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tires and rims

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by freesample, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Jan 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM
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    freesample

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    i dont plan on lifting the taco anytime soon but i'm wondering....i want to make the wheels/tires more beefy.... are most people keeping the 265/65/17 tire or they going with a smaller rim and bigger rubber to keep the same diameter..ooorrr are they keeping the rim and still going with bigger rubber and changing the diameter?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2009 at 4:11 AM
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    I dropped from a 17 to a 16, but only because the wheels I got only came in 16".

    From an offroading standpoint, a 16" could be considered better as you can put more rubber between the wheel and the ground.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2009 at 4:13 AM
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    Get some Spider Trax wheel spacers and they will give your present wheels/truck a more aggressive look by bringing out the wheels closer to the edge of the fenders.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2009 at 4:29 AM
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    so what do you think of me getting them spacers plus painting the alloys black and a beefy tire? any tire suggestions...city/some off road
     
  5. Jan 28, 2009 at 4:35 AM
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    ^^
    Lots of folks do that... :thumbsup:

    City / Offroad -- look for an all terrain... lots of people run Nitto Terra Grapplers with no complaints... :D
     
  6. Jan 28, 2009 at 4:51 AM
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    i'm not sure if i can get nittos here....whats best out of silent armor/bfg KO's/toyo AT/something by hankook/ etc
     
  7. Jan 28, 2009 at 4:52 AM
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    Bringing the wheels farther out give you a wider stance and makes the wheels you have with the tires a more off-road truck look IMO. So I would start there and see how you like the look. It's a lot easier and less expensive than buying new tires if you don't need them yet. But who am I to tell you not to buy new tires if that's what you want. Just trying to give you sound advice.

    If you want tires, a lot of folks here like the Nitto Terra Grapplers. I still have the stock BFG Rugged Trails untill they wear out. lol

    Painting the alloys black,,, I'm not a big fan of doing this but there are members on here that have done that and doesn't look bad. I think it's one of those mods that if you do it and don't like it,,, tough to go back to original.

    Good luck and let us know how you do,,, post pics too.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2009 at 4:55 AM
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    i still have dueler h/t as my summer tire... so yes.. i need new tires lol
     
  9. Jan 28, 2009 at 5:03 AM
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    I think it's a matter of personal preference with tires and it really depends on how much on/off road driving you do as to what type of tire is best for your truck.

    I drive mostly on the street and I'd probably go with the BFG KO's when mine wear out but not after more research. I want a quiet road tire, good mileage (MPG) and wear and descent bite on the dirt.

    This is how far the wheel spacers will more the wheels out.

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  10. Jan 28, 2009 at 5:14 AM
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    so with the 265's be out even further. looks cool though
     
  11. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    Would depend on make of tire since they will vary from brand to brand but wont stick out too much farther than my stock tires.

    Here in NJ you stay legal as far as motor vehicle inspection goes since the tire tread stays under the fender.

    Check out the tire size calculator and it will tell you deferences in wheel size widths and then you could compare that to any brand same tire size.
     
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