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wheel spacers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Marioso, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Aug 25, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    Marioso

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    anyone know of a good spot to buy them from? and also the size i would need. i have the stock offroad trd wheels with 285/75/16 all terrain bfg
     
  2. Aug 25, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    toyo freak

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    Search spidertrax. That is the prefered brand
     
  3. Aug 25, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    MadeInMaine

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    yup... agreed with above.

    I found a pair online, that was slotted to fit the hub (which I would highly recommend), and they were a "no name brand" for $75 a pair, but just before I bought those, I snagged a pair of SpiderTrax from a user here.

    When it comes to safety, some times dropping the extra few bucks for the known product is better...
     
  4. Aug 25, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    whats a common size for mysize wheel and tires?
     
  5. Aug 25, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    All depends on how much "poke" you are looking for. I think the most common is 1.25 inches, but it all comes down to your application.

    Stock wheels or aftermarket?
     
  6. Aug 25, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    285/75/16
     
  7. Aug 25, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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    I have the stock 16" TRD OffRoad rims... got 285/75/16 tires, and the 1.25 spidertrax works for me.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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    r these a good idea for wheeling alot with? i came from the lowered car scene and these were in no way frowned upon, but idk about wheelin with these? "fast-paced" wheelin?
     
  9. Aug 26, 2010 at 5:59 AM
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    I have done some research as well.

    My findings are that if you get wheel spacers...buy Spidertrax. - most positive comments. The are made specifically for the 2nd Gen Tacoma. They only come in one size = 1.25. Extreme Off Road use is not recommended - Light to moderate Off Road use seem to be OK. If you are into Extreme Off Road, you want a set up that is made for that specifically anyways - Upgraded axles and Heavy Duty or Long Travel type suspension components. To me its sorta like deciding to using upgraded shocks and suspension components or use Shock (strut) Leveling Spacers to obtain the desired "Lift". Yes, the Strut Spacers will work fine for every day, normal use, but for extreme use, go with the gear made for it.

    Another issue:
    Larger wheels = 285's - this is one of the most heated debates (the line is drawn - looks vs. performance) - The debate seems to be the height of the truck needed to fit these larger tires. There seems to be a "sweet spot" height that varies from truck to truck regarding the "rub" issues. The fix or tweak to make the 285's work again is based on adjusting the suspension or axle - adding lift, adding spacers. It boils down to personal preference and type of use. While the extreme off road and purists guys tend to look down on spacers for the reasons mentioned above (Strut spacers or wheel spacers) they are affordable and suit many needs for us common folks. I have 5100's all the way around front set at 2.5 and rear 4 leaf pack (Compliments of the very popular TSB) - stock rims and tires for now.

    The other thing that I have noticed in reading all of the threads is that Pre-Runners with 285's and wheel spacers (and usually some type of lift) seem to not rub as much as the 4x4's - I think it has something to do with the front end weight...so most 4x4 truck owners lift their trucks higher to accommodate the 285's or larger size as well as meeting other needs for height - like rock climbing and general off road use.

    I agree that many custom street cars (even high end cars) and trucks use wheel spacers without any negative effect on the performance to make the wheels flush with the body for a cleaner look. And can actually add to the performance by providing a more stable and better handling vehicle due to the wider width of the axle.

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  10. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    holy shit, thats some good fucking information. and ur only 40 posts in, while these other guys didnt give a rats ass. thanks
     
  11. Aug 26, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    ok thanks man, i kinda though that :/ i wanted my tires to poke out, but it looks like im just gunna have to get 33/12.5's for that
     
  12. Aug 26, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    Wheels spacers will be fine off road. You are wrong about not off roading hard with the spidertrax. Look at BirdTRD, he wheels the hell out of his spacers, along with many others.
    Yea you can fit 285s, you should worry more about power loss and vibes than tires rubbing.
     
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