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Just wasted 5 hours to fing out 2 inch wheel spacers wont work with 285's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Sheepdog, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Sep 17, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    Sheepdog

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    I got some 2" wheel spacers for my truck via cragislist and I painted the hubs and the inside of the spacers black to match the wheels. I installed the rear ones and then took it for a test drive to make sure everything was good to go, and it was. Then I installed the front ones, went to take it for a drive and when I turn hard to either side, it rubbs like a son of a bitch. Now I'm out 100 bucks with 4 useless peices of shit.
     
  2. Sep 17, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    trim it
     
  3. Sep 17, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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  5. Sep 17, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    Trim it. Even with three inches most have to trim
     
  6. Sep 17, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Where is it rubbing? Thinking about doing the same thing myself and would like to know what I'm getting myself into.

    Also, what wheels are you using? Know the backspacing by chance?
     
  7. Sep 17, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    YumaTRD

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    2 inch wheel spacers are big. thats 4 inches of total width to your truck
     
  8. Sep 17, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    jdtemple

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    Get rid of the spaces/adapters, and get wheels with the correct off set.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    I just put spidertrax 1.25" spacers and wheels with 5" backspacing on and all I had to trim was the bottom of the plastic inner fender by the cab and I beat the pinch weld down a little and it will go lock to lock without rubbing but I need to hammer on the pinch weld a little more because if I'm turning and hit a bump it rubs some.

    edit: I also have a 3" lift and 285/75s.
     
  10. Sep 17, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    The tires are rubbing on the outer side, so when I turn hard driver, the driver front tire rubbs on the back part of the wheel well and vise versa. I looked and theres no way I can trim it because when I installed my bushwackers I had to cut the firewall and bend it back. Theres no more room to cut or bend anything.

    I'm not sure what the offset of my wheels are but the front tires, with the spacers stuck out maybe an inch past my bushwackers, and the rear was a little less, maybe 3/4 inch?

    And to jdtemple, I'm not getting rid of my wheels becasue I like them.
     
  11. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:34 AM
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    How much room do you have between your control arm and tire? If it is a good bit, I would try a smaller spacer.
     
  12. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:49 AM
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    same thing happend to me dude. I trimmed the shit out of everything and they still rubbed, I had to just get ride of them.
     
  13. Sep 20, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    you can trim the spacers as they actually make rubbing worse the thicker they are. kinda need a milling machine though. or you could take them to a machine shop and get them to cut a half inch or so off them and then see if they will work..
     
  14. Sep 20, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    The tires rubbed tire UCA untill they got down to about 60%. Now theres only like a half inch gap between the two when it's just sitting.
     
  15. Sep 20, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    Is that with the spacers or without?
     
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  17. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    Without. Theres about 2 inches WITH the spacers. lol
     
  18. Sep 21, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    Oh ok. Then yea, I would definitely try to either get those machined down some or sell them and buy some smaller ones.
     
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    That's what I'm gonna try to do. I'm pretty sure 1.5" spacers will work.
     
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