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5100 and tire size

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Bamahoyt, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Nov 1, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    Bamahoyt

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    I just put on some 5100's in front and set them at 1.75 and I don't have anything in the rear. My question what tire size would be a good upgrade over 265/65/17's? I want to go bigger for sure but only want all terrains unless I got a steal on Muds. Also I am thinking about putting a 1 inch AAL in the rear and stepping the front up to 2.5. would give me some tire sizes if I did that. thanks for the help
     
  2. Nov 1, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    Bilsteins set at 2.5" OME Dakar rear leaf packs had to make rear shock extensions, FJ manual TC
    I went Billies all the way around. I found that the rear shocks were topping out even that they were a longer shock. (OME Dakar leaf packs) I made my own shock extensions. I set my fronts to 2.5" due to higher than expected lift in the rear. I run 285 70 17's but I wish I had choosen 285 65 17. Minor rubbing of the front of the wheel wells with FJ cruiser rims but I found out that if you hit the plastic with a heat gun it shrinks, making it easy to direct in the areas that rub. I have my 16" OEM rims P/C black with snowtires and wheel spacers for clearance for tire chains for the winter time only.

    Hope that helps.

    IMG_6901.jpg
     
  3. Nov 1, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I'm currently running 265/70/17 with no lift / no rub . I'm not sure you will clear 285's at only 1.75 " up front .

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    Edit : Sorry OP I misread that you are thinking of going up to 2.5 " in the front . My Bad .
     
  4. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    Think I could get 285/65/17's to clear without rub with my fronts set at 1.75?
     
  5. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    I doubt it , not without trimming .
     
  6. Nov 17, 2010 at 5:40 AM
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    Would the next size down be 265/70/17's then?
     
  7. Nov 17, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    Correct. That's the next (common) size down.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    i have 265/70/17 AT's on mine with nothing done to the rear and 5100's set at 1.75 on the front, i think it looks about perfect but i'm putting a winch bumper on, that's the reason i went 1.75, glad i did cause i dont really think it looks all that front high as it is right now
     
  9. Nov 17, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    have the same setup, 265/70/17 with 5100s at 2.5 and rear tsb. sits real nice
     
  10. Nov 17, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    I think if they rubbed at 1.75 it would be minor, I wish I'd gone with that tire size. Do the lift and get the tire shop to hang a tire on it and see, most will accomodate you when you're poised to drop $1000.

    Just my $.02

    I'm out

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  11. Nov 17, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    FWIW , the pic of my truck I posted at the beginning of the thread is on 265/70/17 MT's with no front lift and the ( TSB ) 4 leaf pack in the rear .
     
  12. Nov 23, 2010 at 11:52 PM
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    I have 285/70/17 Duratracs on rims with 4.5in BS with a 1.5in spacer lift that came with the truck. I have ordered the 5100's and am in the process of trying to decide what setting to use. After spending 4 hours on here, I have decided to go with 1.75. I had to trim quite a lot of plastic and I also took the angle grinder with a sanding disc to the cab mounts to round them off very slightly. I haven't rubbed at all yet, but only done some minor dirt road driving so far. So I think this will only improve with the extra 1/4in I'll get with the 5100s. But if I do find that I rub the cab mounts I will have not problem going ahead with the chop.

    A bit OT, but the reason I decided (for now) to go with 1.75 is because I don't want the ride to be too harsh and 2.5 will definitely be firmer. I also don't want vibes or alignment hassles and I could do without extra wear on the CV boot. I also didn't want to add more expense and firm up the rear any more by having to AAL to keep it level. The fact that I can avoid all that and still fit 33s with no problem, I think it's a good choice and I think it already looks awesome. If money was no object, I would have gone Icons with UCAs and a leaf pack, but the extra $2K in my perspective is better spent on mountain bikes and ski resort tickets.

    Here's a pic so you can get an idea of about that amount of lift with 33s

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  13. Nov 24, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    When I did my 5100 lift to 2.5" I found right away that I got a noise, (whomp womp womp) that I'm 99% sure is coming from the LH inner CV joint. I fabbed up my own 1" diff drop kit and that has reduced the issue and I think I'll run it until the CV is NFG and live with the noise. I'm considering at some point (maybe when I get new tires in a couple years 285 65 17 to lower it to 1.75" and get a bit more improvement. My truck has over 100,000Km on it so newer shafts may not see this noise. If anyone is doing this work on a high miler you might as well toss in new wheel bearings while you're in there, mine weren't shot but well on their way to being so. I also would recommend getting bearings withthe hub already installed to make the job easy. Plain bearings are a PITA unless you have the ability to fab up jigs to hold and press the hub out.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    1.75" front with TSB rear...I have 265/70/17 and they fit perfectly. No rub and gives the truck a great look - not too high but high enough (like me :D).

    I have the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2:

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  15. Nov 25, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    5100s at 1.75, Rear TSB, 265/70/17. No rub, but wouldn't go any bigger. Hope it helps.

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  16. Nov 25, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    What is the diffrence in the 75 to 70???
     
  17. Nov 25, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    For 265's, it 's about 1" in diameter difference.
     
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