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20" Enkei Wheel Issue

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Bob4360, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Bob4360

    Bob4360 [OP] Bob in New Orleans

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    I just bought a set of 20" Enkei wheels allegedly made especially for Tacomas from e-Bay. The wheels look great, but according to the wheel installer, do not snug up against the hub perfectly (1/8" or so gap). I told them to install them anyway. Has anyone experienced this problem? Is a spacer normally required? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks! :(
     
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    GAmtber23 Well-Known Member

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    Yes install a spacer. Prevents premature wear on the studs
     
  3. Bob4360

    Bob4360 [OP] Bob in New Orleans

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    Where does one get a spacer? Would a reputable dealer normally carry these?
     
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    Bob4360 [OP] Bob in New Orleans

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    I just went on e-Bay and bought some aluminum spacers. I'll minimize driving until I install them. Thanks for the help, GAmntber21!
     
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    Sounds like you need to use hub centric rings
     
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    Bob4360 [OP] Bob in New Orleans

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    Uh oh....already bought a 6mm aluminum spacer. I hope it works!
     
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    Hey sorry I forgot about this thread. The spacer should work just the same. So long as you purchased the correct spacer, it should act in the same way a hubcentric ring would as well as giving you a wider more aggressive stance. I meant to say Hubcentric ring looking back at it, but either should have done the job. How did it turn out?
     
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    Bob4360 [OP] Bob in New Orleans

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    It turns out I didn't need a spacer at all! After further investigation, I discovered the wheel has a beveled edge at the hub; therefore, it only appears there is a gap. The hub contact area is fine as is & I've not experienced any problems whatsoever. Thanks for your help nonetheless!
     
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