers, but I have to have them for this brake upgrade.
I'd like to find quality 1.25 inch spacers as well, as long as the recess in the back of the 392 wheel has enough room. I'm starting to feel like I will never find XR wheels and not sure about the new 10 bolt ring.
 
Bora is one of the best OEM and aftermarket wheel spacer manufactures available
Both Aluminum and steel

 
Bora is one of the best OEM and aftermarket wheel spacer manufactures available
Both Aluminum and steel

I have Bora aluminum wheel spacers and can attest that they are very high-quality. They are hubcentric, balanced, and will run through the minute you put them on. I have stock bead lock capable XR rims and am running them with headlock rings. I wanted a minimum wheel spacer thickness and the engineer at Bora told me a 1" spacer would work as the wheel pockets on my rims were deep enough to let the portion of the factory stud to still fit. I measured it and sure enough they will and do fit in my case....with 0.050" to spare. If I was to do it again I would go with 1.25 just to make sure.

I have about 6,000 miles on these spacers so far without problems. Like other have advised, locktite the spacer nuts and torque them down properly.
 
Nice job guys! I have a set of new 1” Bora spacers never used in the box. I had used a set of 1.250 Bora spacers on my 392 XR and the fit and finish was awesome.
My self induced problems started when I bought a set of Raceline Defender wheels and did not check if there were pockets in between the studs and none to be found, so either I go with wider spacers or cut down the factory studs and that is the route I’m going to go and confirmed it with Bora and it’s business as usual to them. I only have to cut 10mm off with a hand held portable band saw. First picture is with the 1.258 spacer, second is without
Back of factory XR wheel with the pockets and the spacer mounted with the factory studs protruding out roughly 10mm

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