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Installing 5100 for front. Front-end alignment enough?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by xxaarraa, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. xxaarraa

    xxaarraa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Folks,

    My local tire shop is promising free front-end only alignment if I buy a set of tires from them. I am putting in the front billies (5100) this weekend and also thinking about getting a set of chunkier tires.

    Question: Is the free alignment from the tire shop enough post 5100 install? Looking to combine and save a few bucks.

    Thanks much!
     
  2. xxaarraa

    xxaarraa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Cool. Figured I save $80-100 on the alignment by doing tires right after the billies.

    I am looking at 265x70x16s on the stock steelies. Either the General Grabber AT2 or BFG AT KO. Leaning towards the Generals as they are almost $250 cheaper.
     
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    JB3CK24 Return to the 36 Chambers

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    I'd lean towards the Generals.. BFG ATs look nice, but are SUPER heavy and not any better off-road than other brands that are FAR cheaper..

    When I get tires, I am going to run Firestone Destination ATs..
     
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    xxaarraa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    No doubt. Heard nothing but good things about BFG ATs.

    But I think I am sold on the Generals, they are getting pretty decent reviews on Tirerack as well as on here. Doubt I will drive the truck for another 40k miles before I get rid of it, so cheaper makes sense to me over treadwear.

    Thanks for all your suggestions, appreciate it. :)
     
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    xxaarraa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sambo,

    Here is the final result my friend. Thanks for your thoughts/opinions.

    Rear spring TSB, 5100s set at .85 and 265x70x16s with spidertrax at all 4 corners.

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    T@co_Pr3runn3r XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    Looks good.
     
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