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Old 07-23-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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265/75/16 or 285/75/16...can't decide

I need some help. I've looked at pictures and I've read various posts. The tire I plan on running is the Goodyear Duratrac (Unless someone has a better option.) I realize I'll be doing some trimming and such with 285's. However, I haven't read much for 265's. Will 265's fit no problem aside from the front mudflaps?

The truck is my daily driver and while it will see the occasional off-road trail and such; it's primary duty will be get me to work.

Here is my set up that I just purchased to be installed with wheels and tires.

-Toytec Ultimate Lift Kit
-OME Dakar leafs
-Light Racing UCA

I am asking because I want to get it right the first time around. I don't want to buy 265's and regret it a month from now. If anyone can be detailed in what I would need to trim with 285's and if it's worth the extra work.

Thank you all in advance for your time and opinions.
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soo your running a 3 " lift?
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255/80/17 is another option although not in Duratracs
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285's if its 3" or above if under go with 265/75
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soo your running a 3 " lift?
yes their ultimate lift kit provides a 3" lift
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yes their ultimate lift kit provides a 3" lift
285s foo sho
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:17 PM   #8
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any more opinions?
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I've had 265/75/16s, and with 3" lift I think they would look too small. I will be installing 285/75/16s when I install my lift kit next month.
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Do most of you base you tire purchases on mostly looks? I know it looks better to get a bigger tire stuffed in there but where does performance and milage come into play?

I have 31's with a 3" lift. They do look small but I am not sure I'd be happy with bigger tires. With the 31's and a decent load in the bed it just barely holds any speed in 5th gear up decent hills. With a bigger tire I'd have to downshift and use more fuel.

I guess it's just a trade off!
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Im running 265/75 because of the mpg's. 285 will look better but gas prices are to much for me to justify going bigger. If I do go bigger it will be 255/85.

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I have 265's. 285's are cool if you don't mind hacking into your truck and loss of power and mpg... although not much.
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I have 265's. 285's are cool if you don't mind hacking into your truck and loss of power and mpg... although not much.
What kind of rims are those? Size? Looks good.
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285's. just do it

i had a hard time making that decision when i lifted my truck and i am glad that i went with 285's.
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I have 265's. 285's are cool if you don't mind hacking into your truck and loss of power and mpg... although not much.
just saw your truck again... i was reading threw an old edition of Off-Road Mag.
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What kind of rims are those? Size? Looks good.
Thanks man! they're just cheap steel wheels from Wheeler's. They are 16x8. Here's a link http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomawheels.htm

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just saw your truck again... i was reading threw an old edition of Off-Road Mag.


I was actually suprised they put my truck in there lol
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I installed the same kit Dakar's and all. I have 265/75/16 was thinking of going biger. I have a 08 TRD2 Xcab, the Dakars lifted 4" and The Toytec's 3" from the box. how much lift did U get. I thought I was going to be at 2.5 & 2.75" . I have about 1400 miles and nothing drpoed, just some squeeks from the dakars.
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I installed the same kit Dakar's and all. I have 265/75/16 was thinking of going biger. I have a 08 TRD2 Xcab, the Dakars lifted 4" and The Toytec's 3" from the box. how much lift did U get. I thought I was going to be at 2.5 & 2.75" . I have about 1400 miles and nothing drpoed, just some squeeks from the dakars.
I still have trouble believing the 4" with the Dakars , what is your hub to fender measurement in the rear ?
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25" got an old pic and just took one with my phone.
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