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Pro & Cons of installing 2nd Generation TRD Wheel/Tires on 1st Generation TRD Taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by srsupertrap, May 30, 2009.

  1. May 30, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    srsupertrap

    srsupertrap [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I used the search but I didn't find a similar thread . . . I have a 2001 Tacoma V6 4WD TRD PKG and I have noticed on Craig's List there are numerous 2nd generation TRD owners who are selling their stock TRD 16" aluminum wheels & tires at some attractive prices. My 2001 Taco TRD was originally equipped with 265/70-16 vs the 2005 TRD Off Road 245/75-16. I used the tire calculator located here and pasted some of the results below. The wheels are both 6 bolt pattern but I don't have either wheel width or offsets in front of me. From a cosmetic stand point, I really don't care for the porous finish of the 2001 -2004 painted TRD aluminum wheels. The brake dust & grime leaches into the finish and cannot be cleaned from my experience.

    I was wondering if has anyone performed this TRD wheel & tire swap and has any comments on the form, fit or function of this proposed transplant. The tire width would be reduced substantially but I would appreciate your feedback

    Tire Size Calculator:

    Current Tire: 265/70-16 vs. New Tire 245/75-16

    Difference Diameter (mm) (777.4) vs (773.9) = (-3.5) -0.5%
    Width (mm) (265) vs (245) = (-20) -7.5%
    Circumference (mm) (2442.27) vs (2431.28) = (-10.99) -0.4%
    Sidewall Height (mm) (185.5) vs (183.75) = (-1.75) -1%
    Revolutions per mile (km)658.95 (409.21)661.93 (411.06)2.98 (1.85) 0.5%

    TIA
     
  2. May 30, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    MUDFISH

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    I've seen it done on here a couple of times...
     
  3. May 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    I have 245/75R16 Tires on my 02. There is pretty much no difference in the speedo, and I made the switch to the 245's because I could get a light truck 10 ply tire in that size.
     
  4. May 30, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    Hey bro, I have a set of (4) 17" sport with tires on them. Only had 1400 miles on them when I took them off. I'd make you a sweet deal on them for ya. Only expensive part would be shipping.
     
  5. May 30, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    yup..its been done..If there cheap enough, just buy them up and test fit them..You can easily resell them if need be
     
  6. May 31, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    Thanks jrobson but being in Colorado I am sticking with the Off Road wheels & A/T tires combo. I see lots of owners selling those 17" sport wheels/tires.
    I forgot to ask is there any issues or concerns using the 2nd generation wheels with TPS?
     
  7. Jun 1, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    Its been done before. Just the new gen wheels has a bigger backspacing which means it will tuck in more compared to the old gen wheels. You are basically limited to the stock width tires because of the UCA clearance.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    I have 285/70/R17's on mine and it throws the speedo out by like 5%
     
  9. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:07 PM
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    So if you run the 2nd generation trd wheels on a 1st generation you can't run a wider tire without rubbing or buying a wheel spacer?
     
  10. Jun 5, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    Yes...the 05 and up is 5" backspacing vs 4-4.5" on the 1st Gen. Anything wider then 10.50" you might have UCA clearance issues and/or rubbing at full lock.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    think it is 5.5"
     
  12. Jun 5, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    Correct I think its closer to the 5.25-5.5"
     
  13. Jun 6, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    Could you define your concern with tuck? You are stating the wheels are further inboard (closer to the engine) and may do what if anything to handling?
     
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