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Question about wheels? Please Help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by YotePower, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Dec 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    YotePower

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    I recently bought tires and now I have a better job I was wanting to get wheels too. I want to keep my 265 70 17's im running now. Buuuut I really want to have atleast 2 inches of tire outside the fender. I am not considering wheel spacers because Ive heard they damage your truck in the long run. I want to stay at a 17" wheel but I have no clue about backspacing, offset or any of that. I would like to know if it is even possible to get a wheel that will fit on my current tire that will bring my tires out two inches past the fender. Thanks
     
  2. Dec 28, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    Because everyone here has opinions ... positive or negative ... that'll lead to a pissing contest among members (which can be entertaining) ... simple fix? ... go to the source ... find a good wheel/tire shop in your area and get professional advice ... that's what I did ... got the answers to my questions.
     
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    Simple answer is no. It might be possible but it's going to be extremely difficult, if it is even possible.

    You can achieve a really wide stance with a really wide wheel, but you're not going to be able to with the narrow tire that you have. So that leaves you with having to accomplish it with an extremely negative offset, and I can't even think of a wheel off the top of my head that has that extreme of an offset.

    Honestly, you really need to reconsider your decision on wheel spacers. It's really the only way you're going to get 265 tires to stick out 2".
     
  4. Dec 28, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    Two inches is quite a bit. I have the same exact size tire and a 4.5" backspacing, -12 offset, 9" wide wheels and my tire protrudes about 1 inch.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    What size wheel spacer would I need to get to produce the 2" Im wanting? and if anyone has pics that would be great because Im working off an idea in my head and I cant seem to find any pictures
     
  6. Dec 28, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    You pretty much have 3 choices:

    1.25" - Spidertrax
    1.5" - AllPro
    2" - AllPro

    So you can accomplish what you want of 2", but you will need wheel spacers. The size of wheel spacer will depend on the offset of the wheel you end up with. For example, let's say you end up with a 17x9 wheel. You will need spacers according to the following offsets:

    +0: 2" wheel spacer
    -6: 1.5" will probably work
    -12: 1.25 or 1.5"
     
  7. Dec 28, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    The size spacer depends on your wheel backspacing and offset. Look up the sticky's in the Tire section. Mucho info there.
     
  8. Dec 28, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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  9. Dec 29, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    17x8 steelies with 2.5-3" backspacing. I deal with Allied Wheel and they can do custom backspacing upon request. Takes about a week or two on average.

    http://www.alliedwheel.com/wheels.php?cat=Custom Steel

    BTW running a low enough backspacing to make the wheels stick out 2" will have the same wear effect as running a spacer.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    Not really. A wheel sticking out 2" is a wheel sticking out 2". Doesn't really matter what's causing the stance. Unless said wheel sticking out is sticking out due to width. That would wear less on bearings, ball joints... due to having a higher backspacing. But if both wheels are the same width and sticking out the same amount the same amount of additional stress will be placed on the components. So yeah, a 17x10 with a 4.5" backspacing would be less stressful than an 17x8 with a 2.5" backspacing because more wheel would be under the vehicle even though they stick out the same distance. Sorry for not being more clear on my original post.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    Agreed on the bearings.

    And to the OP was there any reason you want them out so far?
     
  12. Dec 31, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    I was behind a tacoma the other day and there tires stuck out about 2 inches by the looks of it. But with all this advice I think Ill just hold off and get wider tires down the road.
     
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