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Old 05-17-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Beginning our build on daily driver fly fishing rig.

Hello everyone,

My wife and I just purchased (7 days ago) a new 2013 Tacoma Double Cab 4WD V-6 5 speed automatic short bed TRD Off Road pickup Barcelona Red with 15 miles on it.

This is going to be her daily driver and on weekends we will use it to go flyfishing, snowshoeing, skiing, etc. in CO. UT. WY. and MT. We will not be using this vehicle for rock climbing. We will mostly be on forest service roads, etc. That being said I am not looking to use this in high speed offroad situations mostly getting over rough deep rutted trails and not tearing up my wife's new vehicle.

At this time we don't plan on pulling a travel trailer or pop up, but who knows someday we might.

I have already picked out a G-4 Elite Cover, bed mat, Weatherguard tool box, Weathertech floot mats front and rear, locking fuel cap, Katzkin seat covers front and reat, and a few other things.

I am going to put on either B. A. M. F. sliders or CBI rock sliders, but I have not yet decided.

I want to put on an ARB front bumper (we will not need a winch) and a Kaymar rear bumper. I want some heavier duty front and rear protection when I am getting to our fishing destinations.

After we wear out the stock tires I would like to go to a set of B. F. Goodrich or Goodyear Wrangler tires, but I want to stick with the stock wheels at this time. What size tire can I go to and still utilize the stock rims. I would like a slightly taller tire not necessarily wider. We get a lot of snow here and wider means poor traction imo. I may eventually put on some fancy wheels, but that is way down the road.

What skid plates do I need? I have read to replace the front skid plate immediately and to install a skid plate for the oil pan also. What brand and which ones do I need? I am concerned about climbing over fallen trees, ruts in the roads, etc. I don't want to kick something up and take out the oil pan or transfer case.

I have read so many posts on here about different brands of lift kits, components, etc. I am lost. I would like to get a modest 2" maybe 3" lift. I want a top quality brand and would like to hear your suggestions. Brand, components, etc. I don't want to sacrifice load carrying capacity.

I prefer to not spend money 2 or 3 times.

Sorry for the long post, but it seems like everyone on this site likes helping others so I thought I would give you as much detail about us front.

Everyone have a great weekend.


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Look under the wheels and tires section in forum lists, but here it is for an unmodified tacoma,

For 2005+ Tacomas: 265/70/17, 265/75/16 or 265/65/18

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/whe...uspension.html

if you really wanted to go skinnier, you could check into some 245/75/17 and they would be the same height. 245 seems weird, though.

there is a tire size calculator under 'mods & tutorials'
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