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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

    74 vote(s)
    31.5%
  2. No, move to 285s

    106 vote(s)
    45.1%
  3. No, move to 255s

    36 vote(s)
    15.3%
  4. No, buy my 285s, I hate them and am moving to something else

    4 vote(s)
    1.7%
  5. How much for your 1st gen?

    15 vote(s)
    6.4%
  1. 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.
     
  2. 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).
     
  3. Jul 24, 2019 at 4:44 PM
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    hey not to hijack but I'm pretty interested in the nitto ridge graps in 255/80 17 e load I guess
    Im on 265/70 r17 c load KO2s right now, any info on what I should expect fuel Econ and power loss wise
    thanks
     
  4. Jul 25, 2019 at 1:24 AM
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    mds08

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    Why a CMC? I may be wrong but I seem to remember reading a lot of people running the 4runner pro wheels and 285/70s don't rub with this combo.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2019 at 2:44 AM
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    jsinnard [OP] Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    I didnt want to pull the trigger on the tires and find out I rub later, now regardless I know I wont rub.

    It's a trait I have, I like plan for events and anticipate the worst, not react after they happen.

    CMC was not that bad at all, shave a corner and weld a replacement plate over the cut.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2019 at 2:48 AM
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    Matt3400

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    Can vary depending on alignment and how much caster you have (some UCA offer more adjustment than others.)
     
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  7. Jul 25, 2019 at 3:59 AM
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    The offset is perfect on these wheels. I just see how it could rub. Anyhow good idea.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    These the -38’s? If so did you have to cmc w/ the 285/70’s?
     
  9. Aug 6, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    These are the 17x8.5 -10, but I did have to CMC, as well as trim and heat gun work. Rubbing was really bad before I cmc’d.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2019 at 10:07 AM
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    How much of a lift do you have?
     
  11. Aug 6, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    Ome 888 up front (2” in back). Front comes to about 2.5”. Also have JBA UCA.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    I’m 3” up front, doubt it’ll make a difference... Thanks for the info tho!
     
  13. Aug 13, 2019 at 4:40 PM
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    So what size did you decide on? Asking because i have your exact same lift setup and am considering going to 285s as well from 265s
     
  14. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    I have run the 285's on both my last trucks, a 2006 Frontier and now the 17 Taco. Love them. I honestly don't notice any negative effects on road or off. And they look fantastic.20190812_165543_HDR.jpg
     
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  15. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    what mps you avg? Like OP, I too drive 40 miles round trip 5 days a week
     
  16. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    I had 285 75s on my 3rd gen 4runner which is only 190hp and never felt under power on the roads, 3rd gen tacos should have no issues power wise w 278hp.
    My 93 landcruiser was on 315s, still drove fine, a bit under power but not too much to regret it.
     
  17. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    Yeah I'm thinking of going with the p metric Wildpeaks I hope the loss in power is minimal.
     
  18. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    My 2002 4runner lost some power when I went to 265/75s.
     
  19. Aug 13, 2019 at 7:06 PM
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    Only had the taco about 6 weeks so kinda small sample size but getting combined 17-18 mpg's so far.
     
  20. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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    jsinnard [OP] Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    I'm out of the country for a few weeks right now but when I get back I'm pulling the trigger on 285 Nitto TGs.

    265 tires I have now are 42lbs, the 285s are 46lbs so the weight shouldnt be a big factor, rolling resistance might drop a mile or two per gallon I guess if my driving characteristics are the same.

    I'm averaging 20 -21 mpg per tank over the last 3 yrs.

    If I dont like them I can always go back to 265s but then I'll know for sure if made the right choice.
     
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