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Change the vibe of your 4x4 with new wheels and tires

Extreme Makeunder

Christian HazelPhotographer, Writer

OK, a “makeunder” sounds like we’re diminishing the looks of our truck. But we’re pretty sure that phrase with the word “makeover” is copyrighted. Actually, what we mean is, clothes may make the man, but wheels and tires definitely make the truck. If you really wanna change the entire vibe of your 4x4, start under the fenders with a new set of wheels and tires. Nothing shy of extreme bodywork and a fresh paint job will do as much to transform your rig’s mojo. Don’t believe us? Heck, we had a page to kill in this issue, so we thought we’d show you a quick peek at our ’01 Tacoma project. Check out what a fresh set of General Grabber AT2 tires mounted on a set of the newest offerings from KMC Wheels, the XD-Series XD128 Machete, does for this old truck.

We’ve always loved the General Graber AT2. Its mild street manners are in total contrast with its capable off-road performance. Ours is a 265/75R16LT size mounted on a set of KMC Wheels’ new XD-Series Machete in matte gray with black reinforcing rings and stainless steel ring bolts in 16x8 size.