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Rear calipers smaller?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Try Harder, May 10, 2024.

  1. May 10, 2024 at 3:55 PM
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    Reason I ask is, I had to add 1" spacers to eliminate a minor rub up front on my new 17's. I'm wondering if the rear calipers are smaller and the spacer unneeded. The rear hangs out more than Id like, Save me some aggravation please, what should have been routine turned into a dumpster fire. These tires are getting heavy on and off... certainly someone here has addressed this. Thanks
     
  2. May 10, 2024 at 4:02 PM
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    I'm curious what rims you got that a spacer helped clear the caliper.
     
  3. May 10, 2024 at 4:09 PM
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    Spacers would cause rubbing, not fix it. Where were you rubbing prior to the spacers?

    To your question, stock wheels won’t rub the calipers front or back.
     
  4. May 10, 2024 at 4:34 PM
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    I think you misunderstood, the back of the wheel SLIGHTLY rubs the caliper. It was necessary to add the spacer. I already chewed out Custom Offsets. IMG_1557.jpg
     
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    If it’s rubbing on the caliper I’m assuming it’s at the back of the spokes? If so spacing the front will help and shouldn’t be necessary on the rear. Rear brakes are always smaller.

    But having a mismatched track width isn’t ideal. I’d space them the same. Actually that’s not true, I’d get wheels that fit properly and not use spacers, but you know what I mean.
     
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    Thank you, that's what I was hoping to hear. I will remove them from the rear in the morning.
     
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    So wait, you have spacers on the front and rear?
    But now, you said you’re going to remove them (spacers) from the rear.

    If you space the front, space the rear.
    You want tracking to be the same.
     
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    Especially with a Limited and full time 4WD. I think you're asking for all kinds of issues with TC, ABS, etc.
     
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    You can run spacers on the front and not on the back. It's possible the rear calipers clear better than the larger fronts.

    The people here wigging out about track differences must not understand what happens to track width when you life a IFS truck
     
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  10. May 10, 2024 at 9:54 PM
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    Never saw that it was lifted…..must have overlooked that while I was wigging! ;)
     
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    I believe Toyota Troopers have a different track by design so it’s not the end of the world. But I agree with others, much easier to buy rims that are designed for your truck.
     
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    You should probably get the proper rims for fitment. If you were into truck-pulling the different track width would be great, but...
     
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    I’m assuming the sellers told the OP they won’t accept them back. Because otherwise, I’d for sure get rid of the wheels. Spacers are an unnecessary inconvenience when you already put money into wheels.
     
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  14. May 12, 2024 at 4:51 AM
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    Would you take the wheels back? Especially after they rubbed on the calipers. Expensive lesson learned? I have made mistakes similar to this and tried to 'fix' it. I feel your pain (OP), maybe you can get rid of the wheels to someone with the same bolt pattern, different application. I hope this works out for you somehow.
     
  15. May 15, 2024 at 4:00 PM
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    I had done my research before making this decision.. spoke with the proper people. Thanks for everyone's help through this. The Falken 275/70/r17 are coming off Monday , slight rub on full turn and I took it on a long ride on the highway. Too noisy for me. Continental 265/70/17 All season going on...
     

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