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265 or 285

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by double dee, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:02 AM
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    double dee

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    Do you think 265 are gonna look to small on a 3" lift? I'm undecided if I wanna go with that or 285.
     
  2. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    285's............. don't second guess it
     
  3. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:22 AM
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    265's dont look all that bad tho!
     
  4. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:27 AM
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    I think 285's look better on most lifted Tacoma's. With that said, I run 265's on mine because I don't want to take the hit on MPG's that 285's create.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    I found 285/70/17 duratracs on 4wheelparts for $919 and a $40 rebate. Anyone know if there is somewhere cheaper?
     
  6. Mar 24, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    265s .. better gas mileage, cheaper to replace.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    You are already hurting your MPG's lifting the truck 3" so 285's if you want to keep 265's don't lift your truck it just looks goofy IMO that's my 2.c
     
  8. Mar 24, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    That's pretty much what I'm thinking. Guess I'll be going 285
     
  9. Mar 24, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    275's and get the best of both worlds!
     
  10. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    Do they make a 275 for a 17
     
  11. Mar 24, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    Definitely go with 285's. I don't even have a lift yet and the 285's look so much better, when I look at my dad's 2008 tacoma parked next to me with his 265's. Huge improvement going to 285
     
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    So you have no lift and fit 285's? Do you rub like crazy? I have a 2.5" lift and was planning on getting 265's because 285's would rub
     
  13. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    Remember, 265 is just a width.

    Stock size 265/70R16 is going to look a little small.

    But I assume we're talking about 265/75R16 (which is a 32x10.5" oversize tire)

    and 285/75R16 (which is a 33x11.5" oversize tire)

    EDIT: (Naturally exact size varies from brand to brand. But you knew that.)

    Enough folks run the 265/75R16 (or equivalent 265/70R17) when lifted 3" and have posted pics of how it looks and how it works that it's safe to say this isn't a bad looking combination with a tire that's practical for many reasons - price, rolling resistance - clearance when stuffed, fender coverage law compliance.

    Enough folks run 285/75R16 (or equivalent 285/70R17) and have posted pics of how it looks and reported how it works to say that it's also a good looking combination with a tire that's almost certain to require you to remove mudflaps, trim/melt plastic inner fenderwell plastic, and possibly chop body cab mount.

    Pick your poison. I run the 285s, and I've taken a pretty heavy hand with the xacto knife and heat gun on my inner fenderwells. But I haven't had to chop my cab mount.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    Nope, zero rub. I did get the proper offset wheels, however, and I did make 2 minor trims to the inner plastic. Totally worth it, and took less than 1 minute per side.
     
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    Thats where I got mine.
    Nice choice on Duratrac's btw!
    Post pics when you have your setup :)
     
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    What size wheels are you running? heighth, width, backspacing, offset?
     
  17. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    BF Goodrich All terrains 275/70R17 121/118R $219.00 (ea.)

    and the Yokohama Geolanders A/T-S 275/65R17 $146.00 (ea.)

    the geolander was my first choice but i went with the Revo 2's at the last minute
     
  19. Mar 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    285' s they look awesome!! [​IMG]
     
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