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This Rough Country 1.5-inch wheel spacer is for anyone with a 2007 to 2018 JK that's looking for a wheel spacer to push their wheel and tire package a little bit away from the Jeep to either provide a little bit of additional clearance or because you just like the look. This is going to be a nice easy one out of three-wrench installation and we'll show you how to do it in just a second. So, I know a wheel spacer is one of those hotly contested items, some people think that they create a lot more stress on a lot of the suspension components, ball joints and the like, and others will say that it doesn't do anything different than a wheel with the proper backspacing. That is completely up to you, we're not gonna debate that in the video but we are gonna talk a little bit more about this RedRock 4x4 spacer. So, what this is going to do is set that wheel and tire package out just a little bit further, so again, if you're running a wide tire on a factory wheel and when you turn you have issues with the tire hitting on the control arm here or maybe up front here on the sway bar or maybe you don't have any clearance issues at all, maybe you're already running an aftermarket wheel and you just want everything to be a little bit further out because you like that really wide stance, that's a perfectly fine reason to install a spacer as well. So, this spacer is going to be billet aluminum which is pretty standard, a lot of them are going to be. It is going to come with all the studs pre-pressed in place. Again, that's pretty much a standard at this point. Comes with all of your lug nuts because, of course, you're gonna need a second set. That second set is going to attach the spacer onto the hub and then you'll use your factory lug nuts to attach your wheel onto your spacer. And something that I do wanna point out about this spacer is that it is hub-centric and that's pretty important. That's something that you're gonna wanna look for when shopping for a wheel spacer. And what that means is that the center of the wheel spacer here, that's designed specifically for the hub of the Jeep. So, it's gonna fit really tightly and all of the weight is going to be in that circle there and that's very, very strong. The other option would be if this circle was big and didn't make contact with the hub at all and all of the weight was on the individual studs here, that's going to be much less of a strong connection. So, again, if you're gonna run a wheel spacer, I would highly recommend a hub-centric one. And this is going to be just that for you. Other than that, this is gonna be pretty similar to some of the other choices out there on the market. This one as you can see is raw aluminum it doesn't have any sort of anodizing, any sort of color to it. If you do want that there are gonna be some options out there that will give that to you. I've seen red, black, couple other colors out there but, of course, they're gonna be a little bit more expensive. This one not having color, not being anodized is going to be a little bit less costly. Now, one of the other things that I'll point out as a difference between this and some of the other choices on the market is this does not come with any thread locker. Now, it's highly recommended that you use a thread locker on these factory studs before you tighten down these lug nuts, that way everything stays nice and tight, nothing is gonna work loose and it just makes it a little bit safer to run a set of wheels spacers. So, this is not going to come with it, I would recommend picking it up. Now, these spacers are going to come in and right around $60 for a pair of them, that I think is a pretty fair price. Again, it's gonna be a little bit more expensive if you want some that are colored. But for these ones, bare aluminum, I think that's a pretty good deal. Pretty much right in the center of what a lot of the other ones are going for, so pretty fair price. And that is going to be for a pair so you're gonna have enough to do one axle. If you're looking to run them front and rear, you're gonna have to pick up two. So, like I said, easy to get these installed on your Jeep, one out of three wrenches, let me show you how to do it. For this install, you'll need a three-quarter inch socket. We also used a 21-millimeter or a 13/16 would have worked as well because we have larger aftermarket lug nuts. You'll also need a extension. And, we drove those sockets and extensions with a combination of our 3/8 electric impact, our half-inch pneumatic impact, and of course, our torque wrench. You also need a screwdriver or something similar to keep the hub from spinning while you're torquing down the lug nuts.So, the first step in installing our wheel spacer is, of course, removing our tire. We have the convenience of a lift here but you can certainly do this with a jack and a jack stand as well. We're just gonna remove the lug nuts and get the tire off. With the tire removed, we can get our wheel spacer installed. We're just gonna slide it over the factory studs and move these lug nuts from these studs which is really more of a storage location than anything else and put them over the factory studs tightening everything down. Now, you are going to wanna use some thread locker when you do this and then we're gonna get our torque wrench and make sure everything is nice and tight. You certainly don't want these coming loose. And once your tire's installed, you're not really gonna be able to see these. So, do make sure that you use that thread locker, use your torque wrench, and you also wanna check the torque on these pretty much every oil change. Again, it's really important for safety that these stay nice and tight.Grab your socket here just to make it a little bit easier to get these started because the hole is a little bit tight for your fingers to get in. Once we have all those started by hand, we will use the impact just to get them a little tight and then we'll come back with our torque wrench and get them all torqued finally. So, we have our torque wrench all set up to 110 foot-pounds ready to go. But if you start torquing on these, you're just gonna end up spinning the whole hub around. So, if you have a friend handy, you can have somebody sit in the driver seat and hold the brake for you or you can use a screwdriver or anything like that and set it right inside of the rotor and that will keep it from spinning. As it comes around here, the screwdriver will make contact with the inside of the caliper and again keep everything from spinning so you can get a nice accurate torque. So, we have our screwdriver in place, we'll torque down all of our lug nuts. So, once you have your wheel spacer all torqued down, you get your tire reinstalled, and those lug nuts on, then we'll get our Jeep down on the ground to do the final torque of these lug nuts then we can jump over the other side and finish up the other spacer.So, if you are looking for a simple and inexpensive wheel spacer for your JK, I would recommend this choice from Rough Country and you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Trouble-free Setup. Rough Country aluminum wheel spacers come with mounting hardware and preinstalled studs for quick and easy installation.
Fitment. These jeep wheel spacers are compatible with 2007-2018 Jeep JK.
Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods.
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(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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