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Wheeler's Steel Wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Gossamer, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Jun 21, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    Gossamer

    Gossamer [OP] Howard Roark

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    Guys...should i order Type A or Type B? I have a 2010 OR. I don't want them to stick out too far with my 265/75/16 but want them to stick out farther than my stock...which are a +32mm offset, right? That should equal a BS more than 5, right?
     
  2. Jun 21, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    The Type A have 4.5" BS, while the Type B have 4" BS. The less backspacing, the more they will stick out. Stock backspacing is 5.5".
     
  3. Jun 21, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    Gossamer [OP] Howard Roark

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    that's what i was thinking...i knew the stock BS was higher than 5...someone tried to tell me stock was 4.5. Thanks for confirming.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    I'm pretty sure stock backspacing is4.5 and not 5.5
     
  5. Jun 21, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    Will the 4.0 BS work though? I thought it needed to be at least 4.5??
     
  6. Jun 21, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    Nope, see this thread....stock BS for the TRD offroad is 5.25 (I was thinking of the TRD sport when I said 5.5)

    4.5" BS is the most popular choice for aftermarket wheels for tacomas because they allow you to fit 285's (after a 3 inch lift), by pushing the wheels out around an inch over stock.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    4.0 pushes the wheels out FURTHER than 4.5....

    What do you "need" it to be 4.5" for?
     
  8. Jun 21, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    Type B 4.0 back spacing. these are great rims :)
     
  9. Jun 21, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    I thought I remember reading where a guy had 16x8 rims he was trying to fit on his 2nd gen taco and they would not clear the break calipers. That is what I meant by "need".
     
  10. Jun 21, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    i was going to get the cragar soft rims or something like that but was told that they wouldn't clear the caliper so i went with wheelers type B and have no regrets
     
  11. Jun 22, 2010 at 5:22 AM
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    Ah, well that has way more to do with the type of rim than the backspacing. A little less backspacing will help, but there are some brands of 16" rims that won't fit.

    The wheelers ones fit fine, as they were designed for tacomas.
     
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