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what would be the difference between 4" and 4.5" backspace

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 4421.frank, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Feb 18, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    4421.frank

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    ok, so after everything on the different wheels threads I went ahead with teh pro comp series 8069 black steel wheels. After agreeing ona price and other aspects of the deal, I thought evrything was moving ahead then today I got this email from the supplier:

    "Ok, so I just went out to the warehouse, and we're out of the type B with 4" backspacing. I have one set of type A's but they have 4.5" backspacing. Let me know if that will be ok, or if your running too big of a tire."


    Can I still run these with out any rubbing issues? I am planning on wrapping them in a 265/16 tire.

    thanks for the info
     
  2. Feb 18, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    Its_Taco_Time

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    4.0 backspacing will sit a little further out on each side. I have 4.5 and wish I had gotten 4.0
     
  3. Feb 18, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    you had to know that was coming :D:D
     
  4. Feb 18, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    BRP27

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  6. Feb 18, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    you can run 265-75-16s on 4.5" backspace...

    if you later decide to run 285-75s or bigger, you will need to run wheel spacers...
     
  7. Feb 18, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    Is the backspaceing that comes on the Offroad model factory wheels 4.5?
     
  8. Feb 18, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    ^ TRD off road rims have a backspacing of more that 5" IIRC

    EDIT: TRD Off-Road Wheels: 16x7, +32 mm offset, 5.25" backspacing
     
  9. Feb 18, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    Thanks blackhawke88...nice truck in you signature!!
     
  10. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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