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installed FJC steelies w/ firestone destination a/t's

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Joey_Buttafuoco, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Aug 14, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    Joey_Buttafuoco

    Joey_Buttafuoco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    avid offroad light-bar, URD short-throw shifter, fj steelies, 265-70/17 firestone destination a/t's, magnaflow 10425, tonneau cover, rear diff. breather mod, stubby antenna, debadged, weathertech digitalfit floormats, seat belt chime disabled, mudflap delete, buncha stickers
    Finally snapped some pictures of my truck with my new wheels and tires:
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    I picked up the wheels a few months ago on craigslist for $200, and have been patiently waiting for the horrible dunlops to wear out enough that I could justify buying a new set of tires. I originally was planning on running a set of the BFG AT's, but couldn't swallow the high price. I instead turned to my younger brother who is a tech at a firestone autocare center and he hooked me up with a set of the destination a/t's for $145 each with no install or balancing fee. The size I chose was 265/70 and the steelies are 17's. This is the stock size for the fj cruisers on these wheels, but the width and overall diameter is a little larger than my old stock 16's. (9.64 vs 10.43inch wide and 30.46 vs 31.60inch tall) Ive noticed a small change in power, mostly up slight grades in 5th where im running less than 2500rpm. I also took a small hit in fuel economy, before i was averaging 23.1, now im down to 21.9, 21.1, and 21.3 for my first three tanks with the new wheels. Overall im very happy with the purchace, I really love the simplicty and rugged look of the fj steelies, esp with the new tires. Thanks for looking!
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  2. Aug 14, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    17in fj cruiser wheels satoshi grille with devil horns emblem Single in double out 50 series flowmaster with stainless tips Kenwod ddx512 double din touch screen DVD reciver with a single Rockford fosgate 12 in sub with an alpine amp tinted tail and third break light silverstar head and fog lights k&n drop in Billy 5100's on all 4 corners with a 2"AAL
    Looks good
     
  3. Aug 14, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    MJF

    MJF VSC blows

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    Looks great. I love the look of steel wheel.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    Joey_Buttafuoco

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    Thanks for the comments guys!
     
  5. Oct 7, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    Greenbean

    Greenbean B.S. Goodwrench

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    Its an old thread, but a good looking silver RC with the FJ steelies I am looking for deserves props.

    Love the slightly wider stance bud! Your truck looks great!

    RCs for life!
     
  6. Oct 7, 2012 at 7:44 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Can someone please translate?
     
  7. Oct 7, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    Greenbean

    Greenbean B.S. Goodwrench

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    R egular
    C abs,

    :D
     
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