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what do u think of low profile tire

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bra, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Dec 1, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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    bra

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    Hi guys,
    What do you think of every people who mount big wheels with low profile tire on their 4x4. Do you think it is stupid? Do you think these low profile tire are better for on road only use?
     
  2. Dec 1, 2009 at 11:42 PM
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    Its a bad idea! You cant air down off road and it creates a stiff crappy ride on road. I personally think it is a bad idea!! But thats just me.
    If you want low pro buy a 4x2 Silverado and dont give the Tacoma a bad image!
     
  3. Dec 1, 2009 at 11:51 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Low profile tires on a 4x4 is definitely a no-go.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:01 AM
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    stupid!
     
  5. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:03 AM
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    derekabraham

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    No 4x4 vehicle should EVER have low profile tires.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:12 AM
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    The lower the profile the stiffer the feel, I just don't understand why someone would ever put them on a 4x4.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:38 AM
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    Taco505

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    on a 4x4 id have to say no i agree stiffer ride, cant air them down, and would most likely scratch or bend a rim off road. if you want the mall crawler look while in town go for it just buy and extra set of tires and maybe rims for off road use.

    but i have a 2wd and i suppose i have semi low pro's ride isnt much different than my old AT's and i have hauled about a ton of rock with out any damage, and my dumbass hits curbs all the time and mine are still lookin great. but then again i dont have 22's i have 18's wrapped in about a 30inch tire.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2009 at 1:04 AM
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    No truck should have Low Profile tires unless an x runner, and only an X. Not evan a Slammed 68 Chevy c10
     
  9. Dec 2, 2009 at 1:20 AM
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    Agreed that low pros are an insanely stupid idea on a 4x4. Why take away from the functionality? I hate when I'm stuck behind some C U Next Tuesday that won't go over a little curb to make a turn when they have a truck esp with rims
     
  10. Dec 2, 2009 at 1:28 AM
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    I think it should be restated as low profile tires on an off-road truck. Not everyone uses their 4x4 off-road and just for snow, sand, boat ramps, etc.
     
  11. Dec 2, 2009 at 2:04 AM
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    X2 if you want a towing rig low pros WOULD be a horrible idea...
     
  12. Dec 2, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    Well Im a hated 4x4 low pro guy, I dont think theres such thing as 2wd trucks up here, it would not be a good idea! and theres really not any good offroad places for trucks either people just have 4wheelers and snowmachines.
     
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    4x4 OFF-ROAD... that is all I need...
    Low profile tires are ok for mall crawlers. But good luck going through even 1 inch of snow w/ tread meant only for dry pavement. I haven't seen any low profile tires with A/T or M/T tread. That would look lame anyway.

    Just get some 22s and low profile tires if you're not hauling stuff around on a regular basis, never see snow and never off road. The 4WD is not going to disappear. Btw, take off the 4x4 mud flaps once you get nice rims. That will save you a lot of "WTF!?!?!" looks on the street.
     
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    My vote - No rubber bands on Tacos! Well, X-runners but definitely not anything else...
     
  17. Dec 2, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    I agree on no low profiles on the daily drive 4x4, but there are 4x4 with low profiles around for work, its not stupid.

    Take it in the correct context though, 245/70r19.5" wheels on heavier trucks in the 19,000gvw range use em, offroad too, but thy arent meant for anything but municipal work , some firefighting offroad, and commercial use.

    If you get towed and you are offroad check the wreckers tires out and remember that a low profile tire saved you. (not on all towtrucks to be sure though)
     
  18. Dec 2, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    put them on a 4x4 taco and the mods will send you free mirror dice........along with a "Banned from TW" notice.:D:eek:

    There are a lot of tastefully done 4x2 tacos with low profile tires, I say thats just fine.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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