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White letter tires: face in or out?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by AK 6.7PSD Replacement, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:11 PM
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    AK 6.7PSD Replacement

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    Show the white letters or hide ‘em?

    why?
     
  2. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    purplenova

    purplenova Not a new member

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    Hide em.... I personally like black wall out. Just my preference.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:18 PM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded What MPG...

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    That's one of those things that comes and goes.

    Black out is easier to care for.
     
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  4. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:32 PM
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    Bravohook

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    White letters out. Adds a bit of nostalgia look to the truck. I personally like the classic look of white letters. Just my preference
     
  5. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:34 PM
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  6. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:34 PM
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    Tun-D

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    I was driving through my kids school neighborhood the other day and saw a dad and son we know playing catch. I stopped to say hi and first thing out of his mouth was - "Dude, nice truck". My wife goes, "yeah, he blacked it out". My wife is not into my truck that much and could care less of all the work I've done on it, I was so proud of her. Point is, I like the blacked out look and apparently my kids friends dad does too;)
     
  7. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Where's my popcorn salt? Damnit

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    If you 4 wheel......BSW out. WSW lettering will get totally fracked up. We were all using BSW out even back in the 70's. WSW out was for muscle cars and street trucks back then. At least where I lived in Oar E gun.
     
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  8. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:43 PM
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    55kcement

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    Black is easier to keep looking good .
     
  9. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:47 PM
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    easleycrawler

    easleycrawler TOYOTA ADDICT- SSEM #78

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  10. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    Tundra234

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    Alot of them
    Out is only if they are kept clean. I have seen many that look like crap because they are dirty. Otherwise in.
     
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  11. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    Alot of them
    Are you at Eielsen or Elmo?
     
  12. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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    AK 6.7PSD Replacement

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    was at Elmo. Now Charleston for a few more months...
     
  13. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:55 PM
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    TOYOTRD8

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  14. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:57 PM
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    Tundra234

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    Nice....Alaska is a beautiful state in general. I was up there several times for Red Flag. (Aircraft maintenance). I started out in Montana and ended up in Fl.
     
  15. Feb 25, 2020 at 6:57 PM
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    Green Thunder

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    Black out. The white is a PITA to keep clean and looking good.
     
  16. Feb 25, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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    easleycrawler

    easleycrawler TOYOTA ADDICT- SSEM #78

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    Keeping white letters clean isn't hard at all. Most people, when they wash their truck, they use some type of brush on the tires, well spray purple power on tire, scrub with brush. Same way you always clean tires.
     
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  17. Feb 25, 2020 at 7:16 PM
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    Sparkyman13

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    I had white out on my FJ and just scrubbed with a brush and comet to clean. But for the Tundra I like the all black look, cleaner. White out looks more like off road or race car look to me.
     
  18. Feb 25, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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    realtorblake

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  19. Feb 25, 2020 at 7:56 PM
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    mambo143

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    I think the look is pretty unique at this point. You wouldn’t ask if you weren’t considering it, so go with what pleases you. Post pics if you go outside. Out has been out of style for so long, you might revitalize the trend.
     
  20. Feb 25, 2020 at 7:58 PM
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    abomb60

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    When I had my KO2's mounted I went with the black side out. Was finishing my RCI skid install tonight and saw the glorious white lettering and now i'm kinda regretting it but don't want to pay $$ just to have the white lettering out. Next time i'll have to try it with white lettering on the outside. Yes @easleycrawler I know ... you were right ;)
     
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  21. Feb 25, 2020 at 8:11 PM
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    I personally like the black out Yes back in my younger days white was out on the various cars I had at the time.20190312_121457.jpg
     
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  22. Feb 25, 2020 at 8:12 PM
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    NOLA Tundra

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    I personally think it depends on the color of the truck, if the truck is black or white I think it looks good. I definitely wouldn’t do it on my quicksand.
     
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  23. Feb 25, 2020 at 11:49 PM
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    RLHOK

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    No longer rolling stock baby....
    White lettering out.

    My previous tundra.

    tundra20.jpg
     
  24. Feb 26, 2020 at 1:46 AM
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    Fourknights

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    Black unless your going for the nascar look.
     
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  25. Feb 26, 2020 at 3:46 AM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    White out.
     
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  26. Feb 26, 2020 at 5:25 AM
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    Rex Kramer

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    I hide them so I don't have to worry about cleaning them.
     
  27. Feb 26, 2020 at 5:42 AM
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    Bakelite

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    I feel it would look best if the truck was white or black. The letters really pop at the point.
     
  28. Feb 26, 2020 at 5:53 AM
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    Jbehredt

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    I’ve never done white oubt but I was tempted with my last set of BFGs. Had I been driving my white tundra at the time I may have gone for it.
     
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  29. Feb 26, 2020 at 6:07 AM
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    JohnLakeman

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    If tires are made with white letters, they are meant to be OUT. White letters on the inside looks like you couldn't buy what you wanted, and "settled" for what you could get. Tacky imo, but that's just me.

    Having said that, my 2017 TSS came from port with upgraded tires/wheels and white letters inside. They will stay inside; not important enough to change them. It doesn't matter which side is out, you still have to clean your tires. If you get the black part truly clean, then the white letters will be clean.
     
  30. Feb 26, 2020 at 6:26 AM
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    frichco228

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    I like white letters out, just have to make sure they are clean. At this point, having them out is a little different which is nice since there are so many blacked out trucks running around.
     
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