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I just Called 4Wheel Parts and found out that 17" wheels work best for a 3" lift.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by motomonkey, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Jan 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    motomonkey

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    I don't mind going bigger, but I'm getting conflicting info from different sources. Ideally, I only want to put a 16" wheel with about 4.25 backspacing. I'm working with a 3" spacer lift on the front. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Jan 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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  3. Jan 6, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    motomonkey

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    I was starting to think that as I hung up the phone. I figured I'd turn to you guys for some direction.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i'm running 16's on my 3" lift....4WP is full of shit. nothing changes on a 3" lift that would cause you to need to increase rim size. some 16s rub the calipers, but that has nothing to do w/ a lift...its the rim itself
     
  5. Jan 6, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    rim size wont really matter, its the TIRE size
     
  6. Jan 6, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    some 16s wont fit....but its trial and error and few - far between
     
  7. Jan 6, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    oh ok, did not know that
     
  8. Jan 6, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    I asked around the same question...I didn't much of a clear answer so I ended up ordering the Wheeler's Offroad Custom Tacoma Black Steel Wheels with 4" backspacing....At least this way I KNOW they will fit :)
     
  9. Jan 6, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    wat?
    wheelers claims that their 16" alloys wot fit the 2nd gens...but they fit mine. only about a cunthair away from the caliper, but none the less
     
  10. Jan 6, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    4wheelparts is just trying to cover themselves in case you buy a 16" from them and then they dont fit. the 2nd gen tacomas have a little larger of a brake caliper which causes some 16" rims to rub. one advantage to running a 16" is that tire prices are much better.(once you add the price of all 4 together you wind up saving maybe 1-200 which in my mind is good). so if you see some 16s you like find a place that has em and will let you test fit em to check for clearance.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    I'm running a 3 inch spacer lift from Toyteclifts with 16's and i haven't ran across any problems. From my understaning a 6 inch suspension lift would require bigger wheels.
     
  12. Jan 6, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    I think the second mistake was using spacers for 3"
     
  13. Jan 6, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    17" wheels rub too. TRUST ME, mine did... that's why I'm running 5mm spacers.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    Wow I'm suprised wheeler's told you they wouldnt fit...I specifically asked if their steel wheels would fit and they guaranteed they would fit...thats the only reason I bought them...otherwise I would have taken a chance on a much better looking wheel :)
     
  15. Jan 7, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    Even if they don't completely screw you, you still know you could of done better immediately after having any interaction with them.

    I had on 05 pre-runner that I couldn't get the dealer to do the rear TSB on, so I had 4WP put on an AALs and some Billys and they totally treated me like the mall crawler dude lifting his non American made, non 4WD truck.
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    I'll be renting a spring compressor when I do my '09
     
  16. Jan 7, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    I previously ran the Revtek lift and now the Bilstein lift with 16 with no problems. First I had the AR-767's and they rubbed, with my new wheels they dont.
     
  17. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    wat?
    if u check their site, the alloys arent listed for the 05+ only the 95-04
     
  18. Jan 7, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    I know nothing about lifts.

    So what happens when lifted that requires you to use a larger wheel diameter?

    I can understand having to monkey with control arms, brake lines, etc.., but not the wheels. Except for looks.

    TIA
     
  19. Jan 7, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    OK, my fault, I thought we were talking about the steelies...
     
  20. Jan 7, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    The rim size matters in regard to caliper clearance. From there, it's a matter of backspacing to avoid having the rubber wheel make contact with the UCA, etc.
     
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