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Bad dealership advice

Discussion in 'New Members' started by yocstrap, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Nov 8, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    yocstrap

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    I wanted to beaf up my new Tacoma with some tires and a leveling kit. I was sold a set of 275/75 r17 procomp tires and a 2 3/4in front and 1in rear leveling kit from the dealership. It was later discovered after mounting the tires on my truck that they would rub on my upper ball joints. I want to keep the tires but don't want to go with a large lift kit. Any suggestions as to what my options are? Can I go with different rims with a shallower off-set to bring the tires outside more? Let me know if anyone has any advice.
    Scott
     
  2. Nov 8, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    Cossi

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    You have a couple options.

    Spidertrax spacers ~$100
    Different wheels ~$MOOLAH!
    New UCAs ~Lotsa moolah!
    Go back to original tires.

    I would go with the spacers.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    98tacoma27

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  4. Nov 8, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    DTacoms

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    Spidertrax spacers is th cheaper option.
    If you have the money, go with the new wheels with different offset.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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  6. Nov 9, 2009 at 6:12 AM
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  7. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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    wiscdave

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    What Stealership was it in WI? I would pursue them fixing the problem if possible, most 275/70/17s will fit I was told...but I would upgrade the rims instead of spacers
     
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