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Questions for those running 275s and 285s

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by EGtaco, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Jan 7, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    EGtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2008
    2009 Tacoma
    I willl be adding some 5100s soon and want to know what else I need to add if I run 275 or 285s. Will I need to trim so the tires don’t rub or is there something else I can do??? I really would like to stay away from trimming if I can.

    I am also curious what sort of MPGs you get with the larger tires. I do a lot of driving (5000 miles a month) and I expect a decline in mpg but how bad is it?
  2. Jan 7, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

    Oct 6, 2008
    First Name:
    Black 09 4x4 TRD Off Road Doublecab
    3" ToyTec coilover lift on Bilstein 5100s, Total Chaos UCAs, ToyTec diff drop, Scangauge II, 4D MagLite mounted on the drivers seat, Painted engine cover, Painted calipers (red), Painted skid plate (red) Valentine 1 radar detector hard wired, Damplifier Pro on the floor, back wall and doors, Luxury Liner Pro on the floor and doors, Kenwood DNX8120, 2 Pioneer TS-SW1041D 10" shallow mount subs, 2 Pioneer PRS-D4200F 1200W amps, Mr Marv sub enclosure, Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors, Alpine 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors, A.R.E. LSII fiberglass tonneau cover, All Pro bumper, All Pro sliders, Wet Okole seat covers, Sockmonkey Mountain badges, PIAA 510 SMR Driving Lights, Warn M8000 Winch, Bud Built skids
    I'm running 285s on stock rims (with 1.25" spacers) with a 3" lift and I had to do some lite trimming. The 5100s will only take you up to a max of 2.5" so you'll probably have to do more trimming than I did if you go with 285s. And I'm not sure how close you'll get to the body mount.

    If you put them on stock rims without spacers, you won't have to trim fenders, but you'll rub your UCAs. Or, just get aftermarket rims with 4.5" backspace.
  3. Jan 7, 2009 at 12:15 PM
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Mar 13, 2008
    First Name:
    Wichita Falls, TX
    2011 taco, sport 4x4
    oil change...
    ive got 285X65 with a 3 inch lift I did trimming and i get about 16-17 mpg

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