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Wheels not fitting!!!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by MDBigRed, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Nov 12, 2009 at 2:24 PM
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    MDBigRed

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    I just received my 17x8 procomp steel wheels today with 285 tires. They have a 4.25" backspacing but don't clear the front caliper!!!! I'm so mad. What are your suggestions??? I'm thinking that I'll have to get the spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers to fix this problem. They almost fit but the caliper is an issue:mad:
     
  2. Nov 12, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    that is weird...Not sure what the problem is. Theres lot of guys on here running that same size
     
  3. Nov 12, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    that sucks, you'll either have to grind down the caliper a little or get spacers. maybe a refund?
     
  4. Nov 12, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    Check the hard stamp on the rim to verify its the proper size.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    i had the same problem with my KMC..although i knew they were going to cause problems before i got them, so i ordered some 1/4" spacers from wheelers..heres the site...scroll all the way down to the bottom..they are 5$ a peice and spaced enough to let my wheels clear my calipers...the thought of grinding down my calipers doesnt settle well with me...

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomawheels.htm
     
  6. Nov 12, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    MDBigRed

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    Thanks! I called up 4wheelparts and the sales rep is going to send me 3/8" spacers and overnight them via fedex air at no charge. Pretty good customer assistance if you ask me. my heart rate has now returned to normal :D
     
  7. Nov 12, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    :yay:glad to hear that, lets see some pics once you get those wheels on!
     
  8. Nov 12, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    You should buy rims that actually fit rather than add spacers!
     
  9. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:03 AM
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    No shit. i wasn't anticipating this to happen. they say they have a 4.25 backspacing so it's pretty weird they dont fit
     
  10. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    Thanks for the tough guy talk! :laugh: I was merely pointing out that most people try to rig things to make them look cool and go through a headache making something work when it is not the proper application. I believe they goofed on your rims and it is obvious since they sent you spacers. I would send them back and ask for the proper application or go elsewhere for you rims. ;)
     
  11. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    And to add. The 3/8" spacers usually require longer wheel studs....Im thinking you may have ordered a wrong offset?
     
  12. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    I'll take them for $50, since you can't use them..;)
     
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    which steel wheels were they?

    there are particular rock crawler wheels that have never fit the tacoma calipers due to the inner dimple die...

    top wheel to avoid without spacers is the Soft 8 style... no matter what backspace you get, the inner lips of the dimple die stick in too much to clear...

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  14. Nov 13, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    i had to add 1/4" spacers to fit my wheels on, only because i ordered the +0 offset instead of -6 offset, merely because they were on sale, 1/4" doesnt cause you to lose that much thread to cause it to be unsafe to run on..im not "rigging" anything..

    people buy spidertrax spacers for a reason as well, because their wheels/tires are too big...is that still rigging?
     
  15. Nov 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    They look identical to these but were the procomp version (98 or 52) series i believe. I put the 3/8" spacers on today and still rubbing. Would 2.5" backspacing be better than the current 4.25 that i have tried??
     
  16. Nov 16, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    BUMP!!! would 2.5" backspacing solve the problem of the caliper rubbing issues with 4.25" backspacing??? the wheels simply rub because of where the metal holes have been stamped through. I could grind each one down but boy that's not what i want to do. I want my steelies!!
     
  17. Nov 16, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    Check out my build thread.
    I was running those cragar steelies for a while. I had to grind the back of the rim to get it to fit, because of the stamped out holes. I also had to use spacers, and take a small amount off of my calipers. I have since switched to wheels that fit, and am extremely happy I did. The old steelies are just sitting at home now.

    Sorry I can't help you with the backspacing issue.
     
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