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Wheelers off road steel wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by deadbolt, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Oct 25, 2008 at 5:06 PM
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    Hey guys,
    I was thinking about getting some wheelersoffroad steel wheels. They are the 16x8 black steel wheels. Im debating whether to go with the type A (4.5" backspacing) or type B (4" backspacing). If i went with the type B the wheels would come out more right? What do you guys suggest that i buy. I plan on putting BFG MT 265/75/16 on them. Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 25, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    with the 4 inch backspacing, yes...the wheel will sit out more. alos, remember that with the steelies, on the second gen tacomas,im pretty sure anyway, you may need to grind the calipers down a bit for a better fit.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    On the site it says it will clear the calipers.
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomawheels.htm
     
  4. Oct 25, 2008 at 6:32 PM
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    Anyone have these wheels?
     
  5. Oct 25, 2008 at 6:35 PM
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    you are good to go.....i was thinking about the first gen trucks and damn 15 inch steelies, which im getting soon.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2008 at 6:43 PM
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    Thanks! Which would you go for? the 4.5 or 4 backspacing. Im thinking the 4 backspacing would give it more of an aggressive look since it sticks out more.hmm
     
  7. Oct 25, 2008 at 7:09 PM
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    Pretty good prices.
     
  8. Oct 25, 2008 at 7:17 PM
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    4 inch as far as im concerned. its what im gonna get for my 04. plus, with those...less chance of tire rub on the uca's.
     
  9. Oct 25, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    i was reading on toyotanation that some guy had to do some trimming and had to take off the flaps when he put these wheels on 265/75/. I thought those tires would run fine wihtout trimming.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2008 at 8:42 PM
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    Does anyone know if the TMPS works with these wheels?
     
  11. Oct 26, 2008 at 9:14 PM
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    im not real sure that the tpms will work with that steel wheel....my guess is probably not. there are ways to get around the whole tpms thing tho..........like putting them in a tube and keeping them set to a certain air pressure via a valve stem mounted on the tube. there is a write up somewhere for it.
     
  12. Oct 28, 2008 at 6:59 AM
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    I have the Wheelers type B on my 2007 Tacoma and I did not have to grind the calipers and the TPMS fits with no issues. The pics are older, I have recently taken the caps off because they started to fade really bad. Here are some pics.

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  13. Oct 28, 2008 at 7:08 AM
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    What Mods!
    Jason07 truck looks nice with those rims!
     
  14. Oct 28, 2008 at 7:26 AM
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    Thanks :)

    Hey, do u have your truck set at 2.5 in the front and 0 in the rear? I have been thinking of taking my 1 inch block out since my front has settled. When I look at my truck it looks like the rear is higher and I want the front to sit alittle higher.
     
  15. Oct 28, 2008 at 7:45 AM
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    Yeah 2.5" in the front and just the 5100's in the back sits nice.
     
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