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Old 12-11-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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Rock Crawler 52's on a 1st Gen

I've seen numerous threads on Rock Crawler 52's with some people stating that they fit perfectly fine, while others state you need spacers or grinding done to the calipers.

I was thinking of these:

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/52..._pn=PCW52-5884

Would 15x8's fit on my truck? Or should I get 16x8s?
Is 4.5 backspacing fine, or would 4.0 be better?
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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nooooo!!!! the 15x8 WILL NOT fit!!! trust me i bought those exact wheels( very bad mistake) and had to send them back to 4wheel. Then i went with 16x8 and they worked perfectly and look great on 285x75's with 3.75": backspace. trust me it looks good
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I think its sort of a hit and miss with those.

If you get 15's the tires will be cheaper than 16's and up
very true! but the 15x8's will not fit
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very true! but the 15x8's will not fit
yeah I hadnt seen your reply until mine was done loading
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:14 PM   #5
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very true! but the 15x8's will not fit
Are you sure? I swear I've seen others running the 15x8's.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:23 PM   #6
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do ur self a favor... call up 4wheelparts and they will say the same exact thing they told me.... 50% of those 15x8 rims they get back because they wont fit 1st gen tacos
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do ur self a favor... call up 4wheelparts and they will say the same exact thing they told me.... 50% of those 15x8 rims they get back because they wont fit 1st gen tacos
Yes, but from what others have said 4wheelparts are idiots. So I'd rather get my info from TWers.

So would 15"x8" fit with maybe some 33x10.5 tires?
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they are idiots because they usually sell the 15x8 flavor with the wrong back spacing
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^ lol "flavor" OP i think if you get the right BS you might be alright. but im not 100% sure
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they are idiots because they usually sell the 15x8 flavor with the wrong back spacing
The link in my OP was for 15x8s with a 4.5bs. Should I go with something lower than 4.5? because the next lowest I saw was 3.75 I think. I've been told 4.5bs is what the stock 16s are at.

Sorry, I'm a wheel/tire noob
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The link in my OP was for 15x8s with a 4.5bs. Should I go with something lower than 4.5? because the next lowest I saw was 3.75 I think. I've been told 4.5bs is what the stock 16s are at.

Sorry, I'm a wheel/tire noob
im a total newb as well when it comes to the 1st gen..you can ask all you want for the 05+ and the 86 hilux i have..sorry
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15x8s 4" BS. No modifications to the '04 calipers. Do yourself a favor and forget 4WP.

http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomawheels.htm

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15x8s 4" BS. No modifications to the '04 calipers. Do yourself a favor and forget 4WP.

http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomawheels.htm

Thanks for the response, and I love your truck!

I've read that the Wheelers are the one guaranteed fit for our trucks, but I just don't like the looks of them.
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They are actually made by Pro Comp... You might want to give them or Wheeler's a call and see if they can be had in the same style you're looking for. The only difference might be the BS, but I'm not sure.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:21 AM   #16
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So 4.5" backspacing or 3.75"
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:23 PM   #18
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3.75"
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3.75"
Any specific reason why? Even the wheelers rims come in 4.5 or 4.0 only.
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From what I can tell, the Wheeler's 4" BS is the only one of the two that they identify as being able to clear the calipers, not the 4.5". IIRC, the Pro Comp wheels being sold by Wheeler's is a special run because it's set up specifically to work/fit perfectly with Tacomas with the larger calipers.
Also, 3.75 is recommended because the Series 52 wheels don't appear to be available in 4" so 3.75" is the next best thing.
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