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Spidertrax and shortshifter...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1tacoplease, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Feb 14, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    1tacoplease

    1tacoplease [OP] I like my truck!

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    I'm considering buying these two for my truck and just wondering if any of you had opinions on these?
    What are the ups and downs?
    I'm considering getting the spidertrax wheel spacers and wanted to know what backspacing meant.
    I also want to get the short shifter from URD but wanted to know if there were any disadvantages.
    Thanks ahead of time.
    Which would you guys get first?
     
  2. Feb 14, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    For the Spidertrax I have not heard any negative things about it nor have I with the URD Shortshift
     
  3. Feb 14, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    Spidertrax are pretty good from what I hear :thumbsup:
     
  4. Feb 14, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    1tacoplease

    1tacoplease [OP] I like my truck!

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    Is there any sacrificing the turning radius? What does backspacing mean? I've heard complaints about that with spacers.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    Since your wheels have more "wheel" to them it would make a better radius.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    1tacoplease

    1tacoplease [OP] I like my truck!

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    Which should I get first?
     
  7. Feb 14, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    glwood6

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    Backspacing is the distance from the inside wheel mounting surface to the inside edge of the rim. If you had the wheel off, and could put a straightedge on the back side of the wheel, the distance from that straightedge to the wheel mounting surface would be the backspacing. The smaller the backspacing, the further out the wheel is. How much the backspacing will be changed is the thickness of the spacers you use.

    IMO, the spacers are not going to affect turn radius where you would notice.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    1tacoplease

    1tacoplease [OP] I like my truck!

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    Thank you.
    I can't see any disadvantages to that.
    I just wanted a bit of a beefier look. The only disadvantages I could think of is kicking up rocks when I wheel, which is not much, but I do go.
    An advantage I can see is a wider base, which would slightly prevent rolling??? It's just a thought.
    Would adding wheel spacers mess up alignment, camber, tow?
    What would you get first, shortshifter or wheel spacers?
     
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