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285/75-R16 vs 305/70-R16

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TacoTy, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Jun 17, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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    So doing a little research on tires and have been going more towards the 285's, but I found a tire I may be interested in and the closest they make to that size is the 305's. I used the tire calculator with these results -

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php?tires=285-75r16-305-70r16


    So I have done extensive reading here about how the 285's may or may not rub with a 3 inch lift, which is what I will be putting on. I guess my question is, is it the width of the tire that causes the rubbing or the height?

    What kind of trouble may I run into with a 3 inch lift and putting the 305's on?


    Thank you very much!
     
  2. Jun 17, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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    It's a combination of a lot of things that causes rub. Can be diameter and height, and also wheel specs. All effect it and can cause rub in different ways and places, theres no one exact answer.
    But generally, a wider tire is more likely to rub when turning due to the extra width. Rubbing UCA is possible with too much back space/too little offset, and the flip side is too little back space/too much negative offset will cause the tire to 'scrub' more when turning and rub cab mount as well as possibly frame rail at full lock(frame rub is more of a 1st gen tacoma thing though)
     
  3. Jun 17, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    Thank you very much for a quick answer.

    So what is the best way to figure this out? Go to the store and have them mount the tires and test it out? (can you even do this?)
     
  4. Jun 17, 2014 at 9:33 AM
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    which wheels are you looking at. I can give you a good idea of what to expect just by knowing which wheels you plan to go with
     
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    Ok but which wheels? You'll need aftermarket wheels for those tires regardless of which ones you choose
     
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    Bump for more info on 305s, in the market right now. What lift should be attained in the rear and with what?! Maybe Ome full kit with Dakar in the rear?
     
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    so I know this a old post. but I have a 3rd gen with a 3 over 2 lift and a -12 offset wheel and I know people that put a 285-75-16 and they didn't rub but I like the 305-70-16 with they rub a lot or only at full lock
     
  10. Jan 29, 2022 at 4:45 PM
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    Skid plates and sliders that's it.
    I'm not being pessimistic or negative. This is a true question. Why would you lift a Tacoma 3 inches for 285? Your already ruining the physics of the truck, why not lift it 6 and add 35s? Again.. I'm not trolling. I just don't get the point. Your not going to do anything the standard 265s do
     

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