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Wheel Spacers???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by seakayaker32, May 8, 2012.

  1. May 8, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    seakayaker32 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    First Name:
    Peoria IL
    Tacoma TRD Off Road DCSB
    TRD CAI, Anytime Locker Mod. Modified Doug Thorley Pipe Bomb exhaust (tail pipe cut off just past the rear axle). All Pro winch bumper w/Tuff Stuff Xtreme 12500lbs winch (don't knock it it was free) All Pro IFS skid plate Custom Transfer Case skid plate Old Man Emu lift Desert products chromoly uniball UCAs Rear Differential breather Mod. Front differential drop kit. Satoshi Grill Bushwhacker Fender Flares Wilschur VT series Tiregate Softopper SOS offroad concept sliders w/kick out. Cobra 29 CB
    I'm about to put a 3"/2" lift under my '05 Taco TRD Sport. I also found a deal I couldn't refuse on a set of 285/75/r16 tires (Bridgestone all terrains to be exact) on 16"X7.5" rims. I'm not sure yet of backspacing, but the rims are stock H3 rims if that helps. Does anyone know if I will need wheel spacers? If so, how much?
  2. May 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM
    The Traveler

    The Traveler Desert Chief

    Mar 28, 2012
    First Name:
    1991 Toyota Pickup 4x4 Prerunner
    It depends on the amount of backspacing and offset of the wheels. You want to make sure the dimensions on these wheels will fit the truck. You should be clear of any rubbing on the wheel well, maybe a little trimming if any.

    FWIW, I just put on a set of 16x8 wheels and 285/75/16 BFG AT KO's without double checking the backspacing and offset, and there was 1mm of space between the caliper and the wheel spokes. I put on a set of Spidertrax 1.25" spacers/adapters and now I have plenty of clearance. I have a 2.25" lift in the front, but I still have some rubbing on the cab mount and the plastic wheel well.

    If I had a choice, I wouldn't put spacers on my truck, but if you must use them, go with Spidertrax. They are industry standard.

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