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

Do wheels and tires make anyone else go crazy?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Junebug55210, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Junebug55210

    Junebug55210 [OP] 2011 TRD Sport 4x4

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Member:
    #56115
    Messages:
    492
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Gainesville, FL
    Vehicle:
    11 DC TRD Sport 4.0
    Cat back magnaflow, toolbox, camo seat covers
    I'm hoping to get new tires within a couple months and I have been looking for weeks and weeks researching the right tire for me and every time a finally pick a tire it seems like I look at another tire and start all over again. On top of that, I have been wanting some new black wheels just as bad but have a pretty tight budget right now so I drool at wheels while I'm looking at tires. Does anyone else do this?
     
  2. Wishbone Runner

    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2012
    Member:
    #86546
    Messages:
    2,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    CO
    Vehicle:
    04 SR5 4Runner
    • 04 SR5 V6 • King/Camburg/Icon/Metal Tech • 16" MT Classic Lock • Hankook RT03 295/75/16 • Shrockworks Sliders • RCI Skids • Hella 4000
    Yup, I spent months debating and weighing the pros and cons of my setup. Just take your time and make sure you weigh your options to ensure you are happy with your purchase. Also, craigslist is your friend for finding good deals, I spent months looking for the Mickey Thompson wheels I wanted, and then the day before I was going to buy them, found a pair on CL for less than half of what I was about to spend.
     
  3. Junebug55210

    Junebug55210 [OP] 2011 TRD Sport 4x4

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Member:
    #56115
    Messages:
    492
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Gainesville, FL
    Vehicle:
    11 DC TRD Sport 4.0
    Cat back magnaflow, toolbox, camo seat covers
    Well that's good to hear. Yeah i check craigslist daily.
     
  4. lowinhz

    lowinhz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Member:
    #51874
    Messages:
    1,356
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Papa Kurt
    Dandridge Tn
    Vehicle:
    11 DC SB 4x4 v6
    Billies@ 2.5, 2inch blocks, front hitch, xrc 8k winch on portable mount, 10 sub behind seat, Memphis amp, pioneer touch radio, cobra cb, 235/85/r16 duratracs with black rims, high lift jack, tint, remote start alarm, hella 500 lights, car seat
  5. fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Member:
    #12223
    Messages:
    7,158
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Left Coast
    Vehicle:
    09 Magnetic Gray TRD OffRoad
    TRD cat back exhaust, TRD Cold Air Intake, differential breather mod' Hellwig rear sway bar, 16x8 TRD Ivan Stewart's, Michelin LTX A/T2, DTRL Stealth Mode Mod, custom "Texas Edition" shift knob, Sock's "Classic" bedside decals, MetalMiller custom grill emblem, 20% front tinted windows, tinted taillights, Viper alarm, ScanGauge II, Flyzeye Designs V2W Tacoma Interior LED lighting, de-mud flapped, de-badged, extra D-rings under bed bolts, WeatherTech ED floor mats, G4 Elite Fold a Cover ,Toyota bed mat, tailgate theft deterrent device and absolutely no plasti-dip!
    You really need to be honest with yourself on what you need vs. what you want in a tire. If you are a serious off roader, you need to shop for a serious off road tire, if you are a "mall crawler" and only want to look like an off roader, there are some inexpensive knock off tires out there.
    For me, 98% of my driving is highway, I live in So California so snow is not an issue. For this reason I picked up Michelin LTX A/T2, great highway tire, I have had them in light snow and slush and they work great. I have run some really fun fire roads and I could not be happier.
     
  6. BakerTaco

    BakerTaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Member:
    #74789
    Messages:
    444
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    Lower Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2006 4x4 SR5
    Black UWS Toolbox, Window Tint, Weathertech mats, OME lift: 885x coils, top plate spacer, OME shocks all around, 2 inch AAL driver side trim packer, Toytec diff drop, Grillcraft, Colormatched grille, CHLM, 6000k HIDs - headlights and fogs, Smittybilt shackle hitch, ARB snatch strap, Pioneer avic x940bt headunit,
    I do this with some accessories, but certainly not wheels and tires. These are probably the only two things I have been sure about from the beginning. 285 BFG ATs and the obvious choice, stock wheels. Not a fan of black wheels and also not a fan of spending hundreds of dollars for absolutely no reason. Wheels are wheels. Id rather spend the money improving performance, rather than looks. Besides, I think stock O/R or Sport wheels look the best. Toyota pays people good money to design wheels that look best on the truck.
     
  7. Junebug55210

    Junebug55210 [OP] 2011 TRD Sport 4x4

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Member:
    #56115
    Messages:
    492
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Gainesville, FL
    Vehicle:
    11 DC TRD Sport 4.0
    Cat back magnaflow, toolbox, camo seat covers
    Yeah I'm mainly a mall crawler but during hunting season I'm in a few nasty situations so I'm looking at some all terrains
     
  8. Junebug55210

    Junebug55210 [OP] 2011 TRD Sport 4x4

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Member:
    #56115
    Messages:
    492
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Gainesville, FL
    Vehicle:
    11 DC TRD Sport 4.0
    Cat back magnaflow, toolbox, camo seat covers
    Don't they only offer steel wheels? I'm looking for light weight wheels
     
  9. Junebug55210

    Junebug55210 [OP] 2011 TRD Sport 4x4

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Member:
    #56115
    Messages:
    492
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Gainesville, FL
    Vehicle:
    11 DC TRD Sport 4.0
    Cat back magnaflow, toolbox, camo seat covers
    I lobe the look of my stock sport wheels but I'm trying to get a black theme going with my mgm and just don't feel comfortable painting them.
     
  10. rtrudel35

    rtrudel35 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Member:
    #76701
    Messages:
    601
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Becky
    Methuen, MA
    Vehicle:
    2014 4Runner
  11. TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Member:
    #50214
    Messages:
    12,627
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Georgia
    Vehicle:
    2011 Silver 4x4 TRD Sport w/JBL
    5100's at 1.75, Rear leaf TSB, Moto Metal 951 16x8, BFG TKO2 265/75/16, AFe Stage 2 CAI w/pro dry filter, Access Loredo tonneau cover, Tinted windows, EGR in channel vent visors, Ultragauge, UGA drink coasters in the front cup holders, and an Evenflow car seat in the back seat
    Yes. I go kinda crazy when it comes time for new meats. I enjoy seeing what all is out there and shopping around.

    As for wheels, I kinda settled since I got a good deal. I do kinda wish I had held out but it is what it is. These weren't my first choice. I liked my stock sport wheels and considered powder coating them black or gunmetal. But I wanted something to sit out a bit more and I'm not a fan of spacers. Plus between the cost of the two would have been more than what I spent.

    As for tires it was tough for me. I love the look of a mud tire but don't do much off road so I knew that would be too noisy and rough riding just for the look. I tried to pick something a bit aggressive looking without the noise and rough ride. Kinda wish I would have went with the Nitto's there but got scared away from many telling me they didn't last.
     
  12. Junebug55210

    Junebug55210 [OP] 2011 TRD Sport 4x4

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Member:
    #56115
    Messages:
    492
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Gainesville, FL
    Vehicle:
    11 DC TRD Sport 4.0
    Cat back magnaflow, toolbox, camo seat covers
    I sure would like to have those but I'm going to have to wait. Sucks but i can't afford both tires and wheels right now
     
  13. Junebug55210

    Junebug55210 [OP] 2011 TRD Sport 4x4

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Member:
    #56115
    Messages:
    492
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Gainesville, FL
    Vehicle:
    11 DC TRD Sport 4.0
    Cat back magnaflow, toolbox, camo seat covers
    What tire and wheel did you end up going with?
     
  14. memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Member:
    #23628
    Messages:
    12,946
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colton
    MT recently relocated to Willmar, MN
    Vehicle:
    05 Dub Cab TRD Sport 4x4
    TRD Cold Air Intake, rear cat delete with Aero Turbine 2525, Maglite mount mod, white LED's all around, white gauges w/blue needles, Tinted Tails, Morimoto 32" XBAR LED Bar, Truxedo Lo-Pro QT Tonneau, Pioneer AVIC X-920 BT touchscreen, FX-R Retrofit, LR UCAs, OME 3" Lift w/ Dakar leafs, DTLT Headers, Walbro 255 fuel pump, TRD S/C, Hankook Dynapro ATM tires
    It took me forever to finally land on a combo that I was happy with. That being said im likely gonna buy new tires this spring as I spend most of my time on the highway and mud tires really dont play nice there
     
  15. RedTacomaTy

    RedTacomaTy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Member:
    #90345
    Messages:
    53
    Gender:
    Male
    Complete: -2 10" Kicker CVR Subs -Hifonix Brutus BRZ1200.1D Amp -17x8 Tuff A/T T01 Wheels -265/65/17 Michelin LTX M/S2 Tires To-Do: #1 Satoshi Grill #2 Relocate the Horns #3 Hella 700FF behind the Grill #4 Shorten Mud Flaps #5 Avid Light Bar (w/ 2 Fog Lights OR 2 Driving Lights) #6 Weather Tech Floor Mats #7 Upgrade Door Woofers #8 Scooped Hood
    Took a couple months for me to just pick out a wheel I liked. There are just soo many different wheels out there and the worst part is all of the wheels look good. Picking out tires was even harder because they were the ones that were for performance, not looks. So I really had to look into reviews and others' experiences with them. Which can make it difficult becuase everyone has a different opinion and only you know what you really need.
     
  16. TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Member:
    #50214
    Messages:
    12,627
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Georgia
    Vehicle:
    2011 Silver 4x4 TRD Sport w/JBL
    5100's at 1.75, Rear leaf TSB, Moto Metal 951 16x8, BFG TKO2 265/75/16, AFe Stage 2 CAI w/pro dry filter, Access Loredo tonneau cover, Tinted windows, EGR in channel vent visors, Ultragauge, UGA drink coasters in the front cup holders, and an Evenflow car seat in the back seat
    Moto Metal 951 16x8 with Yokohama Geolander ATS 265/70/16

    [​IMG]
     
  17. TACO TX

    TACO TX Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Member:
    #87962
    Messages:
    1,668
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kelly
    Denison ,Texas
    Vehicle:
    03 TRD Off road DC aka (Charlotte)
    Bilstein hd's, hunter bull bar w/ KC apollos, vent visors, Cooper AT3's, grey wire mod, KnN filter, Kenwood head unit.
    I have the Moto Metal 951's also on my first gen w/ Cooper AT/3's. Got 4 wheels brand new on craigslist for $325. Not my first choice either but for price couldnt be happier.
     
  18. Junebug55210

    Junebug55210 [OP] 2011 TRD Sport 4x4

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Member:
    #56115
    Messages:
    492
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Gainesville, FL
    Vehicle:
    11 DC TRD Sport 4.0
    Cat back magnaflow, toolbox, camo seat covers
    Looks good
     
  19. greyeyezz

    greyeyezz Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Member:
    #77264
    Messages:
    41
    Gender:
    Male
    I gave myself a headache researching tires, I finally went with Michelin LTX A/T2. More than I wanted to spend but had enough and was running out of time. So far so good.
     
  20. Junebug55210

    Junebug55210 [OP] 2011 TRD Sport 4x4

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Member:
    #56115
    Messages:
    492
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Gainesville, FL
    Vehicle:
    11 DC TRD Sport 4.0
    Cat back magnaflow, toolbox, camo seat covers
    Right now I'm leaning towards the Mickey Thompson STZ. But I'm still not %100 sure.
    [​IMG]
     
To Top