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Wheel spacers, now there's 60 mph wobble.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Beeson, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Jul 31, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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    Beeson

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    Well the truck was recently aligned and soon after one of my wheel studs snapped, probably because the shop overzealously tightened the lugnuts because the crappy little thin, cheap wheel spacers that I had on made them afraid. So, I replaced the wheel stud and got myself some proper allpro 1.25 in. wheel spacers. Now there is a speed wobble that starts around 50 mph or so, and gets worse at about 60. I was hoping that maybe someone has an idea why, everything seems nice and tight. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2011 at 5:09 AM
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    DblCabMN

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    Did you buy Lug centric or Hub Centric spacers?
     
  3. Jul 31, 2011 at 5:13 AM
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    take those spacers and throw them down the hill. ....then go buy some wheels with the correct backspacking.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    what are these for? to push the tire out a bit further for looks??
     
  5. Jul 31, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    You know a lot of members on here run wheel adapters and wheel their trucks pretty hard with them on? I have spidertrax 1.25in wheel adapters and I have no problems at all.

    OP, did the wheel adapters sit flush when you put them on? Did you put them on or did a shop do it?
     
  6. Jul 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    +1.

    Make sure they are sitting flush and tightened down evenly.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    bellassaiw10

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    What kind of rims do you have ? Thats hwat my problem was before the rims were cheap
     
  8. Jul 31, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    try and get your tires balanced maybe?
     
  9. Jul 31, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    I'd remove the lugs and re-tighten again like these folks are saying.

    IIRC the pro-comps are lug-centric. If you're running any kind of lug-centric spacer I wouldn't expect flawless performance anyway. Loosen your lugs and torque them properly again and give the space the opportunity to seat correctly.
     
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