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FINALLY Starting my build - 1988 Toyota Pickup 3.0

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by eagleswarrior, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Dec 7, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    eagleswarrior

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    Alright so next week I get my paint job (paint code 6Q7/hunter green)...Because I'm still going to be driving it every day, I'm only going with a 2" ToyTec Basic Lift Kit... Not going to be offroading it to terribly much, just for hunting...I'd like to go 33-12.50 15 just because I the look of a real wide tire...I've got to make sure I won't scrub though....So a few tire's I'm trying to choose from and so far I REALLY like the Dick Cepak Radial Crushers, but I'm also looking at the Pro Comp Radial Muds, and a Mickey Thompson Tire...Which Tires should I go with and should I do the 33-12.50's or the 31-10.50's?
     
  2. Dec 7, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    sirius satilite radio, more on the way when i get more money. oh ya removed the secondary filter
    keep us posted.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    want1bad

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    those crushers look sweet. congrats on getting started on your build. i finally got my truck and got rid of the jeep the wed before thanksgiving.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    the 31s will likely be easier on your drivetrain and MPG...

    as for the brand, the pro comps are no competition to the other two you are considering...
     
  5. Dec 7, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    eagleswarrior

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    Congradulations man!! I know how bad you've been wanting one!! I've ALWAYS wanted a hunter green Toyota Pickup and I'm extremely thrilled to be getting it done...I'm trying to decide if I want to go chrome and black or just black it out...I'll get some pics up of it now and then as it progresses!! My paint job starts Saturday night!!
     
  6. Dec 7, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    Would the 31's still look as good as the 33's? So you're saying throw the idea of the Pro Comp's out? I really appreciate the feed back as well...All of this will really help me with these decisions!
     
  7. Dec 9, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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  8. Dec 9, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    Custom Everything! WHAT º¿º
    why not run a 31x12.50x16?
     
  9. Dec 9, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    not quiet at the point where I can buy the tires AND the wheels so I was trying to stick with the wheels that I have for the time being...I think I'm gonna go with the Dick Cepak DC-1's when I do get the wheels though...or either the moto metal 951's black with chrome accents...
     
  10. Dec 9, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    no pics??? :(
     
  11. Dec 9, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    i used to have a 88 toyota extra cabb v-6. It had a 6 inch lift with 35 inch bfg at on it.

    no regear either

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  12. Dec 9, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    I don't actually start the build until Saturday night when we start the paint job...I'll take pics of it now and then starting saturday night when we start the sanding I'll start an album!! My build will be coming along slowly unfortunately for financial side of things but I'm looking forward to it all!! Its been a long time coming!!
     
  13. Dec 9, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    WOW after seeing that I'm already rethinking the 2" and maybe going to the 4" Pro Comp...That truck looks really nice...
     
  14. Dec 9, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    SOOOO Confused on what Size of tires to do...31x10.50 with 1.5" wheel spacers or the 33x12.50's...This is driving me CRAZY...
     
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    why would you want wheel spacers?
     
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    what are DB lifts? I'd only do the wheel spacers because I like the tires to stick out a little bit...bad idea?
     
  18. Dec 9, 2009 at 3:25 PM
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    ok I might get back handed for even suggesting this, but I actually thought about going with the Kumho Road Venture 32x11.50r15... http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...KL78OWL6&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes There cheap as crap and have good ratings...won't look like the aggressive mud terrains I was wanting but being so cheap it will allow me to do more, quicker, and I can get the mud terrains later...Bad Idea?
     
  19. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    stock for now
    do what the money will allow you at this time and upgrade in the future when you have the money to do what you want to with it
     
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