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Rock Crawler 52's on a 1st Gen

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by haolerot, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Dec 11, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    nooooo!!!! the 15x8 WILL NOT fit!!! trust me i bought those exact wheels( very bad mistake) and had to send them back to 4wheel. Then i went with 16x8 and they worked perfectly and look great on 285x75's with 3.75": backspace. trust me it looks good :)
     
  3. Dec 11, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    very true! but the 15x8's will not fit
     
  4. Dec 11, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    yeah I hadnt seen your reply until mine was done loading :eek:
     
  5. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    Are you sure? I swear I've seen others running the 15x8's.
     
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    do ur self a favor... call up 4wheelparts and they will say the same exact thing they told me.... 50% of those 15x8 rims they get back because they wont fit 1st gen tacos
     
  7. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    Yes, but from what others have said 4wheelparts are idiots. So I'd rather get my info from TWers.

    So would 15"x8" fit with maybe some 33x10.5 tires?
     
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    they are idiots because they usually sell the 15x8 flavor with the wrong back spacing
     
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    ^ lol "flavor" OP i think if you get the right BS you might be alright. but im not 100% sure
     
  10. Dec 11, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    The link in my OP was for 15x8s with a 4.5bs. Should I go with something lower than 4.5? because the next lowest I saw was 3.75 I think. I've been told 4.5bs is what the stock 16s are at.

    Sorry, I'm a wheel/tire noob :(
     
  11. Dec 11, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    im a total newb as well when it comes to the 1st gen..you can ask all you want for the 05+ and the 86 hilux i have..sorry
     
  12. Dec 11, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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  13. Dec 11, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    Thanks for the response, and I love your truck!

    I've read that the Wheelers are the one guaranteed fit for our trucks, but I just don't like the looks of them. :(
     
  14. Dec 11, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    They are actually made by Pro Comp... You might want to give them or Wheeler's a call and see if they can be had in the same style you're looking for. The only difference might be the BS, but I'm not sure.
     
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    So 4.5" backspacing or 3.75"
     
  18. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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  19. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    Any specific reason why? Even the wheelers rims come in 4.5 or 4.0 only.
     
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    From what I can tell, the Wheeler's 4" BS is the only one of the two that they identify as being able to clear the calipers, not the 4.5". IIRC, the Pro Comp wheels being sold by Wheeler's is a special run because it's set up specifically to work/fit perfectly with Tacomas with the larger calipers.
    Also, 3.75 is recommended because the Series 52 wheels don't appear to be available in 4" so 3.75" is the next best thing.
     
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