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Offline eagleflyer

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wheel spacer
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:58:26 PM »
Does anyone know who sells wheel spacers that fit our Eagles? I want to space out my Cherokee rims so I can use the center hole cover. Thanks!

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Re: wheel spacer
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 05:36:23 PM »
4.5" 5 lug wheel spacers for jeep or ford work

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Re: wheel spacer
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 09:13:05 PM »
I bought a set off the auction site and have been very happy with them.  Send me a personal message and I'll give you the seller's name.
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Re: wheel spacer
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 02:32:11 PM »
Make sure they are hubcentric!
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Re: wheel spacer
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 07:24:25 AM »
l have a problem with the rim rubbing on my left front knuckle. I only need to space the rim out a 1/2 inch, but the only spacers I see is 1.5 inch space. Could that knuckle be bent and thats why its rubbing? Its not rubbing on the other side.
I Don't know why. But everybody's always talking about their STI or That guys EVO, I think I'll stick with my old, but reliable AmC. Did I ever tell you I was Full blooded Eagle?

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Re: wheel spacer
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 07:55:56 PM »
You should be able to find spacers beginning at 1/2".  Mine are 1" spacers.
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Re: wheel spacer
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 01:38:45 PM »
Maybe the wheel bearings are shot? That will cause the wheel to lean.
FOR SALE
'87 Comanche 4.0L AW4/NP242 3.73 gears, lifted 5" on near new 33" tires $3500 obo
'82 Eagle Wagon (Brown Betty) 4.2L/727/NP229 and soon 8.25 rear axle and non-vacuum 3.08 front to match. 235/75/15 tires. It's down to minor body work (someone creamed my driver's door but I have another in good shape) almost rust free and interior work (seats are worn and carpet torn). $2000 but about to go up due to more work being done.

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Re: wheel spacer
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 06:40:40 AM »
I just replaced the wheel bearings
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Re: wheel spacer
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2013, 12:54:36 AM »
Double check the tightness of the axle hub. If the nut was loose, it would lean. If you were sold the wrong inner race, it can sit in too deep and let the rim hit the knuckle too.
FOR SALE
'87 Comanche 4.0L AW4/NP242 3.73 gears, lifted 5" on near new 33" tires $3500 obo
'82 Eagle Wagon (Brown Betty) 4.2L/727/NP229 and soon 8.25 rear axle and non-vacuum 3.08 front to match. 235/75/15 tires. It's down to minor body work (someone creamed my driver's door but I have another in good shape) almost rust free and interior work (seats are worn and carpet torn). $2000 but about to go up due to more work being done.

Pics of my other for sale stuff http://tinyurl.com/jimsclads

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Re: wheel spacer
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2013, 04:53:07 AM »
The XJ aluminum wire wheel rims hit and do not let the wheel even rotate on the front. I use a 1" spacer in the front and a 2" spacer in the back with those rims.

There is a huge variance in backspacking between various XJ rims. The only other style I use is the ten hole aluminum rims. Those are about 1" different than the wire wheel rims. I don't use a spacer in the front with those and I only use a 1" spacer in the rear with those.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2013, 04:55:01 AM by captspillane »
Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

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Re: wheel spacer
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2013, 01:50:27 PM »
Weird they didn't fit. We bolted a set of XJ alloy wheels (the ones that looked like my wagon's original tires, only wider) to the '83 SX4 we brought back from Southern Oregon yesterday. Finally fell asleep around midnight last night after getting up at 6:30 AM saturday to go to a meeting then finish getting Sarge (my '87 Comanche) ready to go. We temporarily swapped my Eagle's tires to Sarge for a level pull and a bit more power than the 33" tires would've given me since it still has 3.73 gears and not the 4.10s it should have with automatic and those big tires.
FOR SALE
'87 Comanche 4.0L AW4/NP242 3.73 gears, lifted 5" on near new 33" tires $3500 obo
'82 Eagle Wagon (Brown Betty) 4.2L/727/NP229 and soon 8.25 rear axle and non-vacuum 3.08 front to match. 235/75/15 tires. It's down to minor body work (someone creamed my driver's door but I have another in good shape) almost rust free and interior work (seats are worn and carpet torn). $2000 but about to go up due to more work being done.

Pics of my other for sale stuff http://tinyurl.com/jimsclads

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Re: wheel spacer
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 01:33:42 PM »
Every type of XJ rim is different from the rest in terms of backspacing. It's wierd, but not at all suprising with the knowledge that the advertised wheel width of the XJ changed about 4 or 5 times over the production years, and even the width of the wheel bearings and calipers also changed at least once. You really don't know until you try that style or talk to someone else who has.
Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

RIP- Red '81 SX4, '84 4dr Sedan, '84 SW, '81 SW, '80 Spirit, '83 SW, '83 4dr Sedan

 

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