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4" backspacing...will it hurt my truck?!?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by headhunter247, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Feb 19, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    headhunter247

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    Im looking at buying some black rockcrawler rims, and have read that others have had to grind a little on thier calipers with 4.5" backspacing. Will getting 4" backspacing hurt the coponents?
     
  2. Feb 19, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    The Back spacing has nothing to do with rubbing the calipers. It's the design of the rims you have.

    Some rims just don't have enough clearance for the Toyota calipers. 4.5" BS is the ideal!

    You need to look into a different brand of wheel.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2009 at 5:49 AM
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    but would the 4" BS do any sort of damage, since its not 4.5"
     
  4. Feb 20, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    That would put the wheels out farther by 1/2"

    If they're not rubbing the calipers, then you shouldn't have anything else to worry about.

    I have BlackRockcrawler rims w/ 4" backspacing on my jeep - and there's nothing special about them in terms of design and can't imagine they'd be a problem. But - I don't know first hand (on a tacoma that is).

    What wheels are you getting? You should make another post about the exact wheels you wanna buy and find out what everyone else is getting (in BS) and if anything esle has experienced problems.

    And lastly - try to make some phone calls to your local accessories shops. Maybe they'll let you buy/borrow a single wheel with that configuration and you could try it on and see how things fit.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    Yea, they are the black rockcrawler rims. I work down the street from this 4x4 shop, they would have to order them. I like the look and their cheap!
    Ill make another post..thanks.
     
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