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Hitting upper control arm

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Coolbeverage73, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Jul 13, 2020 at 10:50 AM
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    Coolbeverage73

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    I first put Rough Country coil over struts on my 2019 TRD OR last month which lifted the front a solid 2 inches making it ever so slightly nose up but I'm fine with it for now and will deal with the rear later. I wanted to run the factory wheels for now also. I bought a set of Milestar Patagonia MTs in 285/75/16 and the are slightly hitting the upper control arm at full lock. I really hadn't expected this to happen. Any idea what a recommended solution is? I ordered 4 aluminum 1/4 inch wheel spacers for $30 with shipping. I'm hoping that only 1 per wheel is needed. I'm fairly concerned if I have to use two. Anyone know if just one will do it? Should I have not attended to use factory wheels with zero off set? Thanks
     
  2. Jul 13, 2020 at 10:52 AM
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    Yeah the factory wheels sit too far in to run 285s, you might be fine with a 1/4 spacers.
     
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    I run a 1.25 spidertrax spacer im not sure 1/4 is enough
     
  4. Jul 13, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    I think imma run into this same issue when I install my JBA's control arms. I need to do more research on em
     
  5. Jul 13, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    I believe the problem is the spacing on the rim and not so much the UCA
     
  6. Jul 13, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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    That's what I get for believing YouTube vids I guess...there was a guy on there running my same tire size and leveling blocks and he said his just barely worked...would you be scared to double up on the 1/4 space giving me 1/2 like I now might not have enough turns on my lug nuts?
     
  7. Jul 13, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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    I would caution using that type of spacer

    Toyota wheel studs are shit enough as is

    Get Spidertrax for your safety and others too

    Good luck and congrats on the lift
     
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    I went to 255 85 16 and have plenty of room all around except at full lock where I barely make contact with the uca. Trying to find a good set of wheels with enough offset, or doing spacers. I'm hesitant to go with spacers because there's so much back-and-forth on whether they're safe (or bad for your truck).
     
  9. Jul 13, 2020 at 12:07 PM
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    Well apparently Spidertrax wheel spacers are on back order all over the country....Man....this is just the story of my life!
     
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    These are the spacers I run on my truck b/c Spidertrax were out at the time. I really like them and the company seems to have good review. I've been wheeling (blue trails) with them on and have rechecked them afterwards, with no problems to report.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IV2524M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  11. Jul 13, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    Wheelers has em in stock Edit: looks like they drop ship from Spidertrax

    About any hub centric spacer is better than what you have on the way for $30

    Remember you only need 2
     
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    Your truck karma will be happy you supported a forum vendor instead of the richest sack of dicks this side of the globe

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    I actually just found these myself...we have a 4WP store in my town and I had called them and he said all his stores were sold out...I ordered the Spidertrax version on Amazon....fingers crossed.
     
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    I run the same thing and my 285's don't rub at all. They've been on the truck since 3500 miles (at 40k now) and have given me 0 issues. Spidertrax are good quality from my experience and everything that I read before purchasing them.
     
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    When time is of the essence it's hard to beat the Zon

    Glad you decided on Spidertrax, they're proven quality and will save you any more headaches

    I ran them on the front of my FJ and the 5 lug version on my 100 series with no issues

    Post up a pic of your truck when you get everything squared away I'm sure it'll look great

    Cheers
     
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    Can someone here save me the headache of going through threads and tell me the legit torque of spacer to hub and then wheel to spacer? (For the spidertrax, not sure if they’re all the same)
    Thanks a bunch
     
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    the spidertrax booklet says 100.

    but someone said that was wrong so I went with 90 all around
     
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    Ya I just looked at their specs but that’s 15-25 more than anything I’ve ever read from users on TW. And there was a slight variance in spacer to hub and wheel to spacer.
    Fucking opinions in this world I tell ya... confuse the shit out of me.
    You ran the company specs I’m assuming?
     
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