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Old February 24th, 2007, 08:14 PM
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The thread's name is wheel spacers but I have to finish here to keep it all in one sock.
Got my 16X8 Rock Crawler wheels from TREK Outfitters. Well, at least 4/5. Gaaaaaaaaaadddddddddammmm! They're kickkkkkin'!!! I got gloss P coat instead of matte. She drove over to the factory to pick up 4 and shipped them.

Put BFG 285X75 MT KMs on and whamm! Raised it just right, spread it just right... My kid was laughing 'cause of all the heads turning. Jeep owners caught looking out of the corner of their eye when I wasn't looking...Kid told me. (Got the tire tip from DANGER...thanks too, Yousef!)

Thanks for the tip, Buck!

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P.S. Oh yeah, my wheel flanges are rusted as hell. LOL The ones that Rover's North any good? 1/2 price of GBR. Didn't see any silver ones.
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Old February 24th, 2007, 09:21 PM
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pics? I'm about to get the AR 15" rims and a new setof 33" BFG MT's

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Old February 24th, 2007, 10:13 PM
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I'll try, Charles. Maybe this week. If not on the board, I'll send them to your email. The wheels cost $550. and another $57 for lug nuts. Total for the tires at $204.94 ea, plus mount, sipe, road hazzard at Discount Tires was about $1300. Follow Buck's advice (This thread) for getting low tire price and Discount tires will beat the price (They ignored the extra cost that shipping would have added to the price). Hurt the wallet but the effect was immediate!!!!!! May have a PIC of the "Before" too. Send me an email in Am to remind me.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 10:48 AM
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Aaacckkk!

Sorry Charles ... crazy tax season and Julie just came home last night after being gone all week ... an adventure getting in due to our weather.

I'll get in touch w/ AR tomorrow and have some info for you.

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Old February 25th, 2007, 06:44 PM
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Charles. Sent email with PICs. Not avitar quality but okay.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 09:09 PM
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Thanks Bob, they look good!

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Old February 25th, 2007, 09:26 PM
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Shake,

Just post them up buddy.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 09:44 PM
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Question First Attempt at Posting a PIC

These aren't glamor shots. Just wanted to show Charles the tires. Rear tail light project under way.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 10:14 PM
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Rear tail light project under way.
Nice wheels and tires! What's your game plan in regards to your taillights?
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Old February 26th, 2007, 07:42 PM
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Nice wheels and tires! What's your game plan in regards to your taillights?
Just fixing them. The left turn signal doesn't work, front or rear. Highspeed blinking on the dash but no turn lights. Continuing a thread about the problem but I think everyone is ignoring it. Must be an old, solved issue or something.

Wish I could write that I'm replacing them with LEDs but ECR said the manufacturer isn't making them for 94s anymore.
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Back to the thread title- what's the final word with the spacers? I called RN today and they said they worked beautifully with the stock wheels. Any issues with clearance, rubbing or wobble?
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Old February 27th, 2007, 11:20 PM
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I read a ton on this subject. Summary - No complaints. People happy with increased turn radius. Extra stability questioned. Trimming of eyebrowes might be neccessary depending on tire size.
Initial concern over spacers not being "hub centric" (see def above) offset by happy users. Not sure if long term use has been reported/observed.
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Bumper looks good, Bob! Make sure you have your front turn signals hooked up or switch them to the round yellow marker lights in the headlight bezel
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Are you guys actually paying $379 for these. Why not just get new rims with different spacing. I thought you guys had found a cheaper alternative or has RN just gumby'd their site?
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There is a slew of wheel spacers on ebay (of course, none that will fit a Defender), running as cheap as $70 shipped. WHY does RN and others charge close to $400 for them?

Thinking about having a set made. I want to find out if there's anything I should consider when have some custom made.

I plan on asking for a set of 30mm billet aluminum, 5 x 6.5 bolt pattern spacers.

Anything different with these over the ones RN carries?
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Old November 1st, 2007, 09:26 PM
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the main price difference comes from the cost of the 16mm studs
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What are the studs made out of?

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the main price difference comes from the cost of the 16mm studs
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What are the studs made out of?

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Old November 1st, 2007, 10:11 PM
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Slap some diamond on the ends and I'm sold.

Are these 16mm studs a different metal than the ones sold for other vehicles?
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Slap some diamond on the ends and I'm sold.

Are these 16mm studs a different metal than the ones sold for other vehicles?
The question I have always wondered about, (thought about making these for everyone for around $200 for 4), why do you need rover studs at all? If you have 4 spacers, why not use a 5/8 course with tapered lugs and save the $? Just a question.
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