1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Will I need spacers on a 17x8 wheel with a 4.5" backspace?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bgsmith, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:44 AM
    #1
    bgsmith

    bgsmith [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Member:
    #63802
    Messages:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Hingham, MA
    Vehicle:
    06 Speedway Blue TRD Sport 4x4 DCSB
    ATX Mojaves with 265/75 16 Hankook Dynapro ATMs, Spidertrax 1.25" spacers (front and rear), Bilstein 5100 all around up front set at 1.75", Blacked out badges, Pioneer AVIC D3 DVD/NAV Head Unit, K&N Air Filter, Tyger Tri Fold Tonneau Cover.
    OK, so I ordered a set of 17x8 Pro Comp Series 52 wheels with a 4.5" backspace, I have heard from a couple different people that these will fit my 2006 DC TRD Sport but just wanted to confirm, is anyone running these wheels if so will I need spacers?
     
  2. Oct 12, 2011 at 1:36 PM
    #2
    SCSPerformance

    SCSPerformance Stealth Custom Series™ Vendor

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Member:
    #57195
    Messages:
    3,976
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vin
    Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tacoma
    Camburg LT kit DMZ SUA kit SCS wheels Matte Black custom paint
    what size tires do you plan to use? 31-32" or less, you should be fine without spacers.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM
    #3
    bgsmith

    bgsmith [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Member:
    #63802
    Messages:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Hingham, MA
    Vehicle:
    06 Speedway Blue TRD Sport 4x4 DCSB
    ATX Mojaves with 265/75 16 Hankook Dynapro ATMs, Spidertrax 1.25" spacers (front and rear), Bilstein 5100 all around up front set at 1.75", Blacked out badges, Pioneer AVIC D3 DVD/NAV Head Unit, K&N Air Filter, Tyger Tri Fold Tonneau Cover.
    Going to get 265/70 17, so no nothing bigger than about 31.5, just was wondering about running into any brake caliper rubbing issues.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2011 at 1:48 PM
    #4
    SCSPerformance

    SCSPerformance Stealth Custom Series™ Vendor

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Member:
    #57195
    Messages:
    3,976
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vin
    Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tacoma
    Camburg LT kit DMZ SUA kit SCS wheels Matte Black custom paint
    you will be good to go!
     
  5. Oct 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM
    #5
    bgsmith

    bgsmith [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Member:
    #63802
    Messages:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Hingham, MA
    Vehicle:
    06 Speedway Blue TRD Sport 4x4 DCSB
    ATX Mojaves with 265/75 16 Hankook Dynapro ATMs, Spidertrax 1.25" spacers (front and rear), Bilstein 5100 all around up front set at 1.75", Blacked out badges, Pioneer AVIC D3 DVD/NAV Head Unit, K&N Air Filter, Tyger Tri Fold Tonneau Cover.
    Well just put one on to see and they rub in the front, spacers it is.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:19 PM
    #6
    SCSPerformance

    SCSPerformance Stealth Custom Series™ Vendor

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Member:
    #57195
    Messages:
    3,976
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vin
    Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tacoma
    Camburg LT kit DMZ SUA kit SCS wheels Matte Black custom paint
    hmmm... where and how much rubbing is there? pics?
     
  7. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:31 PM
    #7
    bgsmith

    bgsmith [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Member:
    #63802
    Messages:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Hingham, MA
    Vehicle:
    06 Speedway Blue TRD Sport 4x4 DCSB
    ATX Mojaves with 265/75 16 Hankook Dynapro ATMs, Spidertrax 1.25" spacers (front and rear), Bilstein 5100 all around up front set at 1.75", Blacked out badges, Pioneer AVIC D3 DVD/NAV Head Unit, K&N Air Filter, Tyger Tri Fold Tonneau Cover.
    I just put the wheel on the front to see and there was some slight rubbing on the caliper, I ordered some Spidertrax spacers just to be on the safe side, plus it will give me a slightly more aggressive stance.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:44 PM
    #8
    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Member:
    #42529
    Messages:
    6,000
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    San Jose CA
    Vehicle:
    '11 Std Cab 4x4 5sp
    OME suspension, ARB Air Lockers, CBI/Relentless/Pelfrey armor, HAM radio
    Man! Even the 17s didn't clear the caliper. Wow.
     
  9. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:47 PM
    #9
    supratrippy

    supratrippy member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Member:
    #16054
    Messages:
    299
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rex
    Corona
    Vehicle:
    08 Double Cab Long bed
    thats weird im running 16 and i didn't have any rubbing issues 16x8 konig countersteers
     
  10. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:48 PM
    #10
    bgsmith

    bgsmith [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Member:
    #63802
    Messages:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Hingham, MA
    Vehicle:
    06 Speedway Blue TRD Sport 4x4 DCSB
    ATX Mojaves with 265/75 16 Hankook Dynapro ATMs, Spidertrax 1.25" spacers (front and rear), Bilstein 5100 all around up front set at 1.75", Blacked out badges, Pioneer AVIC D3 DVD/NAV Head Unit, K&N Air Filter, Tyger Tri Fold Tonneau Cover.
    Yeah they seemed to rub slightly when I popped one of the wheels on tonight before I decided to get tires mounted and balanced. Figured I'd err on the side of caution and get some spacers.

    Plus like I said I will have a slightly more aggressive stance which I was looking for. Looking to get some 265/70 17 Firestone Destination ATs to go on these wheels.
     
  11. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:35 PM
    #11
    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Member:
    #42529
    Messages:
    6,000
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    San Jose CA
    Vehicle:
    '11 Std Cab 4x4 5sp
    OME suspension, ARB Air Lockers, CBI/Relentless/Pelfrey armor, HAM radio
    Caliper clearance is more about wheel shape than any measurement, though 17s tend to be less likely to hit than 16s.
     
  12. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:05 PM
    #12
    SCSPerformance

    SCSPerformance Stealth Custom Series™ Vendor

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Member:
    #57195
    Messages:
    3,976
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vin
    Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tacoma
    Camburg LT kit DMZ SUA kit SCS wheels Matte Black custom paint
    i didn't bother looking at which model the pro comps were, but now seeing that they're the steel wheels, it makes sense. the only steel wheels that i've seen so far that clears the tacoma's calipers are wheeler's steelies.
     
To Top