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Rims + Tires...Under 1k?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Fuze911, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Nov 19, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    Fuze911

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    Hey guys i'm trying to juggle between the idea of getting a set of M/T's for right around 1k installed or going for a Rim/Tire combo for around the same price.

    Now, i know i wont be able to get an M/T tire and rim for that price...but im trying to find options with an A/T tire...

    So far checking DiscountTireDirect.com i can get:

    • 216/75/16 Flaken Rocky Mountain ATS Load Range E
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    • 16x8.5 MB Wheels 72 in All Black
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    Total: $1,064.00 Mounted, Balanced & Shipped.

    Then checking TireRack.com i can get:

    •265/75R16 E General Grabber AT 2 Load Range E
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    •Ultra Wheel Baja Champ in Black with Polished Lip
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    Total: $1,108.00 Mounted, Balanced & Shipped.

    Or i can stick with my stock wheels and grab a set of

    •BFGoodrich Mud Terrain A/T KM2s Load Range E
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    Locally, Total was $1,000 Installed with Lifetime of tire rotations, Patching and 20 mile roadside assistace


    Any opinions on what i should do? Or other places to check? I plan on going offroad about 4-5 times a year minimum with this truck. Might be more once i get the Lift.

    Honestly, im leaning toward the TireRack option because the tire is great and the rim looks fantastic. But both other options are great as well.

    Help me out! :cheers:
     
  2. Nov 19, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    Cortland

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    Out of those options I would say the Falken Rocky Mountains and the MB Wheels 72
     
  3. Nov 19, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    i agree, i run the falken rocky mountain ats on my stock rims and i love them, i also ordered em from discount tire direct, they have great customer service as well and ship fast
     
  4. Nov 19, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    Fuze911

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    Thanks for the quick responses guys!

    I have heard nothing but good things about the RockyMountain/WildPeak Tire and the MB wheels would look right at home on a SWB Taco.

    But for some reason, i still cant press Checkout...Maybe im too indecisive...

    Do the Falkens bite harder then they look?
     
  5. Nov 19, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    The only things I know about the Falkens is that they are slightly heavier than other tires but they have a 30 day money back guarantee I think which is awesome.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    You could probably find rims and tires on craiglist with way nicer tires for under $1K. I got my rims and tires for $550 on there.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    Why the hell do you want E range tires on a tacoma?

    Also, pretty much all aftermarket wheels that aren't super expensive are pretty low quality. I'd suggest getting some OE wheels from a different vehicle. OE wheels are always very high quality. They are very strong and the finish lasts much longer.
     
  8. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    Been scavenging with no luck lately. But will keep looking.

    E range tires are a 10 ply tire; stronger sidewall. Usually, they are significantly more durable and can take more abuse then the others.

    As for the OE wheels being of a better quality...thats just not true. Almost every OE wheel I've ever had has pitted or bubbled and then traded for an aftermarket wheel. My Taco wheels look like they have harpies and my VW's and Audi wheels are no acception.
     
  9. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    The LT tires are only really useful if you plan on offroading a lot and need the stronger sidewall. Youre trading ride quality for the stiffer sidewall though.

    And I agree with you about the OEM wheels.
     
  10. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    I plan on making offroading a regular activity with this truck. Especially after i get a lift :)
     
  11. Nov 20, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    Sweet. Good choice then
     
  12. Nov 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    I hear the MB wheels are a bitch to balance. My brother had a set on his 98 tacoma and discount had to replace them because they couldnt balance them correctly. Just my 2 cents. dont know if other people have had this problem but hope this helps. maybe some research on them might not be a bad idea.
     
  13. Nov 20, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    Nice, good lookin out! I will look into this.
     
  14. Nov 21, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    So after MUCH research and deliberation i have decided to go to Treadwright.com.

    Got myself a set of 265/75/16 TreadWright Wardens load range E and asked for the BF Goodrich Casings with White Letters. Total shipped was $530.58.

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    More Info Here

    This way, once they are on, ill spray my stock wheels black and use the extra money on some Sliders!

    I think this is the most constructive direction. "Function Over Form" if you will.

    Thanks for you help guys.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    You've been unlucky. How many wheels have you owned? I've looked at thousands of wheels at work, factory and aftermarket. It's very very consistent. 95% of people buy the low quality brands sold by tire chains. They are much thinner and weaker than factory wheels and bend very easily. The finish flakes off extremely quickly, especially chrome. Aftermarket chrome bubbles and flakes off 2-3x as fast as factory.

    Just look at a factory wheel with no tire on it, and compare it to an aftermarket one. It's easy to spot the weak points, look at the corrosion on the inside face of the wheel where the stick on weights go. If you look at a factory wheel it will not be corroded there. Now if you go out and buy $1k-$3k BBS wheels or something similar, that's a different story, but just like factory wheels, they are very expensive, so nobody buys them.
     
  16. Nov 21, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    Look for a used wheel/tire combo

    Just saw you already bought some. nevermind
     
  17. Nov 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    Price and style aside, get the Falken Wild Peak or Rockey Mountain tires! I got the Wild Peaks about a month ago and they are by far the best tire I have ever owned. I have always been a BFG guy, but no longer. They have almost zero road noise, they don't bounce, and the tread is freaking deep on those things. GET UM!
     
  18. Nov 21, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    You do realize that those tires don't actually have 10-plies right? Those tires or hell almost any tire are built with 2-3 plies actually built into the sidewall. You're just wasting your money in tires and gas. Not too mention the Tacoma can't even haul or tow anywhere near the ratings those tires are made for.
     
  19. Nov 21, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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  20. Nov 21, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    That's a great deal actually
     
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