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Rubbing issues

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tap08taco, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Feb 27, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    tap08taco

    tap08taco [OP] New Member

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    I have an 08 tacoma 4x4 with a newly added 2.5in bilstien strut lift on the front. Cooper stt 285 75 16 on factory 16x7 wheels. I have a nice rub against my upper control arms only when I turn sharp to park. My question is what size wheels can I buy to prevent this? Will a negative offset help this? and how much width (16x8 or 16x9) could I go with?
     
  2. Feb 27, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    ktmrider

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    you need wheel spacers or wheels with 4.5 inch backspacing
     
  3. Feb 27, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    06redtacoma

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    there are a lot of answers to this question.

    Most truck and suv style wheels are measured in back spacing thats the distance from the wheel mounting surface to the edge of the wheel. there is some debate but either 4.25 or 4.5 inches is considered to be ideal. offset is measured from the center of the wheel, if measurements are given this way backspace should be reverse calculated (it will change dependent upon the wheel width.

    an 8 or 9 inch wheel will work well with that size tire with the correct backspacing do not go over the 9 inch wheel or you will be able to "curb the wheels" the wheels will be higher then the curb but its still called that if u hit a stump offroad.

    less backspacing will stick the wheel out farther and in a since make a more sweeping motion when you turn, this will move the tire into the body mount more when you turn. so with the new wheels a body mount trim will most likely be needed.

    good luck with it.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    I would try to get your backspacing right, however you may have to look into after market upper control arms.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    That's exactly what I needed to know! Thanks alot guys
     
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