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New member looking for wheel/tire advice

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 1flossedTRD, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Jan 28, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    1flossedTRD

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    Hi all. This is my first post on here. I just picked up a 2002 Tacoma 4x4 SR5 with the 4cylinder engine! Super excited about picking her up on Monday.

    Now, the wheels and tires are pretty beat and need replacing. I was looking for advice. Should I stick with the 15s on it or go to 16s. Should I stay with factory tire size 225/75 or can I bump them to 255s and be safe still? I do not want a ton of road noise, and want mileage to stay decent. I have to drive 60 miles a day for work. :(

    Truck is super clean with no rust!

    I like the Cragar soft 8s, but I heard there are fitment issues.

    Here's a pic!

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  2. Jan 28, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    WELCOME!!! i have 16" american racing rims with 33 10.50s and i get 16.5 mpg with a 3.4l v6 if that helps
     
  3. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Any thoughts on tire size? I don't want to have to modify anything to get them to fit.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    i had 31" on mine before i had the lift installed with no problems.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    I will not be doing a lift at this point either...
     
  6. Jan 29, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    I really like the soft 8s:

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    Will these fit on my truck without issue in 16 in. x 8 in., 6 x 5.5 in.

    Plan on using these tireS: BF Goodrich All terrain T/A: Size: 255/70R16

    Will I have ANY issues with fitment on a stock 02 Taco? No lift..

    THANKS!
     
  7. Jan 29, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    Cragar Soft 8s don't fit on the 6 lug first gen tacos...

    there was recently a TW member who found some off brand Soft 8s that cleared the brake vein...

    i vote you stick to 15s as tires are a lil cheaper for 15s than the bigger sizes...

    and keep them stock height if you want to maintain your mileage...

    bigger tires on a short commute aren't noticeable, but at 60 miles a day plus your weekend usage, it will become significant...
     
  8. Jan 29, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    TacomaGus

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    i have 15inch pro comp 8069's. You can get them from wheelers offroad and they fit perfect and are one of the few 15 inch wheels to clear the calipers. They are about twice the price of soft 8's, but they are half the weight of a steel wheel since they are alloy so that will help with mileage. I put on 32x11.5 tires this summer and they didn't really notice a mileage difference at all. If i were you i would get the pro comp 8069's and 31x10.5 BFG all terrains

    here's a link for the wheels
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomablackalloys.htm
     
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