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1st Gen Tacoma-16" wheel or 15" wheel?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trdracing5, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Feb 8, 2011 at 4:20 AM
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    trdracing5

    trdracing5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a set of aftermarket wheels for my 1995 Tacoma.
    It seems that the selection in 15 X 8 wheels is limited.
    There shouldn't be a problem going up to 16 X 8 wheel should there?
     
  2. Feb 8, 2011 at 4:38 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    no problems, I did it. Only thing to worry about is your speed may be off.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2011 at 5:24 AM
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    no problems. the 3.4 and the 2.7 is in 01-04 tacos and it came stock with 16s
     
  4. Feb 8, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    Good point about the speedometer being off.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Trifenix

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    well you can compensate for a bigger rim by getting slightly smaller tires so the overall diameter is similar to stock. Or most people just go slightly larger because it looks better.
    Find the rim style you like and run them!
     
  6. Feb 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    I put 16's on mine, no problems at all. They will be a little bit heavier. Honestly thought, 15" wheels are much cheaper as well as tires. I would go with a 32x11.50's and a 15" rim. Much cheaper than going 16" and a 265/75. Only reason I went 16" is because I got a hell of a deal.

    And the speedometer has more to do with the tire size rather than the wheel size.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    ^^^ this was my thought-process as well. I just picked up some 15x8 eagle alloy series 100s (love 'em!) because i wanted to set myself up for a bigger tire in the future, but didn't want to step up to 16 in. tire prices.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Less wheel, more tire :)


    Go with the 15s
     
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