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How Much Tire Can I put.......

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BJO, May 23, 2009.

  1. May 23, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    I want to put taller, wider tires on my 1999 4wd Tacoma. It has the factory 15" wheels - I think they are 7" wide. How big can I reasonably go without a lift kit or new rims??
     
  2. May 23, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    I belive you can fit some 32" talls tires on there without too much rubbing. Maybe a 32/11.50/15....
     
  3. May 23, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    10.50" tire is the widest you can run (technically) with a 7" wide rim.

    You can run 11.50" wide tire - but you will have to set your air pressure a little bit lower to ensure the tread wears evenly.

    I ran 32 x 11.50's M/T's on my stock rims (on my 96) and had to run air pressure around 26psi. I had 2" lift - no rubbing at all.
     
  4. May 24, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    i have 31-10.50-15

    and they rub when the wheel is hard over .....i wouldn't go any larger
     
  5. May 24, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    DO they rub bad? I mean do they damage the tires or the truck? You don't have a lift kit right?
     
  6. May 24, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    its not to bad of a rub ...no lift kit ....
     
  7. May 24, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    Dont want to keep buggin you, but it looks like you painted your wheels black - looks good. How did you get the paint to adhere?
     
  8. May 24, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    your not bugging ....any who ...when i painted the rims, i washed them with soapy water to remove the dirt/grease... let them dry for a bit then taped the tire walls so i didn't get over spray...then sprayed them with wheel paint...wheel paint in more adhesive then normal paint.. one thing to be careful with is over spray ....do short sprays and about 6 to 8 inches away from your rims...just to avoid running paint

    ya so just use wheel paint and you'll be good to go
     
  9. May 24, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    Thanks man. I think Imay try painting the inside (textured) parts of the wheels - they're always covered in brake dust anyway. Your paint has stayed on ok?
     
  10. May 24, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    oh ya no worrys the paint has stayed really well ...considering i've been out mudding a few times since and also use a pressure washer to clean the truck/tires ...and the paint stays just fine
     
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