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33's and trimming?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by NCTacoma09, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:03 PM
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    NCTacoma09

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    I've been reading around the forum and some people say that they have had to trim with 33's and other's said they didnt. I want to get 33's because I love the way they look. But at the same time I dont want to have to cut anything. Can anyone explain this better? Why some do and some dont.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    Depending on how much lift you have and if you have a different bumper, etc. I didn't have any trimming with my setup.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    Im gonna go with the toytec 3" spacer and AAL lift.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 at 12:03 AM
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    You'll need either new ucas, or wheel spacers, or new wheels, otherwise you'll rub the stock uca. I had to remove my front mud flaps as well
     
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    deff the front mud flaps will have to go.... i had to cut a minor piece out of the front fenderflare on the inside corner
     
  6. Mar 4, 2010 at 6:10 AM
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    if you're running stock wheels, you'll need spacers with your lift to clear 285s and you'll need to remove front mud flaps and do some trimming. If you're absolutely set on not cutting, then just get 265s.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    285s and stock 16s will rub on uper control arm,had to add a 1/4 spacer, my bfg km2 hit the frame rail when turning all the way. also you may have to trim the front inner fenderwell part that hangs the lowest, nothing a razor blade to the patsic cant fix
     
  8. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    If I where you, I would try and stay away from the spacer lift for the front. I would go with either OME 885's or 886's depending on if you are a long bed or plan on getting an aftermarket front bumper.:cool: The trimming part is not hard at all. Depending on if you are getting new wheels and the backspacing on them. All you really need is a little dremel or something like that to do the trimming.;)
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    Its minor cutting done with a razor knife you won't ever regret it. Should take you about 5 minutes. I would also stay away from the spacer lift.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    I did not trim the fender wells but I removed the mud flaps and trimmed the fender. I have an aftermarket UCA, 33" tire and 4.5" BS wheel.

    If you add aftermarket UCA (like Total Chaos), you will have more caster adjustment to get proper alignment. The drawback is that the wheel/tire is moved back closer to the cab mount. I removed the mud flaps and trimmed the plastic fender a little, but still the the tires rub the cab mount at full turn and when backing up even.

    If you use stock UCA, you'll have less caster (I think). Thus, the tire is closer to the front fender. With this, you'll need to trim the front fender wells as tire will contact at full turns.

    I hope this helps.
     
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    Yup, like mentioned up above, you'll need new UCAs to fix the alignment issues that comes with a 3" lift. Also you will need either new wheels with a different backspacing or wheel spacers to assure you won't rub on the UCAs. You might have to do some minor trimming in the wheel well but it's no big deal...
     
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    Yeah, with aftermarket UCA's (which I recommend) you do get more positive caster, which on compression of the suspension will push the tire more toward the rear of the wheel well. At ride height, the center of the wheel will be in the same spot, and on extension of the suspension (droop), the wheel/tire will actually move more toward the front of the wheel well.

    Nevertheless, with 285/75R16s or 285/70R17s you'll still likely have some rubbing on the cab mount part of the frame at the rear of the wheel well when turning and compressing the suspension. In other words, if you are turning the wheel, and hit a bump, it might rub (probably will rub). Many have done the cab mount frame mod to fix this. It is not complicated.

    Some pics to explain. Shots of the common rubbing spot.

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    OP. not much is needed. To give ya an idea, I'm now cutting to fit 35's on my 3" lift.....
     
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    Seems like the trimming isnt too bad. Ill have to research it more. Im sure someone has posted instructions on how to do it. But what if I went with 32's or 32.5 will I have the same problems and can you visually tell the differance between 32 and 33 just with a quick look. If anyone has some comparision pictures I would like to see them. And if I was to do a smaller tire would the UCA's still need to be replaced with aftermarket?
     
  16. Mar 4, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    Most people who replace the stock UCAs with aftermarket ones do so for 1 of 3 reasons (or combinations of these 3)

    1. the limiting factor in front suspension travel after adding an aftermarket adjustable coilover is the stock UCAs. So, these aftermarket ones (LR, Camburg, Total Chaos) are designed to allow more downtravel of the suspension for people who want this additional suspension downtravel (b/c lifting the truck with the coilover limits downtravel).

    2. some combinations of wheels/tires will rub the stock UCAs. This depends on tire size, wheel width & backspacing, lift amount.

    3. After lifting the truck with an adjustable coilover, one may notice some wandering on the road at highway speeds. Most attribute this phenomenon to an alternation in suspension geometry caused by the lift with the solution being additional positive caster achievable with aftermarket UCAs.


    Hope this helps.
     
  17. Mar 4, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    Comparison? Check this link. But, they are not the same tire. The 32 is AT, while 33 is MT.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/62702-pics-my-05-dc-lb-285-75-16-mt.html
     
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