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Old 06-23-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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Help with my 5 Lug

Hey everyone, I need a little help with what to do to my Tacoma.

I have a 2012 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab SR5, and of course 5 lug.

So far I've bought the ReadyLift for the 5 lug Tacoma's and it says it supports up to a 31 inch tire.

One of my friends no longer needed his set of tires so it was given to me in hopes I could use them. Dick Cepek LT285/75/16. If Im not mistaken this is a 32.8 inch tire, so basically a 33. According to the lift, this tire will not fit.

Is there any way to use this tire and make it still look good? I havent bought any rims yet for it due to being worried.

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you!
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Hi Ross,
Welcome to TW.
Sorry, I don't know anything about lifts, but I do know that putting really large wheels on your 5 lug is going to raise the gearing enough kill the power of your 2.7. Mine came with 245/75 tires on 16 inch steel Tundra wheels, and it was so sluggish and slow. It took excessive clutch slipping to get it moving, it bucked going up steep hills, and I could drive it on the freeway in third gear. When I put tires and rims (235/60/16) to match the stock wheel diameter (215/70/15) it came back to life again.



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I was kinda worried about the big tires i currently own. Possibly a 265/75/16 or so with the lift would work better you think? Trying to make my new truck look nice with some wheels and tires haha
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:29 AM   #4
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I know its a bit dark but this is my truck right now. Nothing done to it yet, just looking for options!
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i think the most you should run would be 265/70/16 that what steven (Stupid Hurts) use to run on his tacoma access cab when he had a 3" life look at his build thread !
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Hi Ross,
Welcome to TW.
Sorry, I don't know anything about lifts, but I do know that putting really large wheels on your 5 lug is going to raise the gearing enough kill the power of your 2.7. Mine came with 245/75 tires on 16 inch steel Tundra wheels, and it was so sluggish and slow. It took excessive clutch slipping to get it moving, it bucked going up steep hills, and I could drive it on the freeway in third gear. When I put tires and rims (235/60/16) to match the stock wheel diameter (215/70/15) it came back to life again.
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Wheel size won't change anything. It's the width, weight and OD of the tire that matters.
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I know its a bit dark but this is my truck right now. Nothing done to it yet, just looking for options!
Nice looking truck OP.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:52 AM   #7
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Nice looking truck OP.
Thanks, was just looking for some ideas on what to do wheel wise and whatnot. Appreciate everyones input, still looking at tires.
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did you ever figure out what you got in mind for your truck? I'm slowly building my truck!
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Gonna get some 30 or 31 inch tires with a good looking set of rims and go from there.
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nice! i'm waiting on the f5 rim to get release before i do any more mods to my truck
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:35 PM   #11
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Without a lift on, could I fit 31/10.50-R15 tires?
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235 75 r15 for no mods
30X9.5 r 15 and you have to do the black box mod
anything bigger and you need to get a lift and larger and/or wider wheels

saw this on this thread

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/5-l...ock-5-lug.html
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Finally finalized what is going on the truck. 16 inch beadlocks on 31 inch Adventuro MT tires. Now just gotta get someone to put the ReadyLift on so I can get those bad boys on my truck. Will post pics once its all done.

Thanks for the help everyone, any other cool mods around I would appreciate to know about haha.
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Nice! I'm waiting on a set of scs f5 rim to be release before i do my lift Will be waiting for the picture of it since your done
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It will probably be a week or so, the person who I want to do my lift is a little busy until then. No worries though, just ready to have the truck lifted and looking better!
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Op u can go 265/75r16 if u remove the black box and install the readylift. Annnnnddd u can find this tire size p rated to save weight in at tire. No rubbing whatsoever. I ran that size with a 4.5 bs wheel with no issues. It will feel a little sluggish but let's face it my 2010 wasn't fast to start with. It will make the truck look a lot better.
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speedo

with the larger tires how are you getting around the speedo issues? Any idea as to the cost to have it recalibrated?


QUOTE=Skinny Rogers;8924446]Op u can go 265/75r16 if u remove the black box and install the readylift. Annnnnddd u can find this tire size p rated to save weight in at tire. No rubbing whatsoever. I ran that size with a 4.5 bs wheel with no issues. It will feel a little sluggish but let's face it my 2010 wasn't fast to start with. It will make the truck look a lot better.[/QUOTE]
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Okay so its going down sometime this week or early next week, going to end up putting the lift on with new tires and rims!

31x10.50x15 Geotrac A/T Tires with American Eagle Alcoa Wheels.



I did have a question though, about the black boxes on Tacomas. I drive a 2012 5 Lug Access Cab, does my truck have those black boxes and if so how exactly do I remove them to be sure my tires don't rub?
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with the larger tires how are you getting around the speedo issues? Any idea as to the cost to have it recalibrated?


QUOTE=Skinny Rogers;8924446]Op u can go 265/75r16 if u remove the black box and install the readylift. Annnnnddd u can find this tire size p rated to save weight in at tire. No rubbing whatsoever. I ran that size with a 4.5 bs wheel with no issues. It will feel a little sluggish but let's face it my 2010 wasn't fast to start with. It will make the truck look a lot better.
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I believe it's a couple hundred dollars or something to recalibrate. I use gps for speed.
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Okay so its going down sometime this week or early next week, going to end up putting the lift on with new tires and rims!

31x10.50x15 Geotrac A/T Tires with American Eagle Alcoa Wheels.



I did have a question though, about the black boxes on Tacomas. I drive a 2012 5 Lug Access Cab, does my truck have those black boxes and if so how exactly do I remove them to be sure my tires don't rub?

Yes ur truck has them. They r where ur front mud flaps would b. there r write ups on here how to remove. It's a very easy mod.
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