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Wheel Spacers

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by eptx_4runner, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Mar 4, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    Hey everyone I have a 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road sitting on a leveling kit and 285 AMP Tires.
    Do you guys recommend I put wheel spacers???

    Thank you!
     
  2. Mar 4, 2019 at 1:37 PM
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    It's up to you. If you do run them, get a respected brand like Spidertrax or G2. Don't get some cheap Amazon/eBay spacers.

    Use permanent loctite and torque them properly, you shouldn't have to mess with them again. If you don't use permanent loctite, you need to recheck the torque after 200 miles and then retorque them every time you rotate your tires, which should be at 5k intervals.

    There are no negative effects from using spacers as some people believe, it's just another thing you have to monitor and maintain. I've been running the same spacers for 2 years with zero issues, and ran them on my truck before this for awhile too.
     
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    Not to step on anyone’s toes but I’ve heard good reviews on these spacers from other Toyota forums. https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Pc-Toyot...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 They are what I’m looking into getting when I’m ready for spacers. The thing that makes me look into them is that unlike other eBay/Amazon spacers they give you material specs. These are made of the same materials that spidertrax and bora use.
     
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    Yeah - definitely there are other spacers out there that are fine. The materials used is actually the reason I recommend Spidertrax or G2, if you can find other brands that use a good manufacturing process and 6061 t6 aluminium (said like the British would, of course) I say go for it.
     
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    I bought a set for my taco and couldn’t decide if I wanted them or not, eventually I put them on and it actually created a rub that I didn’t have to begin with. I was heavily mod’ with my suspension and tire size and had not thought through where my tire would end up while turned with suspension articulation. I would like to consider it on my stock pro but I am weary now.
     
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    Don’t want to hijack the thread but I would like to know if someone has added spacers to stock suspentionand tires, pro or not, and had rubbing.
     
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    I have not, but you will almost certainly get some minor rubbing at full lock even with stock tire size. You'll most likely have to trim the forward fender liners, or you can use a heat gun and remold them a little.
     
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    Depending on your caster rubbing will most likely occur. With enough positive caster rubbing can be mitigated for the most part but will probly still require some massaging.
     
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