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Old 05-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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18" Wheels on 1st Gen Tacoma

Hey Guys/Gals,

I am new to this forum and just recently acquired a 96 Tacoma. Now obviously the first thing we want to do with these machines is ditch the factory pizza cutters, elevate the SOB and slap on some meats! Now I know offsets and lift kits have been beaten to death but I just wanted some opinions on my new 18" wheels (18x9) with +20 offset and the likelihood of fitting 33x13.5's (Mickey Thompson ATZ) with a 3" lift. I am thinking a spacer will be needed to bring the wheels out and I am not so sure I wanna go that route. Thoughts...
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:16 AM   #2
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I personally don't see you being able to fit 33"s with a +20 offset without some serious trimming. (Chopping is more like it) Most people I see on here run negative offsets or a low BS and some still need spacers for 33"s. Especially that wide.
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What kind of offset you running? it its the factory toyota offset you should be fine. If you used the chevrolet offset it would work with at most a 12.50 tire. I got a buddy who has a 33/12.50/20's on his tacoma with just a leveling kit. just a word to the wise. i personally wouldn't run a 13.50. its just more trouble you have to deal with the scrubbing and everything. hope this helped in your decision making
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Thanks for the responses guys! I just had an opportunity to buy these tires for cheap so I thought if it could work it wouldn't be all that bad. Now if I were to add some 1.5" spidertrax spacers into the mix, that would recreate my offset to a -17.5 on these wheels. Still rubbing issues or would I sneak by?
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What kind of offset you running? it its the factory toyota offset you should be fine. If you used the chevrolet offset it would work with at most a 12.50 tire. I got a buddy who has a 33/12.50/20's on his tacoma with just a leveling kit. just a word to the wise. i personally wouldn't run a 13.50. its just more trouble you have to deal with the scrubbing and everything. hope this helped in your decision making
These wheels have +20 offset. Any idea what offset your buddy is running on his 20s?
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These wheels have +20 offset. Any idea what offset your buddy is running on his 20s?
The guy he bought them from told me but I can't remember, I think it was a -12, cause it has a 4.5" backspacing. Ohh and BTW its not my buddy, its my brother, stupid computer. Anyway, if they have a +20 backspacing, you may want to invest in some wheel spacers.

Check out this link: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...9QEwAQ&dur=330

It helped us decide what backspacing we had to have. Most chevys have the same backspacing, hub size, and lug pattern as a lot of the Toyota's. If that doesn't help, call around to local businesses and talk to their Tech guys.
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The guy he bought them from told me but I can't remember, I think it was a -12, cause it has a 4.5" backspacing. Ohh and BTW its not my buddy, its my brother, stupid computer. Anyway, if they have a +20 backspacing, you may want to invest in some wheel spacers.

Check out this link: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...9QEwAQ&dur=330

It helped us decide what backspacing we had to have. Most chevys have the same backspacing, hub size, and lug pattern as a lot of the Toyota's. If that doesn't help, call around to local businesses and talk to their Tech guys.

Nice! Thanks for the info sir. I bought the tires and will be mounting them up when I get a few inches under her. I will be buying 1.5" spacers as well to make it work. I am a sucker for doing what some people say can't be done. I am in no rush as my Supra is priority at the moment so I will be collecting parts and hopefully post pics sometime in June.
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