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3" with 265/70

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by StAndrew, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Apr 15, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    Yes another tire question (I did the search).

    Im getting the hardware to complete my 3" lift but Im not quite sure I want to install before I can get new tires and/or rims. Im currenly running 265/70 BFG AT's which are looking just a bit small with my current 1.5" lift.

    Should I wait for bigger tires or will it not be that bad? I dont have the money for new rims/tires and my current tires are still pretty new.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    anthony250f

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    lol im running 265/70 with 5.5" of lift
     
  3. Apr 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    You can go up to 285 you just gotta trim
     
  4. Apr 15, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    Got a pic?

    edit, NM, saw your build page. Looks nice but I dont think our truck compare well :p.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    [​IMG]

    before spindles
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  6. Apr 15, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    ^ Looks good. I think Ill go through with it and looks be damned for now. Its no longer my daily driver so Ill need time to work out the kinks and see If Ill need a carrier bearing and diff drop...
     
  7. Apr 15, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    It really doesnt look that ba with those tires on it but those new ones your getting are sick
     
  8. Apr 15, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    ya i always thought it looked good, but one of my tires does have a nail in it.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    Just get it patched don't do plug I have aleast 10 patch all together on my tires haha and they hold up well
     
  10. Apr 15, 2012 at 11:17 PM
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    my 3" lift with 265/70/17. i would go with 33s next time around, but it bought this size before the lift. it doesn't look bad at all, but i'm sure 285s would look meaner.

    [​IMG]

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  11. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    Nice ^. Did you have any issues withy our carrier bearing or CV axels when you lifted? I might keep it at 2.5" up front and 3" in the back...
     
  12. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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    I got a 3" lift on my taco with it at 2.5" up front and 3" rear. Also my tires are still 265 they still look good. I haven't had any problems with the CV axel or bearings. I was told when i got my lift installed that you don't start seeing wear and tear til you start getting into the 6" lifts they have been right so far after 50k miles I've put on it since then.
     
  13. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    Good to go. Right now my CV axels are almost straight, my UCA is angled up slightly, and I have about 1 1/4" lift up front. I dont think another 1.75" will hurt but we'll see...
     
  14. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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    i have a 3" fabtech with 265 70's and it doesnt look bad at all man i was running 285's (33's) and they loooked better and didnt half to trim at all.
     
  15. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    3" with 265/70/16's The 285/75/16's will be here tomorrow. Tire place ordered 265's and told me I was getting 275's. I reconfirmed 275's and he said yes. Got them on saturday and got to the house and said uhhh no. Talked to them this morning and they did the right thing and ordered me a set of 285's with me just having to pay the difference in tire price only cause they screwed up.

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    truck looks good bud!:mudding:
     
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    btw, this pic was taken before i added the extra clamp.
     
  18. Apr 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    Thanks Caleb!
     
  19. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    Rear view for a quick comparison for you in size and height.. 265 75 17 mounted and a 285 75 16 on the outside.

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  20. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:21 AM
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    just keep the tires you have now. I ran 31sx10.5s on my 3-4'' of lift. looked great.
     
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