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Spacers Question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by eman1966, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Aug 7, 2017 at 7:54 PM
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    eman1966

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    I just installed 2" wheel spacers on my '11 Taco. I wanted the wider tire look without killing my gas mileage by installing bigger tires. I'm noticing a bit of a shake in the steering wheel at 65-70 MPH that I'm not sure was there prior (I just bought it a few days ago). Has anyone else ever experienced this when using spacers?
     
  2. Aug 7, 2017 at 7:57 PM
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    Are the spacers hub centric?
     
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  3. Aug 7, 2017 at 8:36 PM
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    Go back and check all the bolts, make sure they are properly torqued. Maybe it's a tire balance issue that the spacers made noticeable?
     
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  4. Aug 7, 2017 at 8:49 PM
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    I don't even know what that means. I just checked the Amazon ad for the spacers; nothing says "hub centric".
     
  5. Aug 7, 2017 at 8:50 PM
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    I might take the spacers off the front and see if the vibration disappears.
     
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    Even hubcentric ones can have vibes if wheels are torqued down improperly. i had vibes with my spidertrax until i remounted em. Take all the wheels and spacers off, put them back on tighteing each nut little at a time in a star pattern.

    Do not over torque, i think the spidertrax ones recommend 85 lbs of tq
     
  7. Aug 7, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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    LEFT BAD - RIGHT GOOD

    Left puts all wheel force onto studs, right centers it onto the hub and uses the hub to also hold the force of the wheel like the oem hub without a spacer normally would.
     
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  8. Aug 7, 2017 at 9:01 PM
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    Link to spacers?
     
  9. Aug 7, 2017 at 9:24 PM
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    These are not hubcentric, and are what's causing the vibration. Without the lip to perfectly center the wheel, the slightest bit off from center translates to vibrations at speed. Get rid of these asap and get some BORA or spidertrax spacers
     
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    Sorry, you wasted $. Take them off before they cause issues and cost more $.
    There are a few companies that make good spacers. I run Spidertrax and have no issues recommending them.
     
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  13. Aug 7, 2017 at 9:32 PM
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    This is the problem I'm guessing. lol call shifted industries. Tell him I sent you.
     
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    Notice how these spacers have the lip to center the wheel onto

    IMG_9191.jpg
     
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    Thank you all for the advice, removing these non-hub centric spacers first thing in the morning!
     
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    TBh throw them in a box and send them back fuck it hahaha
     
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    Are you running stock wheels?
     
  18. Aug 8, 2017 at 4:20 AM
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    Spacers removed, vibration disappeared. Lesson learned!
     
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