<font color=purple>Andy, what I'm planning on doing is getting the stock rubber, plus a spare "rim", but no spare tire. That is an option. And yes, it's not much of a savings, but it will save a bit. Then, I'll drive the truck straight to my tire dealer & trade in the 4 stock tires against 5 of my liking - what I want is not a factory option. See, if I traded 5 for 5, that'd leave my tire dealer with an extra tire & he wouldn't give me as much for it. If I trade 4 for 5, he'll be left with a complete set of four that he can sell to someone who WANTS stock tires. See, he doesn't carry Goodyears (which is the stock brand on the new GM's), so once he sells the four off my new truck, he'd be stuck with one oddball unused tire if I sell him my spare. And I actually plan to get the upgraded rims to go with my stock tires. The alloy's are only a $90 option. I may or may not keep them. If I decide on aftermarket rims, I have plenty of pals that would like a nice cheap set of 8-lug alloy rims for their Q78's, R85's, or 38.5X11 Boggers.
And yes, the Toyota pickup is my current racer. I run a 408" Chevy small-block, TH350, 2.28 T-case, open 4.37 gears, & Q78 Super Swamper TSL's.
Prior to this, I had a '78 CJ5 with a balanced 375HP 360, 3.54 full-width Scout 44 front, narrow-track 3.73 44 rear, 38X12.50 TSL's on 15X10's up front & 38.5X16 TSL's on 15X15's in the rear. The long-wheelbase Toy does a much better job of going in the direction you point it[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img].
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Got Mud?
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