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Wheel spacers.... Y/N?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by CdnDave20, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Aug 18, 2020 at 12:28 AM
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    CdnDave20

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    Do you notice much stability issues having different widths? tracking on certain roads, etc? Any benefit for different sizes or just aesthetics?
     
  2. Aug 18, 2020 at 12:33 AM
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    What size you going with? 265/70r17 I'm assuming.

    If so, they're $136 per tire from Sam's club right now. If you dont have a membership it's basically free right now, you get a gift card that was the cost of the membership.

    Amazon used to have them for around $120, sometimes lower, its $150 now though. Maybe there are production issues right now idk. Seems everywhere I check it's around $150.
     
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  4. Aug 18, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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    I live in Canada, so add 30% + insane shipping basically.
     
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    +1 on this. I've had the Bora 3/4" for several years now, no problems, just re-torque them every once in a while for assurance. Also note that for a 3/4" spacer the stock lugs stick out some, so the wheels you get/have need to have the pockets/bowls between the lugs otherwise the wheels hit the stock lugs. Most stock wheels I've seen have these on the wheels so no issue.
     
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  6. Aug 18, 2020 at 9:59 PM
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    This.
    Its an overlooked aspect of spacers. If your wheel bottoms out on the studs instead of the spacer, you will have a wheel off
     
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  8. Apr 8, 2021 at 12:32 AM
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  9. Apr 8, 2021 at 12:41 AM
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    As per the owner of Bora - 70 ft*lb's for 12mm studs, no loctite needed. He also recommended driving 5 miles and checking torque the first time they're installed to make sure everything was installed correctly.

    Here's a link to the spec sheet:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/bora-spacers-review-install.216233/#post-4963508

    I had emailed him personally when he told me the same information (no loctite, etc.):

    From a conversation with the owner of BORA

    Me:

    "Hello,

    I purchased some BORA spacers for my 2008 6 lug Tacoma from someone on Tacomaworld.com. I bought some red loctite and I was wondering what some installation tips might be."

    Lenny:

    "Tony

    We really don't recommend using loctite, no need

    I know that a lot of guys do use it, but as long as you torque the open end lug nuts to the proper foot lbs, they won't back off or come loose."

    Lenny

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    www.motorsport-tech.com "

    Me:

    "Lenny,

    Thank you. I have a torque wrench ready to go. Does this mean that I don't have to check the torque on the open ended lug nuts after 5 miles, 50, or 100 miles? Thank you for the info. I'll be putting them on this week. Take care."

    Lenny:

    "You should recheck the torque after the first 5 miles to make sure everything was mounted correctly."
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    Also if your front lugs are still shorter than the rear like previous gens:

    Use these for the spacers, at least up front:

     
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    this is great looking stance. What tires?
     
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    Wow we're on page 3 and no one's posted picture of the wheel that fell off with the spacer still attached? The anti-spacer crew is slacking.
     
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    I got one better. Wheels came off without spacers... How can that be?

    Screenshot_20210408-092716_Photo Layout.jpg
     
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    ive got 26k on my 2020 off road all with 1.25inch Spidertrax spacers. i used the red loctite that was included from Spidertrax and torqued them to spec. I believe that as long as you go with a quality spacer like Spidertrax or BORA, you should be fine.
     
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    I ran spidertrax 1" on just my front wheels for 2 years so that chains would clear my front uca. Never had tracking or handling problems, and I did quite a lot of offroading and bumpy forest roads. Every tire rotation I ever did nuts were still tight. Also did a road trip from Portland to moab and all around Utah/colorado with those spacers, no issues.
     
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    I ran spidertrax on my '15 4 runner for close to 60k miles with no issues. 3" lift and 285/70/17's since about 2k miles. Have run other spacers on various cars over the years and as long as they were high quality and a reputable brand I had no issues. Tried of the cheap ones one time and had vibration issues but they weren't hub-centric.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2021 at 10:13 AM
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    Lots of people are running wheel spacers in the rear after doing a relocation because of clearance. I've ran my rear 1.25" wheel spacers for years without issue. I did use red loctite for reassurance but that was just for ease of mind.

    I've been running 1.25" Spidertrax wheel spacers for roughly a year up front without issues as well. I'm going away from them now due to LT but they've been fine. They are now for sale if anyone is looking.
     
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    Over torqued? Twisted studs finally snapped?
     
  20. Apr 8, 2021 at 7:59 PM
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    What you don’t see in the pic is the spacer broke so violently it flew out of frame, landed on a school, and took out all of the children.
     

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