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3.5-3.75" backspaced wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by especk, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    I'm looking for a set of wheels with 3.5"-3.75" backspacing for a 2nd gen. 16"-18" diameter would be nice. I've looked around and haven't found much. $200 a wheel would be ideal but more expensive will be ok.

    Any ideas of wheels with this backspacing?

    Here is the best one I've found so far:

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    Walker Evans Street Locks 17x8.5" with 3.75" backspacing and 4.25" center hole.

    Anyone have any experience with these wheels? Will they work fine on my taco?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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  3. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    ya i believe those are the WEs. Any other wheels like those with the same backspacing?
     
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    I think you can get steel wheels with that much backspacing
     
  5. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    what brand makes those?
     
  6. Jan 12, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    You should run a 8" wide max

    4" - 4.5" is the best back spacing for least amount of rubbing
     
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    I would think that: more backspacing = less rubbing. Because the tire is push out further from the truck, cab mounts, etc. ????
     
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    You would think so but when you turn with a wider offset your tire with push into the fender and body mount. Trust me I've spent lots of time under these trucks.
     
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    and will having too much backspacing put more strain on the drivetrain as well?
     
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    Yeah wheel bearings and ball joints.
     
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    I've also heard that the pro comp steel wheels may not work with our tacomas because the brake calipers rub. Is this true? If it is, what if I went to a 17" wheel instead of 16" - would the larger diameter wheel avoid rubbing on the brake caliper?
     
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    I think you keep meaning to say too little backspacing, not too much.

    Yes, getting 17's would avoid caliper clearance issues.
     
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    It doesn't rub because of wheel size it's because of wheel design your would have to grind the edge of the caliper with most aftermarket wheels
     
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    bingo

    Not necessarily
     
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    I've never heard of a 17" rubbing on our calipers. Do you have an example?
     
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    I was referring to the rubbing on the side of the caliper not on top.
     
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    Ah, okay. I thought most issues people ran into where on the top of the caliper, but I'm not that familiar with it.
     
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    Did I say "too much backspacing" - oops. But ya I meant too little. So was that a yes or a no for the brake calipers rubbing? I actually emailed pro comp regarding this, so hopefully they know. Thanks guys.
     
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