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New to forum with a question about Tires/Wheels/Gearing

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Mr. Wolf, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    Mr. Wolf

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    Hello all,

    New to the forum and quite honestly, modding trucks, but about to take delivery on Monday of my mid-life crisis toy, a 2021 Silver Sky Metallic Limited 4x4 Tundra CM.

    The truck is being delivered with the 20" wheel package (unfortunately I did not get Off-Road package...supply/demand here in in SoCal is tough and I didn't want to wait any longer) which I want to swap out to something that's more applicable to the outdoor lifestyle I live: camping, fishing, exploring/light overlanding...but not intense rock crawling. I live in Southern California and hit Mammoth, Tahoe, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia's, etc. often. About the only weighty items I plan to add in the next couple of months will be the RSI Smart Canopy, and some rock sliders or steps. Other than that, I want a straight forward and clean build.

    I've been reading through the chains trying to make sense of what my approach should be knowing that for now I can only afford to get some wheels/tires and then plan on doing the suspension in 4-6 months.

    So here's where I need the guidance of you pros:
    - Is it ok for me to do the wheels/tires now and suspension later? Do I HAVE to do them at the same time?
    - Can I get away with a leveling kit or do I need a full-on lift knowing the aforementioned outdoor activities I enjoy?
    - If I can do wheels/tires only for now, I am wanting the method 316's in Gloss Titanium and probably the Falken Wildpeak AT3.
    - What is the largest size wheel/tire I should get that will fill out the wheel well nicely (wouldn't mind the tires sticking out a wee little bit to help with the stance) know that when I DO get a lift kit, it will probably be something along a 2" lift?
    - Can I get away with a leveling kit?

    Now...I know as I type/read this I'm all over the place and that I probably need to do wheels/tires/suspension all at the same time, or, at least start with suspension first, then do wheels/tires later, but I'm just trying to get the truck to a visual place I have in my mind's eye without dropping all the $ up front.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Thank you kindly.
     
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  2. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    Netmonkey

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    you will have a difficult time fitting larger tires without getting a lift. really, it is best to do both the lift and tires at the same time.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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  4. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:08 PM
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    The link Jim provided has the answers to your last 4 questions.
     
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  5. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:21 PM
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    TundraMcGov.

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  6. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:23 PM
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    I would go with a good set of shocks- Bilstein 6112s front with 5160s work good for me. There are many options and it will take a little research to figure out what is best for you. From what I have taken out of your comments above I would not go with a leveling kit.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:03 PM
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    Mr. Wolf

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    Thank you...honestly, I knew the answer to all my questions and regretted hitting the send button. But alas, maybe I'll get some ideas out of this thread. I appreciate ya'll replying.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    Mr. Wolf

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    Jim, yes...I saw this after I hit send. Thank you!
     
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  10. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:41 PM
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  11. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:41 PM
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  12. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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