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another thread with wheel questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by daxabone, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Jan 13, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    i just bought a 98 2wd sr5. the po had two different size wheels on it, 14" and 15", just to get by for a while. it has a flat and the tires need to be replaced. my problem is that i dont want to keep 3 15" wheels and 1 14" wheel. plus the 15" are 5 spoke ricer wheels. and i dont have a lot of cash to spend. my plan is to go to the local junk yard and pick up some oem wheels. does anyone know what other cars will have the same fit? i've seen several similar threads on several different forums but they all relate to the 6 lug pattern. thanks for any help.

    ps. id prefer to get some simple steelies.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    Bump. Really need to get this thing moving.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    I'll have 4 stock steelies from my truck shortly just sitting around... They're 15" and 5 lug
     
  4. Jan 14, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    Where are you located and how much would you want? How soon would those be availible?
     
  5. Jan 15, 2011 at 12:36 AM
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    Anyone know if ford ranger wheels would work? The pattern is 5x114.3 but the offset says "L/M". Not quite sure what that means.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    Toyota 5-lug Hilux / Ranger / Bronco II / Jeep Wrangler Yj / Tj 88-2004 / Jeep Cherokee All / Grand Cherokee 94 and up unless they have chenged the lug pattern like the did on the wrangler .

    And more....

    I think the patttern is 5 on 5 1/4 all this metric stuff came about after I got out of wrenching for a living...

    I had a set of 15" Black Steel Crawler wheels (Like new bought from a Jeep guy) on 235x60-15 tires on my last 2wd. Jeep guys change wheels like some folks change underware...
     
  7. Jan 15, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    I looked up the mesurments for jeep and the offset is different. Does that not cause any issues?
     
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    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
    No issue ~ steering may have a slightly heavier feel.

    Wheel Offset is based on the hub bearing and wheel center line relation to the steering axis. If it were an autocross racer / canyon carver then yea maybe you'd notice it a little in cornering prformance. But 95% of the folks daily drivng it would never know. If cash is short and you are looking for a deal a CRAIGS LIST take off set of stock size jeep wheels and tires can get you going for around $100. The 4wd wrangler guys will about give them away.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    Awesome! I've been looking for an answer like that for a week now. Thank you.
     
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    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
    I'd definalty give them a try. The only possiable snag I see is the wheel center hole size (hub clearance). The set I installed were aftermarket steel rock crawler wheels off of a Jeep on to a Yota. Aftermarket wheels have a larger center cut out for the hub ~ sort of a one size fits all approach. Some of the OEM aluminium wheels (like on the 6 lug swaps I've done) have a different hub center bore. On those we had the hub machined oversized just slightly and ran them anyway.

    Like my bro-in-laws first gen HiLux on FREE Isuzu aluminium wheels where the wheel centers were to small to clear the front hubs... He bolted them to the rear and used a small burr on the wheel hub while the truck was spinning it in 1st gear ~ he is a an industrious Carolinia red neck...

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  12. Jan 17, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    Bought some today only the have the center bore be too small. The search continues.
     
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    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
    Ouch ~ sorry I was off line and did not catch you earlier.

    :sorry:
     
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    They were only $60. More annoying than anything.
     
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    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
    Our local recycler is giving $20 per aluminium wheel...
     
  16. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Lol. That would be a profit. But I got some steel wheels.
     
  17. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    Found some 02 ranger wheels for $75. Hopefully they'll fit this time.
     
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    Sweet! They fit! Now on to the next problem. I got new tires today. 235 75 15. I know the suspension is shot but the front fender is much closer to the tire than the rear. When I go over a bump it scrubs in the front. I'm still on a tight budget but what do I need to fix/replace? The shocks?
     
  19. Jan 24, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    Or would small coil spacers be a good idea?
     
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