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A Few Questions about an '05 Tacoma I'm About to Buy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jimcasy, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:49 PM
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    jimcasy

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    Hey There, I'm about to commit to an '05 Regular Cab Prerunner and have a few questions if you guys don't mind:

    Am I able to put 31x10.5's on this sucker along with some suitable black wheels without having to lift/trim it? Currently, that's the size of tire I have on my '94 4x4 but they're on stock wheels (without a lift though some minor rub that never bothered me).

    A few posts seemed to suggest that 16" aftermarket wheels wouldn't fit?

    Also, anyone run into any trouble with the 2WD when it rains. My 4x4 slips a little so I always throw it into 4WD though it's nothing like my days in Northern Idaho when I had to sandbag the heck out of it to grip (I'm in LA now).

    Thanks a lot. Sorry if my questions are redundant and/or repetitive in this forum.

    Sincerely,
    Jim
     
  2. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:51 PM
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    Burgman

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    Welcome to TW and the only question i can answer is that i have no problems in the rain with my 2wd at all
     
  3. Jun 5, 2009 at 1:05 AM
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    yea I can't answer the rest either but +1 on rain. All my rwd cars and trucks I never had a problem with. The ranger I had, it did slip a bit in rain with the stock continental fail tires, once I put BFG AT KO's on it that was taken care of quick (even drove it on ice though I don't recommend it lol). The night I picked up the tacoma it was raining hard and I couldn't break traction (though I was limiting myself to 3k rpm on engine brake in).
     
  4. Jun 5, 2009 at 1:10 AM
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    In LA as in Louisiana? What part?

    I never have problems in the rain, just fun. :burnrubber:



    *** Yeah, not really. I broke my clutch already.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2009 at 1:55 AM
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    ha! thanks fellas. I'm in Los Angeles. Kyouto42 your driving on ice reminds me of how we used to ebrake my '68 VW on empty, ice-covered parking lots and spin for days back in high school . . . i think that's about all that car was good for . . .

    Any suggestions on tire size and wheels without having to lift/trim? Thanks as always . . .
     
  6. Jun 5, 2009 at 5:18 AM
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    31's will fit fine.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    31's will fit. 16" wheels will fit (as long as they have the same bolt pattern). And I leave my 4x in 2wd in rain so I don't think you'll need to worry there. Enjoy the new truck!

    Also, with the 16's, I think your truck will have a 5-lug bolt pattern; so what people are refering to when they say "won't fit", they mean that the ones they want won't fit because they only come in a 6-lug pattern... I think.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    Pre-runners are six lugs
     
  9. Jun 5, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    Sweet . . . thanks fellas. If it all works out, I'll hopefully pick the tacoma up Monday. I'm pretty darn attached to my '94 4x4, but i guess it's time move forward. That truck's been so dang reliable. It's a regular cab 4x4 with a 140000 miles on it . . . dinged up in places, but runs like a champ. Do you think asking $3500 for it is too much?
     
  10. Jun 5, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    Why not hang on to it, and keep it for a trail rig?
     
  11. Jun 5, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    shoot, I'd love to hang on to my old truck, but I can't really afford to keep both as I prepare for grad school . . .
     
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