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Can you fit 285 70 17's on stock rims and keep the front mud flaps?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Merovingian, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. Dec 25, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    Merovingian

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    I just ordered the ToyTec 3 inch OME lift with the top plate spacer and rear spring pack for a true 3 inch lift on my 09 DC Tacoma.

    I am trying to make up my mind between BFG All Terrains in 275-70-17 or 285-70-17 on the stock rims. I don't mind a small amount of trimming but do not want to take off the front mud flaps. Without spacers and with out doing alot of hard wheeling will I be able to fit the 285-70-17's? Or should I stick with the 275-70-17's?
     
  2. Dec 26, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    From what I've seen, there's no way you'll be able to fit the 285's without spacers.
     
  3. Dec 26, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    I have a 2.5 inch lift (eibach 5100 combo) and a wheel with 4.25 backspacing. And 286/70/17 duratracs. I rub in reverse and turning on big bumps. It's rubbing on mud flaps...
     
  4. Dec 26, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    I'm very confident the mudflaps have to go. Although I changed rims, I couldn't even back off the lift without removing the flaps. Even with the lift, my fronts bottom out on my fenders so bad it's not fun. I discussed fiberglass fronts and was accused of being a poser. Whatever.

    RZ Rob
     
  5. Dec 26, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    You will rub on the mudflaps, especially if you go with MTs with enormous lugs.

    Whether or not you care is up to you.
     
  6. Dec 26, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    mud flaps are ghey
     
  7. Dec 26, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    Thanks for the advice so far. It seems that anyone who runs the 285-70-17's are using wheel spacers or after market wheels with different back spacing. I figured the 275-70-17's would be my best best as I drive alot on gravel roads and want the front flaps to try and save the body chips.

    So no one has tried the 285-70-17's on stock rims with out spacers and kept the front flaps?
     
  8. Dec 26, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Im running 285's on 17" FJ rims, not runnig any kind of spacers but I did remove the front flaps due to some minor rubbing
     
  9. Dec 26, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    on aftermarket wheels, my 285s needed wheel spacers, trimming, and no mud flaps due to rubbing
     
  10. Dec 26, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    What was the backspacing of your aftermarket wheels?
     
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    I have 285/70/17 on stock rims and I dont have a problem with rubbing on the mud flaps.... but there is rubbing on the upper A-arm. So spacers or different rims are soon to come.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    What spacers are you using to fit the 285's on the stock wheels?
    Any suggestions?

    I just ordered the 3 inch lift kit, and I was told by the business owner that the 3 inch lift would allow for the 285's without issues. But based on all the experiences shared here, I still want the lift, I still want the stock wheels, and I still want the 285's.
    If spacers are needed, so be it. What are the specs on the spacers?
     
  13. Mar 19, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    I have 285/70/17s on stock rims with spacers. It only rubs the mudflaps when turning in reverse. It has never rubbed while going forward in any direction.

    The rubbing isn't even that serious. It sounds like rubber against rubber. Doesn't hurt the tire
     
  14. Mar 19, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    I think most folks use the spidertrax wheel spacers.

    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/st05uptacospacers.htm
     
  15. Mar 20, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    So I guess the spidertrax spacers are the ones to go with. thank you for the input.
    That red pick-up looks nice with the 285's. I don't want to chuck the stock wheels just yet, as they still look close to new. I'll take the extra $200 plunge on the two sets of spacers, just to keep all the wheels evenly aligned.

    On another topic, anyone have any whereabouts on enhancing the computer, to truly squeeze the ponies out of this 24 valve engine? 236HP just doesn't seem quite right. Any thoughts?
     
  16. Mar 20, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    I'm planning on running the BBS RD's off the FJ. It's a 17 with 4.75 backspacing and +5 offset. I want to run 285's and don't want to trim my cab mounts. Anyone have any input? I've got a 3" coilover lift and Light Racing UCA's.
     
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