I just wanted to show you guys and girls a build I've been working on with my buddy. This is his truck, but he doesn't get on the forums to post much these days, so I'm posting on his behalf. It'll also serve as my review / thoughts on the wheels and tires, since I was involved with helping to source them and test everything out.
2006 Tacoma Sport Double Cab Short Bed - 2WD
Bilstein / RCD 5100 adjustable shocks
OME 885 Springs
Camburg 4.0" lift Spindles
Total Chaos upper control arms
TSB Leaf Springs w/ 2" Toytec Add-a-leaf
1" Toytec Rear Block
FN Wheels Five Star - 16x8" -25mm offset 3.52" back spacing matte black wheels
Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC LT315/75R16 (35x12.50R16) tires
Body mount chop
Fender liner / over fender plastic has been trimmed
Extended brake lines
Wheel/tire clearance is very good after trimming and chopping. There is only a slight rub at full lock. The body chop modification is a must with this tire size, and trimming of the plastic fender pieces is also a must. Tim from DMZ Fab and Race Prep did the body chop for us, and his work is flawless.
The FN Wheels Five Stars wheels gave us just the look that we were going for - simple, clean, understated, and yet aggressive. The stance is exactly what we wanted. Suspension clearance (UCA) is excellent with the wheels' 3.52" back spacing. The wheels are also extremely light weight. They weighed in at 18.5lbs on my bathroom scale.
The Mickey Thompson tires are awesome too. We've only done some light - medium trails so far, but the tires are great. They cut right through any mud that we encountered, and traction in the gravel was excellent. Overall traction is very good on-road as well. Noise level and on-road ride comfort is quite bearable, and of course the looks of these tires are amazing. I believe the MT Baja Claw TT's are fairly unique in that they are directional tires, which seems rare for an MT tire. Aside from any claimed performance benefits from being directional (I can't tell a difference yet from the driving we've done), the look of the directional tread pattern is bitchin'.
Here are some photos as the truck sits now:
(Photos courtesy of our friend Son from Hasback Photography)