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Tires and Wheels with out Rubbing or Spacers

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by backwoodking, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Feb 7, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    backwoodking

    backwoodking [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at American Racing Bajas 15x8 with a 5.25 backspacing. I want to eventually get 285 BFG's (33). I have a 2000 Tacoma Prerunner and I was hoping to not have any rubbing even at full turn. Do you think this will work?
     
  2. Feb 9, 2008 at 9:48 AM
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    Toy4Life

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    I think you're gonna need less backspacing. The stock wheels on my 02 trd are 16x7 and I think they don't have that much backspacing. Some 15" wheels will not clear the brake caliper. I think 4" of backspacing would be a better choice if you do not want spacers. Check these out.
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomablackalloys.htm
    They are made to fit Toyotas specifically.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    backwoodking

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    How do you like your coil spacers? I was thinking about getting something like that to preserve my ride and comfort, but I heard they compress over time. Any pros to getting those vs. the front shock spacer
     
  4. Feb 9, 2008 at 3:10 PM
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    As far as lift options go, they are very economical. They do stiffen the ride a bit. I'm not expecting these to compress over time as they are made out of aluminum.http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1876/cat/500/ppuser/2566
    If when you say shock spacer, you mean the spacers that mount above the strut and install without a coil spring compressor, then I have heard of them causing problems over time, but I don't have any specifics to back that up.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2008 at 4:45 PM
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    Oh nevermind I was thinking those were the lengthened coil lift that doesnt use a spacer at the top. That is exactly what I want to get. Toytec seems like a good brand and you get all that you need in one kit. Nice looking rig.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    Thanks. Toytec is a popular one here. It is very economical and you can install it yourself with basic tools and mechanical knowledge of the suspension. There's something appealing about a company that designs only stuff for Toyotas, too.
     
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