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Suspension question..Will this look wierd??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ERIC, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Aug 16, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    ERIC

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    Okay so right now i have bilstein 5100's in the front set to 2.5" and 5125's in the rear. I want to put a toytec AAL and Eibach springs on. Im running
    16x8 pro comps with 4.5 backspacing on 275/65/16 tires.

    My question is, should I run a 1.25" spacer up front if I want to go to a 33" tire in the future? and will that look wierd with only front spacers on? I figured the tires will sink in a little bit with the added lift up front.
     
  2. Aug 16, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    Do you mean wheel spacer, or spring (lift) spacer?

    as long as the truck is level, it won't look weird.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    oops EDIT: Wheel spacer
     
  4. Aug 16, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    I wouldn't do any modifications like spacers in anticipation of "future" mods. You're needs/wants might change in the future, and that could just end up wasting your money now. If what you have doesn't rub now, leave it alone. The wheel spacer I don't think will allow you to run bigger tires, anyway (you'd need a lift). But yes, I think *that* would look a little weird to have your front wheels spaced out farther than your rear wheels.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    yes that would look weird if they each an inch and a half further out than the back

    i am running 1/4" spacers up front because i have 15x8 procomps and they rubbed the brake caliper and you cant tell just by looking at it.

    as others have said i wouldnt do anymore than you have to at the moment

    ive also been thinking about moving up to 33's i just dont know if im ready
     
  6. Aug 16, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    Well 33" tires will be a little wider so i figured a spacer will help with rubbing. But i guess your right im definitly gunna get the tires but idk when.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    I was actually looking for a 1/4" spacer but i couldnt find any for the 6 on 5.5 bolt pattern. What brand and are they hubcentric?
     
  8. Aug 16, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    thats what i was looking for but idk if itll work with my procomps, i know that the studs were barely long enough to catch as it is.
     
  10. Aug 16, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    you talking 12.5s or 10.5s?

    im mostly worried about the power loss and gas mileage

    but also the rubbing. i enjoying wheeling the shit outta my truck so i need them to clear everything at full compression/lock so ill probably chop the cab mounts. i just really dont wanna take the fenders flares off
     
  11. Aug 16, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    yea same here the fender flares make the truck. i love them! and im not sure what size yet. Plus my mpg already sucks so good point
     
  12. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    I put on Allpro 1.5'' spacers with only 31x10.5 tires. Made it look TONS better
     
  13. Aug 16, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    Yeah, I'd get them, it'll prevent frame rub.

    That too.
     
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