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16s or 17s on a 4 banger?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by devinedj, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    devinedj

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    I just got a black Tacoma and the first big project I'm investing in is wheels/tires/suspension.

    I like the MB V-Drives ala Matic but I'm trying to decide between 16s and 17s. The car is slow enough as it is but I'm wondering if 16s would look too small under a 3" lift all around. Opinions? Pics might be helpful, I just don't want to have buyers remorse on such a big purchase.

    The tires I have my eyes on are the BFG All-Terrain 265/70/16s. Thoughts on these?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Not really sure but here's mine when I had some BFG 265/70/16s on stock 16" rims w/ a 3" lift.

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  3. Aug 22, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    Did you upgrade to bigger tires? Those look a bit small IMO, could just be the angle though. Maybe 285/75/16 would fill it up better. How did you like the BFG A/Ts?
     
  4. Aug 22, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    I upgraded to 33" BFG KM2s. I got my A/Ts used but I didn't really like them at all. Some people swear by them though.

    Here's a pic from the side. They're not the BFG A/Ts but the same size. 285's would definitely look better with the 3" lift, IMO.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Aug 22, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    Personally, I think 17's look too big on 1st Gen tacoma's. 16's or 15's are perfect.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Check out my build
    I have 16s with 285/75s and about 3" lift in the front. Check it out

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    i have 18's with 275/65/18's
     
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    Exactly, I have always thought the samething. It's just something about the 17's, they are just too much rim for a first gen. They go great on the 2nd gen's, but on a first gen, it's another story.

    Stick with either a 15" or 16" rim.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    15s are the sheeeeeet :thumbsup:
     
  11. Aug 23, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    Thanks guys! I'll stick with the 16s and go for bigger 285/75 tires
     
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    17"atx ledge teflon coated.tires 265/70r17 toyo open country a/t

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