New tires

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by 7_PUNSHR, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Brandon Hinds

    Brandon Hinds Member

    How are the stt pro?
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Ok Dave
     
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  4. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member


    Why change caster from spec?
     
  5. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Because with a lift, the geometry has changed. Therefore, factory spec no longer is applicable.
    Besides that, it'll drive like poo.
     
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  6. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    I have the Toytec Boss 2 1/2" lift with 32.5" tires. Had it aligned to factory specs and in my opinion it drives like poo. Kind of all over the place. 2015 4X4 with 18K miles.
     
  7. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Check tire pressure. It shouldn't be much more than OEM.
     
  8. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Ya really gotta watch them alignment techs!
    It's easy to trick the machine to print out a nice looking page to show the owner. Make friends with somebody with an alignment rack, that's your best bet. Most shops usually don't have a problem with you speaking to the tech while they are aligning your truck, that's the time to specify the numbers that you want.
     
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  9. taters95yj

    taters95yj Active Member

    Im running nitto exo grapplers, had them since December or January. Haven't used them offroad and we didn't get any snow. But so far they ride and wear good and have really good reviews.
     
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  10. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    Running 36-38 psi
     
  11. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Chalk test it. You should probably be at 29-31.
     
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  12. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    Toytec told me I would need aftermarket upper control arm to get more caster. My alignment now is .2 and .4 camber, 1.3 and 1.5 caster, .07 and .06 toe. first number being l/f and right number being r/f.
     
  13. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Yes, most tacos do. I can vouch for Total Chaos, good stuff. Haven't used any others. Try to get toe and camber to 0.00, a touch of negative camber doesn't hurt, -0.50 max I'd say.
     
  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I run mine at 32-33.
    A good off-road shop will be able to do an alignment and will usually know how to align it properly it’s usually about $60 for the front.
     
  15. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    That's a good idea. Thanks Should do the test with warm tires I am guessing.
     
  16. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    Toytec just told me caster should be at mid 3 or between 3 and 4 degrees. They said only way to get there is upper control arms.
     
  17. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Did they sale you some UCA’s?
     
  18. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    No but they offered them yesterday for $485. I want to check around for a better price.
     
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    7_PUNSHR

    7_PUNSHR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the recommendation !
     
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  20. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Give em a hundred miles or 2, then report... tires need a few heat cycles to rlly show their stuffs.
    U will notice the squirm and such go away after just a few drives.

    .... i mean your welcome
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
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    7_PUNSHR

    7_PUNSHR Well-Known Member

    You think I should run these tires with mud flaps? Don’t wanna mess up the paint
     

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