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How is this suspension setup for fitting 265/75/16 tires?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ezatnova, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jan 24, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    ezatnova

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    Sort of a tire AND suspension setup so I posted here.

    Summary question: Will 5100's set at 0.85 (or 1", whatever is the middle setting) let me safely run 265/75/16 tires with no rub, AND have just 5100s on the rear with no need to do an AAL to be fairly level?

    Details:

    Just got an 04 Xtracab TRD. 130k miles. I need new tires and new shocks. I figured why not look into a meatier 265/75/16 tire for my stock 16" wheels (over the OEM 265/70/16 tires)? Well, I've read TOO MANY threads of people rubbing on stock suspensions and 265/75/16 tires that I'm not comfortable. So, I thought maybe the Bilstein 5100s will give me the little bit of clearance I'd need to have those tires with no rub.

    I am not going for a monster truck. I don't even want a 3" lift. I will do very little off roading and this is mainly a working/snow and slop weather truck.

    Can I get the 5100's and set them to the middle setting for the front and clear those tires just fine? I also want to be able to do nothing in the back for now and not have a truck with the nose higher than the rear. Should I be ok with the middle setting on the 5100's up front and simply 5100's in the rear and leave everything else alone?

    I'm going for simple and effective here, but I don't want to order the 75 sidewall tires if there's any chance: A) they would rub with the middle setting of the 5100s, or B) it's no good to do the middle 5100 setting with nothing but putting 5100's on the rear because the front will be too high.

    Thanks!
    Literally 5+ hours of searching and reading, and I just have to post at this point.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    90YotaPU

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    I have a '10 regular cab and am running 5100's set at .85" in the front and stock shocks in the rear. I'm running 265/75r16 Hankook Dynapro ATM's and am having no rubbing issues. I'm about 3/8" from being level front to back with a little higher in the back. Love the way it sits.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    ezatnova

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    Thanks. Great info.
    Not to get OT on 1st gen v 2nd gen, but, do you have the rear TSB leafs? I think it sort of draws an unfair comparo between a 2nd gen with TSB leafs in the rear vs 1st gen with original leafs? :notsure:
     
  4. Jan 24, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    Firefighter160

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    My 04 extra cab didnt rub with 265 75s with stock suspension, I now have OME 880 coils just for the level look and awesome ride/handling.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    90YotaPU

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    I absolutely agree with you. The leaf spring TSB doesn't apply to regular cabs so, no, I don't have the TSB done.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2011 at 5:41 AM
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    HeadlampRevamp

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    Ditto, I have 265/75 on stock suspen and no rub
     
  7. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    Jay W.

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    I think some of the people that were having rubbing issues had worn, sagging suspension components.

    With 130k on your truck, I think the Billies would be a good idea. The back should be ok, and if not, an add a leaf or shackle would do the trick.
     
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