1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Next Purchase

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by danteisme, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Mar 25, 2013 at 11:06 AM
    #1
    danteisme

    danteisme [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Member:
    #4248
    Messages:
    1,223
    Gender:
    Male
    pittsburgh
    Vehicle:
    05 base 4x4
    Doing some thinking on lunch today as far as the next (for a while). my 05 2.7 turned 100K today (see one of the below posts i made)

    i'm up in the air as far as next mod. since i'm planning and saving for my wedding next year i got cash for one more mod for probably another year or so. obviously, i want the taco to have a little more punch. My 265 70 16 tires are going to wear out by the end of the summer and i plan to replace them with 265 75 16s (hankook dynapro P rated so the weight will be kept to a minimum) Torn between these 2 mods

    1. LCE header
    2. Konig Countersteers or SCS F5 wheels.

    i know people say the wheels won't add hp, but they will significantly reduce the rolling mass of the wheels. a performance guy told me that 1lb of unsprung or rotational weight is = to 6 or 7lbs. The stock wheels weight 29ish lbs, the light weight wheels i'm looking at weigh 19 lbs, thats a savings of 10 lbs per wheel right there. so according to the performance shop guy, it will feel like i've taken out 240lbs from the truck. won't set any land speed records, but should feel better. the bigger tires weigh 2 lbs more than what i have now so that will add some back, but not killer.

    Not sure where my money is better spent...keeping the stock wheels and adding the LCE header or keeping the stock header and adding the aftermarket wheels with the new tires. ideally id like to do both, but its just not going to be feasible for a while.

    thoughts?
     
  2. Mar 25, 2013 at 3:18 PM
    #2
    rickcrna

    rickcrna Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Member:
    #89841
    Messages:
    281
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Vancouver, WA
    Vehicle:
    '13 AC SR5 4WD I4 Auto MGM
    Forget the mods....your money is better spent on the wedding and investing the rest for growth.

    Just a thought....
     
  3. Mar 25, 2013 at 4:08 PM
    #3
    danteisme

    danteisme [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Member:
    #4248
    Messages:
    1,223
    Gender:
    Male
    pittsburgh
    Vehicle:
    05 base 4x4
    well i was going to do both this year, but after discussing it with the fiance we both agreed that i pick one and the rest goes to the wedding etc...

    she'll be a good wife lol
     
  4. Mar 25, 2013 at 4:32 PM
    #4
    rickcrna

    rickcrna Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Member:
    #89841
    Messages:
    281
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Vancouver, WA
    Vehicle:
    '13 AC SR5 4WD I4 Auto MGM
    She'll be an even better wife and partner when she realizes you are not going to waste money decorating your truck with mods, but instead put those funds to more productive uses.

    Wise money management counts....
     
  5. Mar 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM
    #5
    danteisme

    danteisme [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Member:
    #4248
    Messages:
    1,223
    Gender:
    Male
    pittsburgh
    Vehicle:
    05 base 4x4
    alright lets rephrase this...

    To keep the thread on track and not discuss my financial managements

    best bang for the buck LCE header or lightweight wheels?
     
  6. Mar 25, 2013 at 7:08 PM
    #6
    Steves104x4

    Steves104x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Member:
    #35468
    Messages:
    6,429
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Buffalo NY
    Vehicle:
    2010 RC 2.7 4x4
    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
  7. Mar 26, 2013 at 5:46 AM
    #7
    danteisme

    danteisme [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Member:
    #4248
    Messages:
    1,223
    Gender:
    Male
    pittsburgh
    Vehicle:
    05 base 4x4
    you say wheels based on aesthetics or that the lighter wheels will benefit the "performance" of the truck better than the LCE header?
     
  8. Mar 26, 2013 at 6:06 AM
    #8
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    29,091
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    She'll be a good wife :D

    Mine did the same thing, my last mod was a set of BAMF sliders in the Black Friday GB, then saving for the wedding. Congrats on your upcoming wedding! I have nothing productive to add to your debate :eek:
     
To Top