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need advice quick!!! (wheel choice)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Drew01taco, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:53 AM
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    Drew01taco

    Drew01taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK, so i'm going to buy some cragar soft 8's but i need to know which ones to go with...
    16x8 w/5" bs....or
    16x7 w/4"bs???

    I'm going to be running 255/85 KM2's. I'm not really worried about the width...its the B.S. on the 16x8 i'm worried about....

    What are yall opinions???

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Get the 4"........
     
  3. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    Thats what i thinking, but will i be alright if i ever want to get bigger tires...say 285 or 315???

    EDIT: will the 255 bulge out any with the 8" wheel???
     
  4. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    chris4x4

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    not too much.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    go with 4"
     
  6. Mar 11, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    Yeah thats the one i was leaning towards. I beleve i'm going to buy them the 16x7 w/4" bs. thatnks for the advice guys :)
     
  7. Mar 11, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    anytime:cool:
     
  8. Mar 11, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    one more question yall might could help me with....

    Am I going to get new Lug nuts for the new steel wheels? if so, what is the thread pattern i need???


    BTW, does anyones know where i can get a Cragar 16x8 w/4.5" or 4" BS.... thats what i'm looking for but i couldn't find it. they only had those two options that i listed in the original post....

    Thanks
     
  9. Mar 11, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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  10. Mar 11, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    chris4x4

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    12mm x 1.5
     
  11. Mar 11, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    so I am going to need new lug nuts and thats the thread pattern?
    Thanks
     
  12. Mar 11, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I dont know if you will need new lugs or not...but if you do, thats the thread.
     
  13. Mar 11, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    o ok thanks
     
  14. Mar 12, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    Drew01taco

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    Well, I've kind of ran into a problem...
    They haven't started producing the 255/85 R16 in the KM2 yet....but i have seen a several trucks and even a jeep with them on.... They won't start making them until March 27 and probably won't be in stores until may or june. WTF
    So...
    My options now are to buy 285/75 R16 on a 16x8 rim but i'm not going with cragar b/c all they have in a 16x8 is with 5" BS. Don't get me wrong, i don't have anything wrong with the 285, but i will have to spend about $120 more on them.

    Thanks for listen to me RANT, i appreciate any advice or opinions... THANKS
    This throws all my plans out the window
     
  15. Mar 12, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    mid day bump
     
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