I pulled the trigger today. Putting Donahoes on the front, custom Deaver coils in the rear along with Bilstien 7100s. So I should have a pretty nice suspension going.
Now onto my next challenge. What tires to go with.
My Limited came with 18" rims (7.5" wide) - so first of all I was thinking that keeping them might not be horrible and would save me a few $$. Cooper makes a 275/65R18 STT tires that measure in at 32.1" in diameter. Here's a picture of them on a Range Rover
Another (Possible?) option is BF Goodrich ATs in 285/65R18 which is 32.8" in diameter. Although the manufacturer states that the narrowest rim I should use is 8" - is there a chance it would work on 7.5" rims?
Now the other option is to chuck the 18s and buy some 17s
- I know that I will probably appreciate the increased sidewall off road - and there will be more tires to choose from. But I do drive a lot of highways on my journeys, and the 18s are nice looking rims.
In your opinion are the 18's just a bad idea?
If I go for 17's is there a 33" tire that's a little narrower than a 285 that would be suitable for the 4runner?
Thanks for your help!