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3 inch lift question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 02TACOMA, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Apr 22, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    02TACOMA

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    I have a 02 tacoma double cab trd 4x4 it currently has stock 265/75/r16's. I'm thinking of getting a 3" leveling kit will 285's(33's) fit. Seems like it would sense the 265's fit stock with no rubbing... Any suggestions to run 33's ("with a budget of about $1000")would be appreciated:)Thanks
     
  2. Apr 22, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    You should be fine cause a true 33 is a 305 i believe, and also most 3 inch kits will allow you to run a 33 with little to no trimming.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    Ya with a 3" kit you should be able to run 285/75/16s no prob (33s)
     
  4. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    Keep in mind guys he has a first gen.
    Our 2nd gens can fit 33s with minimual trimming after a 3" lift. I can't remember on my 02 as I never lifted it.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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  6. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    ftr 305 is a width

    a 305 is wider than a 285 which is wider than a 265 and so on and so forth

    the 2nd number in a metric tire size can be used to figure out height

    for example

    a 255/85/16 is roughly 33" tall but skinny...whereas a 285/75/16 is ALSO 33" tall but a bit wider
     
  7. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    depending on which wheels and tires you go with...you could possibly still experience some rubbing...especially on the frame rail and pinch weld
     
  8. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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    My bad, the guy at the used tire place was telling me that a 305 was taller than a 285
     
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    its possible...it really depends on what that 2nd number is

    a 285/75 and a 305/70 should be almost identical in height and close to an inch different in width
     
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    Every number there effects every other number, you can't change 1 with out changing another with the exception of the rim that will remain the same yet affect the tire size.
     
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    285s will prob rub just a hair, 305s WILL RUB QUITE A BIT. If you dont mind trimming 1-2" off the front bumper at the bottom so you can turn then the 305s might be ok. I would get the 285s, they will fit better.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    Ok so im the new guy on the forum and just bought my first truck....can someone explain what all the numbers being thrown around apply to?? 255/85/16?? what is this in terms of lift height and suspension??
     
  13. Apr 23, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    255/85/16 or any set of numbers similar are metric tire sizes

    with the first number being the width, 2nd being sidewall height in terms of a ratio with the width, 3rd being rim size
     
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    you will need a spidertrax wheelspacer (1 1/4") for them not to rub in the front. I did the Fabtech leveling coilover kit with AAL and installed STT's LT285/75r16 but didnt not fit untill the next day when i received the spacer. I cranked the coil up to 3". my profile has the pictures, dont forget to put some up when you finish.
     
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