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Eibach Lift + TRD Wheels + 255/75R17 + Spacers === Rubbing???

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by jtice, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM
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    I have the Eibach Pro Truck lift (about 2.75" of lift) on my 4R with TRD wheels and 255/75R17 KO2s.
    Been tempted to get the 1.25" wheel spacers, but not sure if that will cause issues with rubbing.
    Anyone have this setup, or something similar?
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    Don't fuck with it, it looks great.
    He happy with it and don't get lame spacers.
     
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    Those wheels have 4" of backspacing (perfect in my opinion) if you add 1.25" spacers, it would be like running a wheel with 2.75" of backspacing and likely cause rubbing issues not to mention more stress on the wheel bearings, ball joints, steering knuckles, etc. I'd say, stay where you're at, it looks great!
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2019 at 5:21 AM
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    I wish you could do less than 1.25" on then, I do think that would end up being too much it seems.
    Dont think you can use the shim types of spacers since we have hub centric wheels.
    Its not horrible now, just looking down the side of the vehicle they are sunk in a bit in relation to the top of the fender.
    Other angles you dont notice as much, like my creek photo.
     
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    Are you going for looks or performance? I would think you would want the tires to be able to be stuffed into the fenders, ie, performance. I agree with the others, spacers are stupid. IMO
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    I like to strike a good balance of looks and performance, but not to the point of screwing up performance badly.
    I THINK with my size tires where would be minimal rubbing, that I could take care of with trimming, but just not sure.
    I need to get her flexed out a few more times and really take a close look at clearances.
    I certainly wouldnt want to have it trying to rip its fenders off when on the trail just to look good at the mall.
    I dont have an issue with spacers themselves, put them on right and its no different than running a differently backspaced wheel.
     
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    Well it is your vehicle but from my view point it looks perfect the way it sits now. Really like what you have done to it.
     
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    Another vote for keeping it as is.

    However, if you really want to try it with spacers, go ahead. Maybe you can pick up a used set and give it a try. If it doesn't work out, you can always sell them.

    I'm betting you will have some rubbing issues with the spacers though, albeit minor.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    The only reason to run spacers is to clear UCAs. If you don't need them, don't run them

    Your 4r looks good BTW
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:04 PM
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    Thanks for the input and comments guys.
    While I would like the look the spacers would give me, they probably arent worth the added headache right now.
    I dont think they would put a ton more stress on parts, but, there would be some, small or not, probably not worth me making it just look better.
    For the record, I dont think it looks bad at all, you guys know how it is, you get to looking at something, and things are noticeable, when you look for them. haha
     

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