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Why add wheel spacers?

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

  1. Feb 15, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    Sparkkky

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    Is because of wider tires or what?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2019 at 7:38 AM
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    It gives your ride a wider stance, and looks really cool.
     
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    Could be to fit larger tires without rubbing frame at full lock but I think most do it for the looks.
     
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  4. Feb 15, 2019 at 9:14 AM
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    Not rubbing so much on the frame is why I did it in front. I think most do it for looks.
     
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  5. Apr 12, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    just buy the right wheels with the right offset and you dont need the spacers. just another part to fail and they do fail because they dont get torqued correctly etc.

    These are Black Rhino wheels with a -10 offset with 285/70/17 duratrac tires

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    It's trendy to poke your tires out and spray mud and rocks at the paint down the side your vehicle
     
  7. Apr 12, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    Yep, and make the rig more stable offroad and onroad, but thats the trade off your right
     
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    Let's be honest, the vast majority of people adding spacers are doing it for looks. The guys looking for off road stability are typically running wheels in the offset they want.
     
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  9. Apr 12, 2019 at 8:11 PM
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    Not all wheels come in the offset you want.

    There is nothing at all wrong with spacers, it is literally the same as having wheels in whatever effective offset it yields... just too many people out there have bad things to say without having any personal experience.
     
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  10. Apr 12, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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    Upper control arm clearance is the only functional reason. I ran them on my tacoma untill I could buy wheels with proper backspace.
     
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  11. Apr 13, 2019 at 5:31 AM
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    I think spacers look silly. I want my tires under the fender flares to prevent rocks from being thrown down the side of my vehicle.
     
  12. Apr 13, 2019 at 6:06 AM
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    Everyone’s different. I like the wheels to be flush when they are tucked in it reminds me of a bodybuilder that always skips leg day. Haha it’s your truck though mod it the way you want as long as your happy with it that’s what counts.
     
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  13. Apr 13, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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    Dammit, today is leg day.:muscleflexing:
     
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