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Original driver for 2006 Tundra Dbl cab SR5

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tman5, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Apr 21, 2016 at 6:21 PM
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    Tman5

    Tman5 [OP] New Member

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    Just rolled over 100k this afternoon! Finally wanting to do something about the alloy wheels that have been peeling for the last 5+ years and am looking to go a little bigger. The truck has been used for work and has had a tool box in the past but now has a truxedo cover. Considering installing the Rancho Quick-Lift struts and shocks to level the front 2.5" with the back. I've been told that this will allow me to put larger tires and wheels on without rubbing. Currently running the factory 17's but looking to go to either 18 or 20's. With the 18's I can get either 285/65r18 or 325/60r18 from my supplier. With the 20's I can go with the 305/55r20. I'm worried that the 325s might have problems with rubbing but not sure if the 20's are a drastic change from my 17's. I've narrowed the wheels down to the Moto Metal 959 in matte black or Gear Alloy Back Country. Anybody with any thoughts? Enjoy all of the posts and now that I finally joined look forward to posting more!

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  2. Apr 21, 2016 at 6:27 PM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome! Go with an 18" for more sidewall protection, looks, and less overall tire costs.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2016 at 11:26 PM
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    csuviper

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    Welcome! I'm with Sean 18" is a good size if you want to go larger than 17. Nothing wrong with 17.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2016 at 8:19 AM
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    matluth

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    Welcome from CO. I keep forgetting about the 17". 17" is actually a pretty good all around diameter (along with 18" of course).Old School rule of thumb..Ideal tire height is X2 of the rim diameter for best wheeling/sidewall protection. Although times have certainty changed when it comes to tire/rim combos. Depends on what kind things you like to do with your Tundra
     
  5. Apr 26, 2016 at 6:12 PM
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    mdavis

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    Welcome. I too would go with an 18". I regret buying my 20" wheels.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2016 at 7:28 PM
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    Medic

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  7. Apr 26, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    MotoTundra

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    Beautiful truck! Welcome to Tundras.
    I agree with the others, a nice set of 17's or 18's will look/work just right. Won't kill the wallet as much either.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2016 at 8:02 PM
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    Tman5

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    Thanks all for the info! I'm going to go with the 18's and the 285's. Any opinions on the Rancho quick lifts? Originally thought the Bilstein 5100's but I'm unclear if I should reuse the original front springs with them. Thanks again!
     
  9. Apr 26, 2016 at 9:07 PM
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    I have heard a lot of good things about the Bilstein 5100's. That would be the route I would go, or the next beefier Bilstein setup, the 6112's. I haven't heard anything about the Rancho Quicklift. With that being said, I don't have personal experience with any, though obviously Toyota uses a different model Bilstein on their TRD package trucks...
     
  10. Apr 27, 2016 at 6:16 AM
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    Sean266

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    5100's are great, but they come back with more leaks than others I've seen.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2016 at 1:45 PM
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    Nor7

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  12. Apr 27, 2016 at 5:16 PM
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    Tman5

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    Very nice! I am back looking at the Bilstein 5100's. I was also advised the 18mm offset wheels that I wanted may rub so I'm back looking for 0mm offset wheels which push the tire out about 1/2" (or so I was told). Also back considering 17" wheels.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2016 at 5:33 PM
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