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Which steel wheels for my 1st gen???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by woodygg, May 12, 2011.

  1. May 12, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    woodygg

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    So I'm confused (ya, big surprise!). I have an 04 Tacoma 4wd and like the 98 series pro comp steel wheels (I have 265/75/16 tires and want to use them). However, I'm told that depending upon which brake caliper I have, they may rub. I spoke to ProComp, and they're suggesting test fitting some. I just don't want to go to that hassle. They did say another version would fit, but they're glossy, and I want flat black. Questions:

    1. How can I tell which caliper I have?
    2. I'd like my wheels to stick out a bit further than the stock ones do. Which size wheel would I get?

    Here's the link to their website...

    http://www.procompusa.com/productlist.aspx?plid=101830&catid=11&subcat=209&ptid=100021

    thanks!
     
  2. May 12, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    First, lose all phone numbers to pro comp and 4 wheel parts. You will continue to be confused if you don't.

    The only 1st gen Tacoma's that would have problems clearing 15's (yes, i typed that right...15's) would be if you had the VSC option. It's pretty damn rare.

    I don't think there's a 16" wheel out there that won't fit the calipers

    Stock backspacing is 4.5"
    I run a 4" bs to clear 285's.
     
  3. May 12, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    i got those same wheels in 15's and they told me the same thing, so they sent me some 1/4in spacers just incase i needed them. turns out they fit just fine and i returned the spacers and got a full refund.

    i think the wheels that have fitment issus are the one with the D-holes in the web, not the circles.
     
  4. May 12, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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  5. May 12, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    which ones are those?
     
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    the steel wheels that don't clear any of the first gen caliper brake vein is the soft 8 style wheel... regardless of 15s or 16s, its the dimple dies of the holes that rub... you will need a 1/4" spacer to clear the face of the calipers...

    pro comp did make a more recent style of soft 8s where the dimple die does not cut in as deep, but i have no idea what the part number is...
     
  8. May 12, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    I have eagle alloys 58's 16' and rubbed on the caliper, fixed now . :( But the pro comp steel wheels do look great.
     
  9. May 12, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    that's what i was told, that there's dimples on the back of the wheel because they punch the hole - they showed me the one's that fit, as they drill those out. the problem is, i want the flat black color, and they only make the drilled ones in glossy... :(
     
  10. May 12, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    yah, the flat blacks look more aggressive, but if you let the glossy get dirty, they will look just as good... haha

    OR, get the Soft 8s and run a spacer up front...
     
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