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Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by chad68, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Apr 9, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    chad68

    chad68 [OP] Master Jedi Member I am...

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    In 3 weeks I'm buying a 2009 Tacoma 4x4 reg cab 4 banger.

    I already have my wheels, Pro comp 1069 polished aluminum 16"x8" with 4" backspace.

    The truck will start off right off the bat with a 3" Revtek lift. Maybe after 2 or 3 years I will go with a 6" Fabtec lift and 17" wheels.

    For the last year+ I have been trying to decide if I want 265/75/16 or 285/75/16 MT tires.

    I know with the 285's I will rub the body mount and the plastic, not really worried about rubbing on either as I'm willing to do the body mount mod if it drives me nuts, driving around town.

    My question is will running the 285's (33's) with the 4 banger engine totally kill the acceleration and put way too much starin on the trans, clutch and driveline components VS the 265's? With 285's will it change the gearing so much that 5th gear will be uselees on the freeway?

    I will only be using the truck for fire roads and old logging trails on the weekends in the winter time and daily driivng around town, with not very much freeway drivng.

    I'm not going to be regearing, unless I go with a 6" lift years down the road but doubt I will ever go with a 6" lift. will most likely stay at 3" and just run coilovers, up front and maybe rears later on. Of course I tried searching but all I seem to find are will this fit or rub threads

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 10, 2009 at 12:42 AM
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    chad68

    chad68 [OP] Master Jedi Member I am...

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    Ah never mind, decided I'm going with 33's. I'm getting the tires so cheap that if they suck, I can switch to 32's in a few months.

    Will have pics of the truck with all the mods done in <4 weeks.

    I'm buying my truck on the last day of this month and the mods should all be done about the 9th. They would be done sooner but the truck is going to need to be delivered to the dealer and may take a couple days to get there.

    Man I'm more excited about getting this truck then when I bought my 350Z brand new. I'm soooo sick of my 12 year old Nissan PU.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    chad68 [OP] Master Jedi Member I am...

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    LOL changed my mind again. Getting the 265's tomorrow. Afraid it will kill the acceleration and put too much strain on everything.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2009 at 10:52 PM
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    get the 33's!!! trust me!!! i was thinking about the 265's and said hellll nooooo..the looks just so much more aggressive!!
     
  5. Apr 11, 2009 at 2:15 AM
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    chad68

    chad68 [OP] Master Jedi Member I am...

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    Problem is it's just going to be a 4 cylinder and I'm not regearing it, at least not for the first year or two. I don't want to have to replace my clutch and or brakes every 2 years.

    I'm afraid the 33's weighing noticably more than 265's, that taking off in first gear will feel more like taking off in second gear. Could a 160~HP 4 banger with stock gearing even spin 33's in mud in 1st or 2nd gear? Withough torchering the drive components?

    Brake jobs don't cost much but clutches are kinda pricy. On the other hand 265's might make it look like a skateboard going down the road.
     
  6. Apr 11, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    chad68

    chad68 [OP] Master Jedi Member I am...

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    Ok well I finally pulled the trigger.

    The Definity Dakotas that they sell at Pep Boys, were $750 OTD for either 265's or 285's. Weird that they were same price but they are. Plus there is a $148 mail in rebate on them. Best price on MT tires I have and will ever see. The 285's didn't seem to be as heavy as I thought it would be but there was no way to weigh them.

    The 265 Dakotas looked terribly skinny for a MT. The 285's looked just plan bad ass. If I was willing to regear I would buy them anyday of the week but I'm not regearing anytime soon, so both of those options were out.

    Went to Les Schwab and they had Maxxis Bighorns in 265's that measured almost exactlly the same width as other 33" MT's. They wanted $930 OTD for the 265's. Nice tires but there was one other tire I wanted to price out.

    So I went to another dealer who can get Kumho venture MT's. They were only 20 bucks more OTD than the Bighorns $950.

    Long story short I ordered the Kumho 265/75/16's. If I find that the 265's don't kill the power and I can find out how much more the 285 Dakotas weigh, I might try those next time.

    Here is a pic of the Kumho's I bought. The tires in the pic on the Jeep are the same exact size as I what I bought 265/75/16's.

    Now I'm trying to decide if I want to go with a tuff country 3" lift I can get for $500 installed or suck it up and get sway aways right off the bat. I was told the 3" daystar lifts the rear 2 inches which I think is a little too much for 32's (too much rake). Was thinking of getting sway aways and setting them at 2.5" and maybe add a 1" block or leaf pack and turn them to 3 inches.

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  7. Apr 14, 2009 at 12:15 AM
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    chad68

    chad68 [OP] Master Jedi Member I am...

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    Polished 16x8 Pro Comp 1069's 4" BS Nitto Mud Grapplers 305/70/16 Magnaflow & glasspack muffler Stainless tip K&N 63 series Aircharger Vent visors Autometer volt and dig. temp. gauge custom mounted Factory chrome rear bumper (not black factory, one) TRD pedal covers TRD skid plate Hurst T handle shift knob Rear Tint Clear bra on the sides Chrome extinguisher Icon non resi coilovers, ICON RR shocks, black seat covers. And some other crap
    I know I'm just talking to myself LOL but I decided to go with 2.0" swayaways. I'm waiting to hear if they are on backorder or not. If they will be on BO for more than two weeks, I'm going to spend $125 more and go with 2.5" Camburgs instead. I thought about it and decided I would rather spend the extra money for coilovers now instead of a cheap spacer type lift now, then getting the coilovers later. But for now I am going cheap with the rear lift ha.

    Buying my 2009 baby 2 weeks from this Wednesday.

    This truck is going to be kick ass. I'm getting my tire mounted this Wednesday.
     
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