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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM
    marsh97

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    Also, question. Will this wheel size fit my 97 tacoma? Ive been reading around and it looks like it will. On 285/75/16s
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  2. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:24 PM
    jberry813

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    It'll fit, but the backspacing is pretty aggressive. With a 3-5/8" backspacing you'll be rubbing the pinchweld hard with 285's. Nothing grinder and hammer won't fix, but you'll rub.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:31 PM
    marsh97

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    I forgot to add that Im putting in a 2.5 lift too. That change anything as far as rubbing?
     
  4. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    I only noticed it cuz I was checking my brake line to c how it was doin. Can I remove it. I can weld a strap on but I'm kinda hesitant since its my gas tank. Any suggestions
     
  5. Oct 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    No. I was assuming you had a lift. I rubbed the pinchweld with 4" backspacing full lock/compression. Even less backspacing will make it rub more.

    You can remove it. Just pull the two bolts off the front, to pull the skid, then replace the two bolts up front. If you don't, your gas tank will only be held up with the rear strap and 1 bolt. Not a good idea.

    Alternatively....just fine two bolts and replace the missing ones in the rear. No welding, no muss, no fuss.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    Lol that's all I need my gas tank falling of while I'm driving down interstate
     
  7. Oct 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    FUUUUUUUUU

    Thanks
     
  8. Oct 11, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    It's really not that big of a deal.
    10 minutes with a grinder and your favorite Ford tool and most of the problem will be solved.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    Its better to rub on the pinch weld than the frame :anonymous:
     
  10. Oct 11, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    I rubbed on both before I did the LT.
     
  11. Oct 11, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    Were those 4" BS or 4.5"? My old ones were 4.5" and they rubbed hard on the frame. I think 4" is the sweet spot for 285's
     
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    i rub on the frame but not the pinch.... is that bad :anonymous:
     
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    yes. You have rust there now, no?
     
  14. Oct 11, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    The only 16x8 Mickey thompsons with 4" back space are 8-6.5 bolt pattern what does this mean?

    I know my truck is 6.5-5
     
  15. Oct 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    I think you mean 6 on 5.5? Do they make a 3.75 BS? That will also work.

    My 16X8's have 4.5" BS and 285's rub like crazy on the frame. Its manageable but very annoying when you make those tight turns. Especially if you have big lugs on your tires.
     
  16. Oct 11, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    Yea at 6 on 5.5 they have 3.625 and 4.5 back space options.

    For 8 on 5.5 they have a 4in back space option
     
  17. Oct 11, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    3.62 will work too but you'll be rubbing on the pinch weld and bumper probly
     
  18. Oct 11, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong: the 8-6.5 refers to how many lugs/studs the vehicle has. So an 8-6.5 bolt pattern would be for a truck that requires 8 lug nuts
     
  19. Oct 11, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    Some different companys make 16x8 w/4.00 BS. The less backspacing the less rubbing on frame or control arm. Eagle alloys, pro comp, and you should be able to get the mickeys also. Yes there are 8 lugs with the 2 widest ones straight across from one another are on 6.5" hole centers.
     
  20. Oct 11, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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