(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
- How to Install RedRock 4x4 1.5 in. Wheel Spacers - 5x5 Bolt Pattern (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK) on your Jeep Wrangler
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The RedRock 4x4 1.5-Inch Wheel Spacer with the 5 on 5 Lug Pattern is for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK that need a real spacer that's gonna push that wheel and tire out just a little bit from the Jeep whether you're running a factory wheel with a bigger and wider tire on it or you have aftermarket wheels but just need a little bit less backspacing, this is gonna do it for you. This is gonna be a very simple part to install on your Jeep, one out of three wrenches. Of course, you have to remove the tire, get these installed, pop the tire back on, but we are gonna walk you through the process in just a second. Now I know that a wheel spacer is a hotly contested item especially if you hop on some of the forums, people are for them, against them, some people say that it creates a lot more strain on a lot of the components here on your hub itself, on your ball joints, other people say it's not any more strain as if you had a properly backspaced wheel or the tire package that you're running. So we're gonna leave the debate up to you, you decide where you land on it. But if a wheel spacer is for you, I think this is gonna be a really nice choice. This is gonna be a billet aluminum piece. It does come with the studs preinstalled so you're not trying to pull any studs into your new spacer. Comes with all of the new lug nuts that you're gonna need to hold the spacer onto the hub, and of course, you'll use your factory lug nuts to hold the tire onto the studs. This is also going to come with some red thread locker, so you're going to be able to put that on, make sure that these lugs aren't going to come loose here. Of course, it's always still a good idea maybe at every oil change, every tire rotation to also check the nuts that are on your wheel spacer because if they come loose, of course, you're gonna have a problem, so you want to make sure they stay nice and tight. The other thing that I really like about this wheel spacer is that it is hub-centric, so wheels and spacers, they're either lug-centric or they're hub-centric. If they're hub-centric, they fit really well around the hub of the vehicle itself, so all of the stress of the tire, all the weight of the vehicle is evenly distributed around that 360 degrees of the hub where if it's lug-centric, all of that weight is on each of the individual lugs and that is generally considered to be a little bit less strong. So I really like the fact that this is a hub-centric. So overall, it has a lot going for it, made of high-quality material, comes with preinstalled studs, comes with your lug nuts, it is hub-centric, comes with that thread locker, pretty well-built piece here. And it's going to come as a pair of them for right around $65 which I do think is a pretty good deal for what you're going to get here. Some are significantly more expensive and maybe they don't even have the same features. So, all in all, it is really just a big hunk of aluminum, but like I said, there are some things that make this one a really nice buy. Now we're gonna show you how to get it installed. Again, it's a very simple one out of three wrenches. For this install, we used a three-quarter-inch socket, of course an impact socket is always recommended when using an impact but ours was a little bit too thick to fit inside of the spacer. We drove that three-quarter-inch socket with a combination of our half-inch pneumatic impact and a torque wrench and we also used a 6-inch extension. So the first step this install is, of course, taking the tire off the Jeep and we're gonna do that with our half-inch pneumatic impact and a three-quarter-inch deep well socket, we'll zip the lug nuts off and get the tire removed. Now we're ready to install the wheel spacer over the lugs on the hub, so it really just sets over top of the wheel studs just like the wheel would. And we're going to apply a little bit of thread locker onto the threads of those wheel studs. And the idea there is that when you take the new lug nuts, the smaller lug nuts that are attached to the spacer onto the hub off of the studs, put them onto the factory studs and torque them down, they're not going to come loose. Because of course when the wheel's installed there, you can't really see them, you have to take the wheel off to check the torque, you really want to make sure that these are gonna stay nice and tight and that's where the thread locker comes in. So there's a little plastic tip on top of the applicator that you'll cut off, put a couple of drops on each of the studs here and then put the nuts on there. Now we're just doing this to show you how to get it installed, we're gonna be taking this right back off again, so I'm not gonna be using any of the thread locker, but again, it's a very easy thing to install. Just cut that tip off and put a few drops on. Once you've applied in the thread locker, just spin the small nuts that come with the kit off and put them on the factory studs to hold the wheel spacer in place. Now that we have all of these started, we're gonna hit him with the impact to tighten them down and then we'll grab a torque wrench just to make sure they're properly torqued. Now we're gonna grab our torque wrench and set it to 100-foot-pounds and torque all of the nuts that we just put on the factory studs. And as usual, when you're torquing you want to do that in a star pattern to make sure everything gets tightened down nice and evenly. The last step is to reinstall your tire. Get all the lug nuts finger tight and then we're gonna torque these down as well with our torque wrench. Now unfortunately, anytime you put an adapter or an extension on your torque wrench, you are going to be changing your torque settings but we don't have too much of a choice with the way this wheel's set up and with our torque wrench, so this is the best we're gonna be able to get. Again we'll torque these in the same star pattern. So if you're looking for a simple no-frills wheel spacer, I would recommend this choice from RedRock 4x4 and you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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March 26, 2020
Did not fit.
I have a 2016 4 Dr Wrangler. The included lug nuts did not fit the wheel studs for my year vehicle. The spacer fit the hub perfectly although I could not secure it since the lug nuts included did not fit.Helpful (0)
February 25, 2020
Had to add these after upgrading to one ton steering. Fit great and no wheel rubbing!Helpful (1)
February 22, 2020
Red Rock Wheel Spacer
These were easy to install, pay attention and don’t forget torque properly. I see no difference between these and the more expensive spacers. I like the wider stance.Helpful (1)
February 21, 2020
3 Lug Bolts Sheared off
Purchased in Oct 2018. Less than 1.5 years of around town driving and 3 of the bolts sheared. Will avoid this brand in the future.Helpful (1)
February 20, 2020
The RedRock 1.5" spacers are nicely machined and fit perfectly. They moved my stock 2018 JK wheels out to where the edge of the tread is pretty even with the edge of the fenders. It has a much more aggressive look now. I am very pleased with this purchase.Helpful (2)
February 18, 2020
The product is great, haven’t had any issues and have been running them for a while, just one thing is some tires have a self centering ring in the back of them, recommend you make sure you keep them on the tire and not between the spacers!Helpful (2)
February 18, 2020
Had them installed after getting new tires that were rubbing when turning. No issues so far and I’ve had them on for about 2,500 miles. I checked all nuts at 500 miles and everything was still tight.Helpful (2)
February 09, 2020
Great looks and perfect fit
These spacers fit perfectly on the hub and on my wheels. Make the Jeep look even better with the backspacing. No issues so far.Helpful (1)
January 26, 2020
Needed wheel spacers and researched out the best ones and found these to be one of the best on the market. Thank you for making a great product and for sending lock tight with the product.Helpful (2)
January 09, 2020
Slowly working towards a lift and 33" tires on my JK Rubicon. Installation waa easy and the instructions straight forward. I like the look now with stock 17, cant wait to get new tires.Helpful (2)
Please ease my safety concerns about these. Explain the difference between adapters and spacers. Have heard horror stories of wheels falling off at speed. Do they need to be re-torqued to spec frequently? I primarily use at hwy speed. Will this affect my tire psi sensor on a 2014 unlimited wrangler. I have standard 18" rims, How wide a tier can I now mount on those rims with these spacers.
The RedRock 4x4 1.5 in. Wheel Spacers - 5x5 Bolt Pattern (07-17 Wrangler JK) are wheel spacers which can be used to space out your existing bolt pattern to allow you to fit larger tires. Wheel spacers can also widen your vehicles stance or help in centering an aftermarket wheel. Wheel adapters are used to change your vehicles bolt pattern, usually to fit a different wheel that is not made for your bolt pattern. When installed properly wheel adapters and wheel spacers are as safe as bolting on a wheel. Once spacers or adapters are installed it is recommended check them after the first 100 miles, then at least every 3000 miles after that to be safe. Spacers will not affect your PSI sensor. The widest tire you can mount on your factory 18" JK rims is going to be 12.5.
What are the torque specs
These should be torqued down to 85-100 lbs.
My JK has 265/70R/17's - do you recommend a spacer of 1.5in. or a 1.75in.? What will look better?
It would depend on which wheels you currently have, I would recommend giving us a call at 1-844-887-6513 to discuss if the spacers are needed. The look would be more of a preference choice.
I have High Strength Red Threadlocker is that fine for wheel spacers or will it mess my threads up when i take it off?
Red thread lock is for permanent use or high heat only. You will most likely need to hit them with a torch to get them off. Use blue thread lock for this application. I'm an ex mechanic.
I plan on running a 2.5 in lift on my 2015 JK and 305/70R17 tires with the stock rubicon rims. Is a spacer necessary because of the stock rims or can I get by without it? If it's necessary with these be enough or do I need to go with 1.75 in spacers?
Because of the backspacing of those stock Jeep wheels, you most definitely will need spacers to run a tire that wide. A 1.5" spacer like this will work great, but if you like a wider stance a 1.75" would work fine as well.
These wheel spacers will push the wheels out far enough to get rid of the rubbing issues as those tires are larger than the stock tires.
These are sold in pairs of (2) spacers. So, (2) pairs would be needed for all 4 wheels.
While not required having an alignment to verify that everything is in proper position would be a great idea.
The 1.5" spacers will help avoid rubbing on the suspension if you are also running factory wheels. However, We do recommend to lift the Wrangler 2.5" to clear the 35" tall tires in flex and full turn.
We do not currently carry any 1.5" wheel spacers that will fit with the 18 JL however if and when we do carry them they will be located here: https://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangler-jeep-jl-wheel-adapters-and-spacers.html
I did 100 lbs torque.Make sure you remember the thread lock! I forgot on one corner until the wheel and tire were back on! I love to do things twice! I have not rechecked them though as there are too few miles on the installation. Everything appears fine and they look and perform great
It really just depends on what style you want to go for. Most, all four spacers are used.
Those tires will be just over 11 inches wide, so 1.5 inch wheel spacers would be perfect with those stock wheels.
We recommend re-torquing the spacers to the correct amount.
This item will include a pair of spacers.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.