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« on: October 20, 2017, 09:07:19 AM »

So I have seen a lot of talk on this and I would like to see some info consolidated into a thread. I would like to see what y'all have learned on what hits and what fits for JKs.

I picked up a 2" front and 1" rear lift for the JKU. I am considering running 285's on the stock 17" wheels. What size spacers have y'all gotten away with using for this? I have seen a lot of used spacers any where from 3/4" to 2" for sale lately and at good prices. I just don't want to buy something that is not going to work.

For the folks that have went to aftermarket wheels, What kind of back spacing are you running? My goal is 285's now with no larger than 35's down the road.


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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 09:38:22 AM »

Here a pic oh mine with 285/75/16 Toyo ATs on stock Steelies, 6.25 back spacing. They rubbed a little on the sway bar links but it wasn’t noticeable when driving. After a year I got aftermarket wheels with 4.50 back spacing, no rubbing. Teraflex leveling kit.
 

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 10:19:52 AM »

So in that pic was it leveled yet or was that stock?

Also were you in the Chantilly area yesterday? I passed a JK like yours and wondered if it was you.

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 11:28:54 AM »

I ran 2” wheel spacers on stock Rubi rims and a leveling kit. Ran 35’s with no issues. When I switched to the RK 2.5” lift I bought new wheels that had 4.5” backspace.


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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 01:06:15 PM »

So in that pic was it leveled yet or was that stock?

Also were you in the Chantilly area yesterday? I passed a JK like yours and wondered if it was you.
It was leveled in that pic, I work in Herndon so you my see me in that area but I was in Bethesda yesterday.

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 06:24:13 PM »

1.5" wheel spacers will do you right on 285s with stock JK wheels. Should put you right around 4.75" backspacing.

-Clayton

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 09:45:45 PM »

Thanks, just found a set of 1.5" too. I emailed the lady to try to get them this week after work.
 

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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2017, 06:46:15 AM »

Assume they are the Spidertrax or Synergy type that have their own lugs and bolt to the factory lugs? You want to stay away from the spacers that do not bolt down.

-Clayton

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2017, 09:27:08 AM »

Yes, I would only buy the billet style, the others are junk. I have Spidertrax on my trailer.

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