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Tire help......

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jmed99, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    jmed99

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    I'm getting a 3" toytec ultimate lift and I'm wondering what kind of tire to get and looking for suggestions.

    I have looked at tons of tires on this forum and I like lots of them but here's my delima....

    I only ride on the street but I like the off road looking tires. Actually, I wish my truck looked like this...

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/10630-3-lift-stock-rims-pics-5.html#post1507913

    I have a black DC 4 x2 TRD OR similar to the one in the pic. I love the tires the guy uses but since I only drive on the street, I would want something that last longer than mud tires.

    What tires look like Off Road tires, like the ones in the pic, but are actually really good on the street so I'll get a good bit of miles out of them? They don't really have to be good off road. :cool:

    Hopefully this isn't a stupid question...I just do want to spend money on good off road tires for the look and only get 15k miles out of them....that would be stupid.

    Thanks for all the help...this forum rocks!!! :thumbsup:
     
  2. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    I would suggest getting some aggressive looking all terrains. the BFG All terrains are popular
     
  3. Mar 25, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    ck out the Bridgestone AT revo 2
     
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    IMO, scrap the ultimate lift, get the OME, save a few hundred and invest in some duractracs or BFG ATs ... what size tire you looking at?

    If you're going to a 33" which I assume you are, don't forget to include the price of aftermarket UCAs ... and aftermarket wheels or spacers ... ha ha ha .... have fun.:cool:
     
  5. Mar 25, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    don't you have another thread in this section for the same question?:confused:
     
  6. Mar 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    I sure don't. In another thread, I asked about tire sizes, not tire brands. :D
     
  7. Mar 25, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    Thanks for your help!

    what does, "going to 33" mean?

    and what is a UCA?

    Thanks again man! :cheers:
     
  8. Mar 25, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    no offense at all but you may want to spend a few more hours reading on here before you buy anything at all. There's a wealth of information but you're gonna get flamed for not doing your homework. :D

    By going 33", I mean running a 285/70 for 17" wheel, or equivalent size for 16".

    UCAs are upper control arms - many have issues with rubbing after a 3" lift with stock UCA's. Also, you may have trouble getting your alignment back in spec after the lift with the stock UCAs.

    LikeI said, spend some time going through the "sticky"s on the top of the main pages. You'll learn all you need to know in a hurry. hope it helps.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    Thanks for all the help. I have been reading a lot but it takes time to soak it all in. I'll go back and reread the sticky's but this time a little slower and try to learn it on my own.

    One thing is for sure. I have learned a lot in the past year on the forum!
     
  10. Mar 25, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    Right on :thumbsup:
     
  11. Mar 25, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    Look at the Goodyear Duratrac's!
     
  12. Mar 25, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    you'll rub on the UCAs running stock wheels as there not backspaced enough but thats only if you go with a 285 width or higher
     
  13. Mar 25, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    If I get aftermarket UCA's will they still rub?
     
  14. Mar 25, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    Goodyear Duratrac's. I've had them on for the past couple of days. Had a few compliments on the look of the truck since. They drive pretty nice in the city and are OK for noise on the highway. I'm putting on some 5100's at the end of the month but even without the 265/70 17's don't rub on anything.
     
  15. Mar 25, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    well, no.
     
  16. Mar 25, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    I like the look of the Duratracs best but I want white letters and don't like the word "Wrangler" on them so I'm thinking about going with the BFG AT's.
     
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