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Backspacing with 33x10.5x15???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dabus47, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Apr 19, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    dabus47

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    I have been looking around and can not seem to find the info i need. Maybe I skipped over it but cant seem to find what i need. I went to summit racing and was going to purchase some new wheels. I am going to run the bfg at's 33x10.5x15 tires. The guy working told me i need atleast 6" of backspacing. Does this sound right i thought it would of been around 4" but yet again i dont know to much about it.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    jberry813

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    You were grossly misinformed. The factory backspacing is a hair over 4.5". 6" backspacing and you'll be all over the frame.
    4" backspace will suite you well if you've got a lift.

    Also, what wheels are you planning on running? I vaguely remember reading somewhere the summit steelies rub the caliper. If you're in the market for steelies, go with what works:

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomawheels.htm
     
  3. Apr 19, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    LOL, 6"? someone doesn't know what the BS measurement means.

    Im running stock BS (4.5) with the 33x10.5x15 bfg at. they will only hit the frame at full lock if you are flexing while wheeling. i havent had them rub at all during street driving
     
  4. Apr 19, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    I would go 4" or less. Less backspacing pushed the tires out away from the frame.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    Thanks for the help i knew he was wrong im glad i didnt purchase the wheels he told me i needed, and for the type of wheels i was looking at the cragar soft 8s http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRR-3975860/ but you might have changed my mind with the wheelers. Thanks for the help and ideas
     
  6. Apr 19, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    Yeah, I'd go with the wheelers wheels. I was cheap and chose to paint my stock wheels and run spidertraxx wheel adapters instead lol
     
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