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Are my wheels too wide?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mizike77, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Dec 7, 2012 at 1:55 AM
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    Mizike77

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    Hi all, recently bought new wheels for my 05 trd sport. But when I pulled them out of the box they sure look wide! Cepek DC-2 17X9 . I was going to run Nitto Terra Grapplers in 285/70/17 . The only mod I plan on installing is a 2" leveling kit in the front only. Will this set up work? Back spacing is 4.5 on the new wheels but it looks pretty close to the caliper when I did a dry fit...with almost no brake pad left. Thanks guys
     
  2. Dec 7, 2012 at 2:02 AM
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    never too wide. i got a sawzall you can borrow.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2012 at 4:32 AM
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  4. Dec 7, 2012 at 4:43 AM
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    They will work - i've seen other Tacomas with Cepek's, (search the forums) and they look good.

    That is almost a 33" tire, so you'll probably have to remove some mud flaps and may still need to trim a little more - depends on how your alignment turns out.

    For what it's worth, I have a 31.5" tire and didn't have to remove mud flaps, but if you added another 1" to the diameter, I'd be hitting the mud flap. I also have a 2" leveling kit.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    I'm not against slightly smaller tire size. But the next nitto down is a 265 70 and that's not big enough....
     
  6. Dec 7, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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    wat?
    2" might be pushing it. definitely plastic trimming and possibly the cab mount chop in your future, depending on how you use it.

    side note: pad thickness plays no role in distance from caliper to rim. The caliper is solid and pushed pads inward.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    *insert that's what she said joke, here* :D

    anyway, 265/70r17 is the same diameter as my 265/65r18. I also have a 2" leveling kit. The only difference is your tires will stick out an additional 1/2" further than mine.

    Take a look at my pics if you're interested in how that looks, i have a lot of side profile shots for comparison purposes for people like you in this situation - so you know what to expect.

    ^^^This

    if you absolutely need to have 285/70r17's, go buy a dremel cuz you'll need it :eek:
     
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    I guess im leaning towards 265/70/17....I dont want it to rub. Also dont want them to stick out the sides too far. The truck above looks good, but I cant really tell how far out the tires are sticking. Still, holding the 9" wheels in my hands they sure look wide.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    wat?
    9" wheel is the max width for that 265.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2013 at 1:34 AM
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    Got the truck back yesterday. Looks sick..! Front mudflaps are gone and the inner fenders are gone. I need to get them back from the shop so I can try to fit them myself after some trimming.
     
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    Pics?
     
  12. Jan 3, 2013 at 1:49 AM
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    Yeah, def get those back from the shop. I'm running 285/70/17 with a 4.5" bs, and 2" lift up front, and had to do some trimming too.
     
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    I think the kit was 2.5 in the front and 1.5 in the rear. ....I havnt had time for pics yet, plust I gotta figure out how to load them!
     
  14. Jan 3, 2013 at 2:13 AM
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    Gotcha, like checking out how they look. I'm wanting to go up in tire size without too much extra work. Mine is a factory 2012 DCSB Off Road 4x4.

    Loading pics is my problem (smart phone user for the most part) so I use TW live then move the pic.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2013 at 2:15 AM
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    those will be fine with 285's, i like the wider look!
     
  16. Jan 3, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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    I have some 295/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers on my truck. The rear is fine with an AAL. In the front, I trimmed some but when I go over a bump at full lock I get some rubbing. It also rubs on the frame some. With the 285s, that shouldn't be a problem though. My tires stick out past the fenders maybe 1.5 inches max. The backspacing on my wheels is 4.5 inches.

    The width on the 285s is 11.5 in, the 295s, 12.13 in.

    Long story short, like everyone else has said, you should be able to get away with it. There might be some minimal trimming involved.
     
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