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22 Series for 03 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by Hedgehog, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    To all you Snoway specialists out there, if I decide to put a brand new 22 series on my 2003 Tacoma how will it be affected by a 2 inch over stock front ride height. Is there adjustment on the mounting brackets or will it be fine. Also, I was opting for the 7'6" blade due to the fact that the with the wheel and tire combination I have on the truck, the width from outer edge of tires is 74"'s. Is this blade too big for this truck? Any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    7'6" no problem which is good because you lose 14% of blade width at full angle. Do you have the stock Wheel/tire combination? wide tall tires are not the best for pushing snow.

    http://www.snoway.com/service/Subframes/97101078a.pdf

    that's the link to the sub-frame for the Tacoma. There is some adjustment but not much. I believe the Toyota is low enough that a 2 inch lift should not be a issue.

    I have a number of customers pushing with the Tacoma, one has a fleet of 3 Tacoma's and one Tundra, all pushing commercially.
     
  3. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I do have the stock wheel & tire combo in my cellar but hate the tires. They are BF Goodrich Rugged Trails and have less bite than the BF Goodrich all terrains I have on the other rims. The truck has a 3 inch bodylift and 1.5" suspension. I'm running 32X11.50/15's on 15X10 American Racing rims. With this set up, my frame runs around 2 inches higher than stock but the truck looks a lot wider. I know skinny tires are better in the snow but I like the way it looks with aftermarket equipment.
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    So it's more important to look good while plowing then to do a good job? you can put your pretty wheels back on after you're done plowing.
     
  5. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Like I said before, the tires on the stock wheels suck in the snow. The truck seems to have more grip with the aftermarkets. Also, the Tacoma is my wifes truck and she likes it like that plus she only commutes under 10 miles a day round trip. I work two jobs and maintain my rental property, I don't have time to be changing tires for a snowstorm.
    I drive a crewcab F350 dually 4X4 which I could easily hang a 9 foot plow on the front of but my wifes truck is alot more manuverable especially since I only want to plow my driveway and maybe a couple others.
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    It's on you, just a suggestion.