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Rear wheel spacers?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dave.Bc, May 28, 2011.

  1. May 28, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Dave.Bc [OP] Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    1998 Tacoma 4x4 TRD
    Billy 5100's front and rear, Eibach coils, Toy-tec AAL, grey wire mod, deckplate, pioneer deck and speakers, JL amp and sub in a stealthbox
    Hey guys, I've just ordered some procomp series 52 rims for my taco and I realize that I need to run spacers in the front to clear the calipers properly. I picked up some 1" spacers for the front and just realized that I didn't even consider the rear. I know the rims will fit the back end without spacers but do I need to run them in order to balance out the 4 corners? I don't think 1" difference can be that bad, but I could be wrong. Any opinions? thanks
    Also, I've heard that some people can't find shops to do alignments with wheel spacers for liability reasons... Am I going to be screwed in that regard?
  2. May 28, 2011 at 11:54 PM

    Tacomadude89 Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    First Name:
    2002 Tacoma TRD SR5, 3.4, 5spd
    -Bilstein 5100 Series shocks on all 4 corners -Rancho HD lift coils -1/4" Toytec driverside top plate spacer -Toytec 1" diff drop -Wheelers 1.5" AAL's -Toytec 1" lift shackles -Revtek extended length BPV bracket -285/75/16 BFG KO T/A's -Pro Comp rims -ET Conical tyle lug nuts -Spidertrax 1.5" wheel Spacers -CV Boot slide mod -TRD skid plate -Magnaflow 14" round muffler -Shortened tailpipe hidden behind framerail -Toyota bug deflector -Weathertech floormats -Black leather seat covers -Valentine 1 Radar Detector
    No, it will not prove to be an issue to only run the spacers on the front. A lot of people seem to run them on the front anyway, however, the rears of course are going to stick in a littler further and they won't look quite balanced with the front, but some like that look.

    Regarding having an alignment done, it all depends on the shop. Call ahead and see if the shop your are planning on taking it to will have any problem doing the alignment with the spacers on. If they won't work on it, find another shop that will or simply put your stock wheels back on without the spacers, go get the alignment done, then reinstall your aftermarket wheels and spacers when you get back home.
  3. May 29, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

    Dec 31, 2010
    First Name:
    Wyoming/St. Louis
    96.5 FrankenTaco & 03 Stock dbl cab
    BFG KM2 33x12.5 tires, Wheelers Type B rims, Allpro 1.5'' Wheel spacers w/extended thread lug nuts 2 Alpine 10'' Type Xs 2 Kicker 6X9s 4 Sony 5 1/4s Pioneer 4100 HU Sway bar removed 4 Hella 500 HIDs Frankenstein Leaf packs 1'' lift shackles Eibach coils 5100s front 10'' 5150s rear BAMF BPV bracket Deckplate mod Elite Front bumper Magnaflow 14'' muffler Elite Off Road Rear bumper with Tire gate with jerry can and fold down table, BAMF sliders, Custom Homemade Bed, rack/roof rack, CVT Mt. Shasta Roof Top Tent, 20lb CO2 tank, BAMF diff skid custom front skid, GM CS144 140 amp alternator Blitzpro 21s HAWK side LEDs Blitzpro Custom made side mirror lights, LightForce 240 Blitz llights, Piaa 510 ION fogs, XRC8 Winch w/in cab controls,
    yea i think it'll look off balance, id just get them. Might as well
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