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1st gen. wheels on 2nd gen. Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CNC Fixer, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Mar 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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    CNC Fixer

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    Just put on a cap for gear storage (does this count as a mod?)
    So perhaps a week ago I ran a thread questioning wether I could mount 1st Gen wheels on my 2009 4X4 non-TRD Taco. A couple members responded saying "no problem."
    I found a 1st Gen set on CL, with almost new tires (265/70/16). Turns out the guy is a street rodder w/ several in his garage.
    So we pulled a front wheel from my Taco to try the 1st Gen. The back of the wheel hits the brake caliper.
    I did buy the wheels/ tires, as he gave me a smoking deal on them.
    Question: I think I saw something about removing some material off the caliper on a thread. Is this something I can look into, or has someone already done this? How safe is it, and how much can I remove. Images would be great!
    If this is not feasable, I will mount the 265's on my steelies, and that would solve my TPMS worries, also.
    I will sell the nice 1st Gen wheels :(
    Thanks in advance for any help provided on this.
    -C
     
  2. Mar 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    CNC Fixer

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    Thanks, the wheels are 16's, same as my steelies, and the back of the wheel hits the caliper.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    CNC Fixer

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    Yup, the back of the 1st gen wheel hits the front of the brake caliper :mad:
     
  4. Mar 3, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    KenLyns

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    Get some Spidertrax wheel spacers. They are safe as long as you don't take an impact gun to them, and certainly safer than grinding down the caliper.
     
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