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post #31 of 61 Old 11-07-2004, 01:09 PM
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I am wondering what you would suggest for a good rain tire? Around here I'll be lucky if I see snow. We do see a lot of rain during the winter and spring. Temps don't drop past 40F much so cold weather driving is not an issue.
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I have a question concerning 2001-2003 16" Highlander wheels. What is the backspacing in inches?
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Wheel offset help

I want to put 2005 Tacoma X-runner 18" wheels on my 2002 tacoma 2wd, which has the stock 15 inch steel wheels. I can't seem to find out if the offsets are different or will cause problems. I don't want the wheels to stick out. If you could help that would be awesome.
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I am wondering what you would suggest for a good rain tire? Around here I'll be lucky if I see snow. We do see a lot of rain during the winter and spring. Temps don't drop past 40F much so cold weather driving is not an issue.
cooper lifeliner tourings-i got a ew set a month a-great tire and excelent wet traction
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Been searching for information regarding spacers. Anyone know where to find spacers to fit a Gen 4 4cylinder camry?

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Been searching for information regarding spacers. Anyone know where to find spacers to fit a Gen 4 4cylinder camry?

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Wheel offset, like you said, generally indicates how far a wheel sits relative to the strut housing on the inside and the wheel arches on the outside.
Very close, but (if I may, of course)........

Wheel offset is based on how the wheel sits in relation to the hub (hub mounting surface), not the strut housing nor the wheel arch. What you are referring to is actually the end result after the determination of the offset.

Your overall theory is right as per the end result, however; it's the hub that is designated as '0', not the strut housing. I will safely guess you had "hub" on your mind, based on your explanation.

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Originally Posted by pgmomni
unless i can find some cheap 15" steel
rims i guess i will just have to stick w/ the 14"s.
im not after good looks, i have MH3K!
wet traction and MPG are my main concerns.
anyone know quickly what toyota stock 15" rims, alloy or steel i should look for at junk yards to fit my 87 camry ce?
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Is it 87 or 97?

Your post stated steelies for an 87, but your signature is a 97.

Both are 2 different bolt circles (5x100 vs. 5x114.3)

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Should this thread be a sticky? I think this is a valuable knowledge-base for tires know-hows. Just a thought...Cheers Spectrablue
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Should this thread be a sticky? I think this is a valuable knowledge-base for tires know-hows. Just a thought...Cheers Spectrablue
It's already in the Ultimate Sticky.

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hey tireboy here.. i agree with ur comments 110 percent.. i am also a tireguy by trade. but one point you did not touch on. balancing... we have the best equipment available on the planet. hunter gsp 9700 with road force capabality. and aslo our newest addition. john beam laser imaging balancer. we r the only ones it the west coast of canada to have such a monster.it reaDS THE TIRE & RIM WITH A LASER!!!! in return it will match mount it to within .05 ounces. that comes in to play at high speeds 100km per hour plus. usually thats where the vibrations start even with a hub centric rim... have tried it on my own rolla. aka ginnea pig.. it works i often cruise @ 140kmh plus so it really makes a difference.. any questions please feel free to ask me anytime..
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Hey guys,

I have a question. I have a set fo rims from (what the guy stated on the ebay listing) a 15x7 rim from a Lexus SC300 92. The bolt pattern is the same, but when i place the rim onto the hub, only about a quarter of the bolt sticks out to be tighten. I've been driving with them for 3-4 months now. No problems yet. SBC talked about boring to make them larger. Should i do this? Where can I do this? Price? Or should I get longer studs? Thanks.

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Hey guys,

I have a question. I have a set fo rims from (what the guy stated on the ebay listing) a 15x7 rim from a Lexus SC300 92. The bolt pattern is the same, but when i place the rim onto the hub, only about a quarter of the bolt sticks out to be tighten. I've been driving with them for 3-4 months now. No problems yet. SBC talked about boring to make them larger. Should i do this? Where can I do this? Price? Or should I get longer studs? Thanks.
The boring that I talked about is for the hub. Since your wheels are from a lexus, the hub is already the right size.

The test you should be doing is this: If your lugnuts cannot have at least 12 full revolutions before being tightened, you will need longer wheel studs.

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i have a question regarding the hubcentric rims, last summer i bought aftermarket wheels that came with plastic rings, also the hub size of the wheel is quite large, the difference the rings make up is like 8-10mm, are these plastic rings sufficient or should i be looking for a set of aluminum ones
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