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Wheels sticking out

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by DaytonLax14, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    What do I need or what do I need to do to make my tires/wheels stick out a bit? I don't want them to stick out a ton, but a few inches on each side. I am getting some 31s soon and think it would look meaner if they stuck out a little bit.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    wheel spacers or different backspaced wheels
     
  4. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    Hehe. You need a negative offset closer to 0. All you need is a -4 to -4.5

    Though, this is a regular ol' -4.5 and a beefy wide tire. Some tires are generally wider (Nitto, Toyo) than others (ie, BFGs)

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  5. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    You guys and your wheel spacers! YUCK!

    I've seen too many "issues" with spacers on the track and so far. Our trucks wont push the limits of spacers like tracked cars but still.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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  7. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    Those wouldnt get you the look you want because of the width of the wheel. Go with a 9" wide wheel.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    Here's mine with stock TRD Sport wheels and Spidertrax spacers and 33's...if my wheel bearings wear out I suppose I'll just replace them.

    [​IMG]

    IMO, the perfect amount of "stick-out-ness"!
     
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    do a google search for "wheel backspacing" and "wheel offset"

    it'll help you understand. google is your friend.
     
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    gusher, I was thinking of more "stick out ness" than that. Like, 3 inches on each side


    edit- crager makes a wheel that is 15"x10". How would that make the tires sit? Would 31x10.5R15 fit them?

    Sorry for all the questions, i'm new to this stuff.
     
  11. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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  12. Jan 26, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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  13. Jan 27, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    bad info... OP is a 1st gen taco... completely different stock backspace...
     
  15. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    your stock backspace is 4.5"

    if you are going to run 31s and want the tires to stick out, you want to go with a 15" wheel with 3.75" backspace which is pretty standard for most 1 st gen 15" wheels...

    if you want to stick out even further, a lot of the older 1st gen rock crawlers were running D-window steel wheels in 2.5" to 3.5" backspace...

    with 31s though, sticking out that much will look like you are running low profile tires...

    your best bet, look into either 15s in 3.75" backspace first and see if you like them out that far... if you want to go more extreme, then look into some 1" wheel spacers...
     
  16. Jan 27, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    4.75" backspace will sit way too close inside the wheel well...

    also, if you search "soft 8 wheels" in most of the tacoma forums, you will see a number of threads where folks have not been able to fit those wheels on 1st gen tacos for years without a wheel spacer, so you can drop the money on the wheels linked above and drop more money on 1" wheel spacers, or try to find another style of steel wheel in 3.75" backspace...
     
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    mike, thanks for all the info. Looks like I need to find me some new wheels...
     
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