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major noob question about tires on a base model

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomababe, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Jun 13, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    tacomababe

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    i have a 1999 regular cab base model. i am starting with the tires. my question is how big of a tire can i go with and not have it rub? the current tires on it are 225/70/14. is it possible to put on 305/60/15? i have no lift kit on it...yet. thanks in advance for all your help :)
     
  2. Jun 13, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    15'' mickey tompson bullet hole rims 31.10.50 mickey tompson baja tires
    is it 4x4? or 2x4? i have a 2000 4x4 tacoma ext cab and i have 31'' tires on mine and they dont scrub
     
  3. Jun 14, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    it's a 2x4. :D
     
  4. Jun 14, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    235/75R15 is the largest I believe.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    i had 225/75/15's on mine before i lifted it and they rubbed a little bit after i took off the swaybar
     
  6. Jun 14, 2010 at 11:09 PM
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    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    ahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    have you seen a 305/60/15 next to a 225/70/14? BFG on the difference...
    im just saying. before i look for the tire size i want i go to the tire shop and look at a tire. just to visualize the size in comparison to my own.

    if you have a 2x4 put a 2in body lift on it and then they will fit. put a spacer on the inside to make sure it doesnt rub while in a corner

    EDIT: not trying to be a jerk but, you made me laugh man.
     
  7. Jun 14, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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    2x4? That's a piece of lumber lol I think you have a 4x2 :D atleast that's what Toyota calls them.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    hmmm,ok. if you notice others referred to it as a 2x4, that's why i put the smiley face there. i actually know what a 2x4 is, i work overnights at home depot. and as i said i am new to this as far as tires are concerned (took auto shop in high school), so yeah i am not sure on sizes. so that's what led me here to find out first before i headed to the store. and by the way, i am a chick :D thanks for all the answers guys
     
  9. Jun 15, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    whatever you do, DO NOT GET A BODY LIFT! they are gay and make the truck look like shit when you can see the street from under the bed and above the cab, if you put a lift on it for bigger tires do a spacer or spindle or coil and upper arm just for heavens sake dont do a body lift! :puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke::puke:
     
  10. Jun 16, 2010 at 1:34 AM
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    4x2, that means SHE can not go off roading like a 4x4, why not get a body lift? spend 300 on that or 700and ^ on a susp. lift.


    also, when a guy says a girl cant do something he is a biggit, and morally wrong for judging a female on her "junk". you (being a woman) now want us (guys) to say it is ok for you to say something crazy because you are a girl?

    just saying you(all women) need to pick a side and tell all us (all men) what your stance is.

    my wife knows she will be laughed at with my taco buds if she says something crazy, so she uses google...

    again my .02
     
  11. Jun 16, 2010 at 5:46 AM
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    Angie,

    Not to be a smart ass, but you mentioned about getting new tires and nothing about wheels/rims. If you have 14s and you're looking at 15s, you'll need to get new wheels too. How much are you planning on spending for this project? 235/75R15 are a decent size tire for a 2WD truck. If you want to go bigger, I would start with a suspension lift. Either way, you need to get new wheels with the tires.
     
  12. Jun 16, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    Alright Alright fellas... cool down a bit, we aren't TN. haha.

    Short answer for you Angie: No. They will not fit. As previously mentioned the first problem is that the wheel sizes are different so you will need to buy different wheels if you wish to run those tires. Second issue is the overall size of the tire. The tire you want to run (305/60R15) is about 3 inches taller, 1.5" all the way around, and quite a bit wider. Honestly, the tire might fit. My 4x4 runs 31x10.50R15's stock, which are about 2" larger than the 305/60R15's you want to run on your 4x2. Goodluck on the search.
     
  13. Jun 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    i wasnt saying she goes four wheeling in her 5 lug, i dont but i put a spindle lift on it and it only cost me three hundred, now why spend that much to lift cab off the frame and not keep it where it belongs? and i wasnt demanding her not go get a body lift you wierdy, how in the world am i a bigot for making a suggestion on what looks good? you my sir are a douche and a half.
     
  14. Jun 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    do some research on prices before you comment jackass
     
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