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im looking to put 285/75/16's bfg's a/t on my 03

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by mfkokoska, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mar 3, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    i have an 03 taco with a 2.5 suspension lift. can i put 285/75/16's on, and if so will i have to do some cutting??

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  2. Mar 3, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    You can if the back spacing is right on your wheels and you will have some cutting to do as well.
     
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    You will need rims with 4.5 backspacing and may have to do minor cuttin and banging on the pinch weld. They will fit with little work done.
     
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    i bought my truck with dick cypek wheels. how do i know what the wheel back spacing is?
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    I am not 100% sure how to do it. A few weeks ago I was asking the same thing and I did find good info on here. In the search option just type in backspacing and it will bring up a thread with a detailed write up on it. Or just google backspacing and it will tell you how.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    Lay something level across the back of the rim, and measure the distance between the rim mounting surface and the back edge of the rim.

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    you can also calculate the backspacing if you know the rim width and offset.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    I layed a straight edge, yard stick or Similar across the back of the rim, and measured with a measuring tape or ruler from the bottom of the straight edge to the center on the wheel. That let me know my backspacing.

    ^^^ beat me to it lol
     
  8. Mar 4, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    what does et-12 mean? it was on the inside of my rim. will that allow me to put 285/75/16's on?
     
  9. Mar 4, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    That depends on the rim width...If the rims are 9" wide, then -12 offset is 4.5" backspacing, and you are good to go.
     
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    wtf another thread
     
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