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Biggest Tire W/ 3" Lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by O-Dubs, May 22, 2009.

  1. May 22, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    O-Dubs

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    Hi guys i rescently became the owner of a new (to me) truck and the tires are pretty much shot, its got a 3" suspension lift on it and i was trying to fit some nice big tires n it, how big can i go without cutting any thing down?
    o-dubs
     
  2. May 22, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    265/75/16 or 265/70/17, depending on what size wheels you have...
     
  3. May 22, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    odd.. I thought I was at stock height and I'm running 265/75/16's
     
  4. May 22, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    You can run that size stock...OP said with "No trimming". 33's are too big not to rub, even with a 3" lift. Its mostly the width that causes the rubbing, not so much the height.
     
  5. May 22, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    a 285/75 should be ok... its a little under a 33" and I didnt have to do much trimming, if any.
     
  6. May 22, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    and Im assuming its a first gen. :)
     
  7. May 22, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    it is a first gen, 1996 regular cab 4x4, i would have thought atleast a 285 would fit with a 3" lift, can anybody say for sure?
     
  8. May 22, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    Yeah, me. since I have both. And I had to do verry little trimming.
     
  9. May 24, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    just picked it up off ebay, was so surprised to see the size, 305/70/16! and theres even room t go atleast one size bigger. They are at the wear bars and i'm in in the market for some new tires. This will be a pure off road vehicle maybe even never go on the road, maybe a couple miles but nothing to plan for. I was thinking of atleast a mud terrean but i am so intrigued by the super swampers, nothing is really holding me back, mpg doesn't matter, what do you guys think should i get some swompers, whats better for off road, really wide and tall or skinny and tall?
    o-dubs
     
  10. May 25, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    I have an 03 with stock p265 70 r16s. I have a 3 inch suspension. I was buyin some used bfg mud terrain 33 12.50x 15s. When I put them on there was no tire rubbing at all. Tires prolly had 20k left on them. But ended up the rims rubbed the break caliber so i couldnt get them. :( Plan to order 33 12.50 by 15s here soon tho
     
  11. May 25, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    i just fixed my post, my truck came with 305/70/16 205 was just a typo i think that huge...
     
  12. May 28, 2009 at 3:46 AM
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    It's actually a little bit over a 33" (according to BFG specs for a 285/75-16) compared to an actual 33x12.50. It's just more narrow, which helps with the rubbing problem. I'm running the 285/75-16 BFG ATs on my Tacoma with a 3" lift. I have no problems with rubbing.
     
  13. May 29, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    305/70R/16's are actually smaller then 285/75R/16's. Not by much though. The 305's are about an inch wider. Pic's in my profile of my truck w/ 305/70R/16 BFG MT's. I now have 285/75R/16 Firestone MT's on. But to answer your question I would say these 2 sizes are the biggest you could fit on a 3 inch lift without some serious trimming.
     
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