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OMG, not another tire fitment question :)

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by NetMonkey, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    NetMonkey

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    so, i have read the threads on this form ad nauseum and soaked up all the info about tire sizes vs lifts that i could. in almost every thread, the comparison is based on a 32" or 33" inch tire (265/75/16 or 285/75/16 or equivalent) vs a 0-3" lift.

    we all know that a 265/75/16 tire will fit on the tacoma w/o a lift. we also know that if you slap on 5100's at 1.75" with those tires, you will have plenty of clearance for off roading.

    again, we know that a 285/75/16 tire with a 2.5-3.0" lift may produce some rubbing somewhere and you may need to do some cutting or other modifications.

    so my question is, however, what about a ~32.5" tire (275/70/17) and a 1.75" lift with the 5100's? would that split the difference well enough so that you dont experience any rubbing during normal street operation and still give you enough room for the tire to articulate while off-roading?

    thanks :)
     
  2. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    Sounds like it would. I mean Both are somewhat positive
     
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    is there anyone running 275/70/r16 or 275/75/r16 currently with the 5100's at 1.75?, this is what I am currently looking at getting
     
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    Do you have a specific tire in mind that makes all these sizes???? A 275/70 is smaller in diameter than a 265/75 which is roughly a 32. Next size up generally is a 285/75 which is 33" and you'll need more lift.
     
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    I'm looking at a getting Michelin's LXT A/T2's in a 265/70/18. LOTS of 32.5" tire options with the 18 inch rim. Any ideas on if this would rub/require trimming with a 2.75" lift? Anyone running this size?
     
  7. Oct 17, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    This is exactly the thread I joined the site for. I have an issue. First of all I bought my truck like this thinking I could sell or trade the wheels and tires off of it.

    I have Nitto Terra Grappler All Terrain 325/60/18 on my truck and what I believe to be a 3 inch lift. I'm not certain what the numbers above actually mean and I'm not completely sure if it is in fact a 3 inch lift. Could someone tell me how to figure out how much of a lift I have on my truck? Also let me know if you are interested in the wheels and tires I have because I am experiencing a significant amount of rub/grind when I turn the wheel all the way one way or the other, especially when backing up. Any assistance or advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    wow... thats a 33.4x12.8 inch tire. no wonder you are having some rubbing :) i wonder if you aer rubbing on the body mount? you should operate your truck so that you experience the rubbing and then get out and look where the tire is hitting. if you could posted some pictures, we could get a better idea of size of lift you have on your truck.


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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php
     
  9. Oct 17, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    thats a 32.6x10.5 tire so you should be ok with a 2.75" lift. you still may experience some rubbing. my guess is that you would have to at least remove the front mudflaps.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    Cool, I appreciate the look. I'll take some photos some time soon and post them on here. I know the tires stick out quite a bit on my truck and that's not one of the things I like about it.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    Alright, I finally got the chance to get out and take some pictures of my truck and it's problem. After reviewing these pictures I've realized that my truck is fucking amazing. (to me:p) I'm happy with the look I got from buying this truck used and moded, but I want to see about getting the rubbing problem fixed in the future.

    I'd like to know how much of a lift I have on my truck. I'm assuming you can find out by measuring the blocks that I took pictures of. Is that all there is to it?

    The rubbing. Is there any permanent damage that can be done to my truck by having the tires rub when I turn in the parking lot? The worst of it happens when I am backing up.

    Also I would like to know if there is anyone who would want or need the tires and rims I have on my truck to make their truck exactly what they want so that I can get something that will make mine look a little more like what I want.

    Also any recommendations on ways to fix this problem.

    Nitto Terra Grappler All Terrain 325/60/18

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  12. Oct 19, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    ya.. its a front spacer and rear block lift. probably 3 inch in the front and 2 inch in the back. and yes, you are rubbing on the front body mount and on the plastic inside the fender. you can have both of those trimmed. the plastic you can do by yourself, but for the body mount trimming, you will need to go to a shop that can do welding (i think this costs ~$200).
    IMO, i think a 325 60 18 is too big for a 3 inch lift. i would recommend something around a 285 65 18.

    as far as damage goes, if you only drive on the street, you will only be prematurely wearing your tires by constantly rubbing them. if, on the other hand, you decide to drive aggresively off road, you could sustain more severe damage.
     
  13. Oct 19, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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    Thanks for the info. I'm thinking I'll either try to sell the rims and tires and get something that fits a little better or I will just wait it out and avoid any aggressive off road driving until the wheels wear out. That is unless I stumble across a bunch of money to buy all new rims and tires. That probably won't happen. So... Here I come craigslist.
     
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