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Best Wheel Size

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thisiskirk88, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Dec 2, 2010 at 1:34 AM
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    Will be on a 2011 DC short bed TRD SPORT.

    Looking for the best wheel dimensions to run 265/70/17. thanks in advance.

    backspacing and such. i know i shouldn't need spacers, but if you suggest them, might i ask why?
     
  2. Dec 2, 2010 at 3:48 AM
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    Your factory wheels are 5.5" backspacing. They will fit 265/70/17's. If your looking at aftermarket wheels, 4-5" backspacing is ideal.
     
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    Anywhere between 4.5 and 5.5" is fine for backspacing. The lower the number, the more the wheels will stick out.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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    Hey KPT, you have a similar setup running to what i would like to do. First did your setup rub before lift with your larger tires? and second does backspacing matter when it comes to rubbing issues, or just is it cosmetic?

    FYI this is my first like customizing on a car, so of course i am over researching im sure. thanks for the help.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2010 at 5:41 AM
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    No rubbing before lifting with my 32" tires.

    The backspacing plays a huge part in rubbing. In the backspacing is too high, your tires will rub on the UCA and/or the cab mounts. If the backspacing is too low, the tires will sit out too far and rub the fender while turning.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    So stay between 4.5 and 5.5 and i should be just fine? Would 5.5 be better than 4.5? any other specs i should worry about to prevent rub?
     
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    If you just want to run 32's then anywhere between 4.5 and 5.5 is fine (4.5 will sitkc out further). If you think you might want to run 285's some day, then get the 4.5" BS.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    what about offset? what is a safe range or ideal offset. for say a 4.5 backspacing..
     
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    Offset is calculated by using backspacing and wheel width, so it depends how wide the wheel is.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    So basically a 8 wide will be best for offset, and a 9 wide might create and offset and affect possible handling? im confused.

    a goal of 0 offset it best?
     
  11. Dec 3, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    Wheel width won't affect handling in the slightest.

    What you want is a wheel with proper backspacing, which is calculated by using offset AND width.

    For example, for a 4.5" backspaced wheel (ideal for running 285's):
    If the wheel is 8" wide, the offset is 0mm
    If the wheel is 9" wide, the offset is -12mm

    In the link below, 1/3rd of the way down the page, is a chart that converts backspacing to offset, and visa versa, for given wheel widths.
    https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html


    Backspacing is the important thing here. The chart just helps if the specs for the wheel list offset instead of backspacing.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    How would this work? i think ive found them in a +18mm offset too...

    XD ADDICT

    Product Information
    Brand: XD Series
    Model: Addict
    Exterior: Painted
    Manufacturer Part Number: XD79879068712N
    Sizing and Specifications
    Construction: 1 Piece
    Rim Diameter: 17 in
    Rim Width: 9 in
    Bolt Pattern (Number of Holes): 6
    Bolt Pattern (Pitch Circle Diameter): 139.7 millimeters
    Offset: -12 millimeters
    Backspace: 4.53 in
    Item Weight: 25.8 Pounds
     
  13. Dec 4, 2010 at 6:12 AM
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    ^ where do you see +18 offset? It says -12 offset in your quote.

    For a 9" rim, -12 offset is 4.5 BS, so you are good to go.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    Oh sorry I didn't notice the "too" in your above post.

    There's a big difference between -12mm and +18mm. The -12's stick out 1.25 inches more than the +18. Don't get the +18, they will sit further in the stock wheels and your tires will rub, no matter if they are 265's or 285's.
     
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    awesome, well thanks for all the help and input! big help to making my choice of which size wheels to buy!
     
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