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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TNG, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Feb 22, 2019 at 11:24 AM
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    TNG

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    Can someone tell me if the back spacing and lug pattern is the same for a 2013 Tacoma to a
    2002 Tacoma? Will 13 wheels fit on 02?
     
  2. Feb 22, 2019 at 11:31 AM
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    Will fit but I believe the backspacing is a little different.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2019 at 1:04 PM
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    They'll fit in terms of bolting up fine. The backspacing is different. Your 02-04 stock wheels have a 4.5" BS (backspace) and approximately 13mm offset. Those 2nd gen wheels have a 5.25" BS and approximately 32mm offset.

    So what does this mean? Reference:

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    As you can see, those 2nd gen wheels will sit more inboard and closer to your UCA and everything else. Expect rubbing.
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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    This is another good tool to reference (values already plugged in):
     
  6. Feb 22, 2019 at 1:18 PM
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    Thanks Mike I think I need to find some year specific steels instead of newer ones.
     
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  7. Feb 22, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    Teke

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    I looked at them but I’m cheap and I’m trying to find some old factories. But that’s the best option if I can’t find some old ones.
     
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  9. Feb 22, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    Lol those are cheap, to me at least. I am used to spending $300-$400 a wheel for my other car
     
  10. Feb 22, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    jbrandt

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    Where are you looking? I seem to see them pop up at the yards and on CL fairly often.

    But $45 a wheel is pretty damn cheap for new wheels. Even used old steelies likely wouldn't be much cheaper.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    You might also consider these... 4.625" BS so not a huge difference from stock 4.5". I have a set needing to be refinished then I'm going to try and pair them with 255/85's. Not sure if it's going to be a success, I know I'll need to hammer away a bit but hopefully won't have any severe frame rub at lock.

    3rd Gen 4Runner

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  12. Feb 22, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    Thanks to the helpful link from 1997tacomav6 in another thread I found these alloy wheels and getting them shipped out from Idaho recycle yard for a spare set to put some more fuel-efficient Highway rubber on during the summer or switchAroo with the winter rubber. I think this poor truck had only 168k on it and I sure hope anybody inside survived this. Probably will get what I pay for but these wheels I priced new at $400 a piece at camelback recently is a good chunk

    Now I probably got to look at getting some good wheel cleaner/polisher and do my originals while I am at it


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  13. Feb 22, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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    im looking to get some 3rd gen wheels as a second set as well. missed an opportunity for a free set a month or so ago.

    any way i finally got fed up with my old wheels being permanently stained with brake dust. tried various things including simple green (not much help) wheel polish ( works slowly with a LOT of effort) then finally oven cleaner ( darn near miraculous)

    in just about 2 minutes the oven cleaner loosened up that brake dust so that i could brush it off with a tooth brush and water without much effort. i did each wheel twice.
    not fully restored but much better. a chill restore would require sanding and repainting.
    finally the hub cap covers where gross so i stripped those with orange stripper meant for furniture and repainted.

    last one is a good factory compared to the repainted ones. pretty close.

    use this method of you find some grody wheels for cheap.
     
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