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18 Inch Wheels? Tires for these?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomtn, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Jun 24, 2011 at 2:13 AM
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    Yes, I know for off-roading its better to have 16". But Im not going to OR much and I just cant find any wheels I like in the 16" or 17". I really like the Moto Metals MO961. Its not what most of you boys here would like but I like 'em. I'd post pics but dont' know how (If someone can do it for me, great)

    Here's the specs:
    18" Diameter
    18 backspacing

    Would these fit okay? Any issues?
    Tires for these? I'm okay with going up to 32" but hopefully not much larger OD. Am I being realistic, or do such tires not exist? Any input appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2011 at 2:15 AM
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    18 backspacing? I assume you mean that's the offset...positive or negative?

    we need to know the rim width in order to calculate backspacing.

    265/65/18 is a 32". That's what I run.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2011 at 2:38 AM
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    Opps. I mean +18 offset.
    Rim width is 9".
    Don't know what the backspacing is exactly, 4.57?

    According to the tire size calculator, 265/65R18 is 31.56". That'll work. What rim width is yours? Any problems with rubbing? What tires and rims you running?
     
  4. Jun 24, 2011 at 2:42 AM
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    +18 offset on a 9" rim is 5.75" backspacing. That is going to move your tire 0.25" closer to your uca. You should be alright with just the 265's, but if you could find a rim with 4.5"-5" backspacing you'll have even less chance of rubbing.

    My rims are BBS RWs with 5.4" backspacing, 18x9", with 265/65/18 hankook dynapro atm's. No rubbing, even before the lift.
     
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    Uh, 0.25" closer? That's not good. Does that mean this rim is a no-go for the Tacoma? How close are your tires to the UCAs?

    Here's a link to the wheels I'm thinking of, with specs. Seems they only come with a 10" width when going 4.5" backspacing. Wow, that's wide! Too wide?

    http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/M..._pt=100100&t_pl=103630&t_pn=W/PMO96181068724N

    OR this one with a 9" width but 5.71 backspacing. Will either of these work and which will have more clearance?

    http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/M...00&Backspace_PQ=5.71&Bolt+Pattern_PQ=6+on+5.5
     
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    The second one will be close. It might fit with 265s. I would ask to test fit them.

    The 10" wheel is way too wide for 265s
     
  7. Jul 2, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    yeah, i decided not to go with those 18" moto metals. too much guessing for a wheel that might not fit and have issues. i'll stick with a 17x9 black rhino ocotillo then, 2nd choice wheel.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    Mine arent MM but I have 18x9. The only issue I had is I had to remove the front mud flaps. No rubbing (no lift either). Although I think they would look a little better if I had gone with 17's. Its up to how you like your tire to rim ratio. If you want 18's they should fit.

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    They should fit with the right backspacing specs, which the wheels he was looking at did not have.

    Not all 18's are created equal.
     
  10. Jul 3, 2011 at 5:56 AM
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    What does this have to do with Saturn tire sizes? :confused:
     
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