Hey guys I am a new tacoma owner (1st time) and have a ton of questions I couldn't quite get sorted out using the forums over the last couple months so I decided to join and ask the pros out there for some help. I have a white 2009 trd-off road double-cab stock everything. I am looking to get new tires, wheels, and possible lift (suspension or leveling kit) if my budget will allow for it (~$2,500).
Tires - Nitto Terra Grappler - $923.96
I know for certain I want to get the terra grapplers. I live in Eastern Washington where we get all 4 seasons and having a good rated snow tire is a must. After a lot of searching Nitto's seemed to be a favorite for a lot of people on the forum. I know with stock suspension I can go with a size of 265/70/16 without rubbing (am I right?). What size would you recommend to avoid rubbing and trimming for stock or with a suggested lift that would fit my total budget?
Wheels - BMF Stealth - 867.96
I am looking to get 17 wheels that are either all black or mostly black and will fit the above tires. My only concerns are that the road salts they use in WA during the winter can wreak havoc on chrome wheels and I would love to leave both the tires and wheels that I buy on. In addition, trying to search for wheels that would fit was very confusing because the site I was using was asking for bolt patterns and other things I wasnt quite sure on. What brand and style of wheel do you suggest?
Lift - TBD
Assuming I have $500-$700 left over do you suggest doing any sort of lift that would allow for slightly bigger wheels but not compromise ride quality and safety? I hear a lot about doing the rear tsb but have no idea what that means. I know it has to do with the rear leaves but thats all I know. What type of lift would you suggest for my remaining budget?
If you couldnt tell by my post and obviously a noob and dont have a mechanical bone in my body. I would have a shop do the install of all the parts so I would need to factor labor in. I appreciate the help!!!