Spidertrax Wheel Spacers 5th Gen 4runner

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Spidertrax Wheel Spacers 5th Gen 4Runner (Review & Install)

Spidertrax Wheel Spacers 5th Gen 4Runner

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.

Spidertrax Offroad WHS-007 (Add two to your cart)

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

Spidertrax Wheel Spacers 5th Gen 4Runner (Hubcentric)

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

Spidertrax Wheel Spacers 5th Gen 4Runner - Hubcentric

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Cons of the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers

Spidertrax Wheel Spacers 5th Gen 4Runner - New In Box (Full Set)

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:

  1. Don’t buy wheel spacers
  2. Get a wheel with a larger negative offset
  3. Buy extended travel suspension
  4. 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.

There are tons of guys in the 5th Gen 4Runner world who run spacers (including this 4Runner) who have no problems. You are safe to grab a set of these spacers and find out for yourself how much you love them after installed.

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.

Spidertrax Wheel Spacers 5th Gen 4Runner

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  • Steven Pineda

    Hi my name is Steven I have 2018 4runner Off-road and I want to put Spidertrax wheelspacers 1.25 just only for stance and looks but my question is does it rub when im driving on the streets or minor offroading?

    • Brenan - Trail4R

      Really good question. Before you throw Spidertrax Wheel Spacers on your 5th Gen 4runner, there are a few key points to consider. With stock wheels and tires, you may have some rubbing. When your wheels are at full lock or even just before full lock (especially in reverse), you may touch your fender liners. The wheel and tire will be pushed out further, meaning they will come closer to your fender liner, body mounts as well as the 4Runner’s body. A body mount chop is highly unlikely here, but a fender liner mod will probably be in your future if you put Spidertrax Wheel Spacers on your 5th Gen 4runner. Fender liner mods are easy. Just unscrew your fender liners, punch a new hole further in, push it back and nut it down in the new hole. Trimming your body and body mounts are again, unlikely. But, you should always prepare for the worst. Every make and model is a little different. Another thing to consider with the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers on your 5th Gen 4runner is tire shops and your service center. Some tire shops will not touch wheels and tires with the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers. They will get your rig in, call you and tell you to come pick it up. But, some shops are cool about it, they just might charge you more. Also, some people believe that the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers will cause more stress on your wheel bearings. There is some merit to this but at what rate and time period will this have a “real” effect. We are still throwing the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers on our 5th Gen 4runner. The process should be coming in a couple weeks, although we have had them for awhile.

      • John Berkley

        I just put on spacers i have 3″ toytec lift with diff drop and total chaos uca’s it rubbed a little before the spacers. After the spacers it rubbed alot more. Tires i run are nitto ridge grapplers in 285/70/17

  • Vince

    I see that the link to amazon shows sale for one pair. Obviously the sizes are the same front and rear at 1.25 correct?

    • Brenan - Trail4R

      Yeah, you want to buy two sets of the Spidertrax Wheel Spacers for your 4runner. They will work for front and rear.

  • Brad

    I currently am running 275/70/R17 BFG KO2’s on a stock 16′ Trail Edition w/out KDSS and have no rub at full flex. Could the Spidertrax spacers cause me to rub by widening my stance? I probably wont do any body modifications or fender liner mods until I lift it and put 33″-34″ tires on it.

    • Brenan - Trail4R

      Adding the wheel spacers to your set-up might cause rubbing. By pushing your wheel out, you will be pushing it closer to the fender, which may require pushing and trimming of your fender liner. Check out that link for more information on trimming the fender liner and exactly what it takes to run bigger tires and possibly adding wheel spacers. It’s really not that difficult to trim your liners or push your liners back. That post helps clear some things up and covers each area we touched in order to run the 34″ tires. Also, we are adding our wheel spacers this weekend or next, so stay tuned on those.

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