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Asthetic opinion: better with or without Spacers?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nvdeserted, May 1, 2010.

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Spacers on or off?

Poll closed May 31, 2010.
  1. Looks better on

    152 vote(s)
    70.7%
  2. Looks better off

    28 vote(s)
    13.0%
  3. I just want to tell you spacers are bad

    35 vote(s)
    16.3%
  1. May 1, 2010 at 5:56 PM
    #1
    nvdeserted

    nvdeserted [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I've been running the Spidertraxx spacers for a few months and have no complaints. I don't need them to solve rubbing issues or anything, they're on there purely for looks. The other day I decided to paint them black and took photos of one side on, one side off. I went wheeling today and after going through all kinds of mess, mud, and snow my truck body is still pretty clean (with the spacers on my truck gets easily covered in mud as the spacer make the tires throw the mud out more).

    So should I put them back on or what? Pros with ON: looks cooler. Pros with OFF: keeps my truck/paint clean.

    All photos: drivers side = no spacers, passenger side= with spacers.

    PS. I don't care to hear any arguments whether spacers will break or I need offset wheels etc. Just whether the look is better with/without Thanks.

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    And this one today showing how much cleaner my truck is without spacers on after a day of muck.
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    Here is a similar perspective with them on
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  2. May 1, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    nvdeserted

    nvdeserted [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Also, sorry about the crap pictures. And yes, My U-bolts are super long.
     
  3. May 1, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I went with option C :eek:
     
  4. May 1, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    I think it looks better with the spacers. But I still voted for option C. That is all I have to say. :facepalm:
     
  5. May 1, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    desertdude59

    desertdude59 CRAZY 4WHEELER

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    Second that

    :burnrubber:
     
  6. May 1, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    SCFirefighter

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    Liked. Now where can I get them? :)

    ps: take the mudflaps off. it'll make your truck look better, and if you have the spacers, as you said, your truck will get dirtier anyway :)
     
  7. May 1, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    747

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    IMO: Keep it flush (no spacers).
     
  8. May 1, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Looks better with. The spidertraxx are perfectly fine and safe if torqued properly. They're hub-centric... there is nothing bad about them at all. High performance tricked up sports cars run them all the time...

    That said your offset will be slightly off running stock tires... but honestly other than the potential to wear your wheel bearings down a tad quicker it's no big deal.
     
  9. May 1, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    nvdeserted

    nvdeserted [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I have no concern about running spacers. Hub centric on 32's under a light truck... not worried about them; already sold on the product and recommend them if you like the look or need to clear UCAs. I still don't understand how offset aftermarket wheels put less stress on bearings than spacers do, heard enough of that argument. Plus I like my TRD wheels and I see no point in spending extra $ on wheels just so my stance looks right.

    I'm just stuck between looking 'right' on the stance, or not having F'd up paint in 5 years form my tires spitting up stuff.

    Thanks for the replys so far!
     
  10. May 1, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    747

    747 function > form

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    If you're concerned about your paint (less concerned about stance), lose the spacers. BTW, Reno's beautiful...Wolfpack's fun to watch.
     
  11. May 1, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    SampleFool

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    Then take them off because you know it will happen.
     
  12. May 2, 2010 at 4:48 AM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

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    Step 1. ditch the mud flaps
    Step 2. keep the spacers on
    Step 3. don't worry too much about the sides of the truck, it's a truck!

    FYI, my truck has had 9" wheels and a 4.5" BS running w/o mud flaps for 10K+ miles and I don't have a rock ding on my paint. I park on a lose gravel parking lot each day at work and pick up several large rocks daily in the tread on my Nitto's. Not one scratch!

    IMO, trucks look better dirty any way.
     
  13. May 2, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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    BirdTRD

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    I like them on. Don't listen to any bs about Spidertrax ruining your truck. If torqued and cared for properly will never fail you.

    They will not wear out your bearings any faster than equivalently off set wheels would and if anything, they're stronger than aftermarket wheels because they maintain a hub centric fit while aftermarket wheels switch to a lug centric fit.
     
  14. May 2, 2010 at 6:09 AM
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    StandingCow

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    I like the look.
     
  15. May 2, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    shitroc

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    i like the look with them on. man are your ubolts ever long. thats just another thing to get snagged on somethin when wheelin
     
  16. May 2, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I would def say on because it gives it a meaner looking stance.;)
     
  17. May 2, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    PreRunner

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    simply put and IMO .... 0 - 3" lift ... no spacers. 4"+ lift, spacers.

    0 - 3" lift with spacers looks redneck
     
  18. May 2, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    topgun155

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    Definatly looks better with.
     
  19. May 2, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Much better with!
     
  20. May 2, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    Much much better with.
     
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