Put some new tires and wheels on the Trekker today. The tires were my wifes stock tires from her FJ Cruiser, the wheels i had to custom order from Summit to get the backspacing i wanted, 17x8 2" backspacing. These are the wheels I want for when it gets lifted and all that, figured might as well go ahead and order them now since it needed new tires.
The backspacing makes the tires stick out just a bit which I like...
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2009 18:09:09 GMT -8 by Okiyota
Thanks, i was never a fan of the black wheel thing but they are growing on me. I was more concerned with the 2" backspacing of them for when it does get lifted and some bigger tires underneath. Personally it looks kinda silly right now i think, tires are too "street" and the wheels look enourmous since the tires are smaller, but it will get me by for now.
Post by ilovemountains on Dec 31, 2009 8:22:01 GMT -8
I just brought home an 82 Trekker last night! Its red, must be a Deluxe edition too, it has solid rear windows and no sunroof, but Im OK with it as well, if I keep it I would rather not have the sunroof, my 88 ex cab truck has one and Ive never liked it, and not having the sliding rear windows is one more area that is 100% leak proof!
Yeah Corey, I've actually "been" building it for almost a year now, started buying parts for it about 2yrs ago, slowly piling everything up in the garage, purposely not starting it until I had EVERYTHING, as I didnt want the build taking me a year to complete!! HAHA, lot of good that did!
I have a very, very long list of parts for it, I'm building what I call a "fun, daily driveable, comfortable, reliable, camping, exploring, wheeling rig." It is being built with alot of overkill parts for what its purpose is supposed to be but I want to make sure that I can go play with it and not worry about getting home and not worry that I am going to have to beat on it to get back out of a trail. Basically putting all the standard Toyota rock crawler parts on it but gonna try to keep it clean and not destroy it, no real "hard" trails are in the Trekkers future (or at least thats what I'm saying now!)
Quick list of parts...
22re R151F Turbo Tranny Dual cases, 2.28 and 4.7 IFS rear axle, disc brakes, cromo shafts, V6 3rd, 5.29's, ARB Front hi-pinion, 5.29's, ARB, BIG brakes from 2004 tacoma, Longfield 30spliners, cromo hub gears Rears up front, 4" rear springs, front moved forward almost 4" 37" BFG KM2's and TONS of other little things
Should be pretty fun when its done, if I ever get that far!!