Spidertrax Wheel Spacers 5th Gen 4runner
Spidertrax Wheel Spacers 5th Gen 4Runner (Review & Install)
Spidertrax Wheel Spacers Install 5th Gen 4Runner – Best 5th Gen 4Runner Wheel Spacers & Review
If you are looking to push your wheels out a bit further, the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers for the 5th Gen 4Runner are going to be your best bet. There is a reason why the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers are the go-to wheel spacers for the 5th Gen 4Runner and most other 4Runner generations as well. These spacers are a quality-made product backed by a customer first company.
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They come in pairs of 2 (one box) and you need 4 (two boxes).
Whether you are going to Install a 4Runner Leveling Kit or a complete 4Runner Suspension Lift, spacers are something you should consider. Once installed, the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers on the 5th Gen 4Runner will give it a wider stance, and hopefully prevent your tires from rubbing (if that is why you are buying Spidertrax Wheel Spacers). There are many 5th Gen owners who say that they do not notice a difference at all and some that say they see a dramatic difference.
Hubcentric Wheel Spacers for 5th Gen 4Runner
These Spidertrax Wheel Spacers are specific for the 5th Gen 4Runner as they are hub-centric. The size is 1.25″ and they have designed for our exact wheel/bolt pattern. After installing your Spidertrax Wheel Spacers, you should be flush with your flares up front and just short of flush in the rear.
There is no huge difference in drive quality other than a little decrease in body-roll. And if you know your 4Runner, you know you have body-roll. With the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers installed, you will notice less body-roll than before.
Alignment after you install the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers?
You don’t need to get your 4Runner aligned after installing the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers. To each their own though. If you feel like you need to or want to, go for it. With the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers installed, your wheels are being pushed away from the control arms by 1.25″, so if you were rubbing on your control arms, it will help in this area.
On the other hand, since your turning arc is larger it may rub on your front inner wheel well liner. To prevent rubbing on your inner wheel well liner, remove the inner liner screws, push the liner forward and re-screw your screws back in. This should fix any rubbing on the inner liner.
Reasons Why You Might Need Wheel Spacers for your 5th Gen 4Runner
- Stance/Appearance: This may be one of the most popular reasons why any 5th Gen 4Runner owner wants a set of Spidertrax Wheel Spacers. By installing a set of these spacers, it will push your wheels out of your wheel well to give your 4Runner a much more aggressive stance. This all comes down to personal preference. Some people like the pushed out wheel look and some don’t. I personally did not for the longest time, but it grew on me. I must admit it. I am totally drawn to it now.
- Space/Clearance: If you for some reason are buying a TRD Big Brake Kit, you will likely need spacers. By getting new aftermarket brake calipers, you may have to push your wheel away from the brake caliper.
- Offset/Correction: If you are running an aftermarket 5th Gen 4Runner Level Kit or 4Runner Suspension Lift, you may need wheel spacers. Because you are lifting your 4Runner, that will mean pulling your wheels closer to your wheel well, thus causing rubbing. This happens because your UCA (Upper Control Arm) and LCA (Lower Control Arm) are facing further downwards as opposed to outwards, bringing in your wheel and tire. the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers help by pushing your wheel and tire back out away from the wheel well.
- Drive/Handling: Ever heard of body-roll? By installing a set of Spidertrax Wheel Spacers on your 5th Gen 4Runner, you can prevent body-roll and increase the stability of your 4Runner. Also, your 4Runner will corner much better and more smooth. By installing spacers, you get a similar feel of wider tires without the extra weight or cost.
Cons of the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers
You hear a ton of people say “Stay away from Wheel Spacers”. What’s the deal with this, really?
There may be some merit to people talking trash on wheel spacers. Some of the alternatives are the following:
- Don’t buy wheel spacers
- Get a wheel with a larger negative offset
- Buy extended travel suspension
- Buy upgraded LCA’s (Lower Control Arms)
Really, it comes down to the wheel spacers being hub-centric. If you are going to buy a set of wheel spacers, make sure they are hub-centric to your vehicle, and yes, these wheel spacers are hub-centric. Hub-centric wheel spacers basically mean that the load you are putting on your wheels is not on the studs, and your wheel stays perfectly center. Buying a set of wheel spacers is similar to buying a set of aftermarket 4Runner wheels with a different backspace.
Spidertrax Wheel Spacers Installation
We will be updating this post with shots and more details about the Installation and the full on-road review along with the off-road review once we have them on. We have an Icon stage 2 Suspension for the 5th Gen 4Runner being installed this weekend. After that gets installed, we will then throw on the spacers.