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Too small of wheels?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RadioFlyer, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Dec 28, 2011 at 5:49 AM
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    RadioFlyer

    RadioFlyer [OP] Member

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    I'm going to be getting just a small lift maybe 2" or 3" but I've still got the 17" rims and the factory tires it came with which are still in great condition. I'm going to get some nice aluminum rims so I don't have the boring factory ones anymore. My question is, will my wheels look little if I lift it to 3"? I don't want to look like the people who lift their vehicles but leave their normal sized tires on thir vehicles and it looks really dumb because the wheels look really small on a lifted truck. So should I get both new rims and tires? Or will just getting new rims be ok?

    -M
     
  2. Dec 28, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    JstreetS

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    -6" Procomp -18" Method Race Rims -285/70R18 (34.1x11.5) Toyo MTs -TRD CAT Exhaust -Trifecta Tonneau
    In my opinion, I think the 17" rims work...I would try to get some AT tires. Go with a 265/70r17 combo. Do some searching on here and google, will find a lot of ideas....In short, would just upgrade both if you can.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2011 at 5:58 AM
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    RadioFlyer

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Dec 28, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    Bilstein 5100s front and rear, front set to .85 with ome 885 coil springs, 1.5" aal, nitto trail grapplers 285/75/16, level 8 guardian wheels, delta toolbox painted black, tinted tail lights, black headlights with 6k HIDs, smoked fog lights with 6k HIDs, weathertechs, usa spec pa15 ipod adapter, single in dual out flowmaster 10 series with 3.5" tips and secondary cats removed, 20% tint, coverking neosupreme seat covers, color matched grill.
    Hopefully getting my truck lifted 2.5" in a few months and I plan on running 265/75/16. Doesn't look bad at all. Search around for some pictures and you'll see.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    My truck with a 3" lift front & rear. Stock 245/75/16 Dungflops on stock steelies.
    I'll use these for commuting (70 mile round trip) for the better mpgs.
    [​IMG]

    I already have some TRD alloys that I'm going to put 265/75/16s on for off roading.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    RadioFlyer

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    Wow that looks great, now I've got an idea of what it'll look like, thanks so much!
     
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