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2003 4Runner Limited 4wd V8 FJ tcased overlanding rockcrawling do-it-all build

Discussion in '4Runners' started by xtremewlr, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. May 26, 2023 at 6:01 PM
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  2. May 26, 2023 at 7:06 PM
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    Awesome tire. I've been extremely happy with them. Keep up on the rotations and they will last you a while. Great offroad in pretty much anything. Never had issues in the rain with them, do well in snow and mud as well.
     
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  3. May 26, 2023 at 7:31 PM
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    Thanks!
     
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  4. May 26, 2023 at 7:35 PM
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    No problem.

    I forgot to mention that they stay pretty quiet for an A/T tire too, even with just over 40k miles on mine. If you do start to notice them on the freeway, try rotating them and the sound pretty much goes away. I was doing a 5 tire rotation until I killed the sidewall on one of them.
     
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  5. May 26, 2023 at 9:58 PM
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    Let me know how that works. I just bought a bunch of shit and the rubber is where I'm stuck...

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    Still trying to decide how to wrap them. Leaning toward the 285/75/17 but not discounting the 295/70/17 as well. Have heard of folks having issues with the larger tires (i.e. 285/75) and breaking shit. I'm mostly worried about fender well rubbing even though I have a CMC.
     
  6. May 26, 2023 at 11:19 PM
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    Have you thought about the MT Baja boss “skinny” sizes?
     
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  7. May 27, 2023 at 8:20 AM
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    I'm pretty set on the Toyo R/T Trails in the 285 or 295 variety. Hearing how @xtremewlr does with his will be super helpful. Gonna try and tackle most of the work late next week, so timing should work out.
     
  8. May 27, 2023 at 9:13 AM
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    Well, I'm going from a 285/70 to a 285/75. Toyo lists the 70 at 32.8" diameter and the 75 at 33.9" diameter. So I'm gaining about an inch in rolling diameter. I've already done the body mount chop and I can do the relocation if I need to. I'm also running 1.25" wheel spacers.

    Toyo lists the 295/70 at 33.3" diameter, so really not a huge change in either direction, just slightly wider. It's interesting because the 285/70 is listed at 11.5" width, the 285/75 is 11.3" width and the 295/70 is only 11.8" width. Not a significant difference between the 3.

    So I technically shouldn't have much of an issue. I don't have any wheeling trips planned anytime soon so it might be a bit before I can really flex the suspension out. I know I'm going to have to clearance the rear bumper wings as even with the 285/70, they were rubbing on those a little at full stuff. But that's easy and just a matter of doing some work with the grinder. Might be the excuse I need to finally finish those off inside the wheel wells. The front will need the body mount relocation at the most. I also have the SPC UCAs and the SuperPro offset bushing LCAs, so I can play with those to gain some additional caster and move the tire further forward in the wheel well. But that won't happen until I get back from the Seattle road trip.

    And like you, I'm pretty set on sticking with Toyo tires in general. I've ran them for many years and even tho they are usually more money than other brands, I have had the best experience with them. They are a highly overlooked and under rated tire for both on and off-road use.
     
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  9. May 27, 2023 at 6:25 PM
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    Any input is greatly appreciated. Like I said, I'm torn between the 285/75 and the 295/70. They are close. 295 gives a bit more room for stuff in the well, but 285 can clear the CMC and fender a bit better. Am anxiously awaiting your input for sure.
     
  10. May 27, 2023 at 6:37 PM
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    Hey man, right off the bat that fox misalignment spacer is trash you’ll want to switch to a king to center the rod end unless you like self clearancing. Go with a 35” tire and move both control arms as far forward as possible. A ton of caster is false. No point in wasting time with 33’s. Hit me up with questions.
     
  11. May 27, 2023 at 8:04 PM
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    Pm sent to clear up the @xtremewlr build thread...
     
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  12. May 30, 2023 at 8:25 PM
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    On Sunday, I installed a couple console molle panels I got from https://f3fab.com. He also has some front door panels that I'd like to get.

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    GMRS is now mounted to the molle panel instead of bolted directly to the center console. Drilled a couple extra holes in the panel and used rivnuts for it.

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  13. May 31, 2023 at 11:43 AM
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    Those are nice and thick
     
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  14. May 31, 2023 at 1:49 PM
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    Yeah, they are made well for sure.
     
  15. Jun 2, 2023 at 10:16 AM
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    New tires are on.

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    Slightly more aggressive tread. Sidewalls are much more aggressive.

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    Now I need to go re-calibrate the UltraGuage. I'll also need to do some trimming for offroad clearance but that can wait for now. Speedo is only off by about 3mph now with the 285/75s, it was about 4mph off with the smaller 285/70s.
     
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    Where are you seeing the most contact? Do you have spacers or a BMC/CMC?
     
  17. Jun 2, 2023 at 11:26 AM
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    No idea yet, I'm basing it off what I can see just looking at how the tires fill the wheel wells compared to the old ones.
     
  18. Jun 2, 2023 at 3:59 PM
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    I have 1.25" spacers behind the wheels, a 1" body lift and I have done the BMC. All covered earlier in the thread. I've also got the SuperPro offset bushing LCAs with the tire pushed pretty far forward.

    In the front, it doesn't appear that the tires will hit the body mount but I might need to trim a hair more off that and weld a plate in there, didn't do that the first time. I will also do a relocation of the front body mounts if I continue to have contact. Won't know until I can wheel it and flex out the suspension.

    In the rear, there is plenty of clearance up front but the tires will for sure hit my bumper wings, so I'm going to have to trim those some and weld a plate in like I originally planned. Might need to massage the body pinch weld back there to make more room before welding the plate in. You can see in the pic here that even with the 285/70s, the tire was making some small contact with the leading edge of the bumper winglet. The 285/75s are about an inch larger in diameter so will for sure make significantly more contact at full stuff. Might need to trim some of the plastic fender bulge at the top as well.

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  19. Jun 2, 2023 at 4:45 PM
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    Thanks. I have a feeling that I'll be doing much of the same. No spacers, but have -10mm offset which should net me 35mm (about 1.4") assuming your wheels are 25mm offset. BMC planned soon and pinch weld in front. Not sure about the rear clearance yet either.
     
  20. Jun 2, 2023 at 5:20 PM
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    Pinch weld in the front hasn't been an issue so far. Right now, it's the plastic stuff that will need trimmed the most.
     
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