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Offline Amc1320

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Baby got some NEW shoes
« on: February 15, 2013, 10:38:47 PM »
Scored a deal on some new wheels, well new to me and the Eagle. 2002 Wrangler Wheels off a fresh wreak, right place right time. Had to get some new tires too as two of them were bald and the other two had dry rotted, oh well I got ten years and 70K miles out of them

Ordered some wheel spacers off a big auction site so I can put the center caps on the back ones.

All these years I never noticed the rear wheels being set in farther than the front ones, till I got to hangin around this site and yall told me about it, now it really bugs me......

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Re: Baby got some NEW shoes
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 10:47:58 PM »
Looks great, Rob. Hopefully, there won't be any blizzards coming through. You would't be able to find your car if did snow bad.  ;D
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Re: Baby got some NEW shoes
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 10:54:27 PM »
Looks great!  And I really like the spacers I added to my Eagle.
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Re: Baby got some NEW shoes
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 11:19:32 PM »
Dave, glad you like yours, I read your post and ordered the same ones as you did!!

Rick, now that its running I'm really hoing for some snow! But as you know its pretty rare here in our parts, but maybe, just a little!
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Re: Baby got some NEW shoes
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013, 09:04:09 AM »
Now thats sweeter than a bowl of candy.
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Re: Baby got some NEW shoes
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 01:13:10 AM »
That is sweet! Spacers are the ticket for our Eagles' rear axle, and were still needed on mine even after the ZJ D35 swap to make the track look right. I used 1.25" spacers.

Just be sure to install the spacers with some blue locktite, NOT the red, Blue. And pull the wheels after a little bit of driving just to check that the spacers are torqued up well. I've had one come loose on me on another vehicle(my FSJ Cherokee) and it sheared off one of the spacers' studs before I could figure out what that weird driveline vibration was coming from(thought it was a driveshaft vibe), and the stud proved to be very difficult to find(had to track down the seller and ask for one, it wasn't a standard parts-store part, and I gave up and bought some wider spacers during the search, incidentally from the same seller as the originals, leaving me with a busted wheel spacer up on the Wall of Shame, still never ordered another stud). The FSJ is a widetrack '79 Cherokee, but it wasn't wide-enough tracked for me - now its +4" wider front and rear. Had 1" spacers(+2" track width) on it when the one came loose. It was a front spacer that loosened, and I caught it in time to prevent any real death or destruction. I know, everyone's gonna give me trouble for using spacers on a front axle, but properly tightened, they're just as strong as a bolted up wheel. And it looks so good.
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