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Street Worthy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trib, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Sep 24, 2009 at 10:57 PM
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    trib

    trib [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2005 TRD access cab 2wd that I primarily use as a commuter. I don't do any offroading with it presently and I plan to keep it rubber side down. Right now I'm enjoying 19mpg and have 55K on the odometer. I think its time to get my first set of new tires lol. I can't figure out how the BFGs lasted so long.

    Anyways, I wanted to make my truck more street friendly. What can I do to the truck to make it handle better on the road? What is the best bang for buck? The only thing that comes to mind is swapping the 16s for some 18s and running sport tires, and maybe swapping to some different struts/shocks.

    Another idea I've been tossing around is going to an x-runner...I'm wondering the long run if it will just be cheaper and easier? Only problem is they don't make 'em in indigo ink :)
     
  2. Sep 25, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    jonny

    jonny Betty White Edition Heep ZJ

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    maybe go with the "Viet" look? :D
     
  3. Sep 25, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    nad

    nad mmmm tacos!

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    i would think that going up in rim size would make it less of a "street friendly ride" and welcome to tw
     
  4. Sep 25, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    trib

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    Thanks. I think I'm going to have to stick to a size 17-18 rim as tires get rather pricey up in those high 20 altitudes.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    definately.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Hellwig sway bars for one.
     
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