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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
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    Dave.Bc

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    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
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    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
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    yea i think it'll look off balance, id just get them. Might as well
     
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