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4x2 tires too small

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by pross1492, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Sep 8, 2007 at 7:57 PM
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    pross1492

    pross1492 [OP] Member

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    I apologize in advance if this has already been covered, but i looked around the site and didnt see anyone writing about it.
    i recently bought a 4cyl 4x2 tacoma and i like it alot. gas mileage was my primary conern when choosing a model, so i went with the small engine and the 2wd. the only problem i have is that the tires looks kind of meager. i would have loved to have gotten the 4x4, so the truck would sit a little higher, but again, getting the best mpg possible was my #1 goal, since i drive alot of miles each day. any way to improve the look of the 4x2? get bigger tires? have the truck lifted? is that even possible? im sure this has been discussed before, since the tires are disproportionately small; its something you notive right away. any thought or suggestions? thanks in advance.


    par
     
  2. Sep 9, 2007 at 6:24 AM
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    L_Jackson

    L_Jackson Well-Known Member

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    Tinted Windows, Tow Hitch, 3" Toytec Lift, American Racing Outlaw II Wheels, Cooper Discoverer 33's, Aries Bull Bar w/ (2) 5" Lights, Nerf Bars, Fog Lights as DTR Lights, Roll Bar w/ (4) 5" Lights, Sony Speakers, 2 Extra Tie Downs
    great web site for seeing what fits....
    http://www.rims-n-tires.com

    I don't know about the lift, I'm still kicking that idea around myself
     
  3. Sep 9, 2007 at 6:27 AM
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    pross1492

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    thanks jackson.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2007 at 6:45 PM
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    Kingdesgn

    Kingdesgn Active Member

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    Hey LJackson,

    What size is the center bore of that new wheels? How does it ride for you? Any balance issues? Did you have to need hubcentric rings?

    Sorry for the questions, I just had my custom wheels remove and had the original 16" steel wheels placed back on. I just got fed up witht Discount not able to balance my stuff!!

    Nice looking truck by the way!!
     
  5. Sep 9, 2007 at 7:40 PM
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    L_Jackson

    L_Jackson Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear about all your trouble, that sux!!! (I read your other post too)

    to be honest, i don't know what your talking about, my knowlege on wheels is "ohhhh those look good" i don't know the stuff you asked for.

    as for balancing, probably to early to tell..... so far they ride good, but they are used tires, and i just got them put on sat.... drove sat and today, and now i'm in ohio for 2 weeks.....

    when i get some more miles on them i'll let you know....

    good luck with yours!!!
     
  6. Sep 10, 2007 at 12:07 PM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    If mileage is your number one concern then you shouldn't want to put bigger tires on. The bigger the tire whe worse the fuel economy
     
  7. Sep 14, 2007 at 11:00 AM
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    thehype31

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    Here's a crappy cell phone pic of my 5-lug with my new 30 x 9.5 BFG A/T's... I had to do some minor trimming in front, but nothing major. It has really added alot to my truck:

    [​IMG]

    There's a good thread on toyotanation with pictures of 5-lugs with bigger tires:

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=183794

    Also, there's a whole subforum over on customtacos dealing with 5-lugs:

    http://customtacos.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=57

    There's alot of good information out there for our little minis... good luck and I hope I was able to help some!
     
  8. Sep 14, 2007 at 1:33 PM
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    pross1492

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    thanks hype. youre truck looks great. i appreciate the links. sometimes you can look around the internet endlessly and not find what youre looking for, which is exactly what i did. so thanks for pointing me in the right direction. i need to brush up on the technical terms/numbers associated with picking a new tire, but this is a great start. thanks again.
     
  9. Sep 15, 2007 at 5:17 AM
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    pross1492

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    ok, just so i have a reference point, what size are the stock wheels/tires on my litte '07 4cyl/4x2?
     
  10. Sep 15, 2007 at 5:45 AM
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    thehype31

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