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1st Gen Tundra - do Lexus LX450 wheels fit?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by RockGuy, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Jan 7, 2021 at 9:02 AM
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    Hi all,

    New member here. I bought a mostly-stock 2003 Tundra Limited 4x4 TRD last summer with 52,000 miles on it, and I'm slowly working on upgrading it.

    I just got some 16" Lexus LX450 wheels and am hoping that I can fit these on my Tundra. Does anyone have experience with the fitment of these? Do they require spacers?
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    I hope that I'm not duplicating someone else's question. I did search through other forums but I couldn't find a conclusive answer. Any guidance is much appreciated!
     
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  2. Jan 7, 2021 at 9:56 AM
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    Center Bores are different. Our Wheels are Hub Centric. Maybe a Hub Spacer can make it happen.
     
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    I can't answer you question but that sounds like a great find. Congrats!
     
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    Thanks everyone for the feedback.

    I just had a local tire shop test fit one of the wheels, and the hub bore appears to be the same, even though the specs for the wheels reports they should be bigger. I even ordered in some hub spacers to convert 110 mm to 106mm and these were too big for the LX wheels.

    However, the LX wheels scrape the front brake caliper just a bit on the inside front of the wheel. So I am considering ordering some Spidertrax WHS007 1.25" wheel spacers. Does anyone have any objections/recommendations for these wheel spacers?
     
  6. Jan 9, 2021 at 4:56 PM
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    Many here do not like them. Some have them and say they are ok. I ordered some of those same brand to put my Golden Hands on them first and sent them back without installing. Felt like Bad Mojo. Your call.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2021 at 11:49 PM
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    Just curious, why did you feel the spacers were bad mojo? Was it the brand or the idea of putting spacers on there?
    I'm looking to add some spacers to a 1st Gen Sequoia in order to run a little bigger tire. Lots of folks running spacers on the Gen 3 trucks (and lots of other trucks for that matter) with zero issues. Spidertrax and BORA are the preferred brands.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2021 at 5:38 AM
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    Good question. I’ll skip the wheel bearing and push up analogies (saw you already read in your other post) and cut straight to the fact the spacer nuts don’t seat down inside the spacer holes (like the OEM Acorn Nuts design does). There is a gap (large) between the nut and face of the rotor leaving 3/4”-1” length of stud as a stress point. I probed depths and measured scientifically. I’m not a scientist and can only go on common sense. I realize others feel safe with using spacers. I personally do not based on the reason above.

    We had one member with spacers lose a front wheel just driving down a residential street. Nobody was hurt, but I can imagine what a loose wheel would do if it hit someone. The members lug posts didn’t break, but all the 6 nuts somehow came off simultaneously and were found in the intersection. Not sure what happened there.


    Like I said. Its your call. Plenty of others around here have them and will validate you using them for you.
     
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  9. Jan 10, 2021 at 6:53 AM
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    Grinding the caliper to clear the wheels may be the better option if you're not wanting to run spacers for other reasons. I've run some 1.25" spacers on my truck for 100k+ miles with no issues. The spacers set the wheels just at the edge of my factory fender flares.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2021 at 11:42 AM
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    I was only asking if you had a valid reason for not using them on the Gen 1s specifically, if not then I'll move along.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2021 at 12:17 PM
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    I gave you a valid reason because you asked. You asked two separate questions and got 2 valid answers. Next time I’ll not answer your question with a valid non-answer. Sound fair?
     
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    Well, neither of the reasons you gave against using spacers is valid, so not sure what you mean.
    Something about push-ups and leverage points (and now you've jumped to lug nuts not seating correctly?), all of which have been disproven time and again. And someone not tightening their lug nuts, who just happened to have spacers? You can't honestly expect folks to believe that spacers caused all 6 lug nuts to just magically fall off at the same time, can you? Do you really think that?
    If you'd like me to explain how your push-up analogy is flawed please ask, otherwise I'm going to go do something more productive.
    Like I said earlier, so much disinformation in this thread I'm sorry I even brought it up. (Actually, that was the other thread, but still applies here)
     
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    I've had those same spacers for over a year and done at least 5 trips to Moab and 20,000 miles and have zero complaints. Just make sure they are torqued correctly.

    Now to throw a wrench into the mix, I tried those same Landcruiser wheels with the 1.25 spacer and got lots of tire shake. I'm pretty sure the wheels you have require the 1.5 wheel spacers without the lip. http://www.spidertrax.com/Toyota-1-1-2-Wheel-Spacers?sc=2&category=9989

    I ended up selling the Landcruiser wheels and got newish 4runner wheels with the 1.25 spacers and not more tire shake.
     

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