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wheels appear too small

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by cycledrum, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Jan 24, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    cycledrum

    cycledrum [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me or has annyone else noticed on the 05+ access cab (not prerunner) ... the wheels appear a little too small for the 'more bulbous' Gen 2 body?

    Obviously, could put aftermarket wheels/tires on, but what a hassle and $$, not to mention throwing off the speedo and ODO.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2008 at 2:51 PM
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    Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    There is a lot of room around the tires in the wheel well but heck it makes it that much easier to clean under there.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2008 at 2:59 PM
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    2003greenbean

    2003greenbean Carolina Alliance Costal Div

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    they look like golf cart wheels
     
  4. Jan 24, 2008 at 4:21 PM
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    Roland

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    Wow. It's a good thing I'm secure.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2008 at 4:24 PM
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    pdxyota

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    I'd agree with you 100% on the 4x2's, but the 4x4's & Prerunner look fine to me. ;)
     
  6. Jan 24, 2008 at 4:54 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Tiremiata.com is a tire calculator, I went with 265/70/16 and all is well.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2008 at 7:07 PM
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    L_Jackson

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    i've noticed a lot of trucks the wheels look too small. brother in law just bought a new 1/2 ton chevy truck and there is room for a family of 4 in his rear wheel well
     
  8. Jan 24, 2008 at 9:35 PM
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    PatheticJoe

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    One of the main reasons I went with a prerunner. I stood there looking at those small spare tire looking wheels and tires and looked at the prerunner and said that is what I really want.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    nd

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    I have a friend who really wants a no frills 5 lug but he hates the wheels and tires. I have to agree, its like when you see enormously fat people with little bird legs, just doesnt look right. I like the 5 luggers but the first thing i would do is find a good tire wheel pkg
     
  10. Jan 25, 2008 at 10:58 AM
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    tsilliker

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    Here is a pic of my Taco. The wheels are from a Tundra, running Bridgestone Winter Duellers. They look fine to me. (If you look close, you can see that my dog is taking a leak! :)[​IMG]
     
  11. Jan 25, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    Sit ubo sit... good dog!
     
  12. Jan 25, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    Exactly. I really did not like how the non-prerunners looked with those tires. I saw them side to side at the dealer, and the TRD Off Roads looked like the mean older brother to the standard SR5. There really was no contest. (plus the really cool outside temp / compass gauge was a strong selling point too :D).

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    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jan 25, 2008 at 10:30 PM
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    tsilliker

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  14. Jan 25, 2008 at 11:34 PM
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    cycledrum

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    Some funny replies ... tanks for da huma :D
     
  15. Jan 28, 2008 at 9:57 AM
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    cycledrum

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    So, I'm walking past a fleet of 40 + brand new Tacomas this morning, see a gorgeous 08 dark Blue access cab, 2WD, not prerunner, it's got the 4 cyl motor, has the 16 in wheels and 245 tires, hmmmm, one caveat ...

    it's manual transmission. I get enough shifting on my streetbike, TYVM.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2008 at 10:35 AM
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    cycledrum

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    whoops, my mistake, that blue 4 cyl truck I saw this morning was a prerunner model.


    btw, wish I could do post edits
     
  17. Jan 28, 2008 at 11:55 AM
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    tsilliker

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    I have bought aftermarket rims for my vehicles. I once drove six hours to the Tire Rack to do just that.

    I probably would have done that with the Taco as well. However, the rims you see in the above pic were for sale on consignment at my tire dealer when I was equipping the truck for the winter. So now I have steel rims for summer, and nice looking aluminums for my winter tires!
     
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