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15" & 16" rims

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mbaltonv, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Jan 3, 2010 at 12:25 AM
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    mbaltonv

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    I have a friend who has a 2003 Taco and he put 15" rims on it when it came stock with 16's, these were solid wheels and he had minor break overheating problems, I am looking at going to a 15" for various reasons, manly I don't need D raged tires and I want narrow 33's but has anyone had any problems with open rims overheating on tacoma's with the bigger breaks and 15's?

    Also if I did a 1/2" poly spacer would I need an alignment?
     
  2. Jan 3, 2010 at 12:48 AM
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    Hambone805

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    i have 15" rims on my truck for a year or two and haven't noticed any brake overheating problems but then again i don't really check. i have never heard of overheating problems because of 15" rims.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2010 at 12:58 AM
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    WhatThePho?

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    I got 15's on mine. No overheating. Maybe his brakes overheated because he rides his brakes a lot.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2010 at 1:08 AM
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    Tacozona

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    Yep, use to have 15" rims on 2002 Tacoma 4x4. No issues at all.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2010 at 1:23 AM
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    mbaltonv

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    Great thanks for the info. That is what I figured.
     
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