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Problems with wheels spacers...HELP!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rharris5551, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Sep 3, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    rharris5551

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    i recently ordered a set of 1.5" wheel spacers off ebay for my 06 tacoma, got them all put on and torqued down and from about 45-55mph the steering wheels gets a pretty bad wobble :confused:, thats the only time it does it, any clues of what might be causing this? thanks
     
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  2. Sep 4, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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    Are these spacers hub centric?

    Only ones I would recommend are the Spidertraxx spacers. They are hub centric. Most ebay spacers are junk.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    pataco

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    x2,the old saying..........you get what ya pay for.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    InfidelTaco

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  5. Sep 4, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    sounds like shitty spacers that werent cnc'd correctly, throwing the tires off balance. X4
     
  6. Sep 4, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    jazzystoy69

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    I had those spacers nothing like these
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  7. Sep 4, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    these are the way to go if your gonna run spacers!
     
  8. Sep 4, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    Spidertrax is the only brand I would ever run in spacers.

    But then I wouldn't ever run spacers, so that's sort of beside the point I guess.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    thats what i said......:cheers:
     
  10. Sep 4, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    I've got 1.5 wheel spacers and no wobble. Did you get the hub centric ones? If not then that's def the problem. Btw as said before eGay spacers are crap. I got mine from All Pro Offroad for $170 with shipping and e/t lug nuts for the fronts.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    Damn ebay! Works its magic again!

    Allpro makes good spacers too and for people like me that dont live around salt and stuff and dont need to spend that extra $40 a pair for the coating on the Spidertraxx, the Allpro's are perfect!
     
  12. Sep 4, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    lmao
     
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    It's almost a shame to cover them with your wheel/tire :(
     
  14. Sep 4, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    dam... once again i get shafted, old sayin goes you live you learn :(
     
  15. Sep 4, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    Is there any cons to having spacers? I want some new rims and tires soon, and not sure if ill need wheel spacers. Its just nice to know in case i do end up getting them.
     
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    You won't need spacers if you buy the proper rims.
     
  17. Sep 4, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    Debateable. I think 1.25'' or less it would be hard for anybody to argue anythign negative. One of the primary concerns is that it places added stress on the hub and that may be true but I think its hardly an issue. I would say there are 1000's of people running spacers with no problem and a couple guys had an issue which they either correctly or incorrectly attributed to spacers then the naysayers ran for the hills yelling the sky is falling. Like anything if you are conservative you will be fine.

    Here is the spidertrac FAQ you can take a look at

    http://www.spidertrax.com/s.nl/sc.13/category.2/ctype.KB/KB.4303/.f
     
  18. Sep 4, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    Its okay.....i half expected that kinda response anyway.....I think ill just start a whole new thread on it, screw the search function ;)
     
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    thank you^
     
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    Like others have said, you likely need hub centric. But, not all ebay spacers are crap, we sell ours on there sometimes when we're overstocked! We sold nearly 2,000 spacers last year alone, and have very few reported problems, which are usually due to installation errors.
     
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