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SpiderTrax Spacers Installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by inlinejohn, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Apr 23, 2010 at 7:51 PM
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    inlinejohn

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    SpiderTrax Spacers installed. I debated installing them since I went with 265 tires, but after seeing the stance/look of the truck after install, I'm very glad I kept/installed them. I drove down the street and it seemed to handle better. It could be in my head, but I will see next time I drive to see if the driving is smoother.

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  2. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    looks goooooood
     
  3. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    subtle, but worth it imo.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    looks good :thumbsup:. Seems like the mod bug hit you hard recently :D
     
  5. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    Dellosa89

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    nice, i been thinking about putting some on my truck even though i have 265 also i just like the wider look.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    Nice! Your truck looks so good. I wish I could afford those Toyos. They are so good looking.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    looks great John. another silver ftw
     
  8. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    thanks guys. It is a subtle mod, but looks pretty good.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2010 at 3:38 AM
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    StandingCow

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    Any issues with shops not wanting to do alignments after you install these?
     
  10. Apr 24, 2010 at 5:19 AM
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    c0astie31

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    looks great, now put some fog bulbs in, lol
     
  11. Apr 24, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    Looks good!
     
  12. Apr 24, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    what do you mean "fog bulbs"? Something to replace my existing fog bulbs or additional lights? I'd like to get some yellowish fog lights, but nothing tooo yellow. Something kinda yellowish/clear. I think I've seen some, just need to find again.
     
  13. Apr 24, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    That looks pimp!
     
  14. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    I want to do this as well I think it looks way better. But! I worry about taking wheel spacers off road. And I off road a lot. Just one more thing to break 20 miles in the back country.
     
  15. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    It really helps the look of the truck. makes those skinnier tires sit out further i like it. i had 12" wides on mine with spacers and it looked awesome but i had to take them off due to some rubbing issues :(
     
  16. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    looks real good. those tires are damn sexy.
     
  17. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    I suspect most of the load your imposing at the wheels is taken in the shocks/joints anyway. Of course it's a risk when in the back country, but you're most likely to break one stud than the entire spacer. They are thick high quality aluminum.
     
  18. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    Ive heard of shops not touching trucks after wheel spacers. They arent deemed safe by most car shops i guess.

    they look good, but id rather not put any more bend on those things.
     
  19. Apr 25, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    Many different Discount tires will not touch a truck with wheel spacers. They say its policy, I say its bs.
     
  20. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    its just like when they say they say your tire can not be repaired due to the height of the tread. its not that they cant its just policy.

    there is nothing wrong with a "Spidertrax" spacer. its just another unknown variable for them and that makes a place a little nervous if they are sending you out with a guarantee that nothing will go wrong.

    the nervousness is mostly because of all the inferior products that are sold out there and break! or people not doing installs properly or not installing them on the proper platforms.

    stuff breaks though even if its the best quality, sometimes it just happens. but if your doing stuff like we, or some of us, are then you understand that you are going to brake shit from time to time:)
     
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