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Lifting 2017 TRD Offroad for 285/75/16

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Ranger 1/75, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Mar 12, 2018 at 3:54 PM
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    I have 2017 TRD Offroad. I want to put 285/17/16 duratracs on the stock rims. I'd like the truck to sit level when I'm done, or at least close to it. Definitely don't want the front higher than the rear. Everything I've read thus far is basically "STAY AWAY FROM SPACERS". So, I'm taking your overwhelming advice. I am about to pull the trigger on some "Bilstein B8 5100 0-2in Lift Front Shocks" to accommodate the larger tires. My question is, do I need to lift the rear as well, or will the stock rear height keep the truck level once the front end is lifted? Also for those of you who have gone this route, any rubbing issues. Based on my goal, which ring on those shocks would or did you guys go with?

    1st clip = 0″ (stock)
    2nd clip = 0.65″
    3rd clip = 1.1″
    4th clip = 1.55″
    5th clip = 2″

    If you guys know of a post already covering this information that I could not find, please send me a link. This is my first real post besides introduction. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Mar 12, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/show-your-285-75-16-and-285-70-17.469963/

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/285-70-17-do-fit-with-a-2-inch-lift.509968/

    285’s could fit a 2” lift or a 3” lift, most likely some rubbing on the fender.

    0-2” lift you may not need to lift the rear, depending on your taste.

    Heck even stock suspension will fit 285s with enough cutting.

    But,
    I’d get the bilstein front shocks set at 1st clip, 2” lift springs.
    OR
    Same bilsteins with 3” lift springs, & upper control arms.
    (Lifting above 2” it is advised to get upper control arms to correct alignment specs)
    Then a small 1.5” add a leaf rear lift, and bilstein rear 5100s as well.

    This is a quality lift without suspension spacers, and you probably will need 1.25” hub centric wheel spacers for the tires to not rub on the upper control arms with oem wheels.
     
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    Depends if you still want the truck to remain raked or you want it leveled after lifting the front "X" amount of inches. I personally did not change clip settings. I choose the appropriate spring to do the lifting.

    Rubbing will occur when off-roading and flexing the suspension. If the truck is staying on the road then you will probably be fine. Actually come to think of it if you have the stock wheel offset, depending on brand of tire, you could possibly rub the upper control arm. You might want to pick up a set of spider-trax wheel spacers if you will be using the OEM wheels.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2018 at 4:33 PM
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    I'm guessing with OEM wheels you will rub the UCA at full lock. You will probably need to get wheel spacer or you will need to get a skinnier tire like 255/85r16
     
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    I used a rough country 3 inch lift with the same size tires (same backspace as stock wheels too) and have had ZERO problems with spacers or tire fitment or what have you
     
  6. Mar 12, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    I guess if the OP will not be off-roading then he might not have any issues. Like I said in previous post, if the truck is a concrete princess you won't have many or any rubbing issues.
     
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    That's 2 votes for using the spring to lift and not the shock. That's probably what I'll do then. As far as rubbing goes, I'm fully prepared to cut whatever I have to, to prevent rubbing. I'm ordering a pelfrey bilt bumper. That should alleviate any rubbing forward of the tire. As far as the upper control arms, any advice on what I should get. Are the stock rims crap? Should I trash them and get a rim that won't require me to have to add a wheel spacer. Should I be piecing all this stuff together or is there a kit out there? It seems what I'm trying to achieve would be pretty common. Minimal lift to fit larger tires while maintaining good on and offroad performance.

    I mainly drive on roads if roads look like this. ;)


    IMG_5724.jpg
     
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    Be carful with the 285's though. Cus the OR rims are 16x7's. some tire shops won't mount them.
     
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    Is the width the limiting factor? What would be an ideal rim width?
     
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    For 285/75/16 Duratrac's, Good Year says "Approved Rim Width (in.)7.5 - 9.0"

    Well, maybe it's time to get new rims. Getting all this to work together is like engineering a space shuttle. In both price and tolerances. ;)
     
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    Same tire I'm getting just in 285 70 17.
    But I also have different lift
     
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    Awwee thank you so much @cblow5 We appreciate the recommendation :kona:
     
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    I'm not aware of many companies making a 285 75 17.

    Generally it's for a 33" tire so 285 70 17 or 285 75 16.
    If you want taller it's usually more width
    Both are roughly a 33" tire .After that you're into the 305 or 315 width. Which is often a 315 70 17.
    Generally it will be a 34" tire for the few that make a 305. And 35" for the 315.
     
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    Actually quite a few companies make a 285 75 17. Toyo MT is the most popular, BFG i believe does as well, Nitto, and Falken all make tires in that size.
     
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    Interesting haven't seen it often.

    Might only be in mud terrain though otherwise I'd imagine a lot more people would run it. As with most tires on the tacos it's the width that's a killer. So if you could get more height from a 285 many would want it
     
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    I would have to do more research into it, but i think the majority is mud terrains. I do know Falken makes their all terrain in that size. Might be worth checking out
     

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