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My Tacoma Built

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by carattini, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Apr 11, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    carattini

    carattini [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I Just Got My Tacoma last Friday and exited. Will post pictures of the progress of my built as it progress.

    1. Tint Glass
    2. Wheels and Tires
    A. Deciding on 16" or 15"
    3. Repair some minor damage to paint
    4. Paint bumpers to match the body color
    5. Paint a second tone of black on top like The Ford Harley Davison.
    6. Remove Charcoal filter
    7. Add drop in AFE or K&N
    8. Headers

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  2. Apr 12, 2011 at 5:42 AM
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    Last night tried my girlfriend rims on my Tacoma and they look great, too bad I couldn’t keep them. sorry for the pictures it was at night and took them with my I phone.

    They are 18" with 235\60\R18 from a Mazda CX7 and they are street wheels not off-road but I think I can fit a 17" with some decent tires so I'll Keep you posted. I drove it around and they performed with no robbing.

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  3. Apr 12, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    carattini [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I found myself in quite a dilemma:

    I want all terrain tires for my truck, but also some nice wheels but it seems that they don't go together. There is little selection in 15" or 16" rims it gets better with 17" Rims but then I can't find a good All Terrain tire with 17" diameter. I really don't do affording but like the look of All Terrain wheels. Can anybody help?

    This are some 17" rims I found that I like

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  4. Apr 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    carattini

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    Thanks I'll Tell her that...

    BTW I just order the new wheels for the Tacoma.

    17"X8"

    The tires wil be 235/65/R17 still serching for them.

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  5. Apr 14, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    alexmxman185

    alexmxman185 Keepin' it dirty in Texas

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    Black grille guard with mounted kc road lights, 31x9.5x15 AT on stock rims. My future mod list: new white front bumper, Fat Bobs 2.75 spacer lift with rear AAL, american racing Flat Black Rims, 32x11.5x15 BFG A/T, satoshi grille with road lights mounted behind it, 8000k HID for all lights, 1'' Body Lift, new window tint, blacked out headlights and taillights, custom hood scoop, weather tech floor liners, LED dash cluster replacement, Front bilstein shocks, 40 series flowmaster, paint all my badges black.
    dude they have pages upon pages of 15'' rims in discount tire with howerer much offset/backspacing you want to. just describe your dream rim and if they guy isnt lazy he'll look for you.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    carattini

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    Thanks man:

    I visit that page but the same just 7 pages for 15" and 16" but 24 pages for 17"

    Anyway I already order a set.

    I'll post pic's as soon as they arive.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    Just finish the first mod.

    Tint on the glass.

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  8. Apr 20, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    Do they make hankook dynapro ATMs in that size cause I love mine
     
  9. Apr 20, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    alexmxman185 Keepin' it dirty in Texas

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    Black grille guard with mounted kc road lights, 31x9.5x15 AT on stock rims. My future mod list: new white front bumper, Fat Bobs 2.75 spacer lift with rear AAL, american racing Flat Black Rims, 32x11.5x15 BFG A/T, satoshi grille with road lights mounted behind it, 8000k HID for all lights, 1'' Body Lift, new window tint, blacked out headlights and taillights, custom hood scoop, weather tech floor liners, LED dash cluster replacement, Front bilstein shocks, 40 series flowmaster, paint all my badges black.
    na man you have to go in the stores to look for rims online they have had the same rims for like ever and never update :( oh well you got you a pair you like so good luck!
     
  10. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    Nice wheel choice, you could have checked Indy Performance in Rio Piedras too, they have some new wheel models similar to those from 15" to 16". You might be able to find Kumhos Road Ventures or Revos also Yokohama Geolanders in that size locally, I know yokohama has a distributor in Ponce and a lot of the tire shops have kumhos.
     
  11. Apr 21, 2011 at 5:23 AM
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    Thanks Eduardo:

    I found Yokohama Geolanders in 235/65/R17 just whaiting on the wheels to by them their is a Yokohama in Río grande. Never went to Indy in Río Piedras but Nex Time will go their.

    Thanks for the post and will post pics when the Wheels get in the truck.
     
  12. May 4, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    Finally the new wheels arrive. they don't look the same as advertize because of diference of offset.

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  13. May 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    from the lame 205/70/R15 to the better 235/65/17 it is good to see all that space fill with tire.

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  14. May 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    The down side of going with bigger tires.

    With the original 215/75/15 I have a solid 20 MPG on city with heavy traffic
    With the new 235/65/17 I have a solid 17 MPG on city With Heavy traffic

    I recently acquire this truck and haven't do any tune up. So I'll do some to see if I can get back to the 20 MPG.

    1. New Spark Plugs
    2. Oil Change the guy that have it took it to the dealer so They most use the worst must cheep i will go with Mobile One extended performance full sintec and the corresponding oil filter
    3. K&N Drop in Air filter
    4. Remove Charcoal filter from the air box
    5. Remove the thing on the fender where the air comes in

    I hope to see some increase with this will let you know how it went as soon as I'm done.
     
  15. Jun 17, 2011 at 5:39 AM
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    Well I did the tune up but Now is 17.5 MPG so it didn't make that much diference. I wil try using 91 octane insted of 89 to see if that make any diference and bacause I'm Noticing some Nocking sound with 89.
     
  16. Jun 17, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    Increased octane does nothing but raise your total bill...been there, done that
     
  17. Jul 13, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    I did 93 octane and know I have 18.5 MPG and Noking sound desapear.
     
  18. Jul 28, 2011 at 5:42 AM
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    Next step is to find a Third member 4.10 Hoping that will increase to 20MPG
     
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  20. Jul 29, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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    Thanks...
     
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