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1.5" Wheel adapter/spacer advice?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by strength1046, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Feb 10, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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    strength1046

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    I'm finally honored to say that today I am registered as a TacomaWorld member. I am excited to meet, learn and apply techniques and ideas that all of you have to offer.

    I had the idea of running larger tires 285/75/16 on my 2001 pre-runner taco. I have posted pictures of the aluminum billet spacers that I would like to attempt to use. But after constant reading, I don't like the idea of a 1" inch over hang and that my tires will just dangle without center[SIZE=3] support from the hub, however I [SIZE=3]feel like I[SIZE=3]'[SIZE=3]m in it for the long haul seeming that I bought the tires, and spacers.

    [SIZE=3]I[SIZE=3] have uploaded the photos. So let me know if this application seems safe at all? [SIZE=3]If any o[SIZE=3]f you have done it and gotten away with it for just street riding? Or if any hub/stud/bearing[SIZE=3]/CV joint [SIZE=3]failures have occurred with your experience. [SIZE=3][SIZE=3][SIZE=3][SIZE=3][SIZE=3]So far I am more on the side of just selling my tires and wheel spacers to some other [SIZE=3][SIZE=3][SIZE=3][SIZE=3]poo[SIZE=3]r [/SIZE][/SIZE]optimistic [SIZE=3][SIZE=3]soul.[/SIZE] [/SIZE]
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    I put them on last night and its just sitting there while I wait in fear. I suppose thi[SIZE=3]s [SIZE=3]is why I actually registered on Tacoma[SIZE=3]World. To actually talk to members who know what they're doing. [SIZE=3]Anyways[SIZE=3], [SIZE=3]soon to be firefighter here[SIZE=3] in [SIZE=3]SoC[/SIZE]al and will appreciate all the supporting[SIZE=3]/ bashing debates on 1.5[SIZE=3]" spacers with a 1" [SIZE=3]overhang. Thanks.

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  2. Feb 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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    anthony250f

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    you should have gotten hub centric....but you will be 100% fine!
     
  3. Feb 10, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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    Hey, welcome to the T-Dub.
    To answer your question, lug centric spacers(you have) are not as good as hub centric spacers. Many have reported vibrations with the lug centric spacers. Since you are already dedicated to them and the rims, go ahead and run them. What you can do is find some hub centric spacers that you like so that you can at least stay committed to your wheels, and replace the lug centric ones, or replace both with a different set of rims with enough back spacing to clear your larger tires. Here are some good wheel spacers http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.ph...tegory_id=119&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72 , you will need 2 sets for all four wheels. Good luck.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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    1YOTA6

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    i dont know if i missed something here but whats the difference between hub centric and stud centric as a spacer.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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    Hub centric is the way to go with your wheels. If you have factory rims on now, they are hub centric, meaning the center of your wheel slides on the hub snugly, centering your rim to the drive line, and not resting on the lugs. Lug centric is more of a universal thing, that the rim or spacer will rest on the lugs rather than the hub. You will expirience more vibration issues with lug centric than hub centric, because you may run the chance of not having the rim or spacer centered to the drive line. Hope this makes sense.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    aaah ok i see what your talking about on the hub centric. but as for stud centric your saying though that its more likely or possible to get vibration with a lug centric spacer that "should" center the wheel when you tighten the lugs down and rely on the tapered edge of the lug nut to center the wheel properly
     
  7. Apr 15, 2013 at 5:33 AM
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    Yup, there is a possibility of the lugs and studs being off by just a little bit to cause a nucense vibration.
     
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