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New Member, Old Tundra, and Wheel Backspacing Question

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Glock 40, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Oct 15, 2020 at 2:20 PM
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    Glock 40

    Glock 40 [OP] New Member

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    Greetings,
    Thank you for providing this resource for Tundra owners. I look forward to exploring the forum, learning, and hopefully sharing.
    Briefly about me: I live in a small community in the mountains of Colorado. I'm in my 50s, knifemaker, flyfisher, shooter, self-employed in the log home industry, and love everything outdoors related. Own a 40 acre placer gold mine but rarely have time to enjoy it anymore. Mechanically inclined with a lot of tools and repair resources. Very good at repairing and modifying TJ & YJ Jeeps but a novice with this Tundra. Different animal. Which brings me here....
    The truck: 2000 Tundra Limited (red), access cab, 4.7L w/K&N intake. Over 300K miles, one owner, runs excellent. OP had timing chain, ball joints and exhaust replaced recently. I got it from a good friend for practically nothing.
    Things I've done: Scan revealed cyl 6 misfire (P0306) which I resolved with a new coil pack a couple of months ago. Driveshaft carrier bearing replaced. Power steering res replaced. And... the dreaded rear wheel bearings. Learned all about that and successfully replaced them. Did some cosmetic stuff once everything was running well: LED headlight and foglight upgrades, rear bumper replaced, front bumper blacked-out, replaced chrome grille with black (sorry, I hate chrome), replaced hood-lift struts.
    Now that everything is in order I'm about to do a budget lift (leveling). I've ordered the Rough Country lift/leveling kit... 2.5" front and 1.5" rear. I'll be replacing front strut assemblies at the same time. Also adding larger tires: 285 75 R16
    Question: Is factory wheel backspacing adequate for this lift? I'll be getting new alloys so I can definitely get different backspacing. Don't want any rubs and I'm not a fan of wheel spacers.
    Any advice welcome. Thank you!
     
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  2. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:38 PM
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    10 blue trucks

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    I think rough country is not common so you won't get a lot of feedback. But you alreafy ordered it, so please report back on fitment, performance and ride.
     
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  3. Oct 15, 2020 at 10:42 PM
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  4. Oct 16, 2020 at 5:16 AM
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    Welcome from LA (Lower Alabama)!
     
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  5. Oct 16, 2020 at 5:42 AM
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  6. Oct 16, 2020 at 7:40 AM
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    Excellent, thanks guys! Very much appreciated. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Oct 19, 2020 at 1:04 PM
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    Thanks again Cummins, very good thread you linked. I ordered a new set of 5 wheels & tires from Desert Rat (285 75 16, zero offset). I'll put them on when I do the lift/leveling kit.... probably next week sometime. Will post pics when it's complete.
     
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  8. Oct 19, 2020 at 4:29 PM
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    no problem:thumbsup:

    What wheels and tires you go with?
     
  9. Oct 20, 2020 at 5:23 AM
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    I'm hoping that there's enough room under the bed to carry the spare... pretty sure it'll fit after measuring.
     
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  10. Oct 20, 2020 at 7:09 AM
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    I know a few guys that have fit 285/70/17 under the bed so yours should fit.
     
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  11. Oct 20, 2020 at 7:10 AM
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    Roger that, thank you!
     
  12. Oct 20, 2020 at 7:21 AM
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    those methods are sharp. I put a set of 304 double standards on mine.

    I’ve gotta figure out something for my spare. The hammer hanger kit w/ cross bar I’ve got coming won’t fit with it under there.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2020 at 7:27 AM
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    I almost went for the 304 doubles. My rationale for the 301's was that they would be easier to clean with fewer spokes.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2020 at 7:34 AM
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    Hmmm, what is this kit you speak of?
     
  15. Oct 20, 2020 at 8:06 AM
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  16. Oct 20, 2020 at 8:31 AM
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    Ok, I get it... and I like the concept. Something new to put on my wish list. I'm guessing it might help a little on washboard dirt roads as well as the other benefits.
     
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