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Need Advice on 6inch and 35 inch tire

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TacomaMtnMan, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Jul 24, 2010 at 3:20 AM
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    TacomaMtnMan

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    Hey Guys,

    So I picked up my 18 inch wheels w/ 35/12.5 Toyo Tires today. I was planning on a 6 inch ProComp lift... Now that I picked up the fitted tires on my wheels, they are freakin heavy and I am worried about the wear and tear of the weight of these tires. I am not worried about the rubbing or trimming needed to fit these tires...

    I am so worried, that I am considering taking them back for 33 inch tires and down to a 3 inch leveling kit. I just dont like the look of the 33" on a 6 inch. If I could get somewhere to a 4 inch lift I would be happy.


    I am bummed because I been doing my research on this 6 inch ProComp for a long time, but after I felt the sure weight of these tires, I feel my gas mileage will drop a lot and more wear on this truck is just not worth it.


    Anyone have this setup and notice problems yet?


    Thanks,
    Chuck
     
  2. Jul 24, 2010 at 3:42 AM
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    Guys at 4 wheel parts said this setup would not be a prob... but maybe they are just setting me up for Job security for replacing CV joints and new differentials.

    In the far away future I plan on putting on a supercharger, but even thing I dont think this would help. Maybe running a different tire all-together, I just heard so many good ratings about the Toyo tires, but damn why so heavy? KM2 got terrible ratings compared to these but they are 15 pounds lighter per tire at least. :)
     
  3. Jul 24, 2010 at 4:05 AM
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    Toyos are pretty heavy in general, but they are also mounted with air in them. When I had my 265/75 Kuhmos and stock wheels it came in at over 75 pounds per assembly. Plenty on people have the set up your wanting and they all seem to be happy. If you haven't bought the lift yet and you are having doubts, then maybe you should get rid of the wheels and tires and start over. I'm not sure but I think Krookz has 33x12.50x18s on his truck and it's lifted 6" and his truck looks badass. Try searching for him and see how you like his setup.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2010 at 4:43 AM
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    wat?
    my 35s+wheel is just over 100lbs and krookz's 33s+wheel is like ~110-115, IIRC. i know i've never had any issues w/ cv's so far and they would be more in line in a 6" of 4.5" RCD lift than my 3" COs.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    go with the 33s. They look great with a 6 inch kit. I bought a used 2007 with 35s and a 6 inch fabtech for my son. Instantly noticed that the tires got the gears ratio so far out that the performance was a joke. I swapped the tires out for the 33s, no more rubbing,way more power and driveable. IMO and a Lot of others ,it looks much better. These are little toy trucks that cant take the abuse of a 35 inch tall tire. If you do go with 35, re gear. By the way we have a six speed manual tranny
     
  6. Jul 24, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    you should be fine unless you are really getting your truck in a bind. i would recommend a regear like others have said. but i dont see where it should be bad.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2010 at 11:59 PM
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    Thanks for the help guys. I have been checking out 33" tires now. Does anyone know who runs a 6 inch lift with 33" Toyo tires?

    Wanna see some pics. :)
     
  8. Jul 26, 2010 at 12:02 AM
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    35s look sooo good tho
     
  9. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    I am running the Toyo MT 33s I will try and post pics later for you. Trust me, 35s are way too much tire for that yota without a gear change.
     
  10. Jul 26, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    ill trade my 285/75/16 wheels and all toyo mts almost full tread
     
  11. Jul 26, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    Jay I never get tired of seeing your trucks! I didn't know your black truck was running the Toyo's. I honestly have a hard time telling its a 33 and 35 except for the side-by-side photo.

    Did you regear your 2005 truck to run the 35's?
     
  12. Jul 26, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    wat?
    no regear and runs 35s no prob...still get thrown back in the seats hitting the gas
     
  13. Jul 27, 2010 at 3:26 AM
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    What kind of gas mileage are you getting on 4.88 gearing & how long have you been running this setup? Any issues?


    Thanks!
     
  14. Jul 27, 2010 at 3:32 AM
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    You can whore out your trucks all you want... you be pimpin' :D


    Do you ever go off roading? I am wondering if the higher-center of gravity change is noticeable.


    Thanks for answering the million questions guys, I guess I am OCD when it comes to my truck, I want to be sure I have it running as long as I can and not breaking it faster than I need to. I know that a heavier tire will mean more wear and probably going through breaks faster, but that comes with the great look. :)
     
  15. Jul 27, 2010 at 3:46 AM
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    The bigger the better, I would just use 33" to put under the truck for laughs. :rolleyes:
     
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    gas mileage suck. I have 6'' procomp lift 18'' wheels with 35x12.50 nitto trail grapplers and the stock gears i get 12 to 12.5 on the hwy it does alway like to stay in over drive. I am hoping to get gears soon 456!!
     
  17. Mar 26, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    Gas mileage really sucks. I have 6'' procomp lift 18'' wheels with 35x12.50 nitto trail grapplers and the stock gears i get 12 to 12.5 on the hwy it does alway like to stay in over drive. I am hoping to get gears soon 456!!!!
     
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