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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toyo freak, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Jul 30, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    toyo freak

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    Alright so here is the deal. I want to lift my truck and add 285s but I am a little skeptic after driving my brother's F150. He recently added a readylift and upgraded from 265s to 285s. Right away I could notice the loss in power when pressing the gas when stopped and the loss in braking power once I got to speed. My question is this: can the bigger tires actually cause damage due to the higher rpm required to roll or I am I over analyzing this. Is it really noticable or have you all just changed your driving style? Please post your opinion if you have 285s
     
  2. Jul 30, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    285's will be a heavier tire, more rotational mass... and it will affect the acceleration and braking. However I wouldn't suspect that much on our v6. I'm going 285's also... I'm more concerned with trimming and rubbing UCA's than performance loss with our v6. It's all about gearing... and it seems most people on here don't really need to think about re-gearing until they start hitting 35's and such.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    lower gas mileage... check
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    Looks killer and worth the trouble IMO.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    ^^ x2 haha.. yeah acceleration from stop noticeably slower feels like your are towing something haha.. my 285s alone weights 58lbs each, plus wheels are like 22-24 lbs= 80lbs each wheel.. my stock 16s w/tires are like 62lbs. Once its starts to move though its no longer as bad
     
  5. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    My solution to the sluggish feel is a supercharger :p
     
  6. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    I can still break the tires loose on asphalt.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    yeah it should still break loose of you really gun it..

    just curious have you done or tried this? coz im thinking you will still feel sluggish response on regular driving from a stop unless you put a good throttle each time and still doesnt help with mpg. Once rolling though, s/c should mskr you feel great again
     
  8. Jul 31, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    No my truck is still stock lol. It's on a very long list of upgrades I want to do though. I did put bigger (though 265) BFG AT's on my last... honestly it rode better and I could burn rubber all day no issue. They were fairly heavier than the rugged fails too.
     
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    im thinking of going forced induction too but prolly on next 2-3 yrs or so lol.. trd s/c might be the least hassle route
     
  10. Jul 31, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    your least hassle route is actually re-gearing. you can get some power and mpg back.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    ^^ taking about forced induction (sorry off topic).. but regearing it is, yes
     
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    I'll probably do the TRD SC to maintain the warranty... unless I wait to long to do it then I'll probably save up for a URD Mark III setup. Even with the TRD though, you can add on most of the URD performance bits (such as underdrive pullies) and bump up way over the 300hp stock trd setup...
     
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    As much as I hate to say this... aesthetically, its worth the trouble!

    I love my 295s!

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    andrew, r those nittos?

    Don't be afraid to 285. I can light my 33's up like a christmas tree with the 6speed manual
     
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    Yes. Nitto Trail Grapplers 295/70/17
     
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    ridiculous... unless you are a 2.7l you'll hardly notice the difference between 265s and 285s... I've had both.

    Now I have 305/65/17s which are just about the same as 285/70/17s

    but it could be because I have a manual trans
     
  18. Jul 31, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    ^^ oh yeah it could be the manual trans.. auto still not as smart as humans haha.. i wished i had a manual but damn hard to find on tacos lol.. i wonder how much more trimming will be done for 295 or 305 compared to 285
     
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    no more power braking with the 285's. ive tried a few times and it will only rev a little and nothing will happen..haha
     
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