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Wheel Spacers for 5 lug

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by navin, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Apr 3, 2014 at 9:02 PM
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    navin

    navin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone running spacers and stock steelies? Pics and dimensions if you know them please.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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    Well, according to my measurements, the stockers are tucked about 1.25 further than just about right IMO. I had been running a set of Mustang wheels on it and measured both off the rotor. The Stang wheels were at just the right offset for my tastes. Not sticking out, not buried under the body.

    Considering a 1.25 hub centric spacer next, keeps the TPS functioning for sure, the wheels, eh.

    Thinking about 15 x 7 steelies, but will the TPS swap over... To be continued!
     
  3. Apr 6, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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    I've got a set of 15 x 7 steel wheels that bolt up without any spacers or anything, but the TPS will not swap over. I'm just running them with the light on.

    Here are the wheels http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/5-lug/306453-straight-bolt-black-rims-no-mods.html
     
  4. Apr 6, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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    You truck looks great. I'm probably going to stick with the stock wheels and suspension. I ran the bigger Mustang wheels for a bit, they are 1.5" taller and I could feel the already tall gearing even more.

    I ordered a set of 1.25" spacers to bump the wheels out, less homely looking is my only hope. They made the body so friggin massive, I wish it was still a tiny truck honestly. It doesn't have any more space inside the cab or bed than the 88.5 Isuzu or 93 Tacoma minis I owned previously, it just is enormous outside.

    I'm not going for the off road look, I have a dedicated off road JK in the family that I built, chopped fenders, camo paint and 37" tires on 4.88 gears. It is a beast off road. This I just want to look normal to me, like light duty hauler, not a truck body on a corolla. :eek:

    I'm already thinking I need to gear it lower with stock tires for my needs.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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    Installed a nice set of 1.25 spacers on all 4 wheels. Pulled the wheels out to what looks "normal" for a stock vehicle.

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  6. Apr 15, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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    What spacers did you use and where did you get them from? I'm thinking of installing spacers along with new 235 75r15 tires for more of a truck look.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM
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  8. Apr 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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    Do you think the tire shop would give me any trouble about those?
     
  9. Apr 15, 2014 at 5:31 PM
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    I can't think of a reason why they would. I used lock tite on the hub studs. Check the surface for any grit/rust where they meet the hub/drum. Torque everything in a star pattern and you can recheck the torque after 2-500 miles just to be safe.
     
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