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285/70-17's vs. 305/65-17's ... rubbing and trimming ...

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Randy1, May 22, 2009.

  1. May 22, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    Randy1

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    2007 Tacoma TRD Access Cab 4x4 ... with a 3" suspension lift.

    Have ordered Pro Comp 6001 17" x 9" wheels that have a -6.6 offset ... according to the tire calculators the tire/wheel package will stick out 2.2" or 2.4" further than stock (285 vs. 305).

    My delema is which tire size to go with ... 285/70 or 305/65 ...

    As far as I know the 285's will work just fine with minimal or no trimming/rubbing but I have heard that if one goes with the 305/65's there are a lot of rubbing issues and lots of trimming to do ... is that true?

    Remember, I have a 3" suspension lift, maybe that makes a difference.

    I want to go with the 305/65's but don't want a bunch of trimming or rubbing.

    Your comments? Experiences? Suggestions? Pix?

    Thanks,
    RB
     
  2. May 22, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    305's are gonna be too big.
    285 is the biggest you'll wanna go with a 3" lift

    im running 285-65s and I have rubbing on the frame when I go over dips and shit when turning
     
  3. May 22, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    ToyoComp

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    I wouldn't recommend the 305's and I can tell you that even the 285's can rub the plastic wheel well liners depending on the offset. I also have a 3" lift and with full lock turn and suspension compression could cause rubbing without minor trimming.
     
  4. May 22, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    06Bluez

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    Do not do it unless u have at least 4" of lift. You will have serious rubbing issues
     
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