Jeep Wrangler Wheel Spacer INSTALL – How to Run Big Tires on Factory Wheels with No Rub SPIDERTRAX

Jeep Wrangler Wheel Spacer INSTALL – How to Run Big Tires on Factory Wheels with No Rub SPIDERTRAX

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In a perfect world, running wheels with a lot of back spacing or one that are as close to factory as possible are really something you want to have. They’ll help maintain your scrub radius, make it easier for you to steer and they’ll even help prevent your ball joints and unit bearings from failing prematurely. Of course, this isn’t always possible once you start modding your Jeep and install bigger tires and this is because you’ll run into issues like rubbing of suspension components at a full turn and or at a full flex. New wheels with less back spacing would take care of this but they can cost a pretty penny and then there’s the question of, what if you like the wheels that you already have?

Wheel spacers are what I would recommend and they’re a great solution being that they’re relatively affordable, super easy to install and they’ll effectively reduce the amount of back spacing you have on your existing wheels. It is important to note that there are “wheel spacers” and then there are “high quality wheel spacers” that bolt on to your axles and then your wheels to them. The later is what I’m referring to and the prior, the kind that just get sandwiched in between your wheels and axles using the existing wheel studs, they are dangerous and should NOT be used. For me personally, I prefer to use Spidertrax wheel spacers because they’re made out of 6061T6 aluminum and maybe more importantly, are made in the USA. The Spidertrax wheel spacers we bought (yes, we actually bought these with our own money) are made specifically for a Jeep JL Wrangler and that means they come in 5 on 5 bolt pattern, are 1.75″ thick to ensure they’ll clear the factory wheel studs and they come with 14mm studs. In this short video, you’ll get to see just how easy they are to install and we hope that you’ll find it to be helpful.



Jrotcrules says:

So first of all looks bad ass but I got to ask and I know people may give me crap for this but if you know you can premature wear ur ball joints why do spacers and then have to spend money on ball joints cause of the spacers

Ubiel Seara Glez says:

I want to ask you a question: Do you believe that the 4 cey engine is powerful enough to have the wrangler lifted and in 40' wheels?

Matt Ferguson says:

Nice Poke! Looks great! One day there won't be a single factory part left on this rig! #firstworldproblems

Juan Báez-Navarro says:

Can you use these for the gladiator?

Zer0 mikE says:

Haha already have a set on my Nimbus.

Nigel Naughton says:

Wow! Jeep's torque specs for lug nuts seems really high.

Robert Rustenbeck says:

My God! Proper use of the torque wrench! Smooth constant pressure, not jerking on it. And not making it click five bloody times!!! I think I'm going to cry… Well done, yet again sir!

eli ortega says:

Quick question. I was told you cannot do highway speeds all the time with spacers. It this a myth? It is a silly question I know. I run spacers and no trouble. This video just reminded me what a 4X4 store told me.

Skye Portt says:

Anyone else see the loose bead lock bolt on the left rear rim

blackstratus says:

Should have cleaned the rust off the rotor and applied anti-seize. Will defn be a pita to get them off later if you ever have to do brake or axle work on the Jeep.

Chris Grimes says:

Just wondering if the torque specs came with the spidertrax spacers… my g2 wheel spacers for my jk specified 90ftbl for the spacer nuts . I’m assuming the aluminum gets distorted at higher torque? Just curious I’ve never had an issue with mine (yet). About 30k miles on them

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