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Newb Question: new wheels and tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by RightCoastRipper, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Mar 21, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    Hi All.

    After owning my taco for almost 5 years, I think its about time to put some money into it. If i'm going to do that, I'm going to do it right.

    I have a 2006 2.7L 4x4 Access Cab, 5spd manual, with stock 245/75/16 on now

    I've been doing a bit of research on here... and I read that the biggest tires you can run without any mods are 265/75/16. So with that in mind, i've chosen the following tire/wheel setup

    Cragar 397 Soft 8 16x8 6 lug 5.5in - 5 in back space and 18mm offset
    DEFINITY DAKOTA A/T - P265/75SR16 (cheap at pepboys, buy 3 get one free @ $130)

    I think my model is stock backspaced 5.5in, so this wheel should should be golden, right?

    Can i run this setup without wheel spacers or a lift?
     
  2. Mar 21, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    Yes, you can even run the stock rim
     
  3. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    thanks for the help.

    just ordered the wheels and caps...going to pep boys as soon as they get here
     
  4. Mar 27, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    ok got the rims and tires, put em on, and the front wheel was on the caliper GOOD

    We first tried 1/4" spacers. The wheel spun but was still hitting the caliper

    Tried 2 1/4" spacers. Not enough stud for the lug to grab

    I eventually had to put washers behind the spacers to clear the caliper just to get out of the service bay. I know i shouldnt drive on this for long...


    SO I'm trying to figure out if I should go 1/2" spacers with longer studs or just get 1.25" adapters (smallest width i've seen).

    Any suggestions??????
     
  5. Mar 27, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    How bad is the contact?
     
  6. Mar 27, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    When I tired just a 1/4" spacer?

    I didn't notice it when he spun the wheel, but the guy with his face right in front of the wheel said it was hitting. It did spin though..
     
  7. Mar 27, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    No spacer. Will it even mount on to the hub?
     
  8. Mar 27, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    The wheel was pressed up to caliper pretty good. The wheel didn't spin at all after the lugs were torqued
     
  9. Mar 27, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    Do you know where on the caliper it was hitting?
     
  10. Mar 27, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    On the face of the caliper...where that flat bar part of it sticks out.

    caliper.jpg
     
  11. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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  12. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    Thanks for the post. The tech at the service shop recommended that but wasn't sure if it would go over well.
     
  13. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    Yeah, it's been done but you have to be careful you don't get into the fluid passage. What are your plans now?
     
  14. Mar 27, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    I'd rather not grind anything down. And since without spacers, the wheel was seized up on the caliper, i think i'd have to grind down too much. And i'd rather not grind AND have to use spacers

    turns out longer studs are more expensive than i thought. and i dont know how to install studs. looks like you'd have to disassemble the rotor, which is beyond my mechanical ability (which is not much btw)

    Looks like spacers are the most economical. Do you think these will do? ebay spacers . it doesn't say anything about hubcentric, but they are half the price of spydertrax

    Should I just go for spydertrax?
     
  15. Mar 27, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    They look ok (ebay spacers) to me. Spidertrax are gonna be the same (pretty much) except for the hub/lug centric and blue anodize. Maybe you should ask the seller what they are?
     
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