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Help! Wheels rubbing caliper

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Twilson24, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Dec 7, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    Ok so I called jegs and they told me exactly what wheels would fit my 1996 Toyota Tacoma and I tried to get them put on today and they rubbed the caliper when the wheel was put on the the hub. I need to know exactly what wheels will fit that are 15x7 6x5.5
    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 7, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    Any stock tacoma alloys will mount without rubbing the stock calipers.

    btw: welcome to tw
     
  3. Dec 8, 2011 at 5:34 AM
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    But I dont want stock wheels. I want a black wheel of some type
     
  4. Dec 8, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    whats the backspacing???
     
  5. Dec 8, 2011 at 5:49 AM
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    there was a write up, up here where someone simply grinded a small area away on the caliper and the wheel fit fine.. the area that was rubbing was just a small portion of the caliper.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2011 at 5:51 AM
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    The back spacing on the wheels I have that don't fit that rub are 4 and 1/4 but there are to deep and don't spin at all when I put them on
     
  7. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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    Thats why you dont trust what businesses say and you order through them, that way if they mess up the size and fitting, they can send them back at there expenses and not yours.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    What is my best bet for me to get black 15x7 wheels for my truck?
     
  9. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    You might clear with a wheel spacer a tiny 1/4" if you really want to keep the wheels. I got a pair for sale brand new.
     
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    I was told not to use spacers
     
  12. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    That's what I have but a 15x7 but my problem is that I have to 15x7's because I just got new tires that are 15x7. But will the 15x7 tire fit on a 15x8 wheel?
     
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    By?
     
  14. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    15x7 is not a tire size. What size tires did you get? It should say 31x10.5x15 or something like that on them.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    My local tire shop and people who have dealt with spacers.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Okay but there are probably a thousand people on this site running spacers.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    I know it's not a tire size my tires are the stock size that come on a 1996 Tacoma so they are 265/75/R15's
     
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    Yes those are good to go for 8" wide rims.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    Would stock aluminum wheels painted black look good?
     
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    You can grind down the caliper, which many guys have done or you can buy 1/4" wheel spacers from any auto part store and most tire stores. I've been running 1/4" across the desert for 3 years and I've never had a problem. They're very small and won't harm anything. However, your stud will be shortened but I use them without a problem.

    Mine look like this.
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