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Max tire/wheel size

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RebelRider201, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Oct 12, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    RebelRider201

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    I have a Tuff Country 2" Leveling kit & Tuff Country 3" rear Add-A-Leaf springs installed on my '03 PreRunner. Currently I am running 265 Cooper Discovery ST tires mounted on the OEM Enkei wheels. I a wanting to uprgrade to Helo Maxx 6 16x10 wheels and I am wondering what are the biggest size tires that will fit. I have narrowed my options to either the flashy Nitto Dune Grapplers or the hellacious Mud Grapplers but I need to know if I can fit 33's(305's for 16" wheels) which I am leaning towards the most.....any input would be highly appreciated.

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  2. Oct 12, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You can "Fit" them, but they will rub.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    which can I fit the 33 Grapplers? would it be any help with wheel spacers? To clarify my starting post I need something that will last, fit, and look damn good at the same time.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    chris4x4

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    May want to consider a 285/75/16.....Or even a 265/75/16
     
  5. Oct 12, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    i have a 2.5" in front and i rubbed pretty bad with 285/75/16s....
     
  6. Oct 12, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    I am already running that same size tire now...haha I am definately upgrading from that and I know I could fit 285's easily no doubt...So I'm trying to go even bigger than that, I'm looking to spend somewhere in the $1500 range, so any more suggestions-just keep em' coming.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    you said you only have 2" of lift?? im running 285s with 2.5" as i said.... and i had to trim ALOT of plastic and cut/beat down the pinch weld.....and i still cant hardly flex it out because it about tears off my rear fender flare..... and rubs like a bitch up front still....
     
  8. Oct 12, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    well man, I don't see how...I have measured and measured, I know people who are running 285's with no lift...are your wheels offset? I'm still trying to comprehend. My front struts are completely worn out and are bouncing at every pebble & cigarette butt in the road, once I get those fixed for around $200(so I've heard), it should level out the front even more...hopefully.
     
  9. Oct 12, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    it may work for you....yeah my wheels have a 4" BS....theres a guy in here running 285s on a stock 2nd gen i think but not sure...good luck man

    heres a pic with all the flex she has in the rear...if you plan on wheeling it keep a spare set of 265s around...

    [​IMG]

    BTW 305s are 34.01" seriously doubt those will go with 2" try 285s if anything....http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php
     
  10. Oct 12, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    Thanks for all your input man and how much lift do you have total? I'm still keeping my 265's at hand for if I ever am in the position to sell my baby...I still want to keep the Helo's as a reminder to use on my next truck, whether Taco or Chevy.....also I just checked into the calculator and confirmed that a few mins ago...I'll probably just go a step larger than 285's.

    thanks again
     
  11. Oct 12, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    in the front im around 2.5" and 3" in the rear
     
  12. Oct 12, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    I guess you could say about the same as me, I have a bud with 33 Mud Grapplers on an 18" wheel on his chevy.....I guess we'll have to trade rubber one day to get a rough idea of fitment...he payed around $2000 for his but I have a feeling he got ripped if you knew how our local truck shop operates.
     
  13. Oct 12, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    Dude im sure its about as bad as our local shop here....They wanted 135 bucks an hour to install my C/Os...i just didnt have the time to do it so i just waited till i did have the time and done it my self....then my buddy took his jeep up there and they installed his shocks upside down!! talking about a rip off! hahah
     
  14. Oct 12, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    Haha yea it's rough, sorta like a monopoly especially when they're the only custom shop for 50+ miles around. I had some ITP wheels Line-X'd last week for $30 a-peice and they only sprayed the outside rim.....that was a ripoff then the add-a-leafs and shocks I recently got put on were only $250 which isn't that bad with labor and considering I've had the leafs for years still in the box.
     
  15. Oct 12, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    i got a 01 trd wit 3suspension and 3body. im runnin 305/75/16 and depending on how i turn i rub slight but my coils have saged so i probally got 1 to 1.5in in plus 3 bady in the front.
     
  16. Oct 12, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    i got an 01 also. im running a 2.5 inch lift with 285/75/16 tires. they rub only at full turn, and just a little, so you could probably fit bigger
     
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