Wheel Spacers

Discussion in 'Mechanical' started by tx_shooter, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    I filled up and put 8 on it this weekend
     
  2. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter You ever try to roughie a bear? Staff Member

    All this came up because I had a buddy at work today tell me he has a brand new Super Swamper SSR that I can have. He just wants it gone. So, I'm probably going to run 33x12.5x15s.
     
  3. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    thats the best price... Eff Are Double eee.
     
  4. Oswego

    Oswego n00b

    I would just recommend keeping the tools needed to tighten the spacers in the truck at all times.

    We had a guy wheeling with us 2 weeks ago who had one come loose. He didn't have the proper tools to tighten or remove the spacer with him and no one else had a shallow socket. Big fail on his part.
     
  5. Anathollo

    Anathollo Armorall is my choice of lube Staff Member

    Good advice. I keep my torque wrench and sockets in my truck since I installed mine.
     
  6. Oswego

    Oswego n00b


    it's much easier then beating a larger socket into a smaller hole Ive come to find out lol
     
  7. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter You ever try to roughie a bear? Staff Member

    Now I'm waiting for him to bring the tire into work so I can get it and make sure it is what he thinks it is.
     
  8. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter You ever try to roughie a bear? Staff Member

    Making a mental note.... don't be the jackass that can't tighten go because of a loose tire.
     
  9. BirdTRD

    BirdTRD beLIEve

    Ive had spidertrax front and rear for like 2 years. I wheel it hard and have never had a problem. Like any moving part, proper installation is important.

    The only problem ive had is whatvwas mentioned earlier. The local discount tire wont touch them. I had to take my wheels off and bring them in loose to get my tires installed.
     
  10. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter You ever try to roughie a bear? Staff Member

    So - to continue this cluster F along - wheel spacers are ok. I'm going to need to run a hub centric spacer on the back axle and lug centric spacer on the front. Correct? Or just run lug centric spacers on all four corners.
     
  11. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    Lug centric on all 4 will work fine
     
  12. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter You ever try to roughie a bear? Staff Member

    Sweet. I have FS post to find from yesterday....
     
  13. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    I have the chinese lug centric spacers I snagged for temporary use. Good old tor forum hand me downs. They work great. I have wheeled on them and daily driven. My tacoma has not been out of the garage in weeks. Be aware that the tacoma spider tracks wont fit your rig!
     
  14. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    Very cool. Didn't know you were daily driving the creampuff
     
  15. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    I have put almost a thousand miles on it thistles month. It is doing well and vetting me 20 mpg's
     
  16. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

  17. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    Bikini top. Its actually not to bad when you are moving. Sucks in traffic though.
     
  18. Boomtacoma01

    Boomtacoma01 Its too damn hot outside for a penguin..

    As said above a properly installed/torqued wheel spacer should work well for you. I run a set of 1.5" spacers from Marlin. They have worked well and have not loosened up any.

    However, everything does have its weaknesses. I saw it happen first hand. Alex had a little bad luck at Jambo this past year. A proper BS'ed whell is still your best bet in the long run. With the luck I have had with wheels and tires I plan to eliminate the spacers in the future to decreas any extra leverage on the front hubs.

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  19. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

  20. taco4x4rar

    taco4x4rar Well-Known Member

    Yea it was actually truck stopped wheel kept going
     

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