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Wheel spacers

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by lennythetaco, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Jan 4, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    lennythetaco

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    If i need to put wheel spacers on my tires so they dont rub the UCA would i only put them up front or do i also put them in the back
     
  2. Jan 4, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    KMN-BLU

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    Put them all the way around for a uniform look. Otherwise you get that offroad flat track look with a wide front and skinny rear. It makes a difference

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  3. Jan 4, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    Yeah..Don't HAVE to put them all the way around..but you'll see it.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    What size spacers if I am putting on 285's so they dont rub the stock UCA's?
     
  5. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    What kind of tires are you running?
     
  6. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    1.25" from spidertrax seems to be the only real option since i wouldn't try an offbrand part on something so crucial
     
  7. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    Im not sure who you are asking for the tires. The original OP or me.

    But I am running BFG KM2 285s

    I have 1 1/4 inch spacers but I have Camburg Uniball UCAs
     
  8. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    I was asking you. Thanks. I want 285's but not sure if they will rub on the stock UCA's. Looking at spacers to make sure. I know nothing about spacers.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    Well, one other thing you have to consider is the offset of whatever wheel you will be using. The deeper the offset the more it pushes that wheel out from your truck.

    Why are you sticking with stock UCAs? Are you installing any type of lift?

    Without any lift you may have a tough time stuffing that 285 in that wheelwell without a lot of cutting.


     
  10. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    I have bilstein 5100 on there at 2.5" with stock rugged edition wheels. I dont know that their offset is. I am sticking with stock UCA's at the moment because I dont have the funds to upgrade them. What is the benefit to upgrading them anyway. I have never asked.
     
  11. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    ^^^ Alignment will benefit.
     
  12. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    I noticed yesterday that the tires do tilt in a little.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    I started out with a 3" lift and when i put 285s on there i ended up cutting alot to get it to stop rubbing. I mean I cut a big chunk off from that frame mount point. I ended up raising it up another inch as well for clearance.

    However, I have heard of others putting on 285s and not having to trim or cut out anything.

    I cannot answer your stock UCA question about tire rub. However, I suspect it will rub with the stock parts.
     
  14. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    Did you get it aligned yet? Did they have any problems?
     
  15. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    I got it aligned, but I went to SEARS (Wont do that again) They gave me a printout of the alignment but couldnt explain it to me. I should go back and say that it isnt aligned and get them to realign it for free.
     
  16. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    the whole spidertrax is better than all other spacers is the biggest joke ever. you can buy regular spacers (yes you can get hubcentric as well) from your local 4x4 shop or have a machine shop make them for you. the only difference between spidertrax and no name spacers is the color blue... i have had my no-name spacers on for over a year and have had no issues whatsoever with them. i went with the 1.25". dont waste your money on spidertrax spacers.
     
  17. Jan 5, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    Well I haven't heard of anyones wheels falling off while running Spidertrax :p I have with the other brands :laugh:
     
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    What about the small 3/16" universal spacers at pepboys. Are these ok to use as long as you can get the lug nuts on good?
     
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    What do yall think of a 3 inch lift the lift consist of 3 inch strut spacer and a rear add a leaf I just installed and also installed 2" wheel spacer. I had it aligned and I just don't know what to think I am running a 275 70 16 and I just wonder what fellow Tacoma owners think good or bad idea
     
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