1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Yes or no on wheel spacers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by busatodd, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:39 PM
    #1
    busatodd

    busatodd [OP] BUSATODD

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Member:
    #11324
    Messages:
    240
    Gender:
    Male
    whiteland
    Vehicle:
    2016 limited mgm
    No mods yet but looking to lift with rims and tires
    Wanting to know on what everyone thinks of useing wheel spacers? want to run stock rims with 285/70/17 tires. would this be bad?:eek:
     
  2. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:43 PM
    #2
    rab89

    rab89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Member:
    #12578
    Messages:
    5,467
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ross
    Kelowna b.c canada
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB
    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
    i have them and dislike them. it's just extra crap to deal with. when you want to get to the brake caliper or drum, etc it's like having 8 wheels to take off.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2010 at 8:45 PM
    #3
    topgun155

    topgun155 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11728
    Messages:
    2,774
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zack
    Richmond, TX or College Station, TX
    Vehicle:
    08 Prerunner V6 Black
    Viper Alarm, In Pro Car Wear L.E.D. Tail Lights, Fog Lights, ScanGuageII, AvidOffroad Light Bar, Ammo Box Mod, Tailgate Theft Prevention Mod, Satoshi Grill, Hella 500ff behind the grill, blendmount, Cruise Control Mod, Fog Light Mod, 5100's @1.75, Toytec TSB AAL 1.5".
    If you need the space they get the job done. If you can I wouldn't use them.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:03 PM
    #4
    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Member:
    #15613
    Messages:
    2,841
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mojo
    Parkesburg, PA
    Vehicle:
    05 SWB TRD 4x4
    Yes.
  5. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:37 PM
    #5
    Marc M

    Marc M Dirty White Boy

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Member:
    #7441
    Messages:
    1,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Washington, Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    '06 TRD O/R Dbl-Cab
    TRD Cat-Back, TRD CAI, 3" Lift, ATX Chambers, Color matched Grille and Door Handles, Scooped Hood, GrillCraft upper and lower, DTRL, Foglight Mod, Redline Hood Struts, 20% Tint all around, SGII, Blacked out dash, Extang Full-Tilt, etc, etc, etc.
    Causes more stress on the wheel bearings.

    Marc M
     
  6. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:39 PM
    #6
    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17177
    Messages:
    17,826
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    AZ
    Vehicle:
    2005 TRD DCSB
    Negative
     
  7. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:40 PM
    #7
    sachou

    sachou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Member:
    #23554
    Messages:
    664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sam
    Richland, Washington
    Vehicle:
    2006 TRD Sport Acc Cab 4x4 V6 6spd
    In my opinion, anything that has to do with spacers, blocks, etc. are pretty much just saying "just shove some shit between this shit and there ya go." (said in a redneck accent).

    Just seems a little ghetto imho. I'd rather just get rims with more offset.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:46 PM
    #8
    skidynastar33

    skidynastar33 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Member:
    #24151
    Messages:
    42
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    kyle
    seattle
    Vehicle:
    09 taco
    not worth it. i was in your position too and saw it would be $200 for spacers all around and i got moto metal 951s for 400 all around from discount tire. and im pretty sure i can get 200 for my stock ones so for the same price i have new rims with no hassle
     
  9. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:48 PM
    #9
    dually

    dually Low and slow

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Member:
    #8205
    Messages:
    3,113
    Gender:
    Male
    Interstate underpass
    Vehicle:
    05 Indigo 4wd Longbed
    Not as many as the 98..
    Rims with more negative offset.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2010 at 9:48 PM
    #10
    magneticnick

    magneticnick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Member:
    #25171
    Messages:
    206
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Orange, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 DoubleCab TRD Sport
    None Yet
    I have them and have had no issues. I will get rid of them someday when i buy wheels but until then they do the trick. Just make sure you torque them to the mfg's specs when you put them on.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2010 at 10:55 PM
    #11
    Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8614
    Messages:
    9,243
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Ahwatukee, AZ
    Vehicle:
    BSP '10 4x4 TRD Off-Road DC
    See build thread in signature
    Personally, if I wanted to spend the cash I'd run Spidertrax (hub centric). Sports cars run them all the time without problems. I don't get the bashing on this site.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2010 at 1:53 AM
    #12
    sincitytaco

    sincitytaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Member:
    #10011
    Messages:
    870
    Gender:
    Male
    Las Vegas
    Icons, Bilstein 5100, Rear Leaf TSB, 17x9 American Racing Chamber Teflon, 275/70/17 Goodyear
    I have the spidertrax spacers and they are great. They make the factory FJ wheels I am using look aggressive and nice with my 285s. Many people run spacers on Bimmers and Audis to get a more aggressive stance as I have I on my previous BMWs and Lexus cars. They work fine if you get hub centric versions.

    Hell some AMG mercedes come with spacers from the factory, so if a $100,000 + car has them I think they will suffice on our $20,000 trucks.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2010 at 2:00 AM
    #13
    toyotadude5

    toyotadude5 Breazeale- Pronounced Brazil

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Member:
    #24812
    Messages:
    1,991
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    chris
    Flagstaff, az
    Vehicle:
    2006 Subaru wrx sti (white)
    i run that exact setup. 285-70-17 on stock wheels with 3 inch lift. I have the 1.25 spidertrax spacers. They work perfectly, they space your tire, and give the truck a nice stance
     
  14. Jan 11, 2010 at 2:13 AM
    #14
    Tactical Tacoma

    Tactical Tacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Member:
    #20639
    Messages:
    1,066
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Seth
    McKinney, TX
    Vehicle:
    '12 MGM DCSB Sport 4WD
    ARB air compressor, ARB rear air locker, sPOD switch panel in sunglass holder, OME Front & rear shocks, 885x coils, Dakar leaf springs, Icon tubular UCA's, Flowmaster 40 Series Exhaust, aFe Pro Dry, TRD Sport wheels powder coated anthracite, FJ TRD center caps, Thule roof rack, 886 fog lights for reverse light mod, CSjumper LED DTRL's, Nokya Yellow fogs, plastidipped lower valence, Weathertechs, Wet Okoles. And MANY MORE MODS, READ BUILD!
    Yeah there is a lot of bashing on this site
     
  15. Jan 11, 2010 at 2:57 AM
    #15
    DrRabbitFurHead

    DrRabbitFurHead Yeah, there's a TSB for that!

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Member:
    #18625
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    Salem, VA
    Vehicle:
    X-treme Off Road Edition (4x4)
    Icon Extended Travel Coil Overs, Fox Rear Resi 8-Way Adjustable Shocks, Light Racing UCA's, OME Rear Leafs, M/T Classic Locks 17x9, Nitto T/G (285/70/R17), 5mm Billet Aluminum Spacers, Demello Sliders, All Pro Front Plate Bumper & IFS Skid Plate, PIAA 510's, Doug Thorley Long Tube Headers, O2 sims, Rear Timbren's & U-Bolt Flip Kit , 3* Rear Axel Shims, Extended Rear Brake Lines, 48" Hi-Lift with a ton of accessories, Wet Okoles, TRD bed mat, Borla Air Filter, Garmin Nuvi 765T, Viper 5901 remote start, 50% tint.
    Rims with more negative offset would 'effectively' be the same as running thin spacers. Think about it, the wheels HAVE to clear the calipers. If you add a 5mm spacer OR you add a wheel with the IDENTICAL clearance you do not increase any forces on the wheel bearing. You do put the lug in double shear, but tons of people have done this for years w/o issue that I'm aware of. I'm 1 year into a 5mm spacer on the fronts to allow the wheel to clear my caliper and I've had no issues what-so-ever. These spacers slide right on and don't bolt up like spider-trax so no extra work when I want to change brake pads, etc...
    Do your homework and don't believe everything you read.
     
  16. Jan 11, 2010 at 2:57 AM
    #16
    BenJammn5

    BenJammn5 RN

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Member:
    #13326
    Messages:
    1,504
    Gender:
    Male
    San Francisco
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD-Off Road PreRunner
    TRD cat-back with Spintech prostreet muffler, AFE Pro dry S intake, 16" SCS F-5 305/70 GT Radial MT, 2.5 RaceRunner Coilovers: Maxtrack Spindles 4": Sway bar delete,Rear Bilstein 5100+TSB leaf pack, DSM UCA, All Pro IFS skid, Cab mount chop, bed cab locks, Black badges, 3K fogs, 6K FX-R Morimoto projectors with 55watt ballast, color matched eyelids, fog mod, cheap rear dust lamps from autozone, Color match Satoshi Grill, Hood scoop, rear bumper by BTF, color matched Glassworks bed caps, Wet Okole seat covers
    There is not a lot of bashing on this site, infact, people are timid to upset eachother here. If you want bashing go join dezertrangers.com

    There is nothing wrong with wheelspacers-yes they put more stress on the wheel bearings but not enough to destroy them. They are a pain to put on but they provide clearance and make the truck look badazz.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2010 at 3:31 AM
    #17
    toyotadude5

    toyotadude5 Breazeale- Pronounced Brazil

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Member:
    #24812
    Messages:
    1,991
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    chris
    Flagstaff, az
    Vehicle:
    2006 Subaru wrx sti (white)
    werent too bad to put on. Just gotta make sure they are flush, and torque them correctly.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2010 at 10:35 AM
    #18
    busatodd

    busatodd [OP] BUSATODD

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Member:
    #11324
    Messages:
    240
    Gender:
    Male
    whiteland
    Vehicle:
    2016 limited mgm
    No mods yet but looking to lift with rims and tires
    thanks for all the feedback, good or bad, i would buy another set of rims, but need to get rid of ones i have now first, so if anyone looking for moto metal 956 chrome rims, (7 months old) speak up!
    thanks all

    ebay sell 010.jpg
     
  19. Jan 11, 2010 at 10:37 AM
    #19
    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Member:
    #9924
    Messages:
    10,307
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    shithead
    nj and not from "the jersey shore"
    Vehicle:
    silver bullet
    x2
     
  20. Jan 11, 2010 at 10:48 AM
    #20
    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Member:
    #25166
    Messages:
    2,072
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    New Mexico
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off Road 4x4
    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    I have two sets of Spidertrax coming in the mail. My factory rims are plenty pretty (I find beauty in function). I find it hard to get rid of a perfectly good set of rims so that I can put $500-$1000 into new rims. Just don't have that kind of money to throw around. Even if I did, I'm not sure I would. Just not my cup of tea.

    I wanted a wider stance because it increases tire clearance and technically makes the truck more difficult to tip over. If it makes it look cooler, which it does IMO, that's an added bonus.

    Spidertrax are hubcentric and if installed correctly, will not increase wear any more than changing to rims with an equal amount of offset.
     
To Top