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Full Size Spare (285/70/17) or Compressor

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by NohleCJ, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Dec 15, 2020 at 10:17 AM
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    NohleCJ

    NohleCJ [OP] Active Member

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    Just upgraded to 285/70/17 (toyo at3 on method 703s) and am debating...

    1. Full size matching spare (~400)
    2. Cheap Donut (~200)
    3. ARB onboard Air and plug kit (~550)

    I'm 99% on road with the weekend fire road camping trips. Thoughts?
     
  2. Dec 15, 2020 at 10:21 AM
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    kwill

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    If you go offroad at all I think you need a full sized spare and a compressor/plug kit. It doesn't have to be ARB. There are plenty of good ones that work as well without paying the exposexual premium.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2020 at 5:09 PM
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    Interbeing

    Interbeing A Canadian living in Texas

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    Full sized spare and get yourself a VAIR 88 pump and plug kit for less than the $550 you would pay for just the ARB.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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    Tic-Taco

    Tic-Taco Long live the manual transmission

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    I'm close to pulling the trigger on the same wheel and tire combo. Any issues with rubbing on the UCAs? Seems like everyone is saying you need 4.5" backspacing with 285s, but the 703s are 4.75". I'm wondering if that extra 1/4" is enough to cause a problem. Would love to see pics of your truck.
     
  5. Dec 23, 2020 at 3:52 PM
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    brian2sun

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    Used spare in decent shape for $50-100. Spend the rest on Viair comp and plug kit.
     
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    Mark77

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    Full size spare. Id be pissed if i got a flat and didnt have the right size tire to put on. AND, you can then do a 5 wheel rotation, get more millage.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2020 at 9:03 AM
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    NohleCJ

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    I have no issues with that wheel and tire set up. I also did Camburg UCA at the same time. Love it. I have a little rubbing on the fender liner. Some heat and I'll be good.
     
  8. Dec 28, 2020 at 9:05 AM
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    NohleCJ

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    Thanks for the recommendations. Got a 285/75/16 used tire mounted to the spare rim and shoved it back up in there. Cost $50 and it's enough to get home. Now I have some time to figure out my on board air.
     
  9. Dec 28, 2020 at 9:12 AM
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    Sterling_vH111

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    I’ve been personally happy and impressed with this compressor:
    Smittybilt 2781 5.65 CFM Universal Air Compressor https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B004K25...i_glc_fabc_9dH6FbEK5T3GA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    Is a cheaper grade brand but it’s lasted me 3 years mounted inside my bed cubby (expedition portal? Compressor mount or something) exposed to some dirt sand and rain.
    I made a new air hose for it so I can fill 2 tires at once. It’ll fill two 285/70/17 in about 2.5 minutes from 15 to 33 psi.
     

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