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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any wheel spacer over 1/4" is illegal. Also, I wouldn't recommend any wheel spacer that doesn't have new studs built-in to the spacer, like the SpiderTrax spacers for example. Also, SpiderTrax prefers 1-1/4" minimum due to strength of the spacer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes Mr. Green . The extended flare thing is hit or miss. Some shops'll flag it, others let it go. Depends on the garage, some will let the tires stick out a bit as well (well, within reason). My go around has been using the Sahara flares, Canyons, and 1.25" wheel spacers. Minimal amount of tire protrudes from the flare and the spacers come off at inspection time to make everything on the up and up. If you do that though, make sure you have adequate clearance between the upper rear spring perches and the tire. I hadda grind off a bit of mine to clear the 12.50's and spacerless Canyons. I'm not really worried much about the spacer law...as long as you don't flag down an officer to come over and change your tire, you should be fine Wink . If I had a nickel for every asinine regulation in PA"s DOT code......
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When i bought my 99 wrangler sport it wasnt lifted and on 31's they did rub just a tit bit at full turn. So i just went and bought new wheels with a different backspacing and that fixed it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the advice guys, think I'm gonna go with the 31x10.5's and just get some used rubi or sahara fenders on ebay. As far as the rubbing goes, I'll hope for the best - like you said, it may not even rub. If it does I'll try 1/4" spacers if they are legal, and if not washers. You guys rock! Finger (sorry, just wanted to use that emoticon)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

badtj05 wrote:
As far as the rubbing goes, I'll hope for the best - like you said, it may not even rub. If it does I'll try 1/4" spacers if they are legal, and if not washers.

Do not use the 1/4" spacers. Eventhough they're technically legal, they are not safe. You will cut down on the thread engagement of the lug nuts on the wheel studs.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, only spacers I'll ever recommend are ones that bolt to the hub and have studs coming out of the spacer to bolt the wheel onto. Cutting down on the amount of engagement the lugnut is gonna have is never a good thing.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spacers are very hard on bearings and u joints
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1fox2go wrote:
spacers are very hard on bearings and u joints

Theoretically, yes. Real life, the difference is negligible. It's no worse than running wheels with more backspacing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So are wheels with 3.75" backspacing. The only downfall to a quality set of spacers is that there are five more mounting points per wheel that can possibly fail. I've been running mine since January(I think) of 2003 without an issue Smile .
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