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Tale of the snow tires...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hetkind, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Mar 4, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    hetkind

    hetkind [OP] Well-Known Member

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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    Had the '11 Taco a few weeks and wanted to use on existing snow tires, so I ordered a set of rims to fix, 17x8, 6x5.5, 4.5 bs. Crager D series, black powder coated steel...and the web of the rims hit the front brake caliber.

    Then I ordered a set of the $5 1/4" spacers figuring that would help...and I still had a rub. However, a few minutes with a angle head grinder on the rough edges of the web stampings fixed the problem...what a PITA. Good thing it hasn't snowed since I got the truck and it looks good for the rest of winter from the East Tennessee viewpoint.

    Grind the wheels, not the brakes...

    Howard
     
  2. Mar 4, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    hetkind

    hetkind [OP] Well-Known Member

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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    I could throw them on the balancer...but the material removed is slight, almost flash, and the removal is uniform around the wheel, and I don't think a gram of metal is going effect a 38lb wheel all that much...and I guess close to a 75lb wheel and tire assembly.

    Anyhow, just hauled this set of wheels and tires and the set of Blizzaks for the Jeep Wrangler (also on 17x8 rims) down to the storage locker to wait until mid November to be retrieved. A new work bench is going where the tires were stored in the shop...16' long, with T-8 lights, two dedicated 20 amp electrical circuits, and 1/2" black iron compressed air supply, with a drip every 5'.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    Rear Spring TSB,Billy 5100@.85,Bull bar,Nerfbar,Painted Grill,Painted Rims,Bed D-rings,Compustar Starter,Goodyear Duratrac's,Transmission TSB,Brake Overide
    using the stock rims was so much easier.

    and turned out so nice after painting , keep them on year round
     
  4. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    hetkind

    hetkind [OP] Well-Known Member

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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    it would be, except my snow tires are 17" and my stock rims are 16" AND I need studded snow tires in winter to get on and off this mountain.

    Plus I can sell the old rims at a decent price since they are only put on it December.
     
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