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Help me get there: stock to 285/70/17

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by SCFirefighter, May 13, 2010.

  1. May 13, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    A friend of mine has 4 BFG A/T's for sale for $400. These are $240 tires, and the thread is like-new. It's a steal. (Have pics, can post)
    However, my stock 4x4 Sport cannot accommodate them, and I need some sort of lift or maybe spacers, or both?

    I wanted a minor lift anyway for aesthetics, but now it becomes a functional requirement. Will 3" be enough? What else would I need? I have the rear suspension TSB coming up soon, keep that in mind.

    Also, should I buy 4 new rims for these, and keep my stock available?
    Will I be able to swap back and forth between these sets without re-aligning?
     
  2. May 13, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    wat?
    you got my answer on the lift/trimming/etc....but you also dont need new alignment to swap between sets of tires
     
  3. May 13, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    So in addition to the lift I would still need some body work trimming? Is there any way to avoid that? I don't know why, but I'm kinda trying to avoid those kinds of irreversible 'mods'.
     
  4. May 13, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    wat?
    you can reverse it by replacing the inner fender:D you'll have to trim w/ the 3" lift, reguardless of the type of lift....and remove the front flaps too
     
  5. May 13, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    All four flaps already went bye bye :)

    So, this will be a multi-step process, considering costs. So after the TSB spring work, what kind of lift would you recommend for post TSB yota's?
     
  6. May 13, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    If ya put in a quality lift you should be OK. I have a 1st Gen and didn't have to remove any mud flaps, but with a 2nd Gen you'll definitely have to remove the front. 33"s will fit with 3" Icon lifts. See my build.
     
  7. May 13, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    I cant speak form experience. I just bought a new truck with the exact same tires AND a 3" Revtek lift. It's close when the wheels are locked, but there is NO rubbing. 3" will do just fine
     
  8. May 13, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    wat?
    ^^depends on the wheels though...stockers may not rub the inner fender, but put the tire close to the UCA...aftermarket wheels w/ 4.5" BS push the wheels from the UCA, but cause the tires to rub when turning hard
     
  9. May 13, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    K, well I have FJ rims, and the only slight issue, under closer examination, is a teeny tiny bit of rubbing on the mud flap, here:

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    Not significant enough to need any tinkering in my mind, but I am considering takign the front flaps off just because I like the look better
     
  10. May 13, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    wat?
    i have 285s on aftermarket wheels and they rubbed all the way back to the body mount until i got a good alignment. alignment i had was in spec, but after a new one, no more body mount rubby. with the BS on the stocker rims, they tuck inside closer to the engine compartment when turned and apparently miss most of the mudflap, inner fender, body mount, etc
     
  11. May 16, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    Jamie, since I need to start somewhere, I want to go ahead and get spacers since I am running stock wheels. (I like the look anyway)
    I bumped into these: http://www.spidertrax.com/Toyota-Hub-Centric-Spacer
    Next step will be saving up for a 3" lift kit.

    Any thoughts on these spacers, and the kit?
     
  12. May 16, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    wat?
    if you're gonna run spacers, spidertrax are the way to go. then it all depends on budget for the lift
     
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    I'm going to spacers based on your recommendation. On second thought though I wonder how the already wide 285 will look with an extra inch of the spacer.
    Anyone any pics on this?
     
  14. May 16, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    wat?
    there are pics around. it increases the overall stance nicely. the only reason for spacers are clearance of the UCA. get rims w/ a different backspacing and you wont need the spacers...or aftermarket UCAs that will help clearance as well as keep the alignment in check when you go 3"
     
  15. May 16, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    So will I need new UCAs as well to get a proper alignment after the lift?
    Someone should really put together a 100% shopping list for accomplishing a proper 3" lift from stock.
     
  16. May 16, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    wat?
    at 3", yes
     
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    wat?
    different guy....this isnt 285/70/16 guy....this is 285/70/17 guy

    he has a sport and is going to run them on stock wheels....17"
     
  18. May 16, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    wat?
    i saw your post in the other thread...figured it was a simple thing...no biggie
     
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    wat?
    yeah, never heard of a 285/70/16 until that...75 is definately more common. same goes for the 255/75/17 and 255/85/16s i guess
     
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    I've been looking for the same thing... trying to figure out how to put on 33s.
     
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