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Re: What did you buy today (FJ related items)?

Some Lucas 85/140 gear lube for the pumpkins and spidertrax spacers for the front.

Anyone running spacers front and rear, or only front?
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Some Lucas 85/140 gear lube for the pumpkins and spidertrax spacers for the front.

Anyone running spacers front and rear, or only front?
I've got them front and back, but once I get wheels with a bit off negative offset, I'll probably take them off.
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Re: What did you buy today (FJ related items)?

Thanks Fool, did it look odd with only front or did you always have all 4 on.
I'm getting them for the front for UCA clearance, but will get rears if needed.

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Thanks Fool, did it look odd with only front or did you always have all 4 on.
I'm getting them for the front for UCA clearance, but will get rears if needed.
My understanding is that putting them only up front is a common practice. However (and maybe the more mechanically-inclined will weigh-in here), it is also my understanding that spacers shift the load out from the surface of the hub which may lead to wheel bearing failure sooner rather than later.

That's why I plan to get wheels that will allow me to ditch the spacers as soon as feasible.
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Did you go 2" spacers for the look?
I do like the wide tire look.
I want my winter tires inside the flare.
I too will get wheeling tires on wider rims with correct offset. (someday).

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Did you go 2" spacers for the look?
I do like the wide tire look.
I want my winter tires inside the flare.
I too will get wheeling tires on wider rims with correct offset. (someday).
I didn't like how close they were to the Upper Control Arms. Of course, after I put the spacers on, I learned that the distance they were from the UCA's was totally acceptable.

Before the 2" spacers:

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it is also my understanding that spacers shift the load out from the surface of the hub which may lead to wheel bearing failure sooner rather than later.
It'll be the same if you're running a negative offset or spacer on a positive offset (effectively into negative offset) You're still moving the weight outboard. These days I think it's less of an issue since quality bearings are pressed on the hub. Rather than the old days that had loose tolerance bearings and a compression packed hub? Not sure how to explain it, but on one of my sport compact cars, the hub is only torqued on about 35 ft-lbs with grease packed in and cotter pin.

Lastly, adding spacers front or rear will effect daily drive manners. If you have too much in front, it'll feel like it's plowing in turns. I'd rather do both equally or suggest keeping it close.
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These days I think it's less of an issue since quality bearings are pressed on the hub. Rather than the old days that had loose tolerance bearings and a compression packed hub?
That's a comforting notion.

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@Boabrother4 @FJFool I run Spidertrax in the rear only (for clearance of upper wheelwell with long travel) and even though I have a bit of rubbing on the drivers uca, have decided it’s non-damaging to either the tire or alignment. Front end spacers have greater negative impact on driveabuility and the wheel bearings are more expensive/harder to swap than the rear bearings. I felt no change in driving with rear spacers. @JamesP oop is correct - offset wheels have the same deletarious effect on bearings as spacers do. I’d like to add that quality spacers are important as cheapos run the risk of shearing and potentially causing a wheel to fall off Stick with Spidertrax - they’re a reasonable 1.25” width as well.



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