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rim help (backspacing)

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by whiteyota, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Sep 12, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    whiteyota

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    Need some help finding the right size rim. i want a 15" rim but i want my tires to stick out a little about 1 1/2"-2" from the widest part of the truck im running 31x10.50 so how much back spacing do i need and whats my bolt pattern (1997 tacoma 4x4) THANKS
     
  2. Sep 12, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    I really think you're limiting yourself too much on what wheel to get if you're only looking at the backspacing. What I suggest you do is get the wheels you like and then use a spacer to put it where you want.

    Spacers will end up:
    * being a lot cheaper ($100/pair for spidertrax)
    * allow for a lot more flexibility (choose closer to whatever wheel you like instead of the few that have just the perfect amount of backspacing)
    * let you adjust exactly how much you want (they come in all sort of thicknesses)
    * allow you to remove them if you want

    Your bolt pattern is just the standard bolt pattern toyota has used forever on the 6 lugs. 6x5.5" or 6x139.7mm
     
  3. Sep 12, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    your stock backspace is 4.5"

    a lot of 15" wheels are between 3.75" and 4" backspace...

    the 3.75" will help your tires look beefy but without flares, it could also end up looking a bit off...
     
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    From the picture in your sig your truck doesn't appear to have flares, is that correct?

    Backspacing is dependent on rim width. If you are getting an 8" wide rim then 3.5" of backspacing will push the wheel out quite a bit. They will appear to be sticking past the fender edge by more than an inch.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    i have no fender flares thanks
     
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