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Paddle Tires for Tacoma???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 619Tacoma, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Sep 18, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    619Tacoma

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    Hey Everyone!

    I've always wondered about paddle tires for trucks. i know they exist because i've seen them on trophy trucks out at Glamis and also on the sand rails but always wondered about their application on a tacoma per say. Has anybody tried anything like this on a tacoma?

    Does anything exist like a snow chain but with nobbies for the sand? i think big paddles wouldnt be good because of so much traction that it might break things if you gun it but how about some sort of "paddle chain" for regular tires? Like the snow chains you wrap around tires, but with knobbies for the sand. Maybe i'm crazy or maybe someone should make something like this. And i'm obviously asking because i DONt have the 4x4.

    Just a thread for discussion about the topic (Let's see how long that lasts)....
     
  2. Sep 18, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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  3. Sep 22, 2009 at 2:00 AM
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    This guy has them...I forget whose truck it is (sorry)...I will try to find it...

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  4. Sep 30, 2009 at 3:19 AM
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    oops....I finally found it...
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=216872&highlight=paddles

    Todwang over on TN has paddle tires on his truck and those are the pics I posted above...
    This is what it says in his signature
    "15X10 PROCOMP WITH 31" PADDLES"

    Don't know how he got 15" rims to fit, but they make paddles in 16, 17, 18 rims also. I'd think you'd have to go with a wide rim like the 10" he has.

    http://www.funrunr.com/sandtires.htm

    http://www.sandtiresunlimited.com/sandtire1.html
     
  5. Sep 30, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    He's probably just running the 15" wheels on the rear.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    thats badass...

    if i lived in CA where there are a lot of big dunes like that...i would totally get a pair for the weekends :D
     
  7. Oct 1, 2009 at 2:08 AM
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    Thanks I didn't think of that ;)...he is running
    "16X8 MT CLASSIC LOCK (NO CALIPER ISSUES)" in the front.
     
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    i have a 2007 17" wheel were can i buy back paddles at

    thanks travis
     
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    what are the mods on your tacoma im 100% stock in the rear
     
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    One of the paddle companies you can send a pair of worn out tires to (carcass still in good shape), and they will shave them down, and then add paddles according to the power your vehicle has. Which is good since too many paddles and not enough power actually makes things worse.
     
  11. Oct 28, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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    it depends on the amount of paddles and the size of the paddles, i have seen tacomas out at glamis with them on but i havent actually seen them in action.. i would love to get a set to try out
     
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