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5100's or Wheel Spacers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NelsonTacoma, Jul 6, 2011.

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Which would you do first?

Poll closed Aug 5, 2011.
  1. Wheel Spacers

    6 vote(s)
    14.0%
  2. Bilstein 5100's

    37 vote(s)
    86.0%
  1. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma [OP] This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    I'm currently debating with myself as to whether I should buy Wheel Spacers or 5100's. My current front setup consists of a spacer lift up front (preload kind) and stock wheels with a 1/4 studless wheel spacer plate (which causes my front lug studs to be short). I can't quite decide if I want to replace the wheel spacers first or ditch the lift and get the 5100's. Both cost about the same, and at the moment I've only got enough to spend on one. Answer the poll and let me know what you think.
     
  2. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    TacoSID138

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    5100s dude! Get rid of the spacer lift then get the wheel spacers. Witch wheel spacers do you plan on getting?
     
  3. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    Tacomadude89

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    I'd say go with the 5100's. You'll have a better ride with them over your current set up now.

    Often times you see Spidertrax spacers listed in the classified section here, keep an eye and you might just find a good deal.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma [OP] This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    I was planning on getting the Allpro Offroad 1.5 hubcentric wheel spacers. I know most people recommend the spider trax, but I've read good reviews about the allpro one's too, and the price is a little better. I emailed them about them and they offered to throw in the e/t lug nuts for mounting them to the front for free!!
     
  5. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    TacoSID138

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    That's cool, you live in arizona So you don't have to worry about salt messing up the wheel spacers. That why the spidertrax are more money, they are coating with something. I know how to say it but can't spell it at the moment haha.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma [OP] This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    Anodized. I think.

    But yeah, that was one of the things I was reading about when deciding on which ones to buy.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    Rashnu

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  8. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    TacoSID138

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    Yea, was about to edit my post. Down the road I'd like to get the all pros. Good luck with your decision. Will be waiting for pics either way you go. Got a nice truck.
     
  9. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma [OP] This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    Thanks!!
     
  10. Jul 6, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    Davtopgun

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    If you do a fair amount of wheeling, go 5100's. If you don't, go wheel spacers.
     
  11. Jul 6, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma [OP] This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    Can't/don't want to get rid of the wheel spacers. Have 285's and stock wheels, just bought new tires too. My budget dictates one or the other but not both at the same time. Hence the poll. Which first......
     
  12. Jul 6, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    00yotasr5

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    i say get wheel spacer since ur running those tires, and it dangerous to run them with little treads on the studs.
     
  13. Jul 6, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    bjmoose

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    Insufficient stud thread isn't safe. Fix that first.
     
  14. Jul 6, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma [OP] This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    This is kind of what I was thinking.

    I purchased the truck with this setup. So I know that it's been run this way for at least 50k miles. That doesn't make it any safer. That's why I've been leaning towards the wheel spacers. Sometimes to hear it from other people helps make an easy decision easier. :):):)
     
  15. Jul 6, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    +1 on better wheel spacers!
     
  16. Jul 6, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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  18. Jul 22, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    NelsonTacoma [OP] This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    So I decided on the wheel spacers. I ordered and paid for them today!! :woot: should have them next week. Will post up pics when done. Thanks to everyone for your input :)
     
  19. Jul 22, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    sweet! :headbang: you getting just the fronts or all fours?
     
  20. Jul 22, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma [OP] This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    All 4. I thought it would look weird with only the front. Plus I'm strange and I like to keep all things symmetrical.
     
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