Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > 5 Lug

Notices

Wheel Spacers for 5 lug

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-03-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
navin [OP] navin is offline
Member
navin is on a distinguished road
Law Enforcement: Ret.
Joined: Mar 2014, #125744
Gender: Male
Posts: 65
navin's Tacoma Gallery
Wheel Spacers for 5 lug

Anyone running spacers and stock steelies? Pics and dimensions if you know them please.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 03:32 PM   #2
navin [OP] navin is offline
Member
navin is on a distinguished road
Law Enforcement: Ret.
Joined: Mar 2014, #125744
Gender: Male
Posts: 65
navin's Tacoma Gallery
Well, according to my measurements, the stockers are tucked about 1.25 further than just about right IMO. I had been running a set of Mustang wheels on it and measured both off the rotor. The Stang wheels were at just the right offset for my tastes. Not sticking out, not buried under the body.

Considering a 1.25 hub centric spacer next, keeps the TPS functioning for sure, the wheels, eh.

Thinking about 15 x 7 steelies, but will the TPS swap over... To be continued!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 08:14 AM   #3
Senior Member
jtye is just really nicejtye is just really nicejtye is just really nicejtye is just really nicejtye is just really nice
 
jtye's Avatar
Name: John
Joined: May 2013, #104339
Location: DC
Gender: Male
Posts: 182
jtye's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by navin View Post
Well, according to my measurements, the stockers are tucked about 1.25 further than just about right IMO. I had been running a set of Mustang wheels on it and measured both off the rotor. The Stang wheels were at just the right offset for my tastes. Not sticking out, not buried under the body.

Considering a 1.25 hub centric spacer next, keeps the TPS functioning for sure, the wheels, eh.

Thinking about 15 x 7 steelies, but will the TPS swap over... To be continued!
I've got a set of 15 x 7 steel wheels that bolt up without any spacers or anything, but the TPS will not swap over. I'm just running them with the light on.

Here are the wheels http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/5-l...s-no-mods.html
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 02:59 PM   #4
navin [OP] navin is offline
Member
navin is on a distinguished road
Law Enforcement: Ret.
Joined: Mar 2014, #125744
Gender: Male
Posts: 65
navin's Tacoma Gallery
You truck looks great. I'm probably going to stick with the stock wheels and suspension. I ran the bigger Mustang wheels for a bit, they are 1.5" taller and I could feel the already tall gearing even more.

I ordered a set of 1.25" spacers to bump the wheels out, less homely looking is my only hope. They made the body so friggin massive, I wish it was still a tiny truck honestly. It doesn't have any more space inside the cab or bed than the 88.5 Isuzu or 93 Tacoma minis I owned previously, it just is enormous outside.

I'm not going for the off road look, I have a dedicated off road JK in the family that I built, chopped fenders, camo paint and 37" tires on 4.88 gears. It is a beast off road. This I just want to look normal to me, like light duty hauler, not a truck body on a corolla.

I'm already thinking I need to gear it lower with stock tires for my needs.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 12:56 PM   #5
navin [OP] navin is offline
Member
navin is on a distinguished road
Law Enforcement: Ret.
Joined: Mar 2014, #125744
Gender: Male
Posts: 65
navin's Tacoma Gallery
Installed a nice set of 1.25 spacers on all 4 wheels. Pulled the wheels out to what looks "normal" for a stock vehicle.

  Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 05:12 PM   #6
Junior Member
justinh384 is on a distinguished road
Name: Justin
Joined: Nov 2013, #115893
Location: Wrightsville, GA
Gender: Male
Posts: 20
justinh384's Tacoma Gallery
What spacers did you use and where did you get them from? I'm thinking of installing spacers along with new 235 75r15 tires for more of a truck look.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 05:18 PM   #7
navin [OP] navin is offline
Member
navin is on a distinguished road
Law Enforcement: Ret.
Joined: Mar 2014, #125744
Gender: Male
Posts: 65
navin's Tacoma Gallery
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331128038591...84.m1439.l2649

These were the best shipped price I found. The quality looks very good, as good as any I've used on my Mustangs and Jeep. They fit hubcentric/perfectly and the stock lug nuts with closed ends were fine for mounting the wheels.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 05:25 PM   #8
Junior Member
justinh384 is on a distinguished road
Name: Justin
Joined: Nov 2013, #115893
Location: Wrightsville, GA
Gender: Male
Posts: 20
justinh384's Tacoma Gallery
Do you think the tire shop would give me any trouble about those?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2014, 05:31 PM   #9
navin [OP] navin is offline
Member
navin is on a distinguished road
Law Enforcement: Ret.
Joined: Mar 2014, #125744
Gender: Male
Posts: 65
navin's Tacoma Gallery
I can't think of a reason why they would. I used lock tite on the hub studs. Check the surface for any grit/rust where they meet the hub/drum. Torque everything in a star pattern and you can recheck the torque after 2-500 miles just to be safe.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB 6 lug wheel spacers 09regcab Buy / Sell / Trade 18 02-14-2014 10:54 AM
looking for some 6 lug wheel spacers offroader03 Buy / Sell / Trade 0 12-26-2011 10:33 PM
5 lug wheel spacers SurfInferno 5 Lug 40 01-26-2011 02:59 PM
5 lug wheel spacers SurfInferno Wheels & Tires 1 09-09-2010 01:01 AM
wheel spacers... 6 lug 2 inch allupinsydeyou Buy / Sell / Trade 4 04-07-2009 07:55 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.