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Not happy with 285's, Need opinions, smaller tires and grill ()

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cdn_bacon, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    cdn_bacon

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    I love my truck, 3" OME with 285/70/17's terra grapplers wrapped around xmd 122's (see my gallery), but since I put them on I find the truck is underpowered on acceleration and of course (expected) reduced MPG, plus I seem to rub like mad when I cut the wheel in reverse (only reverse, weird eh?). So I've been thinking of going down a size of tires to maybe 265 or 275... think that would help the acceleration bit and get it back more towards stock feel for accel and power? (No I'm not going to regear the truck).

    Next... my grille. I got a mesh grill and FJ TOYOTA emblem I'm going to install, but question is... color match or stock chrome grille? Its been driving me nuts and I cant' make a decision (grrr).


    Thoughts on either?
     
  2. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    Keep the 285's, regear and colormatch
     
  3. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    285/75R17 is a big 34" tire. Most running 285s on 17" rim are using 285/70R17. Is that what you meant? If not, you could swap to that size. But you need to trim plastic inner wheelwell even at that size.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    Nope.... 285/75/17's. Of course the fact that Discount Tire ordered my Grapplers, and after asking for a LT tire I got the "E" tire which is heavy as hell, didn't realize until after i got em on and driving them that it was I got :(
     
  5. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    thats impossible? you rub the uca also?
     
  6. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    No rubbing on the UCA, got aftermarket LR UCA's.... I can see I rub the frame close to the cab when I'm cut all the way over, and its only in reverse... but I do rub the plastic and I have trimmed.

    what does it cost to regear anyways? downside to doing it?
     
  7. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    you are also in a 1st gen...there is a difference
     
  8. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    My 285's rubbed my fender(back side) only in reverse, then I got the alignment shop to align it more towards the front. No more rub in reverse. Had to trim alot on the front though lol
     
  9. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    you're 4x4 so 2x the price
     
  10. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    theres 2 different king of grapplers? whats the diff
     
  11. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    Since you have LR UCA's you can have the alignment shop move your tires towards the front fender more. (With the LR UCA"s it is possible to have your tires positioned where you want it)

    As for the power?? Floor it and tell me the truck doesn't have power???:rolleyes:

    I can beat a stock 05' Tundra off the line, and I'm running 35" tires! :D
     
  12. Jan 19, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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    I'm confused. Your first post says 285/75r17s. But your sig says 285/70r17. Either way, I'd keep the tires and find a shop or do the cab mount chop yourself to alleviate the rubbing. I'm running 285/70r17s now and don't really notice any significant power loss. Theres still plenty there imo.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    Ugh, you are correct. 285/70/17's....was very late and running on no sleep when I wrote the post :D Thanks.
     
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