Wheel spacers??

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by Isaac s, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Isaac s

    Isaac s Member

    So I have a little bit of rub with the tries I'm running 295/55/20. I was thinking of getting hub-centric wheel spacers. Good or bad idea? Any recommendations, Or feedback?
     
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  3. Taco Obsessor

    Taco Obsessor Well-Known Member

    It’s a bad idea. It grinds down the bearings over time. I’d do some frame cuts. I’m sure a mechanic could do it
     
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  4. warakesTaco

    warakesTaco Active Member

    I have used non hub centric and it was the biggest mistake I have ever done. I love the look and have never tried hub centric type. The ones I had wobbled like crazy around 50-60 mph
     
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    Isaac s

    Isaac s Member

    Cool thanks for the feedback. If I got them I would get hub centric for sure.
     
  6. Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    I have had my wheel spacers for over 6 months with no issues. Just make sure to properly torque and re check after 500 miles or so. I also I like to check after every tire rotations.
     
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    Isaac s

    Isaac s Member

    Do you have any before and after pictures?
     
  8. B-RI

    B-RI Well-Known Member

    I’ve had hub centric 1 1/4 Spidertrax for 3 yrs with no problems. Use the red thread locker when installing them and retorque them every once in awhile and you will have no problems. I recently switched to 2 inch BORA hub centric spaces. Same procedures apply.
     
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    Isaac s

    Isaac s Member

    I've heard if I want to get spacers make sure I get hub centric. Why did you get spacer? Was it for aesthetics or because you had wheel rub?
     
  10. B-RI

    B-RI Well-Known Member

    Purely for aesthetics.
     
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  11. B-RI

    B-RI Well-Known Member

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    These are with my 2 inch
     
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    Isaac s

    Isaac s Member

    Your truck looks good man. I want mine spacers for clearance. Do you ever take your truck off roading?
     
  13. B-RI

    B-RI Well-Known Member

    Thanks dude. No... never been off road. it’s a mall crawler.
     
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  14. B-RI

    B-RI Well-Known Member

    If you do decide to use spacers, do yourself and your truck a favor and get quality ones like Spidertrax or BORA and just make sure you torque them down with red thread locker and do a retorque at every tire rotation. If you do it this way, you won’t have any problems.
     
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    Isaac s

    Isaac s Member

    Yeah I'm been thinking I may go with a small wheel size so I wont have any rub. Instead of spacers.
     
  16. taco_olof

    taco_olof New Member

    I’ve had hub centric spacers on my car and it was a big mistake the stock Tacoma wheel studs are pretty short so if you have after market wheels the lug nut for the spacer will only thread on about three turns, which is not safe at all.
     
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  17. Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

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    I needed the spacers to clear my uca’s. I just got new -38 rims which then I will take them off.
     
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    Isaac s

    Isaac s Member

  19. Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    Upper control arms
     
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    Isaac s

    Isaac s Member

    Was a dumb question. Same place it rubs on mine. Just didnt know the abbreviation.
     
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  21. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Not a dumb question at all. This forum was the first time I heard also
     

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