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Best First Off-Road Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by eric0947, Apr 17, 2013.

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Whats the best mod?

Poll closed May 17, 2013.
  1. Tires

    134 vote(s)
    60.4%
  2. Skid Plates

    17 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. Lift

    51 vote(s)
    23.0%
  4. Locker

    20 vote(s)
    9.0%
  1. Apr 18, 2013 at 9:33 PM
    #41
    Nick54

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    IMHO tires and skids together, tires to get you in and out and skids to keep everything in place and in one piece. If you opt for tires only - stick to the easy trails until you get your skids. By the way I own Bud Built skids and they are well made and fit up nicely.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:59 PM
    #42
    Chepo

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    Do this!!!!

    If you go with stock size, you will only waste your money!!! this will give you a little extra height, and you don't rub at all!!!

    I have used stock and 265's, there is no problem with ABS/traction, etc...

    Also, 265's looks better when you are stock!
     
  3. Apr 19, 2013 at 1:03 PM
    #43
    theboy12

    theboy12 The Answer is 42, But What is the Question?

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    Sometimes tiresize results in a need for lift. I had to lift first so my tires would fit. Why waste time buying tires and having them for 50k if your going to want bigger tires and will need a lift.

    2 cents,
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  4. Apr 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM
    #44
    TanaTaco

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    I got the goodyear wrangler authority's for my stock taco last week. 245/75/16 were $750 mounted and the 265/75/16 were only about $10 more a tire. They do awesome in every season and on/off road. I had them on my old T100 and absolutely loved them. Last week the day after I got them I went wheeling with a couple buddies, I made it further then the both of them. One was in a dodge cummins with brandnew 37" duratracs, the other was in a cherokee with 90% 33" cooper stt's. Granted the vehicle makes a big difference but they were all in aw at what the cheap tires could do.
     
  5. Apr 20, 2013 at 8:55 AM
    #45
    DevL

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    Lifts of 3" and less have no impact on what tire fits without rubbing. It only changes the amount of compression needed to rub. If you have proper clearancing and cab mount chop you can fit a 285 width 33" tire the same as a lifted truck with no rubbing. Again, it is an often repeated falsehood on this forum that a lift makes room for larger tires. It does not. It can do the opposite and make rubbing more likely, but never makes extra room... ever. The way it can make rubbing more likely is via added caster with an after market UCA.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2013 at 5:52 PM
    #46
    Justus

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    Abs killswitch...........
     
  7. Apr 20, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    Large

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    There is no tire & lift option, it's either, or. Tires are the by far better than a lift as a first Offroad mod, I already stated that 90 some off percent of the members do both at once before.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM
    #48
    dtmccray

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    I have to go with rear locker. Doesn't matter what tires you have if you unload 1 front and 1 rear you are stuck. You should be able to find a wrecked trd and snag the rear fairly cheap. Next would be tires.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM
    #49
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    I put sliders on first- because I was stock height, I needed armor bad.

    [​IMG]

    Next was tires
    [​IMG]

    Followed by Rear Bumper & Suspension at the same time (I was rear ended- and they gave me a bunch of $$ to play with)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    I put on sliders first, then lift, then beefed up skids, then finally tires. Now waiting for my rear plate bumper to arrive.
     
  11. Apr 22, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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  12. Apr 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    I said lift, but def lift (5100's w/ aal or leaf pack) + tires [​IMG]

     
  13. Apr 23, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    Tires, Lockers, Sliders, Skids

    Armor doesn't make you more "capable" off road, just saves you from damage.

    Get tires and locked up then plate everything up, imo.
     
  14. Apr 23, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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  15. Apr 23, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Agreed.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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    Boone Vaginas are rad.

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    Why is recovery gear not as important as tires? You can always get far enough to be stranded, stock or not. You can't always get out, tires, lift, sliders, body armor, gears, lockers, etc. None of those help when the shiny side is down. Just wondering why recovery equipment isn't more of a concern.
     
  17. Apr 23, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    Boone

    Boone Vaginas are rad.

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    I thought we left this in another thread.............:anonymous:
     
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  18. Apr 24, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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    Tires (33" BFG KM2s for better traction & ground clearence)
    Sliders & a full set of Skids (protect my sides & belly)
     
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  19. May 9, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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    Khaos

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    Tires.

    No other mod is worth a shit if you can't even get traction.
     
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