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question about my new wheels.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 09tacorunner, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Sep 23, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    09tacorunner

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    Hey TW so I just got my new XD series enduro wheels installed and what my concern is that they are extremely close to the brake caliper. the specs of the wheels are size 16 with 4.5" backspacing. what do you recommend that I do? I can provide a picture if needed.
     
  2. Sep 23, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    nope not hitting the caliper just extremely close is that normal I did my research and followed the crowd of our fellow TW'ers who took the route of getting 4.5 inch backspacing.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    The calipers are so close to my wheels on my car that you can barely put a credit card in between. But they are to standards according to Lexus. Never had an issue with them.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    exactly how they are I couldn't put a card between them. so no need to worry? I'm loving my new wheels just that part concerned me!
     
  5. Sep 23, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Okay cool thanks just wondering! I'm lucky I got them cause apparently they were the last set in the country! High demand on them according to 4wheel parts!
     
  6. Sep 23, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    I was concerned too and learned that my other friends have theirs even closer. Theirs was aftermarket and mine where Lexus parts installed by Lexus. They too have not had any issues. The wheel will not touch unless you crash and break or bend the wheel into it. At that point, it's time for new wheel and caliper anyway.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    nope, they are broken, ill pm my addy, and you can send them to me. :D
     
  8. Sep 23, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    haha I waited for someone to say that! these are here to stay! got them mounted with yokohama geolander all terrains! stock size 265/70/16
     
  9. Sep 23, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    as long as its not a big deal and won't cause problems later then fine! thanks for the help and adding personal experiences!
     
  10. Sep 23, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    You are very welcome! I honestly wouldn't worry though. :)
     
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