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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by comanche5L, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Jul 16, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    ok guys ive been trying to figure what the shit you guys are talking about when you are talking about backspacing. Im used to a jeep, 3.5" BS, 3.75" etc etc, now i buy a taco and you guys are talking in +/- 45 ??? totally lost, im assuming your not using the metric system but cant figure it out.

    anyone that can shed some light id be very happy.

    im trying to figure out the stock Backspacing on my stock '00 taco, and see it i need different rims to swing 32/11.5/R15's after i get my 2.5" lift installed.

    THANKS!
     
  2. Jul 16, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    Welcome to TW. BS is confusing. As Juggernaut said, sometime folks just a assume you know what they are referring to. Maybe this will help.

    Stock (factory) backspacing for 95.5 thru 04 Tacomas is +15 millimeters (stamped right on the rims) which equates to about 9/16". 2nd gen Tamomas, +2005 models, have +30 mm of BS. A common aftermarket wheel BS is 0 mm (also referred to as 4.5" of BS). This means that many times aftermarket wheels stick out about 9/16" further than stock wheels on 1st gens.

    Anyway, translated (a bit) into english, a stock wheel on a '96 thru '04 model has a little more than 5" of BS. Actually 5.09" of BS (4.5" + 15 mm) and 2nd gen stock wheel is a little more than 5.5 " of BS. Actually 5.68" of BS (4.5" +30 mm).

    Does this help?
     
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    You always did have all the cool pics and all.
     
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    i have a folder of stuff i find relating to these trucks/gen info (like that pic) that is useful ;)
     
  8. Jul 17, 2010 at 3:46 AM
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    wow! you guys are an awsome help! great explanation. i think ill save that pic too hah

    so do you guys think ill rub with the 32/11.5/R15 with the stock rims?
     
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    pit & dig, props to you.

    Awesome info and resources. These terms and specs deserve a sticky under the Wheels topic.
     
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    The answer to that depends on how much, if any, lift you have. I have heard others state that one can run "32s" without a lift. But I suspect there will be rubbing under thos conditions.

    Back in the day I ran 32x11.5-15s on stock rims on my '98 TRD with a 2" spacer lift with no rubbing at all. I currently run 32x10s (255x75-17s, 0 offset, 4.5" BS) on my '02 TRD with ~2.5" of lift with no rubbing whatsoever.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    ok that works. I did order the daystar 3.5" lift (2.5" spacer + 1" body lift) i figure ill throw the spacer lift in and if it looks like it could use more ill add the BL as well.

    thanks guys
     
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