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One week old 09 Taco = already blown tire off roading!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by okietaco, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Apr 18, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    okietaco [OP] Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Hey all: bought my 09 double cab long bed TRO Sport with Tow package one week ago.:)

    Went offroading on my hunting lease yesterday with the following badness: bottomed out left tire rod on rock (no damage); took stem in left front sidewall with flat in about 10 secs. Spent > 1 hour to put on spare in open field:mad:

    It seems I need help. I live in NE Oklahoma - woody. I want to get bigger, stronger tires than my standard Dunlop AT20 P265/65R17.

    I am thinking about a simple raise: Readylift front leveling strut extension 2.25 inch and Readylift 1 inch rear block kit.

    Please give me input on tires that would raise my truck bottom up off ground and that are tougher.

    Thanks in advance!!!;)
  2. Apr 18, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    NMG Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2009
    09 Double Cab TRD Sport
    I assume I'll have the Dunlop's when my truck gets here and I'll run them as long as I can stand before switching them out to Michelin's. I had LTX AT's on my F-150 and they were awesome. That's most likely what I'll go with again. Awesome tread wear, quiet and smooth ride on the highway and great traction in all sorts of conditions. Probably not the best "pure" off road tire, but for a daily driver needing all round performance, I was VERY happy with them. They aren't cheap, but I don't tend to skimp on tires. It sort of like good shoes, spend the dough and they will treat you right :)
  3. Apr 18, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    Brunes abides.

    May 31, 2008
    First Name:
    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    That sounds like more than average damage for a tire...They aren't horrible tires. but the Nitto Terra Grapplers and Bridgestone A/T or A/T Revos are popular.

    If you are going to be off-roading stay away from rear blocks. Look at Add-A-Leaf (AAL) packs either thru Toytec or Wheelers Off-Road. There are other options for the front as well- depending on if you just want to level the truck or if you want to lift it. If you get a 3" lift and some wheel spacers you can stuff 285/75R17's or so under the there which will help with ground clearance as well.

    Welcome to the site and enjoy learning!!

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