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Tires or Lift? Where would you put your $?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by mccarroll, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Oct 1, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    mccarroll

    mccarroll [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, I have a little bit of cash I can put into the truck right now and I am getting tired of looking at the stock height and tires (245/75/16) on my SR5 4x4. Here are my options:

    1. Put the money into a set of Billies 5100 at 1.75" and do the tires later.

    2. Put the money into a set of 265/75/16 Duratracs. I have 245/75/16 now and do the leveling after.

    I want to do both, just can do both right now. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Oct 1, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    06indigoink

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    tires, and save for a better lift. you'll wish you had later..
     
  3. Oct 1, 2012 at 8:20 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Why not just keep saving?
     
  4. Oct 1, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    Lift
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    Lift & tires
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  5. Oct 1, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    Pugga

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    You live in Canada and heading into winter... I'd ditch the stock Dunlops and go with new rubber and save for the lift next.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    mccarroll

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    Yes but I have studded winter tires from a previous vehicle that used 245/65/16. I could sell them and put the $$ towards the duratracs though.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    I will :p. But i wanted to do something in the meantime. As stock I find the truck doesn't even look like a 4x4.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    ANoodle

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    Stock for now.
    Depending on what you have to spend, rims and tires will cost you more. Of course that depends on what lift you want.
    I am in the same position you are, I just got a 3" lift from Fat Bobs for under $200.00. Not a offroad lift but something to give my truck a different look.
    I am going to stack parts until I have enough money for rims/tires.
    Run the stock for now or until winter hits.
     
  9. Oct 1, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    TherealScuba

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  10. Oct 1, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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    Not everyone crawls rocks...
     
  11. Oct 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    Skidplates and other armor can be useful in all types of off road environment.
    Not just rock crawling.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    read build thread
    save up and do it all at once imo
     
  13. Oct 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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    Pffff. Who cares? I didn't do do anything until like 40K miles. I got Duratracs then but I'm still not lifted because I just don't care.
     
  14. Oct 1, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    1stacoma

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    I did billys > wheels & tires > UCA's. A little under 3K and I did the work my self.

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  15. Oct 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    I say lift first lift will outlast tires in most of the time
     
  16. Oct 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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  17. Oct 1, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    jtav2002

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    I did tires and wheels first. Your stockers would look goofy with the lift and you don't need a lift to fit those tires.
     
  18. Oct 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    Gearheadesw

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    Doesn't a lift have to go on before bigger tires, nah, just let 'em rub till u gets a lift.
    Some things have to be done, for the others to work. Bilsteins, Eibachs, tires, nice ride, budget friendly, truck that stands out from the crowd.
     
  19. Oct 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    brianv3ntura

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    Stock for now.
    +1 this.

    Don't like the look of stockies with a lift.
     
  20. Oct 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    jtav2002

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    He specifically said he is going with 265/75/16 tires which will fit without a lift.
     
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