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Help with tire size

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bighungitacoma, May 19, 2010.

  1. May 19, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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    bighungitacoma

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    I have a toytec ultimate lift and some 15" black steelies commin in the mail anyday now...i was plannin on runnin 33s, and found a deal on a set of 33/12.50/15 for 500 installed (nothin special as far as the tire goes, but itll last while i save up for a nice set), was wondering, the rims im getting have a 4" backspace, will that be good enough to fit 12.5 wide tire?
     
  2. May 19, 2010 at 12:51 AM
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    I believe you want 4.5" back spacing. you could always use a spacer to set the new rims out a bit though if they're only 4"
     
  3. May 19, 2010 at 1:11 AM
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    i think im understanding backpacing wrong then...wouldnt a 4" backspace set the rim out more than a 4.5"? isnt back space the inches from the inner edge of the rim to the backside of where the lugs go through?
     
  4. May 19, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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    no no you understand it right. he is mistaken. you will be fine with the 4".

    the smaller the back space the further out the center line of the tires will be from the frame.
     
  5. May 19, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    Spot on.

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    4" is plenty to clear 12.50.
     
  7. May 19, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    ok cool, thank you guys very much, been really helpful...and kinda a stress reliever cause the rims came in the mail today, haha
     
  8. May 20, 2010 at 4:19 AM
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    no worries dude. the only thing we require in return is a picture.

    cheers,
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  10. May 20, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    haha, no worries, i will have pics up as soon as my lift is here so i can fit them. i guess it is on back order from toytec b/c the ext reservoir shocks adapter piece is on backorder? but ill keep you guys posted
     
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    ive got 33/12.5/15 on my truck with a 4'' backspace on the rims and it clears everything pretty much(minor trimming of course).
     
  12. May 20, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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    ok, i snapped a couple pics today, of the truck as it sits right now (stock) and the rims that are going to be on it, ill upload those so you can see a before pic, haha
     
  13. May 20, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    i cannot get them to upload, invalid file type...idk, im tired, so ill just figure out the pics tomorrow
     
  14. May 21, 2010 at 4:14 AM
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    lol everyone should have a photo-bucket account! its just sooo much easier!
     
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