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Just did tundra brake swap & 2.5 inch coilover lift. Anyone recommendations on rims?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by beefsteak, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Feb 14, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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    beefsteak

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    I just did the tundra the tundra brake swap on my '03 ext cab tacoma 4x4 TRD. It's pretty tight in there with the stock rims. My tires are pretty worn and I'm thinking about upgrading my 265/75/16 tires for a whole new wheel and rim setup. There's a part of me that wants to go with a more agressive larger tire like 285/75/16, but I'm not sure what the best bet is especially since I still have stock UCAs. If I don't want to have to use spacers, what minimum back spacing do I have to have to avoid frame rub and UCA rub to run the 285/75/16s? And should I stick with 16inch rims or upgrade to 17s? I just don't want to buy 16inch rims online to find out that they don't clear the calipers and I'll end up with UCA and frame rub. Any of you guys with minor lifts and have done the tundra brake swap have any ideas? I was looking at the Dick Cepec DC-2 16is with 4 inch backspacing... but I really like the look of the wheeler's steelies, but I just want something more durable in alloy that's flat black and not chromed out, but everything that I've seen so far has around 4.5inch backspace which I'm afraid I'll have trouble with rub issues...Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Feb 14, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Go with some badass 17 and Goodyear duratrac 285/70/17
     
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    Those calipers should be fine with a 16" wheel. I have some 16X8 wheels with 4.5 BS and 285/75/16 A/t's and it rubbed the frame at full lock. It was really close to the uca too. If you go to a 17" wheel, you'll have to get something with 3.75-4" BSing because it will be a taller tire.
     
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