1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Hub-Centric Wheel Spacers - where can I get um?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by tacoGrande, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Apr 7, 2008 at 10:49 AM
    #1
    tacoGrande

    tacoGrande [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Member:
    #2111
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    Bellevue, NE
    Vehicle:
    silver 02' Prerunner xtra cab
    Working on it.........
    I know some of you are running wheel spacers on your 05-08 Tacoma 4x4's. I have 1 1/4" spacers on my 06 right now, but they are the wrong type. They center the wheel on the lugs instead of the hubs. So I have a constant wobble from 40-55 mph. I had the wheels balanced several times at different places and no change. Who sells 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" hub-centric spacers that fit the 06 Tacoma 4x4's? I checked a few websites and the hub-centric spacers that they have do not work for the 05-08's. :confused:
     
  2. Apr 7, 2008 at 5:06 PM
    #2
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Member:
    #4127
    Messages:
    17,576
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colin
    Lusby, MD
    Vehicle:
    '07 TRD Sport 4x4
    Build thread in sig...
  3. Apr 9, 2008 at 1:20 PM
    #3
    tacoGrande

    tacoGrande [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Member:
    #2111
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    Bellevue, NE
    Vehicle:
    silver 02' Prerunner xtra cab
    Working on it.........
    Thanks. Those seem to be the best bet. I am going to pick some up in the next couple of weeks. I will update when I get them on my truck.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2008 at 1:59 PM
    #4
    RoadKill

    RoadKill Northern Alliance: padawan

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Member:
    #5679
    Messages:
    126
    North of the border
    Vehicle:
    First gen 4x4
    285x70x17 offset rims+ 1.5 spacers, rear Timbrens + 3 inch lift add a leaf, Sway-a-way coilovers + camburg control arms, Fender flares (2.5 inch), clear lights, headers, sliders, roll bar
    To my knowledge all wheels on all cars have to be centered by the lugs and thats why the nuts are all tapered also.
    A mag with a bigger axle hole would be able to center itself with no wobble just by having the same nut patern even if not recomended.

    Did you use your mag nuts on the spacer and supplied spacer nuts on the mag? could it be?
    There could also be an imperfection on the spacer
     
  5. Apr 10, 2008 at 7:46 AM
    #5
    tacoGrande

    tacoGrande [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Member:
    #2111
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    Bellevue, NE
    Vehicle:
    silver 02' Prerunner xtra cab
    Working on it.........
    My original lug nuts are still being used to hold my wheels on the spacers. I emailed Spidertrax to verify that the 06 Tacoma's are hub-centric and need a hub-centric spacer, and Ross Stanford (their sales manager) said that is correct. They offer 2 seperate types of spacers for Tacoma's depending on the year. Newer models are all hubcentric and so the spacer they offer for those has a raised circle in the center of the spacer that properly aligns the hub of the wheel. The improper type which I was sold at the tire shop I bought my tires from months ago is flat on the surface making it lug-centric. For months I have had a wobble that rotating tires, rebalancing, and checking lug torque has not solved. Finally I caught wind of the wheels being hub-centric and am anxious to order the new spacers and try them out. The Spidertrax part # for the correct 1-1/4" wheel spacer for newer Tacoma's is WHS-007. I will update when I get the new spacers on.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2008 at 12:25 PM
    #6
    das56170

    das56170 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    Member:
    #3643
    Messages:
    124
    Gender:
    Male
    Temecula, CA
    Vehicle:
    2007 Tacoma Access Cab 4X4 SR5
    Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, volant cold air intake, 3" lift with AAL, 285/75 r 16 pro comp xterrains, 1" differential drop, spare tire mod, hypertech in-line speedometer calibrator, debadged
    How wide are your rims. Mine are 16 x 7, and some people have told me that they might be narrow to run 285/75r16 which are about 11.2" wide. I wanted to put these tires on my stock rims and use a spacer, instead of getting new wheels.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2008 at 1:30 PM
    #7
    tacoGrande

    tacoGrande [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Member:
    #2111
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    Bellevue, NE
    Vehicle:
    silver 02' Prerunner xtra cab
    Working on it.........
    I am still running the factory TRD Sport wheels which I believe are 17 x 7-1/2". I'm sure they recommend a wider rim for the tires I have now, but I have not had any problems with the rims being a little narrower yet and I've had the 33 x 12.50's since last July or August, and do some intermediate off-roading
     
  8. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:10 AM
    #8
    tacoGrande

    tacoGrande [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Member:
    #2111
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    Bellevue, NE
    Vehicle:
    silver 02' Prerunner xtra cab
    Working on it.........
    I ordered up the hub-centric spacers from Spidertrax and got them yesterday. They make an extremely nice product. Well worth the price. The spacers even came with loc-tite in the box for the spacer bolts. I put on the spacers and noticed right away they fit perfectly snug with the hubs on the truck and the hub of the wheel. I went for a drive and noticed a difference right away. The wobble that had been driving me out of my mind is completely gone. Lesson learned: Make sure your spacers are hubcentric on the newer Tacoma's.
     
  9. May 31, 2008 at 6:07 AM
    #9
    Drew793

    Drew793 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Member:
    #5145
    Messages:
    190
    Gender:
    Male
    New Jersey
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Off-Road V6 Auto
    Weather Tech window shades, Roll-N-Lock cover with cargo manager, Led interior bed lights, EZ down tailgate strut, SpiderTrax1.25" wheel spacers, tinted windows, second filter removed, Grillcraft Mesh upper and lower grill, Castrol Syntec.
    I got my wheel spacers from Datinfab.com (e-bay) for about $65 per pair.
    I am very happy with them. They are hub centric but I belive that the lugs do most of the centering. I have the 1.5" on front and rear and they bring the tire out far enough that the tread is even with the edge of the fender.. They give the stock wheels/rims on my 2008 TRD a more agressive look and also provide better cornering with the added 3" to the overall width. No vibration of wobble.

    Glad to hear the yours worked out ok.
     
  10. May 31, 2008 at 6:16 AM
    #10
    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Member:
    #4929
    Messages:
    5,832
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lucas
    Kaplan, Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    07 Silver4dr. 4x4, V6 Shortbed
    5% Tint, Bug flector, vent Visors, Removed secondary air filter, Rear Spring TSB w/ Wheeler's Add A Leaf HD Pack, Icon 2.0 rear shocks, Toytec 3" lift up front with Total Chaos UCA's, Debadged, Billet Grille,TRD Offroad rims/17x9 Pro comp 6001 rims, Duratracs 265/75/16 or 285/70/17, Fog light anytime mod, Tailgate hose clamp mod, Pro-dry AFE filter. Extended Differential Breather, ABS on/off, 6000k LEDs from CSJumper, heads/fogs, ScanguageII, Devil horns, Devil horns on third brake light, Mounted 60" Highlift, Mounted Tool Box, Wet Okole Front/Rear Seat Covers, TW sticker, Midland Handheld CB,Painted engine cover, Revenge Fab Sliders, ARE Topper, Weather tech Floorliners.
    I know you already have yours, but incase someone looks this up later here is what I was gonna use. http://www.1010tires.com/hubrings
    I didn't get them becasue I am not experiensing any vibration. Keep in mind that you must tighten up your lugs using the pattern not just all at once. Go from one lug to the lug on the opposite side.
     
  11. Jun 2, 2008 at 10:13 AM
    #11
    tacoGrande

    tacoGrande [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Member:
    #2111
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    Bellevue, NE
    Vehicle:
    silver 02' Prerunner xtra cab
    Working on it.........
    Hubcentric definately makes a difference. If you call most reputable wheel shops they will tell you that hubcentric means that the wheel centers on the hubs, not the lugs. This is not just my theory, I learned it the hard way.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2008 at 9:16 PM
    #12
    Drew793

    Drew793 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Member:
    #5145
    Messages:
    190
    Gender:
    Male
    New Jersey
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Off-Road V6 Auto
    Weather Tech window shades, Roll-N-Lock cover with cargo manager, Led interior bed lights, EZ down tailgate strut, SpiderTrax1.25" wheel spacers, tinted windows, second filter removed, Grillcraft Mesh upper and lower grill, Castrol Syntec.

    Same here. I got the SpiderTrax hubcentric spacers and they're great. No vibration.

    Previously had the Datinfab that I bought from E-bay that weren't hub centric and started sxperiencing vibration.
     
  13. Aug 15, 2008 at 9:23 PM
    #13
    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5966
    Messages:
    37,399
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Dunkin Donuts
    Vehicle:
    02 TRD 4x4
  14. Jul 9, 2009 at 3:15 AM
    #14
    tacomaa1

    tacomaa1 Tacomaa1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Member:
    #17256
    Messages:
    86
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    missouri
    Vehicle:
    2005 access cab 4x4 V6 6Spd
    3" EZ lift kit Black from extremetrucktoys.com, Pro Comp 7089 16X8 Flat Black Wheels, Nitto 285/75/16 Tires and two full matching spares, added the UnderCover Black Composite Tonneau Cover and love it...Sabersport black headlights, Grillcraft Black mesh grille, T-Rex 2 Eyelids, will be adding Total Chaos UCAs soon from downsouth motorsports for $651.70....
    hey, did you get the 1.25" spidertrax wheel spacers ? I'm getting ready to install 285/75/16 nitto Terra grapplers on my 05 taco 4x4 with my 3" ez lift and i just wanted to know if the 1.25" spacer would be the correct thickness to clear the Upper control arms while also not sticking out of the wheel well and looking silly? let me know what you think.. thanks. chad
     
  15. Jul 17, 2009 at 7:45 AM
    #15
    adamrsu

    adamrsu Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Member:
    #17974
    Messages:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Tulsa, OK
    Vehicle:
    TRD SR5 off-road
    3 inch Tuff Country lift. Lund Hood Scoop. Painted Wheels.
    Dude this thread is over a year old. But yeah, that'll work well with what you're doing. I've got the same basic setup and I'm about to buy some spacers my self. 1.25 inch or 1.5 inch will be perfect for what you're looking for.
     
  16. Jul 18, 2009 at 9:15 AM
    #16
    OldG

    OldG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Member:
    #19431
    Messages:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    Florida
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tacoma 4x4
    pinetree air freshner and 285 Goodyear mtr kevlars
    I purchased the spidertrax spacers also, a little more pricey, a quality product, very happy

    at highway speeds no wobble
     
  17. Jul 18, 2009 at 10:00 AM
    #17
    MUDFISH

    MUDFISH Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Member:
    #15465
    Messages:
    536
    Gender:
    Male
    Syracuse
    Vehicle:
    12 Double Cab SR5
    Anyone have pics of stock Tacos with spacers? I'd like to see how that looks...
     
  18. Aug 4, 2009 at 2:39 AM
    #18
    tacomaa1

    tacomaa1 Tacomaa1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Member:
    #17256
    Messages:
    86
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    missouri
    Vehicle:
    2005 access cab 4x4 V6 6Spd
    3" EZ lift kit Black from extremetrucktoys.com, Pro Comp 7089 16X8 Flat Black Wheels, Nitto 285/75/16 Tires and two full matching spares, added the UnderCover Black Composite Tonneau Cover and love it...Sabersport black headlights, Grillcraft Black mesh grille, T-Rex 2 Eyelids, will be adding Total Chaos UCAs soon from downsouth motorsports for $651.70....
    here's another question.. I've decided to buy wheels with 4.5 backspacing instead of buying the spidertrax, only cuz i found a really good deal on procomp 7089s. anyway, the 7089 procomp wheel is offered in a hub centric version part#6838 or a lug centric version 6883 for the same price, which do i buy for my 05 Taco? one of the guys on here has a set of these on his 2nd GEn Taco and he says I need lug centric wheels so that's what I was going to order, any thoughts ? thanks.
     
  19. Aug 4, 2009 at 3:10 AM
    #19
    GotLift37

    GotLift37 Bangers Runner

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Member:
    #6185
    Messages:
    1,742
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    down south
    Vehicle:
    07 4Runner 4WD
    2.5" front lift (leeper coilover) 1" body 16" Dick Cepek DC1 Black/polished 295/75/16 General Grabber AT2 Tinted Taillights 5% tint OEM Acura TSX HID Retrofit White LED dash light conversion
    hub centric version
     
  20. Aug 4, 2009 at 3:23 AM
    #20
    tacomaa1

    tacomaa1 Tacomaa1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Member:
    #17256
    Messages:
    86
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    missouri
    Vehicle:
    2005 access cab 4x4 V6 6Spd
    3" EZ lift kit Black from extremetrucktoys.com, Pro Comp 7089 16X8 Flat Black Wheels, Nitto 285/75/16 Tires and two full matching spares, added the UnderCover Black Composite Tonneau Cover and love it...Sabersport black headlights, Grillcraft Black mesh grille, T-Rex 2 Eyelids, will be adding Total Chaos UCAs soon from downsouth motorsports for $651.70....
    now i'm really confused.. i've heard both now and dont know what to order and why..
     
To Top