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White letter tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by DBrunner, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Oct 25, 2016 at 12:32 PM
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    DBrunner

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    Does anyone know of a set of White Letter tires for the 4Runner?
     
  2. Oct 25, 2016 at 1:09 PM
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    MeefZah

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    Umm... almost every tire?
     
  3. Oct 25, 2016 at 1:22 PM
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    The tires on my new SR5 are not white letter.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2016 at 1:29 PM
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    You can buy tire paint and paint your own tires. But I don't know why anyone would. - Ted
     
  5. Oct 25, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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    To be fair the black rubber things on your new SR5 really don't qualify as tires.

    Pretty much any replacement tire that one might consider for the 4R is a white letter tire. White letters on one side, black on the other.

    Not that many people go white letters out. Due to the level of awful that it looks like.
     
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  6. Oct 25, 2016 at 5:11 PM
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    image.jpg I have these on my F350. They are pretty cool and I get lots of compliments. Don't listen to Meefzah. He always gives bad advice. :bananadead:
     
  8. Oct 25, 2016 at 11:30 PM
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    Tire snob much?
     
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  9. Oct 26, 2016 at 7:33 AM
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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    To be fair, it depends on the color of the vehicle. I haven't seen too many 4Runners that look good with them. Can't really form an opinion on your Ford since I can't see the whole truck.

    Tire snob because I don't like white letters, or tire snob because the OEM Dunlops suck?
     
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  10. Oct 26, 2016 at 9:21 AM
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    I had white letters out on my Tacoma and i loved the way it looked but on my 4Runner I'm going with black as I don't thing it would look right for some reason

    [​IMG]DSC_0731.JPG by Dan Price, on Flickr
     
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  11. Oct 26, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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    Here is my 2005 4Runner with BFG KO2 with the white letters showing. I love the look. Wouldn't change it.

    IMG_0364.jpg
     
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  12. Oct 26, 2016 at 11:04 AM
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    whites in!!!!! Black out. IMO 4runners just don't look good with whites unless you're building a Tonka replica. You HAVE to put Tonka stickers all over your truck if you go whites out. Its mandatory.
     
  13. Oct 26, 2016 at 4:39 PM
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    I like mine.
     
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    Those look fantastic. I have always liked raised white letter tires. Don't listen to the hate. :smack:
     
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  15. Oct 26, 2016 at 11:10 PM
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    Both. Why do you think the Dunlops suck? I'll be replacing mine after I put more miles on them.
     
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    I had Dunlops Sports on a 540i and loved them. Very soft high performance tires. The handling/maneuverability at high speed was incredible.
     
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  17. Oct 27, 2016 at 12:02 PM
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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    Get back to me after you have to engage 4WD to navigate a flat patch of wet grass.

    There's a reasoni the number one mod is new tires, in fact, a large number of people do it almost immediately after buying the truck. There's a reason the consensus among those in the know is "if you only do ONE mod, make it tires".

    The OEM Dunlops are factory on the 4R to achieve 'X' MPG and a certain noise threshold, and probably to meet a certain price point for Toyota as well, and to offer a good highway ride to the buyers who use the truck only as a grocery getter . They are not on there to achieve performance or master difficult terrain.

    If you think they are good tires you may as well just jizz in the engine to lubricate it, and piss in the radiator to cool it, because tires are tires, lube is lube, and anything wet cools as good as anything else wet.

    Just to be clear, Dunlop makes some good stuff, but the OEM tires are not an example of that.

    As far as white letters out go, it most certainly is user preference. Personally, I don't like it. Personally, I think it's an ad for a company that I'm not receiving remuneration for. It's gaudy. It's poseur-like, telling everyone you run a "XYZ" tire. Personally, I liken it to plastering your truck with "4WD" and "TRD this that and the other" shit, who fucking cares what kind of tire you have and whether your truck came with a $20 suspension or a $24 suspension from the factory? Trying to impress other people with shit is lame as fuck. Do it for you. If you like it then rock on.

    But... I'm not the only one, for sure. Look at the poll thread about it on TW, I can't recall the numbers now but the overwhelming majority of owners say they prefer black out.
     
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  18. Oct 27, 2016 at 12:03 PM
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    You don't have the same tires on the TRD Pro stock as the SR5 and Trail do. I don't know what they are but they may be better.
     
  19. Oct 27, 2016 at 7:26 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback.
     

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