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Question about gap with tires and UCAs

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Ebeast, May 2, 2021.

  1. May 5, 2021 at 12:57 PM
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    2mchfun

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    Google failed wheel spacers then click images and examples are abundant!
     
  2. May 5, 2021 at 1:13 PM
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    I've seen many wheel spacer failure stories before. Can you call them all "factual"? I doubt it because who knows the details behind each installation, supplier, abuse, etc. Do you have a specific example where you know a high quality wheel spacer/suspension has failed on a Tundra when installed correctly?
     
  3. May 5, 2021 at 1:23 PM
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    Fact is, you just want to be a nuisance and waste my time. Not happening!
     
  4. May 5, 2021 at 1:29 PM
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    You're the one stating we need to be sharing facts. I'm just asking specifically for these facts. It's clear you don't have any.

    Peace-out.
     
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  5. May 5, 2021 at 1:38 PM
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    On the topic of spacers, when you install them your rotors no longer are "free floating". If they are off by any fraction of a degree from truly plumb and straight when you torque down the spacers, you will eventually notice pulsing from your brakes over time because the rotor is not interfacing evenly with your brake pads when braking.
     
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  6. May 5, 2021 at 1:41 PM
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    whoa this backfired. I thank everyone for your help. I think I'm just going to keep it how it is for the time being. the goal is to get new wheels eventually in a year or so.
     
  7. May 5, 2021 at 1:41 PM
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    Thank you!
     
  8. May 5, 2021 at 1:44 PM
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    Also to answer your question in the original post - you're fine with that gap. My first set of tires were 315's on rock warriors which were within a quarter pinky diameter of the uca and i had no issues.
     
  9. May 5, 2021 at 1:47 PM
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    Perfect that is what im looking for. so far i can tell its been just fine. when i saw it at first i was like, "well shit, i guess i need new wheels or UCA's".
     
  10. May 5, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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    Listen man. This isn’t NASA. Anything on your truck can fail. That doesn’t mean it’s likely too.

    I think it’s safe for us to say that if you’re using quality spacers, installed correctly, you are going to be just fine.

    No need to ruffle feathers just to stroke your ego.

    Nobody is spreading misinformation. Have people had spacers break? Yeah. Have people also broken all kinds of OEM gear? You bet. Just because it’s possible that it could break doesn’t mean we’re spreading misinformation saying people will be fine if they choose a quality product and install them correctly.

    Sorry for the rant but you’re being a hardo for no reason.
     
  11. May 5, 2021 at 6:17 PM
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    I run spacers on my truck. OEM tires and wheels. It doesn’t bother me at all. Anything can break, anything not torqued properly can fail. I torque all my own stuff i know it is correct

    I’ll bet spacers put a lot less pressure on my setup than 37 inch tires
     
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  12. May 5, 2021 at 6:31 PM
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