1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Alloy vs. Steel

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by DanGer, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Mar 22, 2009 at 12:34 PM
    #1
    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Member:
    #7155
    Messages:
    5,494
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Virginia & Blacksburg
    Vehicle:
    07 Base 4Cyl 4x4 Manual
    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,
    Hey all. Now that I have figured out that my stock rims are steel, I need some advice. I picked up the 17" FJ alloy rims to replace my 16" stock steelies. If I do moderate off-roading (no rock crawling, at least yet) how would the alloys perform? I really am trying to get some money back and end up with one set of wheels/tires (no space at college for a second set). Should I sell my stock steelies and keept the 17" ones, or what is your advice?
     
  2. Mar 22, 2009 at 1:49 PM
    #2
    bajamoon

    bajamoon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Member:
    #13269
    Messages:
    5,953
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    STEVE
    Whittier
    keep the 17's and off the steel. that's my .02
     
  3. Mar 22, 2009 at 1:58 PM
    #3
    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Member:
    #7155
    Messages:
    5,494
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Virginia & Blacksburg
    Vehicle:
    07 Base 4Cyl 4x4 Manual
    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,
    thats what I am leaning towards

    Thanks for the input!

    Anyone else?
     
  4. Mar 22, 2009 at 2:05 PM
    #4
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tundra TRD Pro
    getting there....
    alloys are pretty good for about everything...from everyday driving to a good amoutn of offroading....they are alot lighter than steelies too. steelies are great for hardcore offroading(of if you have room for another set). keep the alloys.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2009 at 2:33 PM
    #5
    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Member:
    #7155
    Messages:
    5,494
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Virginia & Blacksburg
    Vehicle:
    07 Base 4Cyl 4x4 Manual
    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,
    ok looks like there will be some 16" stock steelies up for sale eventually :)

    Now i need to figure out how I can afford new tires! Any suggestions for quiet road and good offroad?
     
  6. Mar 22, 2009 at 2:38 PM
    #6
    higherlux

    higherlux Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Member:
    #11307
    Messages:
    6,938
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blake
    middle of S.C.
    Vehicle:
    1998 tacoma 2.7l 4wd/1986 POS
    Mall crawler status
    are u looking for a/t or m/t?
     
  7. Mar 22, 2009 at 2:40 PM
    #7
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tundra TRD Pro
    getting there....
    bridgestone dueler a/t revo's!!!
     
  8. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:09 PM
    #8
    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Member:
    #7155
    Messages:
    5,494
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Virginia & Blacksburg
    Vehicle:
    07 Base 4Cyl 4x4 Manual
    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,
    for what I would use it for, most likely A/T, but I'm only buying them if I can get a deal on them so I'm not going to be that picky!
     
  9. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:49 PM
    #9
    higherlux

    higherlux Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Member:
    #11307
    Messages:
    6,938
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blake
    middle of S.C.
    Vehicle:
    1998 tacoma 2.7l 4wd/1986 POS
    Mall crawler status
    for a/t id go with what tacomaman06 said
    or bfg kos
     
  10. Mar 22, 2009 at 4:51 PM
    #10
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tundra TRD Pro
    getting there....
    or some nitto terra grapplers.....................those or the revos will be awesome a/t tires!
     
  11. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM
    #11
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    28,111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    wat?
    if u want some cheap AT's, check out pepboys
     
  12. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:09 PM
    #12
    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Member:
    #7155
    Messages:
    5,494
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Virginia & Blacksburg
    Vehicle:
    07 Base 4Cyl 4x4 Manual
    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,

    Cheap in which sense haha. Hopefully you will get to check them out at the carolina meet if i can make it
     
  13. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:17 PM
    #13
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tundra TRD Pro
    getting there....
    actually......their a/t tires there are alot like the bfg's a/t ko's.....cant remember the name of them right now though.
     
  14. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:21 PM
    #14
    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Member:
    #7155
    Messages:
    5,494
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Virginia & Blacksburg
    Vehicle:
    07 Base 4Cyl 4x4 Manual
    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,
    any suggestions on good places to get deals? What are the performance impacts of getting muds and using them for A/T and getting A/T's and running them in mud? There is a local post in the buy sell trade thread for used BFG muds for cheap. i want 265s but they are 255s, however I am not picky.
     
  15. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:23 PM
    #15
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tundra TRD Pro
    getting there....
    m/t tires are alot heavier, and probably not that great on the road, as a/t tires,for the most part are good for a number of driving conditions.
     
  16. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:27 PM
    #16
    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Member:
    #7155
    Messages:
    5,494
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Virginia & Blacksburg
    Vehicle:
    07 Base 4Cyl 4x4 Manual
    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,

    Ok thanks a lot for all the info! Right now I am running th stock dunlops and they havnt failed me in any of my mild offroading applications but I would definitely like to put some nicer A/t's on my 17" rims.
     
  17. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:32 PM
    #17
    higherlux

    higherlux Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Member:
    #11307
    Messages:
    6,938
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blake
    middle of S.C.
    Vehicle:
    1998 tacoma 2.7l 4wd/1986 POS
    Mall crawler status
    definity dakota a/t (knockoff of the bfg ko)
    there m/t tire is good too
    kinda looks like a cheap knockoff of the km2
     
  18. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:51 PM
    #18
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tundra TRD Pro
    getting there....
    thanks....i had forgot the name of the brand. good tires though, nevertheless.
     
  19. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:54 PM
    #19
    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Member:
    #7155
    Messages:
    5,494
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Virginia & Blacksburg
    Vehicle:
    07 Base 4Cyl 4x4 Manual
    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,
    so now that you have listed a good amount of brands, are there any recommended dealers or methods to buy tires. This is my first automobile and first experiance with tires :)
     
  20. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:56 PM
    #20
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tundra TRD Pro
    getting there....
    call different places and see if they match prices. i'll tell you this though.....you usually get a good deal from discount tire.
     
To Top