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do spacers cause unnecasary wear and tear

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by meckleystephen, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Jan 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    meckleystephen

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    gonna be putting a lift on and want to know if wheel spacer will do more harm then good??? i was thinking 1.25" nothing extreme thanks for the input
     
  2. Jan 23, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    Yes they do:)
     
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    Are you doing a wheel spacer or a top plate spacer for the suspension?
     
  4. Jan 23, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    hes asking about wheel spacers
     
  5. Jan 23, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    From what i read wheel spacers, like the spidertrax ones- do not cause any more wear and tear than a slightly wider wheel/tire setup. Makes sense to me. People here say that anything you do to widen the stance of your truck, or lift it- is going to put slightly more stress on some other part more than what it would at stock. So yes.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    Just make sure they are hub centric and that you use the proper torque specs when cranking em' down and go with Spidertrax and you will have no problems. You will not be hurting your ride any more than when people get rims with different back spacings. Seriously dont worry about it. what you should let us know is more on the WHY you want them, if you could please. is there a reason you thought you might need them or do you jsut want them. depending on the size and width of your tire you may not even need them.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    well the main reason i wanted them is more cosmetic than anything because i am not going overboard with my truck considering it is a daily driver and drive close to 250 miles a week highway
     
  8. Jan 23, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    you'll be fine then just make sure to do the things i mentioned in my post.
     
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