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15 inch wheels fit on my 2001 trd 4x4 tacoma???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by carsonc1974, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Feb 18, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    carsonc1974

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    pretty much what it says... im hoping to run a 33- 12.5- 15 m/t and would prefer a 15 inch wheel.

    i really like the look of a black 15 inch steel but some people say i cant run them, and some say i can. what do ya think
     
  2. Feb 18, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    I got a 96 and run 15's
     
  3. Feb 18, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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  4. Feb 18, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    Yeah, you're fine with the 15s. The stock wheels used to be 15s, up until 2000, if I have my story straight. It's just those unlucky 2nd Gen guys that are stuck with 16s. :p
     
  5. Feb 18, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    With either the right wheels, or spacers, it can be done. The problem with the 15" wheels is contact with the brake calipers. I had 15" Cragars with 1/4" spacers. A lot of people will tell you those 1/4" spacers are no good. I can't say they are wrong, but I never had a problem.

    15" Cragars with 33/10.5/15 BFG AT
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  6. Feb 20, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    alright im looking at the so the tire size im looking at is 33-12.5-15.


    on the wheels, how wide should i go and what kind of backspacing?
     
  7. Feb 20, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    Probably an 8" wide wheel with 4" or 4.5" of backspacing. With 12.5" wide tires, they're gonna stick out quite a bit. Make sure you won't be breaking any laws where you live/drive.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    JimBeam

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    i got a set of black 15" in my garage i'll sell you for $150 that will work with your truck...plus shipping of course
     
  9. Feb 20, 2009 at 11:30 PM
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    I bought 15x8s with 3.75 in back spacing, they contacted the calipers. I ran spacers, but it's just to dangerous, wheels fall off that way.

    I bought wheels from wheelersoffroad.com. they're made to fit, haven't got em from ups yet.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2009 at 12:44 AM
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    Yea i have a 98 i got 15" steel black wheels and the calipers are in the way. I am still deciding if i want to go the spacer route or what. Idk.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2009 at 12:46 AM
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    wow thats weird i know this guy. He graduated from my school last year i recognize the truck and him. Its Tyler Nass is he a member on here?
     
  12. Sep 27, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    Hi,
    Do you still have these? if so can you send me some pic please?

    Thanks
     
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