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what should i do????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cole47, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Apr 26, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    cole47

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    ok heres my problem. i have the suspension done, its 5100s set a 2.5 and a toytec AAL.....i just bought yokohama geos about 6 months ago and they still have ALOT of tread left on them, they are 265/70/16.......i want to go with a 265/75s but i have a problem with dropping 900 bucks on something i really dont need right now. i dont think the truck looks terrible with the tires but it dosnt at all look great. any suggestions on to keep the ones thats on it for a couple more months or go ahead and spend the money???
     
  2. Apr 26, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    Thats gonna be a tuff one for us to help you with. But if you are like me, you aren't satisfied and should just go ahead and lay the cash down. It would bother me until I did it.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    This is a super personal choice dood- You are the only one who can decide if dropping the coin on new rubber is worth it for you.

    Will it look more aggressive...Yeah...but is it worth it to swap out is for you and you alone bro.

    (I'd stick with what I have tho...Good tread, and decent look-means 900 bones to spend on something else)
     
  4. Apr 26, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    yea i kno its kinda a personal deal but just seeing what yall would do. it rele dosnt look that bad IMO, but i been saving up for tires for a while and i have the money its just i have a problem with throwin away 900 for something i dont need like i said before but if its gonna make a HUGE diff. then ill go ahead a do it
     
  5. Apr 26, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    you sound like you are convinced the tires are needed....so I would move to the next mod on your list and do that....

    Come back and think about tires again when it's time to replace the rubbers you got now...
     
  6. Apr 26, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    it'll be tuff to decide. Take some time, think it over.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    Its gonna look almost identical from 70-75, i would go with some 285's for a wider stance if your gonna drop money on tires
     
  8. Apr 26, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    yea i wanna do 285s but everybodys tellin me they'll rubb???
     
  9. Apr 26, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    whats the Backspacing on your wheels?
     
  10. Apr 26, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    4??? i looked on the website to try to find it but they are different
     
  11. Apr 26, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    4" BS with a 285/70 might be a good way to go. You will rub a little bit, but not bad. Just a little trimming. The 285/75's will rub quite a bit.
     
  12. Apr 26, 2009 at 10:08 PM
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    i just got nitto terra grapplers 285/75/16 and they rub a bit but not all the time. where exactly do i trim? if you can show me a pic and o i can do it myself that would be cool :]
     
  13. Apr 26, 2009 at 10:13 PM
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    dont think I have a pic. But its the front bumper where the plastic curves in toward the tire, and also behind the tire where the pinch weld ends. If your rubbing you might be able to see markings of where it rubs. And you can use a razor knife/box cutter. Really easy!
     
  14. Apr 26, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    coolio i need to work on that tomorrow because it scares me haha. i don't want my brand new tires getting ruined!
     
  15. Apr 26, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    I know what you mean! first time I heard it rub it scared the crap out of me.. I had to trim it right away.
     
  16. Apr 26, 2009 at 10:46 PM
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    Keep the tires till you need new ones.
     
  17. Apr 26, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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    Im running 285/75's on mine with 4"BS and i rubbed a little on the pinch weld plastic, you cut a little and problem solved, looks great!
     
  18. Apr 27, 2009 at 4:52 AM
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    yea i dont go wheeling at all, maybe take it down a hunting trail once in a blue moon but thats it. so im not real worried about clearance and whatnot i just want it to look good. thanks for all the input guys
     
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