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oldman emu and tires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yv1650c, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    yv1650c

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    Hello I want to install the oldman emu but for money things, i'm not able to buy right now the tires (265-70R17) so, i pretend to keep the oem dueleres 265/65R17 for a long time...
    does it look too much bad?
     
  2. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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  3. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    ehh, from the looks of that, i would buy the lift but wait to install it until i get new tires and wheels. no offense bj, just saying.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    I can live with the look for a few days. :rolleyes:

    It was more important to me to make sure I didn't have any unfixable/unsolvable mechanical problems with the suspension before I went plunking down an additional 1500 for wheels and tires. If for some reason I was going to have to back out the suspension change, I didn't want to be stuck with wheels and tires I couldn't use. :eek:

    Even more importantly, this way I'm only changing one thing at a time. If I get vibration (and I did get a minor one) I know for sure it's a driveline vibration issue not a tire balance issue -- so I know how to go about solving it. :cool: If I had changed tires at the same time, I couldn't be sure. :confused:

    For now, i'm calling it the "gangly teenage look" stretched out, but not filled in.:D
     
  5. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    haha, i totally understand and you did it for good reason. i was just saying that i wouldn't wanna do that if it were for a long period of time, the lift could wait on the tires for me! haha. but yes, that's good logic on your part. i did my lift in stages too. but luckily i already had 265/75's, so it doesn't look awkward to me. but of course i can't wait for these to wear out so i can get some 285's or 295's :)
     
  6. Oct 1, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    I dont want to remove the mudflaps, what would be the best tire size?
     
  7. Oct 1, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    OME, no removing factory mudflaps - 265/75R16 or 265/70R17 - which is a little larger than stock, and requires trimming or removing the mudflaps at stock ride height, but shouldn't with OME lift.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    I didn't have any rubbing with my 265x75R16's on stock shocks. With and without my ARB bumper on the front.

    It's really hit or miss with the rubbing at that tire size.
     
  9. Oct 1, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    I got an OME lift with 285/70/17 and didnt have to remove my front mud flaps. I not sure if its due the height of my tires but I did have to trim a little!
     
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