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where is the best place to find good tires for kinda cheap? also when you buy gears can you just buy gears or do you gotta have the master install kit? and bearrings?
 

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Go ahead and buy the master install kits. Check with our sponsers here at ttora. Motives are prob. the best way to go. Here is the link.
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47362&highlight=gears
When looking for tires ask yourself two main questions to start off:
1) What are you looking for your tires to do?
2) How much are you willing to pay?


If you haven't done it yet, put body armor on your truck first and some recovery points if you are going to wheel. You will regret it if you don't
 

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if your stock rims are 15's first of all, second 14.5 is a pretty wide tire your gonna run into some serious rubbing problems and your gonna have to run a rim with enough backspacing to clear the ifs components then your tire is gonna stick put like a nun in a porn convention, do yourself a favor and go with 12.50's, get a quote online and bring it to your local tire store and see if they'll beat it thats the best way to go....read the posts on this board and use the search function and you'll be fine
 

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dirtrider15 said:
do you gotta have the master install kit? and bearrings?
according to what a gear tech told me personally, it depends. Some times bearings are in excellent shape so a smaller install kit would be the way to go. This is true if you have low miles on your rig. That's why many companies offer different kinds of install kits.

I know, I know, many people will tell you to go ahead and change the whole thing which is what i did. That's probably the safest way since you'll basically have a freshly rebuilt diff. Nevetheless, an inspection prior spending the money can't hurt. Another reason why going with the master kit is good is because you don't have to run back to buy missing parts.

The gear tech should be able to give you an accurate diagnose regarding the the condition of your diff.

However, i see in your sig that your truck is a 96'. After almost 11 years of use, I would probably change the whole thing anyways :D
 

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dirtrider15 said:
this prolly sounds dumb, but would 33x14.5R15 fit on my stock rims??
no, 10" wide would be a minimum for that width tire.
bad news for front wheel bearing on Tacomas.

yes, unless your truck has very few miles on it you should get a master install kit when regearing.
 
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