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I am trying to find and decide on black wheels for my 07 Taco I just purchased. I really like the XD Revolvers and Monsters. But given Monsters don't come in 17, I probably look at the Revolvers.

Besides wheels/tires, I am getting the 5100's for the front @ 2.5, the Toytec front diff drop, and Firestone Ride Rites in the rear.

But my problem is the distance the 17x9 XD wheels stick out. Some pics don't look too bad, some do stick out quite noticeably. I think it looks great either way, my problem is going on gravel roads, off-roading, etc. I'm just concerned with rocks/debris etc getting flicked up everywhere on the truck. Most say its not too bad but I'd like to get some more thoughts on it. I am keeping the flaps on the truck as well. If I have to do something with them to prevent rubbing, then I will.

Plan B is a set of Pro Comp 7098's. They are 17x8 with 0mm offset. Id' be safe with them.

Any help is appreciated! I am trying to decide asap.

Edit: I just took a straight edge to my stock 16's and they are in the fender by 1.5". Those rims above on their own will stick out .75" according to my math. 265 tires on the rims will come out 1.5" from the fender, again according to my math. On my tape that seems like a lot :disappoin
 

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I will pitch in my 2 cents since I have been actively upgrading wheels and tires over the last few weeks. I upgraded to Moto Metal 955 wheels 17 x 9 with 4.5 backspace and -12mm offset. I am running the stock 265/65R17 tires and I love the look (although I am still deciding on what new mud tire to buy). The -12mm offset forces the tire out of the well about 1.5 inches and the stance on the truck is wide, which I love.

The only problem is 17 inch rims automatically put me in a higher price tire (16 inch tires are much cheaper). The -12mm offset with 4.5 backspace forces me to keep my tire size relatively small, I cannot go bigger that 265/75R17 or I will rub everywhere (08TRDOFFROAD helped me with that as he was running same wheels with 285/70R17, he could not get the tires to stop rubbing even with a 3 inch lift and major trimming).

So if I had to do it over again I would look for a 16 inch wheel with near 0 offset and 4.5 backspace. That would allow me to run the 285/75 tires that I wanted with only trimming plastic in the well (no cab mount trimming).






I am not an expert by far but have been actively researching this a ton. A few people on here have given me great advice. Oh yea, and little to no rock/debri flinging so far. I have not been off-roading with them yet but they just tarred and rocked the streets in my area... so far tar and rock free.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I'd be happy with 265/70r/17's. I just can't understand why some pics of Tacos with 17x9, -12mm offset wheels don't seem that far out while other pics do.

I was PMing a guy on another forum who has XD Monsters, 18x9's with 285 BFG AT's and he said his tires are flush with the fender, at least the threads iirc. And by looking at pics of his truck, they do indeed look flush or close to flush with the fenders. But other trucks I have seen with similar wheels and 265 tires stick out well over an inch.

And yes, 1.5" is correct according to the math of how far those wheels would stick out.
 

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Idk if this helps, but here are my Monsters 18x9's 4.5 backspacing -12 offset. They also come in a 5.5" backspacing which wouldn't stick out so far.



 

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Idk if this helps, but here are my Monsters 18x9's 4.5 backspacing -12 offset. They also come in a 5.5" backspacing which wouldn't stick out so far.
What tire and size are you running?

I have seen those with the +18mm offset...I'd consider 1.25" spacers just to get them flush with the fender! Hard to find a wheel I like in the middle lol
 

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What tire and size are you running?

I have seen those with the +18mm offset...I'd consider 1.25" spacers just to get them flush with the fender! Hard to find a wheel I like in the middle lol
They're 285/65's
 

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Idk if this helps, but here are my Monsters 18x9's 4.5 backspacing -12 offset. They also come in a 5.5" backspacing which wouldn't stick out so far.



Couldn't help but notice you have the Trail Grapplers! I've been looking at these for a while. What do you think about them so far as far as wear, road noise, on road/ off road performance? Not tryin to hijack the thread, so maybe just PM me if you get a chance :thumbsup:
 
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