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wheel offset question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by blazermaniac, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    blazermaniac

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    I want to go from stock 16x7 wheels to 17x9 or 18x9 with 33's and a 3" lift.

    What things do I need to consider as far as ordering the correct backspace and offset size?

    I found some wheels I like that come with either -12mm or 18mm offset. According to an online calculator, both add inner clearance (wheel to strut) and extend outside edge of the wheel. I want them to fit adequately but not stick out of the fender too much.

    Any expert advice out there? I know this is a fairly common lift and tire size for these trucks, so it can't be terribly complicated, can it?

    Thanks!

    link to offset calculator, fyi-
    http://www.1010tires.com/wheeloffsetcalculator.asp
     
  2. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    Definitely want the -12. You will still have to trim the fender wells and possibly chop your cab mounts though.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    Here's mine that I just put on a couple days ago, I was going to wait for my new suspension to come in before mounting them but got too excited so I put them on anyways with just a level kit up front! low and behold, with a little fender trimming/mud flap removal they fit fine with no rub issues, even at full turn.

    The stocks were just whatever back spacing came on the TRD sport wheels and were 265/70/17
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Stock backspacing is between 5.5 and 5.25, depending on which wheel.

    You should really add the width of each wheel to your photo, that plays just as much of a part in stance as backspacing does.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    I did, just in metric!

    according to Relentess Taco's helpful little sticky in the top of this section (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/23715-how-understand-metric-tire-sizes.html) the stocks were about 10.43 inches wide and the BFGs are about 11.22
     
  6. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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  7. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    DOH! :facepalm: totally miss-read that haha. sorry mate! not sure about stocks... but the pro comps I got are 16x8.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    Stocks are 7" except for sports which are 7.5"
     
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