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Whats the deal with the calipers?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Big Guns, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Feb 12, 2008 at 10:15 AM
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    Big Guns

    Big Guns [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i have been looking around at many diff aftermarket wheels to run, but keep running into the same problem. Most people i talk to say that i cannot run a 16" wheel because it will not clear the caliper. Some say that i can, and others say it depends on the wheel. I have a NON TRD 07 PreRunner and am very confused. I have read threads on a few forums regarding the matter but keep getting the same run around. I want to run a 16" due to more tire options and lower tire prices, but i dont want to run a heavy steelie. I was looking at ATX Teflons namely the mojace or chamber, but dont really want to bump up to a 17".

    So is it possible to run a 16" on my truck and clear the calipers? If it depends on manufacturer, maybe throw out some names that will clear?

    I just want to get a solid answer before i spend a heap of cash on some wheels and tires only to find they dont fit or i could have run a smaller wheel.
     
  2. Feb 12, 2008 at 1:34 PM
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    Bill in Ky

    Bill in Ky Well-Known Member

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    I got my first 4x4 in 1972...haven't been without one! I still like Chrome!
    I wanted 16x8 chrome spoke wheels for my Tacoma. Like you I read everything I could find and talked to alot of wheel makers. No one knew anything. No one had these wheels locally. I found the wheels I wanted at Summit Racing, I called and talked to tech support. They let me order one wheel to check for fit stating that if it didn't fit they would send a pick-up order for it and refund my money.
    I ended up making 1/8"steel spacers and still having to grind the caliper some.
    If you can find the wheels you like locally I would have them try one and see if it fits.
    Good luck.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2008 at 12:28 AM
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    chad68

    chad68 Master Jedi Member I am...

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  4. Feb 14, 2008 at 11:21 AM
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    Big Guns

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    See, i have read that thread as i am a TTORA member also, and thats why i was going to go with the ATX Chambers. Dealers and AR say they wont fit, but people are running them without issue so maybe ill just bite the bullet. Maybe i can get a test fit before i buy em.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    i'll let you know in a few days. 4 each of these (1st 2 pics) will be here wednesday. the 3rd pic is the chamber pro,,, bad ass mo fo right there and it will fit

    atx_chamber_bt_ci3_l.jpg
    km2.jpg
    chamber 39887.jpg
     
  6. Feb 22, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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    rick

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    yep they fit nicely on my truck, 17x9 on 33" km2's

    chamber1.jpg
    chamber2.jpg
    c3.jpg
     
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