I have some 11" X 15" American Racing Wheels that came off of a 1999 Tacoma Ext Cab 4wd truck I have loaned to my son. I put new wheels and tires on it and due to the theft of my son's car, he is driving it in southern California as I write.
To deal with my Taco addiction, I have recently purchased a stock 2000 Ext Cab 4wd Tacoma and I would like to mount some new tires on these wheels. I tried using these wheels earlier on the aforementioned truck and they rubbed the front fender wells when turning.
I have been told I might need to put a lift kit on this truck to keep the tires from rubbing. I'm not objectionable to that, but I don't want to compromise the truck..I'm interested in keeping the truck suitable for mostly highway use.
Is there anyone on here who could advise me on the best course of action for dealing with this situation. I presentley have stock wheels and a set of Dayton 31 X 10.5 R15LT 109R tires that do not rub. They are have about 50% or the original tread but they have a slight vibration. I tried balancing with some improvement of ride, but they still have a vibration. I explored truing the tires, but truing would basically ruin one of the four tires. I'd rather use the AMR wheels and some new tires if I can avoid the rubbing problem. They will look good on the truck...I particularly like the wider stance to the truck with these wheels. I have heard that wider wheels are harder on the front end components...
I enjoy reading this forum....some savy folks about my favorite truck, the Toyota Tacoma....I hope you'll favor me with some good counsel on how to make my truck better...
Thanks in advance for the responses!!!