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04 DBL Cab help with wheels and tires

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by abunch, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Dec 19, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought an 04 double cab. My 2nd gen 4 runner with 250k miles blew the transmission and it was time for a new ride.

    I used the forum to research my lift. I ended up getting Bilsteins all around. My mechanic is finishing up the install tmrw am. The front is set at 2.5" and I have an Wheelers 1.5" AAL in the rear. Wheelers was great in helping me get all the parts I needed.

    The lift was easy to research with the forums. Wheels and tires are driving me a bit crazy though. I guess it is all the options.

    Tires: I live in Brooklyn, so the truck sees alot of city driving. BFG ATs seem to be a good middle ground between weekday city driving/ weekend camping trips upstate/snowstorms. I just don't know what size I can squeeze under the truck with the added height on stock wheels. I parallel park everyday in spots that just fit the truck, so rubbing is a concern.

    Wheels: I have the option of buying new wheels, but have not found any I really like yet. Is there an added benefit to new wheels besides looks? Can I run a larger tire with an aftermarket wheel? I really do not want the tires to stick out beyond the fenders.

    I am hoping some of you guys might be able to help me out. Pictures of your truck, recommendations, etc.

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  2. Dec 19, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    geoff06

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    There are other benefits to getting new wheels than just looks, but that usually depends on how hard you wheel your truck on said 'weekends/snowstorms'. If you don't want your wheels to stick out, you will probably come across fewer options for wheel/tire size.

    Your lift is similar to mine (3"), and I'm running 260/75/16 tires on stock (refinished) rims. I think the proportions look pretty good with these tires- it's obvious that my truck has a lift but it doesn't look rediculous. kinda "middle of the road". I have wheel spacers making the overall front and rear axle lengths equal (on 1st gens stock front stance is slightly shorter than rear). If you get tires that are a much bigger diameter than stock, you should probably regear, and if you do serious offroading you should probably get an extended rear brake line too.

    I don't mean to complicate things, but I hope this helps.

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    Kinda hard to tell, being that I almost always turn the wheels when I take pictures, but even with 1.5" front/1.25" rear spacers, the wheels don't stick out too much past the fender flares
     
  3. Dec 19, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    Thanks for the response. What size spacers are you running? Are they on the front and back?

    The truck definitely see more pavement than dirt, but I need a new hobby and am liking this one so far.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    the size I would recommend is 265/75/16 its basically a 31" tire. you won't rub much and it will be somewhat proportionate. i have a 3" lift and 32's but a similar truck:
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  5. Dec 20, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    +1 on the BFG A/T's. Great compromise between road noise and off road performance.

    I had a set of the M'Ts on my old 4Runner ('86) and loved them. I have a couple friends who run the A/T's on their Tacos, and they're going on my Taco when my current one bite the dust.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    You think I could squeeze a 285/75/16 in there or is that gonna rub like crazy?
     
  7. Dec 23, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    The 285's m/t look great and are great off road, but you lose alot of power and mpg. I would stick to the 265's in a/t or m/t.
     
  8. Dec 23, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    Hanz

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    This is what 265 70R16 look like on a factory wheel without any lift:

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    If you don't mind how the factory wheels look just get some larger tires. If you don't have to change the fit (I don't think you do) there's no reason to change out the wheels.
     
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