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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 1, 2019 at 1:53 PM
    #161
    jeff b

    jeff b Well-Known Member

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    I’m second Gen but I’ll throw in my $0.02
    Going to 285s leads to things, gateway drug if you will. I used to have a normal life.

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  2. Jul 1, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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    Dirtyinferno

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    255s ! The Military uses skinny tires for a reason ! Performance!
    I went with toyo Mt because of the aggressive side wall that gives them the appearance of a 265. So basically I don’t think they look so “skinny”
     
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  3. Jul 1, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    mds08

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  4. Jul 1, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    SpeySquatch

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  5. Jul 1, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    mds08

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  6. Jul 1, 2019 at 2:56 PM
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    GlennHaggis

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    I’m upsizing from stock 265/65r17 when I get home. I have 3”+ lift and Methods with zero offset and no wheel spacers, so I’m pretty sure that rubbing will not be an issue. I will be doing the pinch weld bend and cleaning up anything in the wheel well tat will cause contact issues. Also adding a Mobtown bumper at the same time, so no rub issues up front. Do it!

     
  7. Jul 1, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    $yoda$

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  8. Jul 1, 2019 at 3:01 PM
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    Tacoaddiction

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    IMG_1762.jpg 265-75-16 2" lift
     
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  9. Jul 2, 2019 at 5:13 AM
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    Toyota20

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  10. Jul 2, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    jsinnard

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

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    Have to admit, the 285 looks "right", now to decide if it feels right.
     
  11. Jul 2, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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  12. Jul 3, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    I would have to say it’s better on the highway also. Why would a wider tire be better on pavement? The only pro to the 255 over the 235s I usually get is that it’s softer over bumpy roads and pot holes. It’s also better in snow 90% of the time. People think they can “stay on top” with a fat tire. But the reality is that 90% of the time, you are going to sink. I’ve been stuck a billion times to know that. Skinny’s carve through snow better, which of course is only good until it’s deep enough to reach the frame. I put my 255’s on for the first time last winter, and in September I’m buying 235s again. The loss in traction and handling in uncertain terrain was incredible. (Although the softer ride has been nice because the Rockies are rough!)
     
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  13. Jul 3, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    After debating tire size for a long time I'm really glad I went with 255s. They're mounted on 17x8" 0 offset wheels and the stance looks great, they don't look real skinny at all, and I got the ground clearance I wanted without any cutting.IMG_20190702_172220.jpg
     
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  14. Jul 3, 2019 at 8:52 PM
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  15. Jul 3, 2019 at 9:25 PM
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    @T.A.C.O.M.A

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    go 315
     
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  16. Jul 16, 2019 at 4:56 AM
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    BFG TA KO2 E's installed yesterday. LOVE THEM! The only place it touches is just barely on the Rock Blokz mud flap driver front as seen in the pic below.


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  17. Jul 16, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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    MGMSangTaco

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    I am getting an average of 17-19 mpg with 285’s at sea level with summer gas (pretty much 50/50 mix of highway and town driving). I was getting around 14-15 in CO. That puts me back up to near what I used to get with stock tires!
     
  18. Jul 16, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    mds08

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    So did you decide?
     
  19. Jul 16, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    GlennHaggis

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    Next question:

    What PSI in the road?

    I’ve been running 40 in the 265/65r17s with great wear.
     
  20. Jul 16, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    jsinnard

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

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    I can get a cab mount chop and replacement plates welded on for $100 at Pungo Offroad.

    Still on the fence.
     

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