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Thread: JL JOURNAL : SPACING OUT - How to Install Spidertrax Wheel Spacers

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    I've been following along and was curious if just switching to the 12.5's was going to alleviate the clearance issues with the new coilovers. So at this point with 4.75" BS wheels minus the 1.75" for the spacers, you're sitting at 3" BS now. Is that going to do the trick? Is it too much/little? I also noticed your rear reservoirs have gone into hiding. Assuming that was due to tire clearance issues as well?... Just trying to figure out the right width/BS combo for an eventual upgrade to 37x12.5's. BTW, I'm currently running the same Spidertrax spacers you just installed, but with metric 35's on my factory wheels. As much as I'm not a fan of spacers, the Spidertrax at least made my Jeep streetable after installing my coilovers, and they are some quality spacers for sure!

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    Sorry, I see you kind of addressed this question in S#!T Just Got Real 2, but would still be curious to hear your thoughts now that you've had the combo for a couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeeep View Post
    will be curious to see how the hub handles this.

    Is there any difference between JK and JL hubs other than the stud bolts?
    Do you mean the unit bearings? If so, they look similar but I don't know if they're the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by tonygiotta View Post
    I've been following along and was curious if just switching to the 12.5's was going to alleviate the clearance issues with the new coilovers. So at this point with 4.75" BS wheels minus the 1.75" for the spacers, you're sitting at 3" BS now. Is that going to do the trick? Is it too much/little? I also noticed your rear reservoirs have gone into hiding. Assuming that was due to tire clearance issues as well?... Just trying to figure out the right width/BS combo for an eventual upgrade to 37x12.5's. BTW, I'm currently running the same Spidertrax spacers you just installed, but with metric 35's on my factory wheels. As much as I'm not a fan of spacers, the Spidertrax at least made my Jeep streetable after installing my coilovers, and they are some quality spacers for sure!
    Quote Originally Posted by tonygiotta View Post
    Sorry, I see you kind of addressed this question in S#!T Just Got Real 2, but would still be curious to hear your thoughts now that you've had the combo for a couple of weeks.
    As you've noticed, the rear reservoirs were relocated to help prevent rubbing when flexing. 3.5" is what EVO recommends for back spacing and so, 3" is more than enough to get the job done. If anything, it's more than is needed.

    Spent some good time driving and wheeling this setup and so far, I LOVE it.

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    Great video Cindy and Eddie! I just left a link to your video in another youtubers comments cause he installed spacer that were to small on his truck. He had to cut off some of the factory studs to mount his new wheels :grayno:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Do you mean the unit bearings? If so, they look similar but I don't know if they're the same.
    yes, unit bearings

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