New to all of this.Spacers make me nervous. You increase the side load on your wheel bearings tremendously, not to mention putting torsional stress in your wheel studs.
Impact stress is also increased exponentially due to the fulcrum of the spacer. This is why when spacers do snap they do so dramatically..... like when hitting a pothole at speed.
Keep your eye on Craigslist for a pair of 82-86 CJ7 wide track axles. Then you can rebuild them at your leisure and throw them in on a weekend. This will give you the same result and be FAR safer.
No. You'll need the entire axle assemblies from what's called a 'wide track', not just the shafts. The wide tracks were model year '82-86 CJ7 and 8.New to all of this.
I can use different axles that will increase the width. Without changing the axle housing? For the front and rear?
I live in Florida now and drive it year round. I actually drive it more now than i did in New Mexico because i didn't drive it for a few days after each snow to let the salt wash away.The only season I might put up the Scrambler is "the dog days of summer" since it has no AC to get rid of the humidity. That's only about 6 weeks.