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Do I need wheel spacers

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jerysan, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Mar 18, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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    jerysan

    jerysan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just bought the TRD Anthracite wheels and I need to find out if I still need to run my Spidertrax wheel spacers?
     
  2. Mar 18, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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    what size tires?
     
  3. Mar 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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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
     
  4. Mar 19, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Not needed for these wheels. And not really a great idea IMO across the board.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    LT285/75R16
     
  6. Mar 19, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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    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.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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    4.5 backspacing should clear a 285/75/16 with minimal trimming
     
  8. Mar 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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    +1, you're good to go. It's going to be a nice setup.
     
  9. Mar 19, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    I'll post pics later...now I have the full set up.
    885x with 5100's up front with Built Right arms and 5100 on the rear.
    Good thing I get toyota employee prices....great price on the wheels
     
  10. Mar 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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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
     
  11. Mar 19, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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    Why not just buy wheels that fit?

    Did I advocate the use of spacers? :confused:
     
  12. Mar 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    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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