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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04trd, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Sep 12, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    04trd

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    hey TW i got a few questions, first question. As you all know winter is right around the corner, and i live in the snow belt here in ohio. So i was wondering what snow tires would be the best? i have my stock rims so i would throw a good set of snow tires on my stock rims just to use in the winter.

    Second, how come some tacomas have color matched fender flares and others dont? sorry a newb question.
     
  2. Sep 12, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I think the base models, and some Rugged trails have the black fender flares. As for the Snow question.....well.....I dont really know what "Snow" is....
     
  3. Sep 12, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    x2 and sr5 and trd ones get color matched except for the trd rugged trail as Chris said.

    As for the tires I hear the bfg at's do well and the mud terrains aren't ideal for snow but wait for someone that drives in snow to chime in.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    I have bfg A/ts and I really like them in the snow and have little trouble driving during the winter. I believe the color matched fender flares came with the limited models and the black fender flares came with the sr5 models. Also I don't believe there was a rugged trail edition for the 1st gens.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    This is correct ^^^^^

    I didnt see the OP had a first genner.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    You and me both. I failed to look at somebody profile yet again doh!
     
  7. Sep 12, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    i have nokian vatiivas and never had had a problem in snow so far.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    cool thanks guys, the bfg's are nice but man 200 bucks a piece hurt the wallet!
     
  9. Sep 12, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    Maybe check your local craigslist for a lightly used set.
     
  10. Sep 12, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    The Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs get rave reviews on ALL uses. They seem to be capable in all seasons and situations.

    I've had BFG T/As and Bridgestone REVOs in Michigan winters. I think I may prefer the Revos, but am not certain. Big problem with the BFGs is the price tag and weight.

    Why are you afraid to use your Nittos in the snow? They seem to get pretty good reviews around here.
     
  11. Sep 12, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    hate to be a hater of bfg's but I can't see buying a tire that lasts 40k miles and costs just as much as Michelin! I am a Michelin fan. I have had a set of ltx ms on a truck for 85k miles and they did excellent on Colorado snow packed and icy roads.

    if you want something a little more aggressive look at the ltx a/t2! My brother has them and they do awesome!

    I have been wanting to try the Yokohama at geolander's for a change, they have a 3 layer sidewall!!!

    fyi I bought my wifes xterra with nitto tierra grappler's and they hydroplayned like crazy, but on the flip side they did awesome in the snow and off road! I ended up sellin them and got ltx ms.

    check craigslist you might be able to find some cool wheels to go with the used tires!
     
  12. Sep 12, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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    Can anyone confirm why some limiteds have chrome gilles, chrome bumpers, chrome side mirrors, & chrome door handles with color matched flares where others have color matched grilles, color matched bumpers, black side mirrors, color matched door handles, & color matched flares?

    I've always wondered about this, thought it was just the years. The chrome mirrors & door handles are fugly!
     
  13. Sep 14, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    why i am not running my nittos in the snow is cause of the rims, i heard and seen some really really bad pictures of salt getting under the protective coating on the aluminum and the rims look like absolute shit when the aluminum oxidizes and there is nothing you can do about it becuse of the protective plastic coating.
     
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