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BFG A/T's on Mickey Thompson's...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by prerunner32, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Jan 5, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    prerunner32

    prerunner32 [OP] TRD

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    Yes, yes I am going to be the guy who doesnt post pictures of his plan... Thats because I dont have them yet!!! Im doing tons of research cause I want to do this right the first time!!!! I am sure all of you have been threw the headache's that I am going threw right now!!!!

    Well anyways here is the plan... Either thinking of running 285/75/16's or 275/70/17's. I have a 2005 Double Cab Long Bed TRD Sport right now.

    If I were to run the 285's I would run one of two choices.

    1. 285/75/16's with Bilstein 5100's set at 1.75 with a 1in AAL in the rear.
    2. 285/75/16's with Bilstein 5100's set at 2.5 with 1.5in AAL in the rear

    Now if I am going to run the 275's I would run one of two choices.

    1. 275/70/17's with Bilstein 5100's set at .85 with nothing in the rear
    2. 275/70/17's with Bilstein 5100's set at 1.75 with a 1in AAL in the rear.

    Rubbing isnt to big of a deal to me. As an off road racer, I could trim no problem for the dirt. Id rather have the right tire out there rather than not just because I dont want to trim. I was dead set on the 275/70/17's untill I realized, why not 16's? It will be a smoother ride. So I was looking and the difference in diameter is only .5in between the two sizes.

    Heres the wheels I am going to get

    16's - http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/C...s=210&t_pt=100039&t_pl=103657&t_pn=M/T1368412

    17's - http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/C...s=210&t_pt=100039&t_pl=103657&t_pn=M/T1379412

    The 16's would save me a little $$$ too.

    I will be running BFG A/T's and I am pretty dead set on that decision unless someone else has a good opinion on a different tire that would basicly do just about anything. Unfortunately I only have 2wd so I am also thinking the wider the tire the better for rubber to the ground.

    Does anyone have any pictures of there setup this way?!!??! And I PROMISE once I have gotten everything I will put up pics!!!!!!!!

    This website is awesome and everyone here has helped me out a bunch!

    Thanks everyone and I cant wait to hear your responses from either past experience or just plain knowlage!!!!!

    -Alan
     
  2. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    cormudgen

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    Stock suspension here. 275/75/16 bfg all terrains on the 16x8 Mickey thompsons. One pic in my signature. I took mudflats off and get a rub only at full lockout. I could easily trim half an inch to avoid this but am planning on going with billsteins on middle setting up front and 1" add a leaf in rear
     
  3. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    hard2kill

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    IMO.. There are better tire options at much better prices and 285's on 17 are the best look IMO with Alil less tire roll over compared to 16's
    Also 4wheelparts sucks bad service and high prices

    Try looking at 285-70-17 nitto terra grapplers on some 17x8's with 4-4.5in backspacing...set ur Billy's at 2.5in and a 1.5in add-a-leafs in the back but get longer rear shocks or shock extensions...
     
  4. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    Stick with 16"s. 17"s only look good with 35"+ tires. IMO. I prefer a more tire than wheel look.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    DirtJumper14

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    MT classic 17x9 w/ BFG A/T 285/70-17. 5100's all around. Front set at 2.5 and 1.5 toytec aal. Little trimming, not too bad. Has not bottomed out even with 3 bikes in the back. would bottom out with stock setup and 1 bike too often.
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  6. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    prerunner32

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    Well I think you've made my decision... And about the 1 bike in the back bottoming out... I FEEL THE PAIN!!! trust me... twice a week to the track. I couldnt believe it was doing that... haha. That Really is a nice setup you have there.

    Do you have the stock coils? in the front?

    And for anyone else, keep the pics and advice coming! Much appreciated!!!!

    Still in the back and fourth faze... I am leaning towards the 16's at a 51%...
     
  7. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    I agree w/the poster above - go 16s if they'll fit - the bigger tires will look better in my opinion. [​IMG]
     
  8. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    Yeah stock coils. Did it about 3 years ago and wouldn't change a thing. Little stiff on the street but nothing like my dads corvette. Drives great on dirt roads. Gorman I-5 road into track and ohv area is a blast haulin ass down. Accidentally jumped it, just a little, a few months ago up there on the main road. Took it really well. Totally not on purpose and won't do it again. ;)

    You going 16 or 17?
     
  9. Jan 6, 2012 at 7:09 AM
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    cormudgen

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    Larger pic of mine. Again stock suspension with 275/75/16 on a 16x8 MT CLassic Lock wheel.

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  10. Jan 6, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    skunk

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    Love those M/T classic wheels! Nice pics!
     
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