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18" wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by trd sport, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Oct 12, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    trd sport

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    I am looking forward to installing a toytec ultimate lift with ucl's and am now looking into wheels and tires.. I am leaning towards an 18" wheel and tire combo. Does anyone know what would be the biggest and best fit? I was thinking about 275/65/18 but do not know what backspacing to get and rim size(18x9.5)..... Hey CHRIS4x4 can you help???
     
  2. Oct 12, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    chris4x4

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    My rims are a 5" BS, running 285/60/18's
     
  3. Oct 12, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    Icon Coil-overs, TC UCA, with Bilstein 5150 and Icon 3 leaf pack. 17" Moto Metal 951 4.5" Backspacing wrapped in 285/70/17 BFG AT's. Demello front bumper and Avid offroad sliders.
    Mine are 5" backspacing to (same wheels as Chris4x4 but mine are black). 4.5" backspacing is recommended for Tacoma's and would be ideal for 285/65/18 (my tire size) or 285/60/18 (Chris4x4).
     
  4. Oct 12, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Im not having any rubbing issues with the 5" BS....I think the 4.5" BS, as it would be pushing the tire out further, could creat rubbing when turning.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    TacoTRD420

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    I have the Toytec ultimate lift with 285/60/18 no rubbing at all. i think its 4.5'' BS
     
  6. Oct 12, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    Not to thread jack.... but how do you figure out the back spacing of the wheels. Is it etched in the wheel somewhere? or should I have figured it out when i purchased the wheels because I have no idea what the BS is on mine.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    If a 4.5 offset pushes the wheel out further wouldnt that help in not rubbing on the inside? Isnt that where most have a problem or is it on the outside that you will have the rubbing?
     
  8. Oct 12, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    When turning, the tire follows an Arc. If your rubbing the frame, or UCA, yes....More backspace will help. Too much pushes the tire too far out, and can cause rubbing on the fender when turning...
     
  9. Oct 12, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    I apoligize but I forgot to ask another question... With a 5" backset is there a zero offset on the rim? I am ready to make a purchase and do not want to make a mistake and regret listening to a salesperson instead of someone with experience on modding their own truck...
     
  10. Oct 12, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    I belive I have a 0 offset. Check with 06Bluez to confirm this.
     
  11. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    I only see two setting for the wheels you guys have...4.53 bs -12 offset and 5.71 bs 18 offest (found on the wheel pros website).There was also an oddball 5.59 bs 15 offset on 4wheelparts too. So which one do you guys have? I'd like to know because I'm planning on running an 18" wheel too.
     
  12. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    Well Sonofabitch! I was told they were a 5" BS with 0 off set.....and they dont make that! I will have to measure the next time I take my wheel off....
     
  13. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    If I had to guess I'd say they're the 4.53 bs -12 offset. I pm'd OakleyTRD a while back after I saw that he switched his out because the offset was wrong and he said they were the 5.71 bs 18 offset. Different wheels but the fitments are the same. Hope this helps anyone needing it. I'm planning to order some wheels soon with the 4.53 bs -12 offset, so if my info is incorrect please let me know. Otherwise I'll let you guys know how it works out.
     
  14. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    Thank you Drock42 for your research and prompt response! If anyone has any other info I would greatly appreciate it...:)
     
  15. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    I'm running 285/65/18"s with a 18x9 inch rims with a -12 offset. Minor rubbing issues after trimming. Still need to trim a little bit at full tilt.:eek:
     
  16. Oct 31, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    Any thoughts on 18x9.5 with 15 offset? I was thinking 275/60 or 265/60. The rims are Enkei and came off the Tundra upgrade. I haven't done any mods to the suspension yet.
     
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