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wheels and calipers

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 06tacomakev, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Apr 3, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    06tacomakev

    06tacomakev [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am running 265/75r16 on stock rims. I am looking to upgrade the wheels to something else. I have been informed that I can't run certain wheels due to the calipers. What ate the measurements that I need to be wary of.

    I should mention a three inch lift is happening soon. In the way of 5100 and 885 springs
     
  2. Apr 3, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    it usually comes down to the design of the wheels... most members go with a wheel that has 4.5 inches of backspacing. I have 4.5" bs and my wheels sit incredibly close to the caliper but that doesn't cause a problem I am also running stock sized tires with my wheel choice! hope this helped! other members will recommend a wheel with a backspacing of 5'' or less!
     
  3. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    06tacomakev

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    thx for that.

    I was thinking there was something more than the backspacing to look for. But yes I will be running 4.5 backspacing on whatever I run
     
  4. Apr 4, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    oh okay in that case then there is also the factor of whether you want to run a 16x8 or a 16x9 wheel as well as the offset. check out this thread for more info and you'll be ready to go!

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/102992-wheel-backspacing-offset-info.html
     
  5. Apr 5, 2012 at 6:26 AM
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    06tacomakev

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    thx for that link. I have gone through it. I think I will go back to my tire shop and see what they can do for wheels.
     
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