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Talk me out of 285s

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

    69 vote(s)
    30.3%
  2. No, move to 285s

    104 vote(s)
    45.6%
  3. No, move to 255s

    36 vote(s)
    15.8%
  4. No, buy my 285s, I hate them and am moving to something else

    4 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. How much for your 1st gen?

    15 vote(s)
    6.6%
  1. Jul 16, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    jsinnard

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

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    I run between 36-40 PSI when mostly highway travel.
     
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  2. Jul 16, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    Gettin Lost

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    Chalk test to determine the best PSI for your individual setup. It's easy and doesn't take long to do.

    My 265/75/16s wear the best running at 34psi. But on long trips I'll fill to 37psi for better fuel consumption and when offroading all day I'll drop to 30 for a smoother ride over bumps and potholes.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    I like em thick.

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  4. Jul 16, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    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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  5. Jul 16, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    those are awesome wheels
     
  6. Jul 16, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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  7. Jul 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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  8. Jul 16, 2019 at 7:38 PM
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    That’s what she said
     
  9. Jul 23, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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  10. 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.
     
  11. Jul 23, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    Jason, who is doing the cmc?
     
  12. Jul 23, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    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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  13. 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.
     
  14. 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
     
  15. Jul 24, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    jsinnard [OP] Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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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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  16. Jul 24, 2019 at 1:40 PM
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  17. 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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  18. Jul 24, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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    stuff
    Nittos come in 255/80/17s though if you want some skinnies. I have the ridge grapplers in 285/70/17s and love them.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. 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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  20. Jul 24, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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    -Bilstein 5100s @2.5" -Rear 1" block -16x8 SCS Ray10s with 285/70R16 Nitto Trail Grapplers -URD Short Throw Shifter -Bed extender -Bed mat -Aftermarket head unit -Flowmaster 50 and resonated tip -ME-SO Customs dome/map lights -Window tint with eyebrow -Jeremy Stoke memorial decal -OEM LED 2015 tail lights/Spyder led tail lights with fiber optic -GTR Lighting headlight bulbs -Jumpers LEDs DRL mod -Husky floor liners -American Flag decals -Toolbox -Headache Rack -Sumo Springs -Air intake -Aftermarket Volkswagen key fob -Aftermarket A/C knobs -Aftermarket LED license plate lights -Console and Glove Box organizers -JBA High Caster UCAs (in progress)
    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.
     

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