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Questions about the putting 285 Tires on my Truck

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Auto, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Feb 12, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    Auto

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    I have a 01 Tacoma with the TRD package and I want to step up to a set of 285 tires on the stock wheels. What size lift would I need? Also how much will it affect the gas mileage because I drive my truck about 750 HWY miles a week for work?
     
  2. Feb 12, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    Geeeezzz that about of miles in a week. Anyway, depending on what lift you want. I had a 3" coilspacer in the front and then upgraded to a 3" coilover and i still have a bunch of room to add more tire. Mileage wise, i get about 18-19. depending on how i drive.
     
  3. Feb 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    nelson18matt

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    you can fit them with a 2.5" lift but on stock wheels your gonna have some rubbing issues. as for gas mileage, your gonna take a noticable hit. i did
     
  4. Feb 12, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    2004Taco

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    whats your mileage?

     
  5. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    if i'm lucky i can get about 250 a tank
     
  6. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    dylandercole

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    yea 250 is about right, and like they said you are going to want either some wheels with 4.5'' backspacing or some wheel spacers to minimize the rubbing issues
     
  7. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    i did it and cant tell that much of difference at all i used the 3 in revtech coilspacer lift
     
  8. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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  9. Feb 14, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    So you guys with the lift and 285 tires are getting about 250 miles to a tank. Also do you need to extrend the brake lines for a 3 inch lift.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    stock brake lines will work
     
  11. Feb 15, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    i had a work commute of 70 miles per day, and i was filling up every 2 to 3 days with the 285-75s (aggressive tread MTs)

    i would drop anywhere from $90 to $120 a week on gas...

    on weekend wheeling trips, which were about every other weekend, i would drop about $80 to $100 per trip

    i think i shoulda regeared a few years ago...
     
  12. Feb 15, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    yea you will need at least a 3" lift to clear 285's with room to flex, and i get decent gas mileage if i keep my pedal of the floor.:D
     
  13. Feb 15, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    yeah, If I watch my driving, and drive more granny like I can get a good 17-18 mpgs. Actually on one trip up to the mountain I got about 20mpgs on the highway going mostly 70. I was surprised!
     
  14. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    i wish i could get my gas milage up that high again! i hate driving slow!!

    on a side note my 285s get mounted brite and early tomorrow!!!!!:bananadance:
     
  15. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    Nice! cant wait for pics!

    And yeah, I need new O2 sensors and thats a big reason why I was getting shitty mileage. But I say that "the look and style is well worth a 1-2mpg drop"
     
  16. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    I just put 285 BFG mud terrains on mine with a 3" revtek lift. I had to trim the front valance a bit and the fender liner but it's worth it. The lift kit comes with a new rear brake line. I love it but the mpg's suck. I've gotten a ton off compliments though.
     
  17. Feb 15, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    I think I get about 240 miles out of a tank but it's hard to tell because my speedometer is off.
     
  18. Feb 15, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    I'm running 285 hankook dyna pro mt's with a 4" lift and only rub when backing up through a ditch, i can generally get about 280 miles on a take when driving somewhat conservatively.
     
  19. Feb 15, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    Casey, 4" suspension lift? drop bracket?

    i got friends running 4" pro comp drop bracket lifts with 305-70s and 315-75s with no rub...
     
  20. Feb 16, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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