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Help me with KMC Group buy

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by DanGer, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Feb 26, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    DanGer

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    I have no idea what any of the terms and values are with wheels. All i have in my suspension is the TSB with bilsteins all around and the AAL. I want to participate in the group buy but I dont know where to begin. I don't have much interest in raising, I just want som new wheels. I have tried googleing it and reading the other forums but I'm as confused as ever. Sorry if I'm the only one confused with this but can anyone help me with the sizes?
     
  2. Feb 26, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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  3. Feb 26, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    Thanks for the suggestion! I read a similar one
    https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html

    but I am still confused with the tacoma specifics. To be direct, I want to know what is the proper size wheel to put on my tacoma to replace the stock wheels. I am not too worried about going for size, i just want something that isnt chrome
     
  4. Feb 27, 2009 at 2:03 AM
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    as for replacement wheel size, if you intend on keeping your tires, of course you will need to keep the same overall dia. for instance, 16" if you already have 16's. If you are getting a different set of tires for the new wheels, well then you can get any size you want 16"+. I personally like the look of 17's and there are alot of guys on here running 17's. You'll want to go with a 8-9" width and a 4.5" Backspace on the new wheels to get proper fitment.
     
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    thank you so much! that is exactly what i needed. so if I wanted 17's, would i have to lift?
     
  6. Feb 27, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    Simply put, no. The wheel size has nothing to do with needing a lift. What does, is the tire you put on it. If you want the largest tire possible, most guys seem to fit 265/70/17's without issue, though before I got the lift on my truck I put on my tires/wheels off my old truck which was that combo and I got some rubbing on my front mudflaps. I just took them off until I got the lift to make it go away, even though it wasnt bad enough to cause any damage to the truck if i left them on.

    I'd say 265/70/17 should work fine, but if concerned, a 265/65/17 will fit for sure as its the factory size on the TRD Sport's and the same dia. as a 245/75/16 which should be whats on your truck now. For info on how the sizing works and what the numbers mean check out my sticky on the top of the 'tires and wheels' section of the forum.
     
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