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New Tires-Need help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by sslongmuir, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Sep 9, 2008 at 1:07 PM
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    sslongmuir

    sslongmuir [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So im replacing my 31x10.5-15 tires and am trying to figure out if it would be better to go tall and skinny or stay the same. Idealy i would get a 265/85 but i cant find alot of choices in that size. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 9, 2008 at 5:17 PM
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    350TacoZilla

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    stock gearing, 4cyl, stock rims? I would suggest a 30-32 with 9.50-10.50 .. I had a set of 30x9.50x15 sport kings on a 89 before it ran really nice with them
     
  3. Sep 12, 2008 at 5:44 AM
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    sslongmuir

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    i want tal and narrow but i think a 10.5 is as narrow as i can go without looking goofy
     
  4. Sep 12, 2008 at 7:26 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    +1-this guy knows his stuff-what looks 'goofy' is short sidewalls. 9.5 is plenty wide enough without sapping power IMO:)
     
  5. Sep 14, 2008 at 10:39 PM
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    Dustin03

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    Wider tires are only a benefit when you run on sand anyway. Narrower tire = smaller contact area = greater pressure per square inch on rocks and gravel = greater off-road traction. Plus less unsprung weight means the brakes don't have to work as hard to slow you down in a hurry.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2008 at 6:57 AM
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    great points:)!! especially the "greater pressure per square inch" point which nobody seems to consider!
     
  7. Sep 16, 2008 at 10:45 PM
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    ha ha ty... I only know this stuff because I have screwed it up so many times and had to re-do it lol.... I had a set of 34x10.50x15 LTB swampers under my purple taco for awhile and they really went great offroad..i think due to the pressure per " idea...and even that talle and skinny they looked good on there
     
  8. Sep 16, 2008 at 10:47 PM
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    I can probably get some pics of a 30x9.50 tire under a toy.. buddy has a 91 with my old sport kings under it lol.. have to try that
     
  9. Sep 17, 2008 at 1:24 AM
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    I beg to differ. Short sidewalls are bad ass! I get lots of people asking about my truck. The wheels & the low profile tires catch their eye.

    I'm running 265/50/20

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sep 17, 2008 at 1:43 AM
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    Well, I'm not much for thin tires on trucks, but those rims look pretty damn sweet.:cool:
     
  11. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:27 AM
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    OK yours are tastefully balanced with rim size (duh)-I was referring to a shorter tire on the OP's EXISTING rims which I see a lot and IMO it looks stupid. So with respect to the original thread, my statement stands:)BTW do something with that plainjane tailpipe...the rest of your truck is well donne-you forgot to do the custom exhaust too!:D
     
  12. Sep 17, 2008 at 7:42 AM
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    I would love to have Borla or something. But not in the cards.
    Child support & high gas prices takes my mod money. Maybe oneday.
     
  13. Sep 17, 2008 at 8:22 AM
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    AHH I guess we can live with it-your truck is very cool:D
     
  14. Sep 18, 2008 at 9:10 PM
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    Looks good for a cruiser, but it's hard to air down for soft ground with those curb-scrapers... ;)
     
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