1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

265/75/16 or 285/75/16...can't decide

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by chaotichoax, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:16 PM
    #1
    chaotichoax

    chaotichoax [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Member:
    #47996
    Messages:
    190
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Howell, NJ
    Vehicle:
    '11 MGM DC/SB TRD Sport
    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.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:17 PM
    #2
    BlueTaco07

    BlueTaco07 Super Mod!

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Member:
    #48598
    Messages:
    2,427
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Panama city, Florida
    Vehicle:
    Looking
    soo your running a 3 " lift?
     
  3. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:19 PM
    #3
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,251
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    255/80/17 is another option although not in Duratracs
     
  4. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:21 PM
    #4
    BlueTaco07

    BlueTaco07 Super Mod!

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Member:
    #48598
    Messages:
    2,427
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Panama city, Florida
    Vehicle:
    Looking
    285's if its 3" or above if under go with 265/75
     
  5. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:48 PM
    #5
    chaotichoax

    chaotichoax [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Member:
    #47996
    Messages:
    190
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Howell, NJ
    Vehicle:
    '11 MGM DC/SB TRD Sport
    yes their ultimate lift kit provides a 3" lift
     
  6. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:20 PM
    #6
    BlueTaco07

    BlueTaco07 Super Mod!

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Member:
    #48598
    Messages:
    2,427
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Panama city, Florida
    Vehicle:
    Looking
    285s foo sho
     
  7. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:22 PM
    #7
    especk

    especk Nothin' Special

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Member:
    #42041
    Messages:
    2,453
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Redding, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma Reg Cab 4x4
    3" OME lift with 885 coils on nitrocharger 90000 shocks with 5mm trim packer on driver's side, TC UCAs, Rear OME Dakar leafs with nitrocharger shocks, All-pro U-bolt flip kit and 3* Toytec shims, extended rear brakelines, 16" Raceline Rockcrusher 887 wheels with 3.6" backspacking, BFG KM2 305/70/16 tires, Doug Thorley header, Doug Thorley catback exhaust, Volant CAI with ram air, Weathertech floor mats, Kicker 12" sub, Kenwood 500W RMS amp, Relentless Fab front and rear bumpers, 4.88 gears, custom flatbed with swing out tire carrier
    265 may look too small but be prepared to lose more power with the 285 and to do some trimmin too
     
  8. Jul 24, 2011 at 12:17 PM
    #8
    chaotichoax

    chaotichoax [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Member:
    #47996
    Messages:
    190
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Howell, NJ
    Vehicle:
    '11 MGM DC/SB TRD Sport
    any more opinions?
     
  9. Jul 24, 2011 at 12:18 PM
    #9
    Khaos

    Khaos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Member:
    #4570
    Messages:
    6,517
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bryant
    Tallahassee FL
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prerunner TRD Off Road
    265/75/16 BFG A/T, 18" Magnaflow, K&N Intake Filter, Ultra-Gauge, Kobalt Toolbox, Metal Tail Light Guards, Cobra 19 and 4ft fiberglass antenna, Plasti dipped Badges/lower valance/rear bumper/grill/bullbar/ac controls, black DIN kit, JVC KD-X40, Wet Suit Seat Covers
    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.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2011 at 12:20 PM
    #10
    Taco76087

    Taco76087 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Member:
    #29458
    Messages:
    4,040
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Weatherford,Texas
    Vehicle:
    04 Tacoma prerunner TRD SR5
    Rockford Fosgate p2 10'', Q-Logic Enclosure, JVC KD-PDR30 Ipod Connection, Rockford p200.2 Amp, Clear Corners, KING Coilovers, Rancho Rear shocks FJ TRD Trail Teams Wheels with 285/75/16 Duratracs
    285/75/16
     
  11. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:00 PM
    #11
    Mike330R

    Mike330R Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Member:
    #58757
    Messages:
    160
    Gender:
    Male
    Far West Phoenix
    Vehicle:
    00 Taco, Kings, Deavers, ARB
    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!
     
  12. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:04 PM
    #12
    Zac808

    Zac808 Custom User Title

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Member:
    #22040
    Messages:
    2,823
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zac
    Viva Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD DC SB 4x4
    In my sig
    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.

    uploadfromtaptalk1311537889674.jpg
     
  13. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:16 PM
    #13
    Tacomanator

    Tacomanator Boiling denim and bangin whores

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Member:
    #40746
    Messages:
    4,584
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Clam Slammer
    Here
    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    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.

    Image 6.jpg
    IMAG0128.jpg
     
  14. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:23 PM
    #14
    Zac808

    Zac808 Custom User Title

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Member:
    #22040
    Messages:
    2,823
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zac
    Viva Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD DC SB 4x4
    In my sig
    What kind of rims are those? Size? Looks good.
     
  15. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:23 PM
    #15
    NetMonkey

    NetMonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Member:
    #8536
    Messages:
    1,677
    Gender:
    Male
    Pflugerville, TX
    Vehicle:
    2010, 4x4, DC, off-road, shortbed, automatic
    Toytec Ultimate Lift @ 3", Mickey Thompson MTZ's 285/75/16, Moto Metal 955b, rear 2" ALL, Marlin Crawler sliders
    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.
     
  16. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:31 PM
    #16
    uscg2008

    uscg2008 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Member:
    #25537
    Messages:
    2,925
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    coby
    KODIAK, AK! originally from Huntington Beach, CA
    Vehicle:
    06 trd sr5 four door 4x4
    CLICK ON SIGNATURE>>>>
    just saw your truck again... i was reading threw an old edition of Off-Road Mag.
     
  17. Jul 24, 2011 at 2:24 PM
    #17
    Tacomanator

    Tacomanator Boiling denim and bangin whores

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Member:
    #40746
    Messages:
    4,584
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Clam Slammer
    Here
    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    Thanks man! they're just cheap steel wheels from Wheeler's. They are 16x8. Here's a link http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomawheels.htm

    :cool:
    [​IMG]
    I was actually suprised they put my truck in there lol
     
  18. Jul 24, 2011 at 2:43 PM
    #18
    Mr.Ed

    Mr.Ed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Member:
    #8649
    Messages:
    855
    Gender:
    Male
    Wilbur's Barn
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Rugged Trail V6
    Toytec Ulimate W/Dakar leaf pack, LR UCA'S, Undercover, Weather Tech, Block Heater
    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.
     
  19. Jul 24, 2011 at 2:53 PM
    #19
    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    23,251
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    I still have trouble believing the 4" with the Dakars , what is your hub to fender measurement in the rear ?
     
  20. Jul 24, 2011 at 2:59 PM
    #20
    Mr.Ed

    Mr.Ed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Member:
    #8649
    Messages:
    855
    Gender:
    Male
    Wilbur's Barn
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Rugged Trail V6
    Toytec Ulimate W/Dakar leaf pack, LR UCA'S, Undercover, Weather Tech, Block Heater
    25" got an old pic and just took one with my phone.

    IMG_0186.jpg
    tcoma 3 001.jpg
     
To Top