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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

    116 vote(s)
    30.4%
  2. No, move to 285s

    181 vote(s)
    47.4%
  3. No, move to 255s

    60 vote(s)
    15.7%
  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?

    21 vote(s)
    5.5%
  1. Sep 27, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    the.sight.picture

    the.sight.picture Well-Known Member

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    Check the build thread in SIG
    37s are the best tire for both gens.
     
  2. Sep 27, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    taco_tallua

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  3. Sep 27, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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    the.sight.picture

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    My tires are too smol tho. I wanted 37s the moment i went to 315s
     
  4. Sep 27, 2019 at 8:39 PM
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    taco_tallua

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    I'm here for the memes
    I feel like I'm gonna say the same thing when I jump up in size
     
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  5. Sep 28, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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    Joe671

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    Now you're just showing off :D lol.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2019 at 5:44 PM
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    Here are a couple. I hammered the pinch weld in towards the truck. But I I wanted to keep the trim that was there, so after I pounded it in and coated it, I put the trim cover back over it, then heated with a heat gun to flatten it and give space.

    You can also see where I cut some small part of the trim. A lot of heat gun work, but not obvious I don’t think.

    (Also I still need to weld the cmc cover plate).

    I had really bad rubbing before, now none. I’ve tested it out on some semi rough terrain in 4wheel drive, cranking the wheel in forwards and reverse. Not one rub now.

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  7. Sep 30, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    Humboldt_Homie

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    6112 front, 5100's rear with blocks, camburg UCA, 17" XD's with 265/70/17 AT 3's and a blackout front grille.
    Damn. I went at it with the grinder and hammer yesterday and I ended up just cutting the plastic first off. Thinking back now I should have done what you did and put the plastic back on after hammering the pinch weld. I coated it super well with weatherproof sealent and put black rust preventable rattle can on it. Almost looks out of the factory! but the plastic being cut has left a hole for mud/snow to get into. I'll just have to use the power washer down there really well after wheeling or scavenge for a replacement fenderwheel liner. I'll post some pics of mine as well. Thanks!
     
  8. Oct 31, 2019 at 1:50 PM
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    dgmagum

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    So if I'm running TRD Sema Wheels w/ 265/70/17's would I need to lift 1" for clearance or would I do that to level (or both). Was thinking on the Billsteins 5100. This is a daily driver. Thanks..
     
  9. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:40 AM
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    Man I'm in the same boat with my pro ,think in going to stay with 265/70/16 also and get the BFGs,thanks for the info
     
  10. Feb 14, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    6112 front, 5100's rear with blocks, camburg UCA, 17" XD's with 265/70/17 AT 3's and a blackout front grille.
    I'm glad I went with 285/70/17s. The fabricator that did the CMC told me it's added stress to the suspension and brakes and isn't worth it in his opinion. I liked the stance, feel of the road and traction that I get out of them. I'll deal with putting on new brake pads a little earlier than expected for the added benefits of a larger tire.
     
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  11. Feb 14, 2020 at 11:15 AM
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    My thoughts ... a few less miles per gallon driving with 285s are barely noticeable when filling up. Winter and summer temps will also always factor in for MPG. It’s a Tacoma ... not known as a fuel saver. What truck is? Bigger tires are what sold me on my Tacoma. Make the choice when you need new tires. A few inches of level/lift probably won’t require any cutting or trimming. Have fun and enjoy your daily driver!
     
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  12. Feb 14, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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  13. Feb 14, 2020 at 2:13 PM
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    Really considering 285/75/16 ,do they drive - ride better or worse than the stock tires ,trying to get full details on weight and drivability, good and bad points of 285s vs 265s .
     
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  14. Feb 14, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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    Moved up to 17” wheels (FN’s) and 285.70.17 KO2’s. And yes I needed to do a little trimming
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  15. Feb 14, 2020 at 3:51 PM
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    What size c load 285s are you running compared to the 275 D load ?pros and cons ?
     
  16. Feb 14, 2020 at 4:05 PM
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    So many tire threads on here, but wondering, where do you have 'em shipped. To a local tire shop to havem puttem on for you? Or you ship 'em to your apartment / house and then bring 'em to the shop?
     
  17. Feb 14, 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    JoshyP

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    I would just have them ordered by and shipped to the place that is installing them, no?
     
  18. Feb 14, 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    Ride is firm, but it’s a truck! I have few inches leveling. Bigger tires (KO2s/ 285.75.16s) seem to do good all around. I live in Black Hills of South Dakota. Great in snow and great out hunting. I’m an occasional off-road driver. Have not had any issues through creeks, mud, rocks, snow, ice. But I baby it through most bad spots. Heavy off-road drivers might see things differently than I do.
     
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  19. Feb 14, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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    Tirebuyer.com ships to your certified installer of choice that is close to where you live or to your address.
     
  20. Feb 14, 2020 at 5:43 PM
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    why even put a lift on 285 70 17s look great with a slight level! just trim the shit and your good

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