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wheel offset

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by stevo629, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Jul 22, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    stevo629

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    Hey Guys!
    I have a 2012 tacoma with the sport upgrade. Im going to do a 3" levelinglift on my truck. My plan is to use the 18" tires and purchase 18x9 wheels. I am told I can use up to a -12" offset. Im trying to make the tires fatter looking with the 9" wheel and use an offset that sets them outside the wheel well to get that big tire look. After my Bridgestones wear out of course I will go to a fatter tire. Any suggestions or caviates with regard to the offset? If I were to use a -6 offset and a 9" wheel how ar would the tire set out? Would they rub?
     
  2. Jul 22, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    IMO any amount of offset less than -6mm is too much on a 2nd gen tacoma. The rubbing is going to depend on the tires you decide to go with. My tires are 265/70/17 or 31.61" and I have plenty of room with a 3" level/lift. My 0 offset sticks out about an inch and a half. Depends on the tires.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    The -12, which is 4.5" BS, is the best choice if you plan on going to a "fatter" i.e. 285 tire in the future. Any offset less than that and you risk some rubbing on the control arm, and less and you will get more rubbing on the outside of the tire.

    The -12 magic number is for 9" wheels only. For an 8" wide wheel, "0" would be the ideal offset.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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    If I have a 17x8.5 wheel, will a -5 offset make my wheels stick out some? I was thinking going with a 265/70/17 tire.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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    They will stick out ~2" more than stock.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    So would this be the same as a 18x9 wheel with a -12 offset with 265/70/18 tires? I'm not sure what size I want to go with 18 or 17 inch wheels. KPT, what is your advice? Mainly street driving. thanks!
     
  7. Mar 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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    That wheel will stick out 2.5" more than stock.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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