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#1 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 09:52 PM
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Wheel Spacers... good or bad for maintanence?

A long time reader, first time poster now that I have me a new Tacoma I put a 3" level kit on it, some nice tires and the differential drop down kit as well, in the way of preventative maintenance of course. A buddy of mine said the truck would really dazzle with some 1.25" wheel spacers, and suggested these to me (only 1.25" and not 1.5")

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/WHEEL...spagenameZWDVW

There seems to be some people who outright detest these, while others don't seem to have a problem. I figured it would be best to speak to fellow Tacoma owners as they have the best idea of what spacers actually do to a taco. I've read only that they kind of throw off the engineering of the vehicle and force the weight on all the front drive train, causing premature wear to things like balljoints and bearings instead of being on the center hub or something

Now if someone could take a look at those spacers and tell me how they would be on my 2002 4x4 Taco? Would they hurt much? I just had a CV boot replaced and would really rather now touch the front drive train again for a long time. I dont't want to be putting spacers on if I'm going to be ripping them off in detest 25kmiles down the line as I rebuild a front drive train. I realize there have been other spacer topics but I didn't want to bump old topics, and I figured this could be well off on its own.

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Re: Wheel Spacers... good or bad for maintanence?

here you go the all pro off road 1.5" wheel spacers i used them for awhile without any issues http://allprooffroad.com/index.php?o...ask=view&id=19
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IMO


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Re: Wheel Spacers... good or bad for maintanence?

The centerbore of 108mm is a tad to big. Our trucks have a 106mm opening. Those ebay ones will work, but they will have a little slop in them.


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Re: Wheel Spacers... good or bad for maintanence?

If you are going to run them, go with the allpro ones. I had them for a while and never had an issue with them in 2 years. Just be sure you dont get the cheap ones from pep boys.
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Re: Wheel Spacers... good or bad for maintanence?

all i could say is that i run spacers and would rather have wheels with the correct bs.

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Re: Wheel Spacers... good or bad for maintanence?

i have spacers now do to my truck looking funny with the fiberglass but if could afford LT i would get rid of them in a heart beat. For every day driving not to bad but for offroad would not recommend them
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i've offroad my all pro wheel spacers for 2 years now and never never had any issues with them and i also jumped my truck acouple of times
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