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265 or 285?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by rama1000, Jun 20, 2022.

  1. Jun 30, 2022 at 2:22 PM
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    Junkhead

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    I highly doubt it. Unless it’s a brand new offering.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2022 at 5:04 PM
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    300 industries. Tons of custom designs to pick from.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2022 at 5:27 PM
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    To actually answer your question… there is nothing wrong with E load tires. I have 275/70/17 BFG A/T K02 on both my 98 4Runner and 2020 Tacoma. I saw negligible fuel economy decrease, a slightly firmer ride. Nothing significant in a negative sense at all. The benefit is a MUCH stronger tire that basically looks like 285s. Sure it may be “overkill” for mall queens, but this is a truck. If you use it like a truck, and do a little wheeling, you can do so with more confidence. I have seen numerous C load tires puncture on trails here in Colorado. Most people crying about E load tires have never had them - they just perpetuate false truths from the countless baseless posts on TW and other forums.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2022 at 9:35 PM
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    I believe it's new.
     
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  5. Jul 4, 2022 at 6:32 AM
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    Which aftermarket mudflaps did you go with?
     
  6. Jul 4, 2022 at 8:06 AM
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    They're heavy.
     
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  7. Jul 4, 2022 at 8:09 AM
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    I've had rocks go right through the tread and sidewalls of "C" rated AT tires when I was younger. Had enough of it and have run "E" rated tires ever since all through Arizona and Colorado both having very rocky trails with never a flat. Would never go back to anything less. A blown sidewall or severe puncture is also scrapped tire ($$$$) and any cost savings is lost right there.

    So, if you're rolling in rocks, get the heavy tire. It's the RIGHT tool for the job. Think of tires as part of an overall package working together with rock sliders, skid plates, and a lift=protection from rocks. We buy/install those items for occasional impact with rocks while our tires are in constant contact. :cheers:
     
  8. Jul 4, 2022 at 10:56 AM
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    265s here. No need for 285s whatsoever.

    255s will be my next tire.
     
  9. Jul 4, 2022 at 10:58 AM
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    I really wish the top picture was at as low as an angle as the bottom pic so I could get a fair visual but great looking truck
     
  10. Jul 5, 2022 at 5:40 AM
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    Plasticolor ones with the "off road scene". Seem to do the job just fine.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2022 at 10:54 AM
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    surprised your MPG didn't change! what were you on before? I've thought about those (currently on well worn 265 KO2s) but the 275 are 10lbs heavier per tire. good looking truck!
     
  12. Aug 5, 2022 at 11:18 AM
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    I moved to wheels that are lighter than when I previously had 265/70/17 BFG AT. Suspect the weight changes largely offset one another.
     
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  13. Aug 5, 2022 at 11:22 AM
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    What kind of lift?
     
  14. Aug 5, 2022 at 11:37 AM
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    Get 285. I've been running them for 15k miles. I only rub on the UCA when the steering is maxed Don't listen to all the people that will tell you that you need a CMC with trimming. I off-road mine pretty hard and have only rubbed once on the inner fender, never on the cab mount though.
     
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  15. Aug 5, 2022 at 11:53 AM
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    what offset wheels do you have? What kind of lift? Do you have aftermarket UCAs?
     
  16. Aug 5, 2022 at 12:07 PM
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    Stock sr5 wheels, stock UCAs, no lift

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  17. Aug 5, 2022 at 12:26 PM
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    holy cow. This contradicts 90% of the lift theory on this forum
     
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    It should fit fine. It's an inch taller overall, but only 1/2" at top & bottom. I see so many time where guys will talk about how this tire is 1.5" taller than another, and they expect to get 1.5" more ground clearance. It doesn't work like that; you get 0.75" extra ground clearance (at most). That extra 1.5" is spread out over the top AND bottom.
     
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  19. Aug 5, 2022 at 12:33 PM
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    Yeah lol. I'll be trying to stuff 34s in there soon and I'll see how it is

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  20. Aug 5, 2022 at 1:12 PM
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    Bilisten 5100's with a 3 leaf add on the rear, removed the overload spring. Stock UCA's.
     

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