Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Wheels & Tires

Notices

34" Tires - Nothing but the truth.... BF Goodrich KM2 - 285/75r17

Reply
 
* Tire Finding Tools Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
Limitless [OP] Limitless is offline
Senior Member
Limitless is on a distinguished road
Name: Scott
Joined: Dec 2012, #92631
Location: NW Illinois
Gender: Male
Posts: 121
Limitless's Tacoma Gallery
34" Tires - Nothing but the truth.... BF Goodrich KM2 - 285/75r17

I know I searched and searched for this set up so I figure I will share the wealth..

So here is the set up, bone stock 2012 TRD Sport 4x4 DCLB. I will post a lot of images of these being installed, so if you have questions or want more images ask quickly as the glass is going on this week and the chance for more images will not last too long.

Tires: BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM2 - 285/75r17
- Sect. Width: 11.3"
- Tread Width: 8.7"
- Overall Diameter: 33.9"

Wheels: Mickey Thompson Classic Lock 17x9
- Back Spacing: 4-3/8
- Offest: -15
- Part Number: 479412

I know everyone is going to freak out, since there is no lift on the truck yet, but here is the theory behind this. If it wont fit at stock ride height it wont fit when you lift the truck!! Well, it may fit, but it will still hit once the suspension cycles to the stock ride height position of the control arms.

THE FRONT:

So, do they fit? Yes, but this is not a drivable set up. You can not turn the wheel more than a few degrees.

Can taking off or trimming only the plastic flare help? Not really, you will be able to turn the wheel further, but you will still make contact on the rear of the fender opening and the front bumper.

So, bottom line, at this tire size you would need to trim the edge of the front bumper (possibly some of the inner liner), You will need to trim the rear of the Actual Steel Fender, and the plastic fender if you wanted to run that on the truck too.

As for the pinch weld and the body mount, i will update more once the other side of the truck is torn down and the full lock to lock steering can be checked out.

On to the Pictures, Again this truck is at factory ride height with stock suspension in these images.

THE REAR:
They seem to fit pretty well, now by no means was I able to flex the rear out yet, but for daily driving these tires will clear no problem. With a few buddies jumping in the back of the truck they did not touch the fender flare.

Front View:


Driver Front - No Flare - Cab Clearance:



Driver Front - Bumper Clearance:


Driver Rear:


Passenger Front - With Flare:


Driver Rear:


Passenger Rear:


Passenger Front - With Flare - Cab Clearance:


Passenger Front - With Flare - Cab Clearance:


Passenger Front - With Flare - Bumper Clearance:


Passenger Front - With Flare - Bumper Clearance:
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador
jandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jandrews's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18122
Gender: Guy
Posts: 12,159
jandrews's Tacoma Gallery
You're going to rub front and rear without trimming. Even with trimming there may still be some frame/UCA contact, and it's quite possible you'll buckle the bedsides at full flex of the rear axle.

Most of this is pretty much known. There are rubbing issues with 33s.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
Senior Member
Redneck92 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRedneck92 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRedneck92 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRedneck92 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRedneck92 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRedneck92 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRedneck92 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRedneck92 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRedneck92 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRedneck92 is one of the sharper tools in the shedRedneck92 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Redneck92's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Aug 2012, #84398
Location: Concord, NC
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,241
Redneck92's Tacoma Gallery
now get to trimming
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 08:51 PM   #5
Money Pit
tacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant future
 
tacoma89's Avatar
Name: Chase
Joined: Feb 2009, #14010
Location: Richmond, Va
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,110
tacoma89's Tacoma Gallery
This is the size I want to get when my current tires are done.

did you have to special order them?

Can you get some pics of your truck from further away also.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
Limitless [OP] Limitless is offline
Senior Member
Limitless is on a distinguished road
Name: Scott
Joined: Dec 2012, #92631
Location: NW Illinois
Gender: Male
Posts: 121
Limitless's Tacoma Gallery
Yes, I am fully aware of the fact that these do not fit. However, when I was looking for details about this size wheel, I could not find much. I was hoping to provide some insight for others on how this will work out and what needs to be done to clearance for these tires. I will continue this write up and the fiberglass installation along the way to help out anyone heading down these two roads.

You can see the solution here:



There is a full set of glass going on the truck, to truly clearance for the tires. Anything else in the way will get the BFH treatment or get cut out of the way!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 08:58 PM   #7
Limitless [OP] Limitless is offline
Senior Member
Limitless is on a distinguished road
Name: Scott
Joined: Dec 2012, #92631
Location: NW Illinois
Gender: Male
Posts: 121
Limitless's Tacoma Gallery
Yes, I will take some pics for you tomorrow, when the sun is out so you can see the whole truck on both sides.

You can see the tires in my build thread. These were ordered from discount tire direct with a pricematch from some dude on ebay. They were $306 each to my door.

The Build
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 08:59 PM   #8
Money Pit
tacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant futuretacoma89 has a brilliant future
 
tacoma89's Avatar
Name: Chase
Joined: Feb 2009, #14010
Location: Richmond, Va
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,110
tacoma89's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Limitless View Post
Yes, I will take some pics for you tomorrow, when the sun is out so you can see the whole truck on both sides.

You can see the tires in my build thread. These were ordered from discount tire direct with a pricematch from some dude on ebay. They were $306 each to my door.

The Build
Posted before I got there, thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 03:01 PM   #9
KPT KPT is offline
sees what you did there.
KPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
KPT's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2009, #22227
Gender: Male
Posts: 32,404
KPT's Tacoma Gallery
I'm curious to see how much has to be cut, ground, and hammered to keep those from rubbing at full lock and full suspension compression
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 03:10 PM   #10
Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador
jandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jandrews's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18122
Gender: Guy
Posts: 12,159
jandrews's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by KPT View Post
I'm curious to see how much has to be cut, ground, and hammered to keep those from rubbing at full lock and full suspension compression
Not much. He's going glass.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 03:17 PM   #11
Vaginas are rad.
Boone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shedBoone is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Boone's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Jul 2012, #82731
Location: Boone, NC
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,227
Boone's Tacoma Gallery
Sub'd. I think I like where this is going.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #13
Senior Member
BulletToothTony is one of the sharper tools in the shedBulletToothTony is one of the sharper tools in the shedBulletToothTony is one of the sharper tools in the shedBulletToothTony is one of the sharper tools in the shedBulletToothTony is one of the sharper tools in the shedBulletToothTony is one of the sharper tools in the shedBulletToothTony is one of the sharper tools in the shedBulletToothTony is one of the sharper tools in the shedBulletToothTony is one of the sharper tools in the shedBulletToothTony is one of the sharper tools in the shedBulletToothTony is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: You can call me Susan if it makes you happy.
Joined: Feb 2008, #4833
Gender: Trans
Posts: 10,078
BulletToothTony's Tacoma Gallery
Moar
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 05:16 PM   #14
KPT KPT is offline
sees what you did there.
KPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
KPT's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2009, #22227
Gender: Male
Posts: 32,404
KPT's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by jandrews View Post
Not much. He's going glass.
I saw that. That's why I'm interested.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 05:19 PM   #15
Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador
jandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jandrews's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18122
Gender: Guy
Posts: 12,159
jandrews's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by KPT View Post
I saw that. That's why I'm interested.
Pretty much cab mount, pinch weld, spacers, and he should be good.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 05:24 PM   #16
Senior Member
Doomsday will become famous soon enoughDoomsday will become famous soon enough
 
Doomsday's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2010, #29290
Location: Cypress, TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 192
Doomsday's Tacoma Gallery
Which brand fenders and size you go with?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 05:37 AM   #17
Limitless [OP] Limitless is offline
Senior Member
Limitless is on a distinguished road
Name: Scott
Joined: Dec 2012, #92631
Location: NW Illinois
Gender: Male
Posts: 121
Limitless's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Pretty much cab mount, pinch weld, spacers, and he should be good.
From what I can tell on the actual steel fender, you will need to cut back the metal of the fender itself near the cab. I will take more pictures before we take that side off tonight.

Quote:
Which brand fenders and size you go with?
I went with Glassworks Unlimited 4.5" fenders ordered from Camburg Racing.

...also to the others, sorry, no full truck shots yesterday we were blasted in a snowstorm, updates tonight....
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 06:05 AM   #18
Southbound
Westside has a spectacular aura aboutWestside has a spectacular aura about
Name: JT
Joined: Jan 2012, #71292
Location: Nor Cal, East Bay
Gender: Male
Posts: 142
Westside's Tacoma Gallery
Subscribed
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 07:59 AM   #19
Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador
jandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shedjandrews is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jandrews's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18122
Gender: Guy
Posts: 12,159
jandrews's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Limitless View Post
From what I can tell on the actual steel fender, you will need to cut back the metal of the fender itself near the cab....
Negative. You will need to cut the cab mount and pound the fenderwell and pinch weld back with a good sized hammer, but tubbing is not strictly necessary. It will result in a bit of a cleaner finished look if you cut and re-tin.

The issue can be minimized by running the smallest wheel spacer/most backspacing you can that keeps you from rubbing the frame in front of the suspension. This minimizes the scrub radius.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB BFG A/T LT 285/70 R17 121/118 Q BF goodrich all terrain tires Ste Wheels & Tires Marketplace 0 01-01-2013 09:35 PM
BF Goodrich MT KM2's Beau541 Product Reviews 5 11-17-2012 04:14 AM
FS: BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A Km2 Tires rhion82 Buy / Sell / Trade 23 04-21-2011 06:07 AM
BF Goodrich KM2 SoCalBlack08 Wheels & Tires 27 11-30-2010 08:43 PM
BF Goodrich M/T KM2 SpaceGoat Wheels & Tires 4 06-07-2010 07:53 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.