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spider trax vs. aluminum generic wheel spacers

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by shaman06, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Jan 23, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    shaman06

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    I just got a pair of aluminum wheel spacers (2 inch) on my 2006 dcsb with a 3 inch spacer lift and aal, I heard people on here say that they are bad and if you get them get spider trax, aren't they both just a piece of metal with some screws and lug nuts? I'm not sure but I want to know your thoughts:D
     
  2. Jan 23, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    I'm not sure about the specifics about them, but I do know a whole lot of people recommend the Spidertrax far more than other wheel spacers.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    You want to make sure they are hub-centric. Also, 2" is a lot.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    i know a couple guys who run cheap ebay wheel spacers with no problems. i honestly couldnt tell the difference between those and Spidertraxx besides spidertraxx being blue. i guess your just paying for the name
     
  5. Jan 23, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    does anyone on her run Allpro spacers? havent heard to much about them
     
  6. Jan 23, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    wow. 2" wheel spacer is big.

    the generic spacers will prob work just fine if you dont beat on your truck.

    spidertrax are good becuase they are hub centric
     
  7. Jan 23, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    Do u have stock wheels? Can you post pics?
     
  8. Jan 23, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    Im running AP 1.5" spacer, I haven't had a problem yet...

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  9. Jan 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    I have the AP 1-1/2 spacers all round too. No problems so far - been about 8 months. Truck is a daily driver and occasionally a snow-machine. Not a whole lot of off road otherwise.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    I have a 3 inch lift with 285/75/16s and they did NOT rub before, after the wheel spacers they RUB ALOT on the body so there is no way to fix it, this sucks. Now I have to take them off. :(
     
  11. Jan 23, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    What wheels you got?
     
  12. Jan 23, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    I have baja champ black 16 inch wheels and yokohoma Geolander 285's
     
  13. Jan 23, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    Did you rub before you put the spacers on?
     
  14. Jan 23, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    Not at all!! i thought it would help if anything not make it rub :/
     
  15. Jan 23, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    Then why are you adding the spacers? For looks? 2" is too much. Try the spidertrax. They are 1.25".
     
  16. Jan 23, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    ya for looks but im done with spacers :/
     
  17. Jan 23, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    Basically yes, but they are very critical pieces. If a spacer cracks or a wheel stud breaks, your wheel can fall off. Buying from a known brand like Spidertrax or All-Pro gives some assurance that there was some degree of quality control involved in the wheel spacer's manufacture.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    If i decide to leave these on how do i know if they are hub centric? and are these generic spacers really that dangerous if i dont do any havey off roading?
     
  20. Jan 23, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    why would you even think of leaving them on? do you only have them on the front or all around?
     
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