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Hey,

On my 03 reg cab I am seriously considering trying to run the SSR 35x10.50x16 on stock steel tacoma rims w/ 6" lift. I don't know, but there is something about tacomas with skinnys that I like (unimog look).

Has anyone considered this tire option either in 15 or 16" rims?

Is this too skinny for this application?

Will stock backspacing work with this sized tire?

If not, what are my options for wheel spacers (may be necessary for adequate track to lift ratio?)

I really want to keep my stock steelies more for the sake of keeping the toyota wheels than saving money. Also keeping the tires just inside the fender wells is a priority, a little wider is ok though. My thoughts are skinny 35's will fit better (less rubbing) than the typical 12.50 tire. Any thoughts or opinions would be great.

No offense to anyone but I am "outgrowing" the tall and wide look.

Finally, and most importantly, what on/offf road performance gains/losses should I expect compared to a 35x12.50?

I know this rambled, but I haven't seen this option discussed.

Thanks to anyone who chimes in!
John

P.S. No need to state the obvious like regearing, etc
 

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Im on the same boat with ya. I want to run some boggers but im sure a 33x12.50 will be way to wide. They measure up about 2 inches wider then a standered 12.50. Im wanting to go with the 33x10.50 bogger. Im wondering if it will look to skiny. Im running a 8inch wide rim. i only got 3.5inches. the 12.50 bogger is out of my range. i think.

The wider foot print will give u better traction, but will ride worse, wear worse and suck more gas. The skinnier tread will prob tend to dig down in the mud holes more....... but they will ride/wear better and your truck will have more "getup" with the narrower tread.

This is just my OP. so if i wrong owell..

later

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sr54x4 said:
Hey,

On my 03 reg cab I am seriously considering trying to run the SSR 35x10.50x16 on stock steel tacoma rims w/ 6" lift.

Has anyone considered this tire option either in 15 or 16" rims?

Is this too skinny for this application?
Why would you consider this? I sure as hell wouldn't, that's like just ASKING to tip over. 1 thing, the unimog is a good bit wider and has a good bit more stability than a Tacoma. I mean the Tacoma is only rated for the worst roll overs. I'm biased, I like wide tire, I hate skinny tires, but this, this is AWFUL. Now, if you had some full width solid axles, then that'd be 1 thing, but I'm assuming you don't. You might wanna get something a lil wider and a tintzy wintzy bit wider rim, just to offset the amount of lift you're going w/. That's just my opinion. If you like skinny, go w/ a 35x12.50 on a 15x8. Peace, Wes
 

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I know what you are saying...... but I highly doubt that its the 12" wide tire keepng rigs from flipping over that run 35x12.50s. Though the track issue is a good point. I think if the 35x10.50 was pushed out to something comparable to a 15x8 w/3.625 BS things would be OK. Anyone else agree? I maybe wrong, but I'm not convinced.
 

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I was considering using the all-pro wheel spacers (1.5"). By my calculations the outer rim edge on stock wheels would be nearly identical to a 15x8 rim w/ 3.75 BS. (correct me if I'm wrong)

Anyone with helpful pictures of 10.50s would be great
 

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sr54x4 said:
I was considering using the all-pro wheel spacers (1.5"). By my calculations the outer rim edge on stock wheels would be nearly identical to a 15x8 rim w/ 3.75 BS. (correct me if I'm wrong)

Anyone with helpful pictures of 10.50s would be great
I would try to stay away from wheel spacers. They put alot more stress on things around the hub. One of my friends had a dodge with 35's and 1/2" wheel spacers and on two tires, it broke the studs off while we were driving. And then the tire went rolling down the road in front of us, and we came to a grinding halt on the rotors. Fun stuff.
 

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No offense, but QUALITY wheel spacers (such as all-pro) put as much "leverage" on wheel bearings as a similar offset wheel. I have been reading posts on here for a while and never got why some people think a wheel spacer is any different than a similarly offset wheel?. Now if your studs are not the correct length you may run into problems, then again a Dodge doesn't need any help breaking anything. It'll do it just fine on its own! lol

Any more thoughts anyone?

Or better yet, does anyone know of anyone running this size tire on any vehicle?

Someone must run this size on something or Interco wouldn't make it.
 

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I think a few people are making too big of a deal about the tire width. If they're properly inflated, the difference between a 10.5 and 12.5" wide tire is NOT going to Cause or Save you from a rollover. Come awn people. I think 10.5" wide tires are just about perfect for these smaller trucks- I'm talking about performance/traction, not asthetics. I've found the 31 & 33x10.5" tires have always offered plenty of traction. With a 35, you'll gain ground clearance and traction from a slightly larger contact patch. The narrower width will weigh less than a comparable 35x12.5 and like you already mentioned, it provide better body/frame clearance. I think you could do it with stock rims (I don't have much experience with drop-bracket lifts though...), but sr54x4 is right about the wheel-spacers anyway.

I'd rather ask what you're doing with a 6" lift. Straight axle? otherwise, cut out your wheel-wells, trim your fenders a litle bit and gain stability by lowering your truck.
 

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sr54x4 said:
I know what you are saying...... but I highly doubt that its the 12" wide tire keepng rigs from flipping over that run 35x12.50s. Though the track issue is a good point. I think if the 35x10.50 was pushed out to something comparable to a 15x8 w/3.625 BS things would be OK. Anyone else agree? I maybe wrong, but I'm not convinced.

Ok, when I had 31x10.50's on 15x10's, it was ok, not REAL stable. I was going down and on ramp to the interstate, I could literally feel my truck leaning a bit too much. Then, I got some 31x12.50's on 15x10's, at the same speed, I didn't feel nearly as unstable. It wasn't just my imagination. And, as far as "quality" wheel spacers, that's kind of an oxymoron. It's pretty much a proven fact that wheel spacers put a good bit more stress on your wheel studs than a 15x10 EVER would. But, hey, knock yourself out!
 

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I think a few people are making too big of a deal about the tire width. If they're properly inflated, the difference between a 10.5 and 12.5" wide tire is NOT going to Cause or Save you from a rollover. Come awn people. I think 10.5" wide tires are just about perfect for these smaller trucks- I'm talking about performance/traction, not asthetics. I've found the 31 & 33x10.5" tires have always offered plenty of traction. With a 35, you'll gain ground clearance and traction from a slightly larger contact patch. The narrower width will weigh less than a comparable 35x12.5 and like you already mentioned, it provide better body/frame clearance. I think you could do it with stock rims (I don't have much experience with drop-bracket lifts though...), but sr54x4 is right about the wheel-spacers anyway.

If you'd do some research, you'd see that the Toyota Tacoma was rated the worst for rollovers. Now, if you lift 1 6 inches higher than stock, and put some big ass pizza cutters that are the same width on the same stock rims, you're just pushing your luck, you're gonna be a lot more likely to flip than a stock Tacoma, which is pretty bad! You do the math, if you can't figure that out, I'm not gonna lose sleep over it. Peace, Wes
 

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If you'd do some research, you'd see that the Toyota Tacoma was rated the worst for rollovers. Now, if you lift 1 6 inches higher than stock, and put some big ass pizza cutters that are the same width on the same stock rims, you're just pushing your luck, you're gonna be a lot more likely to flip than a stock Tacoma, which is pretty bad! You do the math, if you can't figure that out, I'm not gonna lose sleep over it. Peace, Wes
Wes, I find it ironic you're telling someone to do math...

How about you do some math, tell us by what percentage the chance of roll overs would be reduced by going with a wider tire.
 

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Off ramps don't qualify as off camber offroading, and "skinny" tires on thier own aren't going to induce roll over. If you want to drive your truck like a sports car, "knock yourself out".
 

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There is a older Ford Ranger (90-95???) that has some TSL's on it. I saw it at school one day and couldnt figure the tire size out...all it had was like Q78-15. So i went home and looked it up on www.intercotire.com and it measures 35.5x10.50's . It had stock rims but it did not have but maybe 4 inches of lift. It was trimmed but it fit. It didnt sit higher than my Tacoma sits right now. Im sure with some more backspacing it wouldnt be bad. Stock Tacoma rims have like 4.5" bs while most 15x8's have anywhere from 4 down to like 3.75 which would add stability to your truck.

If you like it go for it and post some pics!

WSLYTOY: Im not 100% positive but but running a 10.50 in tire on a 10in wide wheel would be a little funny riding to me. Isnt that too wide of a rim for only a 10.50? The 12.50's would be a different story though.
 

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Wes, I find it ironic you're telling someone to do math...

How about you do some math, tell us by what percentage the chance of roll overs would be reduced by going with a wider tire.

Ok, let's see here, if the truck is X high, and the percentage rate of flipping is about 50%, let's raise the truck XXXXXX high, and put the same width tire on a truck that's XXXXXX higher, and on a stock rim at that, then let's go test drive it! Well, Rob, you can do that, b/c I'm not a dumbass! Basically, when you lift a truck, you might wanna offset the lift a lil w/ some width in your tires, unless you're doin a SAS and you're goin w/ full widths, like I've already said, then it won't be as important, unless you run a 40x10.50, then you might wanna step it up to a 15x8 w/ some 40x11.50's, cause the taller, the skinnier, the safer!
 

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Off ramps don't qualify as off camber offroading, and "skinny" tires on thier own aren't going to induce roll over. If you want to drive your truck like a sports car, "knock yourself out".

No, skinny tires don't induce rollover themselves, but that's like saying santa's helpers induce the chance of a rollover. Apparently you Canucks never got the Grand Prix commercial, WIDER IS BETTER??? Nothing induces rollover, per se. But, if you'd think about it, the higher you go, you need to have some tires that will make up for the tipsy topsy truck you just lifted. Now, skinny tires, they won't REDUCE rollover I don't give a shit who's driving it and how they're driving it. If you lift your truck 6 inches, and put some skinny ass tires on some skinny ass rims, then you're setting yourself up for a fuck up. Now, was that clear enough? I mean, hey, by all means, go test it out. When you're doing some "off camber offroading" and you flip that peice of shit, come back and tell me how much more stable your truck was that you went w/ stock width tires vs. @ least a 12.50.
 

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mudferret said:
Thanks for the scientific explanation Wes.
sure thing fuckstick!
 

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WSLYTOY: Im not 100% positive but but running a 10.50 in tire on a 10in wide wheel would be a little funny riding to me. Isnt that too wide of a rim for only a 10.50? The 12.50's would be a different story though.

It would be too wide if I ever needed to air down. But, I don't know about most ppl, but I don't air down to go into some mud, other than that, the tires rode fine. It was just a temporary thing anyways, I had the rims, and I had the tires, I had to run them b/c that's all I had at my disposal at the time, until my new tires and rims got here!
 
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