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thinking about some new tires

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 4421.frank, May 22, 2010.

  1. May 22, 2010 at 2:41 AM
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    4421.frank

    4421.frank [OP] Well-Known Member

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    A couple months ago when I bought my black steel wheels for my truck I bought some regular ol' good year tires with it. Now the time has come to get something a little bit better for the black steel rims and put the goodyears on the originals rims just in case. Right now I ma running a 16" rim wiht 4.0" of back space and 265's on it. If possible I would like to go with something more along the lines of say a 285 tire. I like the looks of those BFG's or perhaps even some mickey thompson's, etc.( I am invited over to the dunes in michigan this summer, so something with some with some grip would help :D). Would there be any major issue with running that size of tire?
     
  2. May 22, 2010 at 5:18 AM
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    RAT PRODUCTS

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    Not to :threadjacked: but based on your description of your truck, it sounds like a real winner.
     
  3. May 22, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    tacoman101

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    I'm running 285/75/16 General Grabber AT2's on my Taco, and I love them. There have good highway manners, and off-road they give plenty of grip. They look almost exactly like the BFG All Terrains, but are a good deal cheaper. They also have a 60,000 mile tread-wear warranty. Here is a picture of the tire on my truck:

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  4. May 22, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    your not gonna be able to fit 285's unless the truck has a lift.

    they are just too big for stock

    here's what my truck used to look like w/ mid travel lift and 285 BFG all terrains

    [​IMG]
     
  5. May 22, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    4421.frank

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    I like your suggestion and those tires as well, I look into it.
     
  6. May 22, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    4421.frank

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    nasty dent on driver's side bed panel, shabby seats, cigarette burned interior roof, missing berf bar pad, cracked rain visor, removed hood scoop, unmentionable stain on back bench?
    the truck does have a lift on it. With the 265's on it right now there is plenty room in the wheel wells in both the front and back.
     
  7. May 22, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    shitroc

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    as long as youve got a lift and you've done some trimming(i.e. pinch weld mod,removed mudflaps) then you should be okay. with a 4'' backspace youll clear the uca. you may rub at full lock still though.
     
  8. May 22, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    BTW did u ever get rid of the vibes you were having?
     
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