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To buy or not to buy wheel spacers and why

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by dontstealmyride, Feb 10, 2016.

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Would you buy wheel spacers?

  1. Yes

    184 vote(s)
    58.2%
  2. No

    53 vote(s)
    16.8%
  3. Hell no

    79 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. Feb 10, 2016 at 4:05 PM
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    dontstealmyride

    dontstealmyride [OP] Well-Known Member

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    First I want my wheels and tires to stick out about and 1"-1 1/2" more then stock.
    I would love to get new wheels (FNx wheels) but with buying a new truck and other things I can't stomach another 1k
    What are your opinions?
     
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  2. Feb 10, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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    moe2o4

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    Love my 1.25" spidertrax spacers!!!!
    20151225_125131.jpg
     
  3. Feb 10, 2016 at 4:18 PM
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    Vantage

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    +1 for spidertrax, they are the best.
     
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  4. Feb 10, 2016 at 4:28 PM
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    Aussiek2000

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  5. Feb 10, 2016 at 5:14 PM
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    dontstealmyride

    dontstealmyride [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What tires and size are you running? That looks awesome
     
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  6. Feb 10, 2016 at 5:16 PM
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  7. Feb 11, 2016 at 1:45 PM
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    ROCdermody

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  8. Feb 11, 2016 at 2:10 PM
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    12CRZto16Tacoma

    12CRZto16Tacoma I love what you do for me, tacoma.

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    I thought wheel spacer is bad for tire? Doesnt it void some kind of warranty? I just wondering.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2016 at 2:16 PM
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    07Speedway4X4

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    Wheel spacers are technically not bad for your tires as long as the truck is aligned correctly. The problem you can possibly run into is wearing out your wheel bearings prematurely because the rotational weight of the wheel is now pushed outward compared to the way the factory designed it.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2016 at 2:19 PM
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    ROCdermody

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    I've always been confused why some say spacers are bad (for the reason you just said) but then add aftermarket rims with backspacing that pushes the wheels out anyways... (Also, the '17 Tacoma TRD Pro will have wheels pushed out farther than the rest of the factory rim selection. I don't remember if it was an inch on each side, or an inch total...)
     
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  11. Feb 11, 2016 at 2:21 PM
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    texanhoyt

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    most you guys running all 4 or just the fronts
     
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  12. Feb 11, 2016 at 2:21 PM
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    07Speedway4X4

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    Bilstein 5100's set at 2.5 w/ 1.5" block in rear ATX Mojave II 17x8 with Wrangler DuraTracs
    Aftermarket wheels can cause the same issue depending on wheel width, backspacing, weight distribution, etc.
     
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  13. Feb 11, 2016 at 2:32 PM
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    Aussiek2000

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    all 4. Mine have been on since 75miles. now has 2500
     
  14. Feb 11, 2016 at 2:43 PM
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  15. Feb 11, 2016 at 2:53 PM
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    ecgreen

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    If i needed them to clear bigger tires on the UCA s then I would get them. Also I would get them for skinny tires and wheels with a 5 + backspace.
     
  16. Feb 11, 2016 at 3:02 PM
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    Mobtown Offroad

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    Had 1" spidertrax spacers on my truck with 265/70-17 BFG Rugged Terrains. No issues with them, torqued when installing, torqued again after 500 miles, checked at each tire rotation. It made the truck look a little more agressive but I didnt notice any performance enhancements.
     
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  17. Feb 11, 2016 at 3:07 PM
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    TucTaco520

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    I wonder if tire shops like Discount will void the certificates you bought if they see you're using spacers....any experience?
     
  18. Feb 11, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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    Aussiek2000

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    I've heard that they wont even touch a vehicle that has spacers.
     
  19. Feb 17, 2016 at 12:35 PM
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    sorgon82

    sorgon82 wanna go for a rip bud

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  20. Feb 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM
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    TACOtrux

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    Discount Tires is a pathetic joke... at least the three locations in my area are. They'll charge you the lifetime alignment, plus the extra modified suspension fee, and then give you a bunch of bullsh*t reasons why they can't do their job and align your truck with SPC UCA. Whereas $45 at a local mom n pop shop got it straight in under 30 minutes.

    Sorry, had to vent upon hearing their name. Back on topic, Yes, get spacers if tire and wheel setup warrants them for clearance issues.
     
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