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Put 255/85/16s on stock OR wheels and suspension

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Jibbs, May 12, 2017.

  1. Apr 3, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    I received the response below from an SPC rep regarding how the SPC UCA profile compared to that of the stock UCA. Unfortunately, his response didn't directly answer the question. I asked for additional clarification and will update here when I know more.

     
  2. Apr 3, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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  3. Apr 3, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    @bestcoast91 that didn't even come close to answering your question lol
     
  4. Apr 3, 2019 at 4:43 PM
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    I got answers back from both TC and SPC. Both answers were about the same. Unless someone else with first hand experience chimes in, I don't think I'll know definitively until I pick one and try it.

    Total Chaos response:

    SPC response:
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2019 at 4:43 AM
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    Westin outdoors man winch brush guard, custom switch board, Custom machined tow hooks, 255/85/r16 tires, trd shocks and struts
    How many miles of tread life did you ( anyone on this thread) get from their tires?
     
  6. Apr 8, 2019 at 4:25 PM
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    I'M IN!!!

    How many of you have done this to a 2019 OR?????
     
  7. Apr 8, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    I put them on a 2018 OR, no rubbing with S/T MAXX 255/85r16

    Now, what happens when I put spidertrax spacers on, anyone know? Does that lead to rubbing?
     
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  8. Apr 8, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    Thanks!
     
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  9. Apr 8, 2019 at 10:20 PM
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    I have.
     
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  10. Apr 9, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    Snugtop Rebel topper, 255/85/R16, OVTune 1.05
    Yes, you will have very minor rubbing on the front fender well. A Dremel and a heat gun will solve that.
     
  11. Apr 9, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    Looks like I’ll have an excuse to buy a dremel now
     
  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:52 PM
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    With your SPC UCAs, you have some adjustability in centering your front tires (adjusting your lower control arms in unison with the adjustable uppers). You should be able to fit the 255/85 R16 with very minor rubbing (only when stuffed at full lock). The trick is to get a proper alignment from a shop who is familiar with aftermarket UCAs and 4x4s.

    I got my Coopers ST Maxxs in a rush before doing the Mojave Road. I initially took them to the nearest shop with availability and a 4 star rating. They admitted they didn’t know SPC products well. As soon as I pulled into my driveway, I heard the rubbing. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to remedy the problem before getting on the trail (a lot of three point turning was happening that weekend). I’ve since found a more reputable alignment shop and there is little to no rubbing.

    I am running 5100s to the third notch (no changes to the leaf springs), SPC UCAs, and Cooper ST Maxxs in 255/85 R16. They performed well on the 150 Mojave miles of dirt they immediately endured; however, they are pretty noisy compared to stock and brake much slower. I have been experiencing some significant loss in mpg as well.
     
  13. Apr 16, 2019 at 1:37 PM
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    Thanks for the reply. I ordered the TC UCAs last week. I'll post how they work out with the stock wheels once I get everything installed. I'm just waiting on the shocks to come in.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    This is cool and I didn't read all 98 pages, but there has got to be no way these tires maintain OEM mpgs.... still cool though
     
  15. Apr 19, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    I’m getting a little less, but not too bad.

    Just remember to calculate your gas mileage correctly.

    For me, I have to multiply the miles on the trip odometer by 1.072 to correct for the 32.8 diameter MAXXs.

    This will correct the trip computer, which will read low.
     
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  16. Apr 19, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    I did the BFG Mud terrain 255's on my stock Tacoma SR for about 6 months. I ended up going with the Bilstein 6112/5160 suspension setup with those tires. The tires fit fine stock, but tried the suspension and liked it.

    Pros -Looked way better with the 255's
    -You can go thru just about any mud, snow, water, sand, etc.
    - Had no clearance issues- except for front plastic valance
    - did not take a noticeable speed or performance hit
    - fit on stock rims

    Cons - Mud terrains were loud
    - Drop in fuel milage
    - Speedo read 10% lower
    - Didn't turn as tight as stock tires
    - Harder ride on E rated tires

    Would I do it again? No.

    Do I regret doing it the first time, No.
     
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  17. Apr 19, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    The trick is not to believe the mileage it tells you. I drive like a grandpa, so I use similar throttle as before to get up to speed and use my GPS for actual speed. Those things, plus the numerically longer ratio and the fact that I don't drive over 60 very often means I'm just over where I used to be on average with more peaks and valleys. If I'm doing good I can hit 24-26 on a drive (corrected), or keep it under 16 by driving like an asshole lol. It's all in how much skinny pedal you give it.
     
  18. Apr 19, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    I was getting 15-16. That should tell you everything that you needed to know. LOL
     
  19. Apr 19, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    65K miles on my set on my JK. They are long lasting- a tad noisy though.
     
  20. Apr 20, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    Well, I jumped on the bandwagon today. They look great and seem to drive well (so far).w7RygFuPdV50ZBMPOZ_DUkfOL5mdIHp3JMtHym7i_0a1b64e73a7bfe21ece1a2d65f635675a030c46a.jpg
     
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