I just bought a 1996 Honda ACTY. The seller said it was lifted 2". I ordered some nice 12" rims with the 5"+2" offset. The wheels rub nasty bad when I turn the steering.
Previously, some other members here said I should be ok with the 23" x 8" X 12". Im wondering if this is actually lifted 2". I hate to cut on the truck if it wasnt even lifted.
Can anyone tell from the pictures if this has been lifted?
Anyone have any ideas on how to remedy?
it has been lifted. that is a spacer on top of the spring. as far as a remedy, you will have to lift it more, cut the fenders, or possibly try a wheel with a different offset further to the inside. the easiest would be trimming.
I bought 5+2 inch offset wheels. I spoke to a wheel guy at MTA and he said that they have a 2+5 offset that they use just on mini trucks. Ever heard of that? I thought they might rub the inside
maybe we should compile a list of wheels, sizes, offsets, and vehicles that work without any clearance issues and have it here on the site like we do for dealers nationwide? With the number of people and experience on here we could probably create a pretty complete list and stop a lot of this
That's a great idea. I can set up a thread in the reference section. I would suggest making it a sticky, locked thread similar to the one we have for the list of dealers. That way it won't get cluttered up with lots and lots of individual posts. hmmm... I could have a section for each brand and folks could PM me with what they have found out works (type of truck, type of wheel with width and offset, how much lift if any, trimming required or not, type of tire... Am I missing anything?
I know that Crossroads has a nice list on their site too, BTW.
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I think you got it, If we can all post what we find works, especially with regards to the offsets on different trucks it will be a very valuable reference.
You need 2+5 and a 1" spacer on the front to stop the tire from rubbing on the strut. If the strut top is the only thing altered on your suspension your camber angle will be off and you will also get premiture axle CV joint wear and possible front diff problems. You might want to look into having the front cross member dropped the same amount as the struts and readjust the tie rods for correct toe in. This will correct the caster and premiture wear. I have not seen a lift done properly yet
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Take a look at this post. Greg has some really good pics of his lift and Swoop has a good description of how he has lifted his mini truck. Slowly but surely I think we are figuring out the correct way to lift these trucks!
Do you have pics or info on how you built your lift? It is nice to get new ideas and learn from other folk's experiences. Sometimes it helps us avoid...!!!!
I think your biggest problem is the offset on your wheels. I tried the exact same thing on a Suzuki and a Daihatsu. The 5+2 wheels (2" to the inside, 5" to the outside) cause serious problems on the front because of the larger turning radius of the wheels due to the offset. You will need wheels with more offset to the inside. I am using a set of Douglas wheels that have 4" to the inside and 3" to the outside on my Suzuki. Check http://www.recreationtires.com, they have a good selection of wheels.
I hope this helps,
I want to put a set of off road tires on my carry what type of douglas wheels did you put on, jrintx?
These are the wheels that I used on my 1992 Suzuki. http://recreationtires.com/moreinfo/099-20.html
your truck is a 4 x 115 ?
mine is a 4 x 110
Sorry 4 x 100
Closest thing they have is 4 x 4" bolt pattern. But I would not use them, they will runout and the cone seated lug holes will not seat correctly. You need to find actual 4 x 100mm wheels. Ask questions...there are several people out there that will sell you 4 x 4" wheels claiming that are the correct wheel for a 4 x 100mm bolt pattern. But they will not work correctly.