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Wheel spacers, yes or no?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by consultadrone, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:18 PM
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    consultadrone

    consultadrone [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Why I ask...

    I have a 2015 DCLB sitting on OEM OR alloys with BFG 265/75/16 KO2s and, I really love the setup. I'm one of those "keep it looking mostly stock" types, but wouldn't mind getting a little better stance out of the wheel/tire setup. 1.25" spacers would reduce the OEM wheel offset from a 30mm to about a -1mm and give me what I'm going for. But I have heard that spacers can be bad for wheel bearings.

    Thoughts? Opinions?


    Thanks!!
     
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  2. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:19 PM
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  3. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:25 PM
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    fucktard with a spacer lift.
    I've seen a few of posts where kids are running 35"s with wheel spacers and they say it hasn't caused any problems.

    I actually haven't seen a post on here where wheel spacers have caused any problems. However, I don't go looking for them.

    A lot of people would say just get nice name brand wheel spacers and you'll be set, but the price of those things are crazy and are just about the same price as new wheels. Do what you want.
     
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  4. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    Justinlhc

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    Lol "name brand" chunks of metal :anonymous:
     
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  5. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:27 PM
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    fucktard with a spacer lift.
    That's just what I read on here. I have no experience at all with them.
     
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  6. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:29 PM
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    consultadrone

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    Spacers on all 4 corners will run about $200. The Toyota forged rims I want run $330 each.
     
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  7. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM
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  8. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:35 PM
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    Q: Are wheel spacers safe to use or do they cause extra stress on your axle or wheel bearings?

    A: High quality wheelspacers, the kind that bolt up to your axle first are no more dangerous or cause any more stress to your axles then would a wheel with less backspacing. Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about and I have yet to hear a single good or specific explanation as to exactly how they are worse. Just to be clear, the cheap-o spacers (the kind that you can get at PepBoys and are sandwiched between your wheel and axle using the existing wheel studs) are in fact EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. These cheap-o spacers leave little thread for your lug nuts to hold onto and can fail. DO NOT USE THESE!
     
  9. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:36 PM
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  10. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:41 PM
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    I did actually do my homework on the interwebz regarding the subject. And, for the most part, I got the same info. I have found, however, that there is little substitute for the combined experience, knowledge and wisdom of a community of real, actual people. Call me old school.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:42 PM
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    I understand. I'm the same way. I'm just sharing what I've read. Hopefully someone with real experience with them will chime in
     
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  12. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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    I really appreciate it!
     
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  13. Dec 11, 2016 at 6:57 PM
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    Been running spidertrax for a combined 50k miles on 2 trucks. No issues. Use red locktite. Torque properly. Recheck torque every tire rotation.
     
  14. Dec 11, 2016 at 7:09 PM
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    @consultadrone i believe I have what you are looking for. i have Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers- and I wheel hard! No issues.

    TRD OEM wheels are 16 x 7" with a POSITIVE 32 mm backspace. (Pushing tire in to wheel well.) 32mm is damn close to 1.25".

    Using 1.25" spacer, effectively gives your truck a more "centerline" hub mount- with an OEM TRD wheel.

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  15. Dec 11, 2016 at 7:14 PM
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    Yup, that's exactly what I was looking for! You rock! Thanks for the info, really do appreciate it! And, nice looking truck!!
     
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    I have over 100K on 1" All-Pro spacers with stock alloy wheels with zero problems. They have seen a ton of rough road use, and my truck is fairly heavy. My wheel bearings have over 146K on them, and are still good. I just replaced the inner tie rod joints, but outers are good. I use blue loctite, torque to 85 ft lbs. Check at tire rotations, but never have found one loose.
     
  17. Dec 11, 2016 at 7:24 PM
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  18. Dec 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Yes.

    Ive got em on my Tacoma. My old lady has a set of em on her JK and on her Jetta. My buddy has em on his T4R as well.

    The Jeep, T4R, and Tacoma all have Spidertrax spacers on em. Ive got about 40k on mine with NO issues. The Jeep has about 15k miles on it with no issues either. And the T4R is probably close to 15k as well.

    No wheel bearing or vibration issues on any vehicles.

    Just make sure you run both wheel and hub centric spacers. Most name brand spacers fit the bill. Id stay away from Ebay stuff though unless its from a reputable company.

    I dont run locktite on any of the vehicles and have never had an issue. Jyst double check them when your rotate tires.

    If youre looking for custom sizes, Adaptec is a company worth looking into. On the Jetta, we run these. They are actually wheel adapters which changes the bolt pattern from 5x110 to 5x114.3. Theyve been on that car for atleast 3 years now with no problems.
     
  19. Dec 11, 2016 at 9:01 PM
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    I had 2" Wheel Spacers on my 1st gen for 4 years without any problems at all... well, except for it slinging mud all up the side of my truck is all... ;)
     
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  20. Dec 11, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    Bennett707

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    Bora Wheel Spacers are prime

    Spidertrax are also known

    personally wouldn't put anything else on there.
     

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