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"steel wheels will not fit tacomas" - help

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Swashbuckler, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Feb 13, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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    Swashbuckler

    Swashbuckler [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I ordered some wheels and tires from 4wheelparts.com. I'm about to go pick em up. The guy says on the phone


    him - "do you plan on running spacers?"

    me- "no, why?"

    him - "steel wheels will not fit on tacomas, because the rub on the caliper.You're going to need atleast a 1/4" spacer."



    here's the setup I'm going to run:

    stock suspension

    Rockcrawler series 97
    15x8
    3.75 in backspace

    wrapped in:

    BFG Mud Terrain KM2
    31x10.50R15 (more or less equivalent to 265/75R15)



    is he right?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2009 at 12:47 AM
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    higherlux

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    i dont "think" they will but dont take my word on that
    but i would get the spacer just in case and if u dont need it id still but it on for a litle more wider wheel stance
    but any way a free bump 4 ya
     
  3. Mar 13, 2009 at 3:59 AM
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    Janster

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    What size wheels are you replacing? What truck do you have?

    The only way you're gonna know for sure - is to install them.

    Take notice to have they clear the brake calipers & such.

    Then - post back and let us know if the guy was full of shit (or not).
     
  4. Mar 13, 2009 at 4:30 AM
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    what year your tacoma is makes a big difference...
     
  5. Mar 13, 2009 at 4:55 AM
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    I know for an 05+ 16X8 with 4.5" backspacing requires spacers...Ive been looking at those exact wheels. I do know that wheelersoffroad.com had 15" steelies that will fit the taco.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2009 at 5:17 AM
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    15" wheels will NOT fit any 05+ tacomas...SOME 15" wheels will fit 95.5-04 tacomas with the right backspacing
     
  7. Mar 13, 2009 at 5:26 AM
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    FUN4YOU

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    Just was wondering what size steelies with fit my 09 4x4 regular cab thanks FUN4YOU. I herd alot of people say to go to 17s. I guess my question is would it be cheeper to keep the 16s or go with a 17 inch wheel I would like to run the 265/75/16 or 17 M/Ts.[​IMG]
     
  8. Mar 14, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    bajamoon

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    just buy some used trd off road wheels which are 16's and put 265/70/16 and you will be ok. if you go 17's you will have to run a lower tire and you might have slight rub without a lift, or you can paint your stock wheels and just put new rubber on. I just got my wheels and tires at 4wheelpart, pro comp 7069 or something like that with bfg at for 1400 otd.
     
  9. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:34 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    You have 16" steel wheels now, are you looking for a different steel wheel like the rockcrawlers? You can not get 15's, some 16's fit and 17's do fit.

    You can fit 17's without a lift, TRD sports come stock with 265/65/17.
     
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