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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Tacoma333, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Mar 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    Tacoma333

    Tacoma333 [OP] Active Member

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    I bought my 2006 Toyota Tacoma in July of 07.
    I looked at a bunch of Tacomas, I didn't want to buy new but only a year or so old.
    All the ones I looked at, they looked like they had been drug without wheels across assphalt:eek:
    So I bought one some guy put big spinners on and fancy running boards with duel exhaust, I figure that truck has never seen dirt.
    I took all that off & now I'm happy. This truck has never let me down, great little truck & alot better gas milage than my F250 which was 9 mpg.
    I take it mostly on dirt back roads for fishing, Rappelling & my RC comp rigs.
    Thinking about putting some 17" on it, just to lift it a tad, clear some of those bigger rocks:D
    Great forum BTW
     
  2. Mar 28, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    brny67

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    welcome to the World, have fun on here great people
     
  3. Mar 28, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    arrrghhh

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    Enjoy our forums, but FYI I wouldn't put on bigger rims to clear bigger rocks. Get a slight lift - I have a 3" OME lift, and 285's - 33" tires. Bigger tires will help more than bigger rims ;).

    Besides, you throw some 17's on there and you will pay more for every set of tires!
     
  4. Mar 28, 2012 at 9:59 AM
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    Tacoma333

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    Can I get away from the lift and just get the 33"?
    BTW how much was the 3" lift, if you don't mind me asking

    nevermind I just did a search and found it
     
  5. Mar 28, 2012 at 9:59 AM
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    Hot Tamale

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  6. Mar 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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    Hot Tamale

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    Just saw that you're from NV, what part are you from? I live in Henderson. Once again, welcome aboard!
     
  7. Mar 28, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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    RLDTACO

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    Welcome to TW! :wave:
     
  8. Mar 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    rbeezy

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  9. Mar 28, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    arrrghhh

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    You could probably stuff 33's w/o a lift, but there will be A LOT of cutting/chopping. Probably not worth it.

    If you're just doing back country roads, you don't really need a lift/bigger tires. The stock Tacoma is really quite capable, just be careful where you place your tires if you don't have armor.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    Tacoma333

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    Thank you for the info, maybe I'll just get some armor then. In the 5 years I have had it now, I scrapped the bottom only twice...and it was a wussy scrape anyhow:rolleyes:
    thanks again
     
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