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How big of tires can I run with a 3" body lift on a 2001 Tacoma?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 01GREENTACO, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Oct 21, 2008 at 6:32 AM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO [OP] Not all who wander are lost

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    I have recently put a new 3" Performance Accessories body lift on my 2001 regular cab Tacoma and it looks like crap with 31's. I was wondering how big of a tire I can run and also if you could recommend what type of tire that is a light mudder but mainly a good all-terrain. I have heard both good and bad things about the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A, and I love the look of Mickey Tompson Baja MTZ. I just would like some input on what type and size of tire I need.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2008 at 6:48 AM
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    with some trimming, you can fit a 285/75/16 under there. as far as tires go...take your pick really. so many different ones to choose from.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:47 AM
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    I have personal experiences with both tires you mentioned. The BFG A/T was a great tire for me - lasted quite a while. Just keep them rotated.

    The Mickey Thompson Bajas (or at least when I owned a set about 10 years ago) were a very soft tire. I bet I didn't get 10-15K miles on them before having to switch tires.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2008 at 9:06 AM
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    Only 10-15 k miles!? Really? Wow. Thanks for shedding some light on my situation.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    Might be different now (10 years later), but that was my experience. I personally wouldn't buy them again.

    I just ordered my BFG M/T KM2 285/75s yesterday.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2008 at 11:23 AM
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    My uncle has those on his 08 Tundra, and they are loud! They sing like no other tire I have ever heard. But they sure make it look so aggressive. YOu running stock rims?
     
  7. Oct 21, 2008 at 11:39 AM
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    Yep - stock rims. I wasn't ready to go up to 17x9 rims.

    I ran the KMs on my Z71 back in college - I like a little whine... :)
     
  8. Oct 21, 2008 at 12:35 PM
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    Yeah I'm not dissing the KM2's. I love their humming. You don't need new rims with that size tire I was just wondering.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    285 is as wide as you can go on the stock rims. However, they will rub on the UCAs (unless you get rims with a *smaller?* backspacing) - one of the reasons I ordered the total chaos UCAs (also solves the rubbing problem as well as correct some alignment issues).
     
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