Some new rubber, and a little height for the wood hauler.

Post in 'The Gear' started by Gasifier, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Gasifier

    Gasifier
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,152
    Likes Received:
    793
    Loc:
    St. Lawrence River Valley, N.Y.
    DSCF1745 (1024x768).jpg DSCF2392.JPG I needed some new tires for the Tundra and I had been wanting to give it a little different look. Luckily I worked some overtime recently. $1100 for just the tires and mounting/balancing! :mad:

    So I put a 3" BDS lift kit on the front and 2" blocks on the rear. The tires I replaced were 275/65/R18, they were 32" tires when new. I replaced them with 275/70/R18 BF Goodrich All Terrain TAs. They are 33". I like the new look. Not a great picture in the dark. Truck needs a bath and some shining up, but you can see the difference.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    BrianK, ScotO, raybonz and 1 other person like this.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Messages:
    788
    Likes Received:
    357
    Loc:
    Central Arkansas
    Nice...like the stance better.

    I dread buying tires now...they come in such odd ass sizes and its all just to steal you blind. Feel like you are being fitted for a breech lever every
    time you go shopping for them.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    ScotO, Dairyman and Gasifier like this.
  3. Gasifier

    Gasifier
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,152
    Likes Received:
    793
    Loc:
    St. Lawrence River Valley, N.Y.
    Thanks Shadow&Flame. ;lol That is true. Luckily for me I live close to where I work. In the last 1 year and 9 months I have put a total of about 12,000 miles on my truck. I am very fortunate to be so close. Not to long ago I was driving 44 miles, one way, to work everyday. When the price of gas went over 2 dollars a gallon I started driving a 4 cylinder.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    DexterDay and Shadow&Flame like this.
  4. certified106

    certified106
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,472
    Likes Received:
    233
    Loc:
    Athens, Ohio
    Very nice truck i like the lift! In fact it is so nice I would not be able to throw a stick of wood in it, lol
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  5. Gasifier

    Gasifier
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,152
    Likes Received:
    793
    Loc:
    St. Lawrence River Valley, N.Y.
    ;lol Thanks certified. I try to be careful when loading. I have a bed liner in it, that saves a lot. But I like to work the truck. I save a lot of money doing so many things myself with that truck. Firewood, home improvement projects, etc. Keeps me in shape as well. [​IMG] What?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    certified106 likes this.
  6. fossil

    fossil
    Expand Collapse
    Accidental Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    10,508
    Likes Received:
    2,396
    Loc:
    Bend, OR
    Yup, it can be frustrating. You can do a bunch of your own homework/research on these folks site, and then go into a dealer armed with info. They're dang good to do business with as well. I've bought two sets of tires (one mounted on wheels) from them. Very satisfied. Rick

    http://www.tirerack.com/
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  7. Halligan

    Halligan
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    145
    Loc:
    Southeastern Massachusetts
    The truck looks good with a little altitude. I have a suspension system in my truck as well so now I need to lift the wood even higher to get it in the bed.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  8. ScotO

    ScotO
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    love the stance on the truck, Gasifier. Makes the ol' girl look like it has an attitude problem (and altitude problem) ;)
     
  9. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Messages:
    788
    Likes Received:
    357
    Loc:
    Central Arkansas
    It sure is a hit to the pocket book to have a long commute...I have turned down a pretty good job to keep from driving so far from home. I just dont like the hassle and money involved in a long commute. I also went with the 4 banger when gas started to go too high...leave the toys at home...ha I still hate the fact you cant buy a small 4 cylinder turbo diesel truck...have wanted one for years.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  10. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Messages:
    788
    Likes Received:
    357
    Loc:
    Central Arkansas
    Thanks... Have bought a couple of sets from them...seems like a good company.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  11. fossil

    fossil
    Expand Collapse
    Accidental Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    10,508
    Likes Received:
    2,396
    Loc:
    Bend, OR
    What?? !!! Having saved up my $$$, I was just about to start shopping. Dang it!!
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Shadow&Flame likes this.
  12. jensent

    jensent
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    13
    Loc:
    central Ill
    Gasifier
    I have a 2004 Access cab 4x4 4.7L. How is your tundra equipped? Any issues? Ours has been flawless! Would like to see better mileage (14 to 18) but that has been offset by no necessary repairs. Looking to purchase an new one.
    Tom
     
  13. wolfkiller

    wolfkiller
    Expand Collapse
    Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    45
    Loc:
    Salcha alaska
    Here is mine. Same lift plus airbags. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1349154321.709278.jpg
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    ScotO, Gasifier and certified106 like this.
  14. MasterMech

    MasterMech
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    First Tundra I've seen with a "real" truck body mounted to it. ;)
     
  15. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    16,944
    Likes Received:
    3,465
    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    Sharp looking truck . . . I may just well try to do the same thing when my Titan needs new shoes -- a mild lift and BFG ATs (always liked BFG ATs for tires as they wore like iron on my 4Runner.)
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  16. Gasifier

    Gasifier
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,152
    Likes Received:
    793
    Loc:
    St. Lawrence River Valley, N.Y.
    Thanks firefighterjake. I did not want to raise it to much. This lift combination with the tires has given it a little more ground clearance and attitude. I owned a Titan crew cab several years ago. Nice trucks. Got a pic of it?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  17. Gasifier

    Gasifier
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,152
    Likes Received:
    793
    Loc:
    St. Lawrence River Valley, N.Y.
    Nice friggin truck wolfkiller! Like the color and the flatbed. I always thought it would be cool to have a flatbed. Maybe even one that dumps! That would be sweet for haulin and unloading wood. Would also be cool to have the bed I have turned into a dump bed. But I need to stop spending money. <>
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  18. wolfkiller

    wolfkiller
    Expand Collapse
    Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    45
    Loc:
    Salcha alaska
    Ya I love the flatbed for my needs. It is nice having the gooseneck and fifth wheel hitches also.
    I don't haul wood with it but it would work well for it.
    I have a lot of trailers that are lower to the ground.
    I sold my stock bed, bumper, and hitch for enough to have the flatbed installed + $1000.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Gasifier likes this.
  19. rkshed

    rkshed
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    77
    Loc:
    NH
    Damn.
    Feel like I need to do something to my 06 Tundra... Oh, wait. I just filled the tank. Thats enough money spent for one day.
    Love the truck but hate the mileage.
    If I add any height to it as it is, my wife couldn't get into it.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    ScotO and Gasifier like this.
  20. Gasifier

    Gasifier
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,152
    Likes Received:
    793
    Loc:
    St. Lawrence River Valley, N.Y.
    Thanks Scotty. How the hell ya doin man?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  21. ScotO

    ScotO
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    Good, brother! How are you? Haven't seen you on here in a while!
     
  22. smokinj

    smokinj
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    15,981
    Likes Received:
    1,410
    Loc:
    Anderson, Indiana
    You guys and these so called wood hauler's, look more like Sunday going to Church! :)
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Gasifier likes this.
  23. Gasifier

    Gasifier
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,152
    Likes Received:
    793
    Loc:
    St. Lawrence River Valley, N.Y.
    I am good Scotty. I have been busy, very busy. I also try to do less computer time and more outdoor time when the weather is warmer. Better for the mind and soul. ==c

    Smokin. Gotta keep the wood hauler looking good. Now get your ass back to work. ;)
    Are you cutting enough wood and stayin out a trouble?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    MasterMech likes this.

Share This Page

Entire Site copyright © 1995-2016 - email to webinfo@hearth.com
Hearth.com and HearthNet are property and trademarks of Hearth.com LLC Advertising Information