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Talk me out of 285s, (UPDATE I didnt listen)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jsinnard, Jun 28, 2019.

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Should I stay with 265 tires?

  1. Yes, stay with 265 tires

    123 vote(s)
    30.8%
  2. No, move to 285s

    189 vote(s)
    47.3%
  3. No, move to 255s

    62 vote(s)
    15.5%
  4. No, buy my 285s, I hate them and am moving to something else

    4 vote(s)
    1.0%
  5. How much for your 1st gen?

    22 vote(s)
    5.5%
  1. Jul 16, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    J_Anthony_

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    I like em thick.

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  2. Jul 16, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    photogr4x4

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    The canopy is the best part.
    I'm on 255s but I'd vote 285 after that. Because a lot of what I see is thick mud and deep snow for days and days at a time (city sucks at clearing the roads). I'm considering a 285/75r16 MT next time I buy tires to give myself a little more float, or 285/75r17s for 34s with some shiny new wheels. If you've already trimmed plastic what's the harm in a little metal?
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    photogr4x4

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    The canopy is the best part.
    those are awesome wheels
     
  4. Jul 16, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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  5. Jul 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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  6. Jul 16, 2019 at 7:38 PM
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    That’s what she said
     
  7. Jul 23, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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  8. Jul 23, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    jsinnard

    jsinnard [OP] Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    Truck is in for a CMC right now, found a place that will cut and weld replacement plates for $100.

    Still haven't bought tires yet but I'm leaning towards those 285 Nittos.

    I have a trip to Japan in a few weeks so we'll see how I feel when I get back.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    Jason, who is doing the cmc?
     
  10. Jul 23, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    jsinnard

    jsinnard [OP] Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    I got the Relentless Offroad plates to weld on, should be ready tomorrow for pick up and I'll paint them up this weekend.
     
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  11. Jul 23, 2019 at 6:17 PM
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    0C7A2096-3A79-434F-B3D9-9840432B0A0C.jpg I just put 285s on mine. Perfect tire size for a Tacoma imo.
     
  12. Jul 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    285s are perfect, @cruiserhead! Here’s mine installed last week.0B1C1772-4ED3-4D24-BBDC-C0ED82ADA35D.jpg
     
  13. Jul 24, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    CMC is done, they even painted it for me. Pics posted later.

    Here it is, not bad for $100 plus $20 for the plates

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  14. Jul 24, 2019 at 1:40 PM
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  15. Jul 24, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    Wouldn't you like to know!
    I'm also looking at this option and I'm glad you posted about it so I can read the comments :D
     
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  16. Jul 24, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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    Nittos come in 255/80/17s though if you want some skinnies. I have the ridge grapplers in 285/70/17s and love them.

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  17. Jul 24, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    jsinnard [OP] Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    This was sitting in the lot when I picked up my truck with a sticker and dealer plates still on .
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    $61,000 for it
     
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  18. Jul 24, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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    You definitely do NOT need 285s. You definitely DO need 305s. Bigger is always better as they say...












    Just kidding. If you want to go down to a 16 inch wheel Nitto makes a 32 inch tall 285 in the Trail Grappler. I have them on my truck. If you're going up to 285s, maybe do an all terrain to help with the response and handling instead of a mud tire.
     
  19. Jul 24, 2019 at 2:12 PM
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    jsinnard

    jsinnard [OP] Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    It's the weight of those tires I dont like, I have a 40 miles daily commute to deal with. The Nitto TG 285s are only 46lbs a corner so I'm going up 4 lbs per corner from the 265s I have now and I like the TGs.
     
  20. Jul 24, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    My last 80 mile round trip I got 21.5 mpg on the freeway and 18.5 on the city (adjusted for size difference) so the additional weight isn't that bad. But yeah they are pretty heavy and noticed a difference in power from going from skinny 255s to 285s. MPGs were almost the same though.

    If you don't need the additional traction then yeah stick with the TG but I definitely appreciate the hybrid design when I go off road in different types of terrains (dirt/rocks, sand, snow).
     

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