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18" Wheels on 1st Gen Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 94TTM6, May 16, 2013.

  1. May 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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    94TTM6

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    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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  2. May 17, 2013 at 6:16 AM
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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.
     
  3. May 17, 2013 at 6:55 AM
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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
     
  4. May 17, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    No way a 12.5 will fit on stock offset. It'll rub the UCAs and frame while turning.

    Also 13.5s you'll need at least 3.5" BS to be safe and get ready to cut a ton out if your fenders.
     
  5. May 17, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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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?
     
  6. May 17, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    These wheels have +20 offset. Any idea what offset your buddy is running on his 20s?
     
  7. May 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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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...GSZUY6HENi64AOXnIHgDw&ved=0CDAQ9QEwAQ&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.
     
  8. May 20, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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    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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