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JustinD
05-16-2013, 08:19 AM
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Hi everyone,

So i am having an issue i need advice on. I got a new set of tires and a set of 16 inch jeep rims to fit them but when i went to get them installed the rear tires are rubbing on the rear strut coil mounting plate at Frame barely rubbes but the 1/2 in to 3/4 inch will destroy new tires. So question is i dont want to go chaning rims again but i am not sure can i grind or cut part of the strut plate maybe 3/4 inch back or will this be an issue later or should i get wheel spacers installed. went from 235/75/15s to 265/70/16 Thanks for Tires Sarge they rock ! just need to mount them on jeep any help would be greatly appriciated.

Pics attached of plate on strut with old tires on Pics 4 is a good top down of the strut plate at frame looked at it again its because my procomp strut mounting plate at frame from lift being welded onto frame stick out too far for new tires to fit without mods.

UstabeaRenegade
05-16-2013, 01:14 PM
IMO I would get spacers - not much just a 1/2" will do ya.

JustinD
05-16-2013, 03:12 PM
Thanks I called a few off road shops they said spacers too sounds like my route gives me a reason to go to 4 whell parts

PondSkum
05-16-2013, 03:51 PM
Yep, I agree, get some spacers.. if you grind that spring plate you will end up with a sharper piece of metal back there.. you don't want that.

05X4X4
05-16-2013, 04:54 PM
Keep in mind the minimum amount of spacer you can get with studs mounted is 1"-1.5". Anything less than that would just slide over you factory studs, which IMO is a bad idea since it cuts down o. The amount of threads your lug nuts can grab.


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Mudhog1977
05-16-2013, 08:15 PM
you can get the spacers that bolt on I think they're about $100 a pair... I think, but they are a lot stronger than the slide on ones, that's what the use on duallies when they put wider tires on factory wheels to keep them from rubbing

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Mudhog1977
05-16-2013, 08:28 PM
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JustinD
05-16-2013, 09:05 PM
Thanks to all I ordered a set of spidertrax (2 pair) from 4WD they will be in Friday
Looks like I found my solution thanks for all the info
And yes they were 90 a pair just over 200 w tax not the end of the world

Admntiumx
05-16-2013, 11:00 PM
Yep Yep, after my lift I had to get some spacers for my rear tires.

Mudhog1977
05-17-2013, 06:07 AM
Just remember to check you're torque every now and again, just to be safe

indirocz28
05-17-2013, 10:01 AM
There is a thread over on Wranglerforum where a spidertrax pair came apart and the wheel fell off at like 30mph and stuffed up into the front fender. The pictures showed the studs pulling through the spacer itself, so be careful.

Also, the spacers will fix your issue, but the real issue is the backspacing of your wheel.

JustinD
05-18-2013, 09:37 AM
Yeah I will do it carefully and follow all directions seems to me if installed properly and checked at 50 and a few hundred miles and recheck at servicing a should be fine until I get new wheels and tires on next upsizing!

Thanks for all of the advice it's appriciated.

texasfrog
05-18-2013, 01:38 PM
I have ran spacers for years with no problems,I even have them on my full size crew cab pulling trailers. Wire brush everything real good and put blue locktight on the axle treads,re-torque after 50 miles. You will have no problems.

JustinD
05-19-2013, 04:48 PM
I am checking them today no movement just need to get tires balanced now
I used red lock tite in hopes they won't loosen up

05X4X4
05-19-2013, 04:51 PM
We need updated pictures: the spacers, spacers mounted, then side pictures and front, rear pictures! Lots of pictures, or it never happened


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indirocz28
05-19-2013, 06:04 PM
Red loctite huh... Best of luck when you want to take them off!

PondSkum
05-19-2013, 06:27 PM
Yeah.. Red loctite is crazy... Should use blue on anything that you want to stay put, but want to be able to remove later.. Red requires heat to remove..

05X4X4
05-19-2013, 07:56 PM
Heat... Or a big @$$ air impact.


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JustinD
05-20-2013, 08:11 AM
Yea i know red loctite is super strong but last thing i want is a spacer loosening up on me so id rather use heat or impact wrench to remove rather than see it pass me on road while driving figure better over do it than under do it. Thanks for all the imput everyone!


i will get more pics when i check them again was short on time yesterday

Mudhog1977
05-20-2013, 08:38 AM
Blue will do fine, but remember with red locktite usin an impact or heat may damage or weaken the wheel studs, plus you don't want to use heat on the alum that the spacers are made of

JTM
05-20-2013, 08:50 AM
There is a thread over on Wranglerforum where a spidertrax pair came apart and the wheel fell off at like 30mph and stuffed up into the front fender. The pictures showed the studs pulling through the spacer itself, so be careful.

That is an over torqueing issue, that could have been prevented with proper installation and using a torqe wrench. My spacers came with torque specs 105ft/lbs to attach the spacer to the hub, and 85-90ft/lbs. to attach the wheel to the spacer.

indirocz28
05-20-2013, 08:56 AM
I would agree that it very possibly could be, and I would assume that a company like spidertrax does quality inspections and possibly even UT's or x-rays their materials.

Admntiumx
05-20-2013, 10:54 PM
You know everything was fine with my spacers till I went to paint my wheels today. Twisted off a stud! Anyone got one laying around?? Lol

Mudhog1977
05-21-2013, 07:54 AM
Alright now! Who put the hex on Admntiumx's wheel stud????? Lol

texasfrog
05-21-2013, 08:19 AM
Alright now! Who put the hex on Admntiumx's wheel stud????? LolThe guy who invented the lug nut:nutkick

Mudhog1977
05-21-2013, 11:04 AM
Where's he at I'll get that guy, I'm tired of his crap, he's done that to me and cost me a rear quarter

texasfrog
05-21-2013, 12:09 PM
Where's he at I'll get that guy, I'm tired of his crap, he's done that to me and cost me a rear quarterLast time I saw him he was hanging out with Mr. Octagon having a Beer at miss Pentagon's place....at least it was only a quarter and not the whole dollar.