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Noob help with tires.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Scope3334, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Apr 11, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    Hello all, After years of waiting I finally bought a Tacoma. I just purchased a White 2012 Tacoma V6,Dual Cab TRD Sport with extended box. Im looking to get Moto Metal 951b's but have some questions. Im a noob so please be gentle :).

    1. what size do I need?
    2. Can my factory tires fit on them/if not what size do I need?
    3. Will this effect my tire pressure gauge?
    4. Will I need spacers or anything else other than the rims?

    Sorry for the noob post but thanks in advanced for any help.
     
  2. Apr 11, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    welcome to the World,love the 12's wish i had one,really can not help u on the tires,u may want to go to the search engine and put in the rims u r getting and u may get ur answer. Wish u the best.
     
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  4. Apr 11, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    Do you want to go big? Stock size? What do you want?

    A. I would like to stay with stock size. But if I could go bigger without having to do anything else I would.

    This will be dependent on the actual specs of the wheels.

    A. MY stock tire size is 265/65/17

    Dependent on tire size, and wheel specs

    A. The only size i can find that appears to be near my current rim size is 17" by 9". However IDK if 9" is to wide.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    You can go up to 265/70/17 if you like.

    We still need to know the specs of the wheels, as in their offset and/or backspacing.

    9" is outside of the approved rim width for many 265/70/17 tires, but there are some that it will work with. you have to check on the tire manufacturers website.
     
  6. Apr 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    That is what im not sure of. I read that my stock tire is

    TRD Sport Alloy Wheels: 17x7.5, +30 mm offset, 5.5" backspacing, 6x5.5" bolt pattern, 108 mm hub bore, ? lbs

    However I cant find a rim that matches. The Rims that I like are the moto metal 951b's and they have -12mm Offset, and 4.5" Backspace.

    http://www.wheelsforless.com/detail.aspx?ID=3352
     
  7. Apr 11, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    You won't find any aftermarket wheel that will match your stockers. The wheels you linked will stick out about 3" more than your stock wheels.
     
  8. Apr 11, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    What folks tend to find is they can go oversize on diameter (eg 265/70R17) on stock rims OR go to a rim with less offset (eg from +30 to -12) but not BOTH.

    If you really want that particular 9" rim, You might be able to go to a lower profile wider tire mounted on it -- eg 285/60R17.
     
  9. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    That's great, thank you. Is there any info out there on if a set size will rub or require regearing. I'm really trying not to do any of that or do any lifts. Also a quick second question if not any sites that will advise this information do any of you have wheels and tires that do not rub on a non lifted taco? Also what sizes?

    I'm now thinking to avoid this issue of switching to the moto metal 16"
     
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