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BIGGEST tire for 3" inch Lift?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 09SWTacotrd, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Sep 10, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    09SWTacotrd

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    I am new to this site. I want to lift my stock 2009 TRD Sport 4X4. I will be buying the 3" Ult./Kit from Toytec. I want to try and fit 305/70/17 or 315/70/17 tires on stock wheels. If I have to use a spacer thats fine with me. I want something bigger than 285/70/17. Any help. I plan on getting the Total Chaos UCA's as well. Will this work. If I get new wheels will it work also. Just curious. Thanks.
     
  2. Sep 10, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    Man with all the rubbing issues that you are going to have, its not worth it. Stay with 33" tires.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    I'm running 285/70/17's (32.8") and they are tight... any bigger and you will for sure have to cut your cab mount and have it re-welded (~$150-$200).

    If you want to run bigger tires... I suggest a bigger lift.

    Edit: If you stay with the stock 17" wheels you will need spacers to avoid rubbing the UCA. Aftermarket wheels with the right backspacing don't require the spacers.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2009 at 10:08 PM
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    285/70's(~33")- minor trimming possible.
    295/70's(~33.5")- I would imagine they would fit with just some trimming as long as the correct wheel offset is chosen. Body mount trim/ replate possibly necessary.
    305/70's(~34")- Trim/ replate body mount would most likely be necessary. Some other trimming might also be necessary?
    315/70's(~34.6")- Trim body mount and who knows what else???
    **Would need wheel spacers w/ factory wheels for any of these tires.**
    For aftermarket wheels look for ones with a 0 offset spec. for best fitment. You should also check into the manufacturers approved rim widths for all these tires. I think the stock wheels may be too narrow for the majority of these tires.

    I have the same thoughts as you on this topic. I've been looking into tires larger than the standard 285's most run with a 3" lift as well. I've been looking at 295/70/17 Cooper STT, or Toyo M/T; a 285/75/17 Toyo M/T(34"); a 305/70/17 maxxis Bighorn or Goodyear MT/R; and a 315/70/17 Goodyear DuraTrac. Right now Im leaning to trying to fit the 315 DuraTracs, but if that doesnt work out too well, then I'll likely get a set of the 295 Cooper STT's.
     
  5. Sep 10, 2009 at 10:27 PM
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