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Whats up everyone! New to the T3G Forum and looking fwd to becoming more involved. I have spoken with Malcolm a few times and really support what he is doing here! Should've showed my support and registered sooner but life happens...

Background: I have been driving Toyotas since before there were such thing as a Tacoma. My first vehicle was a 92 Toyota Pickup. You just can't stop these things! Even after multiple accidents (deer / other vehicles), I still got 200K+ miles before retiring it. The damn thing still ran but unfortunately got to a point that it was cheaper to get rid of it than put more $ into it. I have driven both T4Rs and Tacomas and definitely partial to the versatility of the Tacoma!

Fast Fwd... Now I currently own a 2018 TRD Pro in Midnight Black (ncTACOpro). Pics to follow...


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Lokks great! welcome and very nice looking pro
 

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Thanks man! Mustache game strong! Cooper Discoverer STT Pro 265 70r17

Wow those do not look like a 265 70. I’ve got the same size on a 17” and mine look small in a photo compared to those!
 

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Welcome aboard. Wife has the same tires on her FJ. Hers are 285/70x 17.
 

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Wow those do not look like a 265 70. I’ve got the same size on a 17” and mine look small in a photo compared to those!
They are a beefy 265. 70% tread wall with a full 31.9" diameter. If your looking for the quiet and perfectly smooth ride... not for you but I love em! Beside a little road noise, due to being a MT, I highly recommend! They perform well in all conditions!
 
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Welcome aboard. Wife has the same tires on her FJ. Hers are 285/70x 17.
My brother had an FJ in Hawaii with the same tires too! Good tread wear and life. He just sold his FJ, moved to Maine, bought a Taco and reordered the same setup I'm running!
 
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Thanks man! Mustache game strong! Cooper Discoverer STT Pro 265 70r17

(y) :LOL::LOL::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:(y)(y)

Wow those do not look like a 265 70. I’ve got the same size on a 17” and mine look small in a photo compared to those!

I have to agree. Those things are meaty for a 265. They look killer. :love:
 

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Wow those do not look like a 265 70. I’ve got the same size on a 17” and mine look small in a photo compared to those!
Agreed. There is so much to learn about wheel and tire setups and how they perform and look. Those MT look killer though!
 

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ncTACOpro said:
SUSPENSION: STOCK TRD PRO FOX 2.5 INTERIOR BYPASS SHOCKS

Really!? Your truck looks so much taller then mine man...
 

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Welcome to T3G! The black and the wheels are super sexy dude. What are your goals for the truck (besides driving it for 500k+ miles of course)?
Thanks brother! I am actually pretty bad now when it comes to keeping vehicles.... commitment issues. I have been waiting for a color (hoping for some sort of silver sky metallic for the Pro) to add a bunch mods. I had a 17 Cement Pro and now the black but pin-striping and swirl marks are a B****. Looking to upgrade suspension (leveling or lift) with uppers, possibly some new wheels and bigger tires, add additional lighting, roof rack...you know the norm. Thanks for the warm welcome!
 

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TRD Pro? What wheel/tire setup are you running?

Nah, not a TRD Pro, running a Limited over here but I didn't think you could get a decent sized looking lift out of a stock TRD Pro Suspension.
 

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Nah, not a TRD Pro, running a Limited over here but I didn't think you could get a decent sized looking lift out of a stock TRD Pro Suspension.
I've heard mixed reviews on other forums as to whether or not you have more lift/clearance on a Pro over other trim levels. Specs state that there is no difference in ground clearance (to differential) between Offroad and Pro but roughly 1/2" in overall height. Also, approach and departure angles are improved on the Pro. I did speak with someone the other day that is running the same wheel/tire setup on an Offroad and his scrubs a little on his mud flaps (which mine does not). Not real sure on the specs between the Limited and the Pro but I bet there is probably between 1/2" - 1" increase with the Fox suspension. Conclusion: A lot of info and no definitive answer!
 

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I've heard mixed reviews on other forums as to whether or not you have more lift/clearance on a Pro over other trim levels. Specs state that there is no difference in ground clearance (to differential) between Offroad and Pro but roughly 1/2" in overall height. Also, approach and departure angles are improved on the Pro. I did speak with someone the other day that is running the same wheel/tire setup on an Offroad and his scrubs a little on his mud flaps (which mine does not). Not real sure on the specs between the Limited and the Pro but I bet there is probably between 1/2" - 1" increase with the Fox suspension. Conclusion: A lot of info and no definitive answer!

Haha, no there was definitely an answer... the answer is - save money, buy aftermarket. Thank you!
 

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Thanks brother! I am actually pretty bad now when it comes to keeping vehicles.... commitment issues. I have been waiting for a color (hoping for some sort of silver sky metallic for the Pro) to add a bunch mods. I had a 17 Cement Pro and now the black but pin-striping and swirl marks are a B****. Looking to upgrade suspension (leveling or lift) with uppers, possibly some new wheels and bigger tires, add additional lighting, roof rack...you know the norm. Thanks for the warm welcome!
So if the color you want came out you would trade this one in? What made you trade the cement in?