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Solution to wheel spacers!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Slick8810, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Apr 25, 2009 at 4:45 AM
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    Slick8810

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    Just figured i would post if anyone needs to know. On my 01 the wheels wouldnt clear the calipers so all we did is get 12 regular screw washers and put them over each lug and it clears just fine. there just regular size like maybe 1/16 thick i would say. it would save someone money on adapters.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    Brunes

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    How many threads were left exposed outside the tire to attach the lug nut to??
     
  3. Apr 25, 2009 at 7:13 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Thast a bad idea. Useing washers greatly reduces the mounting surface area, and can lead to the wheels shifting when brakeing. This can lead to the studs breaking off, and this:
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  4. Apr 25, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    Yeah...That's kinda what I was thinking. I would be worried about insufficient threads to grab well and the extra pressures could make the lug nuts back off...but the decreased surface area thing makes sense too...
     
  5. Apr 25, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    nothing personal.... but are you mexican.... cause I think thats how they would do it across the border.... if I were you I would just get wheel spacers... or rims with a different offset washers = unsafe
     
  6. Apr 25, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    hahahah i would hear that lol.
     
  7. Apr 25, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    I am not trying to offend anyone but that was just my 2 sense for what its worth.... just seems like it would be a recipe for disaster
     
  8. Apr 25, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    Recipe for disaster- Yes....reason for a racial comment...NO.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    washers? o boy:rolleyes:


    If its that minimal, you can grind down the caliper to get wheels to fit also
     
  10. Apr 25, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Dude, NO. :smack: Bad Idea :stirthepot:
     
  11. Apr 25, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    its been like that for a couple years now and havent had any problems. and no im not mexican. thats f***** up man. lol just trying to help everyone out.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Your lucky so far. It wont last like that.
     
  13. Apr 25, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    its already wide, wont wheel spacers make it look really really wide. i want to just get new wheels but dont want to spend the money.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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    my family is full of mexicans... honest.... and they do shit like that all the time... and they call it mexi-rigging it.... lol
     
  15. Apr 25, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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    why dont you just buy new rims.... and sell the old ones to make up for some of the cash...
     
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