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Old 03-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Do I need wheel spacers

I just bought the TRD Anthracite wheels and I need to find out if I still need to run my Spidertrax wheel spacers?
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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I have heard of a lot of people just grinding the caliper a few mm as thats all it takes rather than spacers
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:43 AM   #4
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I have heard of a lot of people just grinding the caliper a few mm as thats all it takes rather than spacers
Not needed for these wheels. And not really a great idea IMO across the board.
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what size tires?
LT285/75R16
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Not needed for these wheels. And not really a great idea IMO across the board.
I only have the spacers cause of the stock wheels. I know the Antharcite wheels have a 4.5 backspace and just want to make sure before I install the wheels and tires this weekend.
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4.5 backspacing should clear a 285/75/16 with minimal trimming
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4.5 backspacing should clear a 285/75/16 with minimal trimming
+1, you're good to go. It's going to be a nice setup.
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+1, you're good to go. It's going to be a nice setup.
I'll post pics later...now I have the full set up.
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Good thing I get toyota employee prices....great price on the wheels
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Not needed for these wheels. And not really a great idea IMO across the board.
Wheel spacers have shown to be a lot less safe than shaving a few mm off the cast of the caliper
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Wheel spacers have shown to be a lot less safe than shaving a few mm off the cast of the caliper
Why not just buy wheels that fit?

Did I advocate the use of spacers?
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Why not just buy wheels that fit?

Did I advocate the use of spacers?

Haha cary true. Just hard to find soemtimes I guess..I did go back to wheels that fit as I didnt like the wheel wobble from my last new tires and wheels even after balence some rims and tires cause this issue...could be due to simply not having the correct rims on and tire sise
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