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White wall or black wall?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vettehigh, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Mar 3, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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    vettehigh

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    I have the GENERAL GRABBER AT2's - SIZE: LT31X10.5R15

    The sidewall is outlined in white letters, but I noticed the inside is outlined in black. Does it matter if I flip them to have the black showing?
     
  2. Mar 3, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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    jrallan26

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    I always mount my tires black side wall.
     
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    Itchyfeet

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    The only tires that are white letters out approved are BFG AT KO2's. If you bought anything less like Nang Kang Chinh Chang Chong specials they go black wall out.
     
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  4. Mar 3, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    tony2018

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    At 1st I didn't care but yeah I think I should've put the white letters inside.
     
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  5. Mar 3, 2018 at 12:17 PM
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    Less maintenance.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    Polymerhead

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    Depends on the truck. I went white letters out with my most recent set and I like it. Black wheels with black walls looks plain. And no, it doesn’t matter for most tires. They’re designed as you noted to give the user the choice.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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    White truck, gimme them white letters! OWLs 4 Life!
     
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    Black walls, always.
     
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    White out seems kind of 80s. But if I was doing anything retro ish, I'd do fat whitewalls.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2018 at 8:19 PM
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    I always put them white out. My truck is badged up to death between the TRD side decals, the Snugtop decal, and all the chrome badges all over it so what the hell. I think they look great.
     
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    White is right
     
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    White all day!

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    White out. Definitely white out.

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    Whatever makes you happy. For me it’s black wall out - easier to keep clean and looks less busy.
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  16. Mar 5, 2018 at 3:45 AM
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    #blackwallsmatter

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  17. Mar 5, 2018 at 8:32 AM
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    Just got back...black wall outside. Brand new valve stems and balanced. The guy I bought it from a few months ago had $775 worth of tires he got new back in the summer. They never balanced them correctly and the valve stems were rotted...My guy took care of me, $48 out the door for the work:thumbsup:
     
  18. Mar 5, 2018 at 11:14 AM
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    That's the biggest reason I would go black wall. The white walls get dirty really quickly.

    I'm going for an 80's look for my truck though so white walls are perfect.
     
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  19. Mar 5, 2018 at 5:18 PM
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    bowhunter65

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    Black out!

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    I like my ko2's with white letter out. I have a black truck so I think it looks good. If I had a white truck w/ black rims, I'd go black out.
     

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