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Terrible Luck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Travesty, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Jan 22, 2016 at 11:20 AM
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    Travesty

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    So Jonas is here and I was heading out to go skiing here in NC. I had 5 people total in my truck ready for a great day of skiing in some fresh powder. I had been out driving all day without any problems. Well I was driving and all of a sudden hit something underneath the snow on my left side. Then I heard air leaking. I knew it was bad if I could hear air leaking that fast and that loud. Got out and had two flat tires. Went and found the culprit. Seemed to be a metal spike off of a plow truck.

    I drive a 2011 Toyota Tacoma. It's the TRD TX edition with the TRD beadlocks. I have a leveling kit on the truck. 2-2.5" in the front. 1.5" in the back. I don't off road. Just snow driving here in the mountains. I got my truck to the tire place but they are closed due to snow. So I have a few days with no truck. I was running 265/75/16 Mastercraft Crouser MXTs. They were great in the snow. Here's my question. What's the largest size AT I can run? And any suggestions on brand/size would be greatly appreciated. I think I want to go to an aggressive AT over the MTs.

    Sorry for any typos the post was done on my iPhone.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Jan 22, 2016 at 11:30 AM
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    265/75R16's are the biggest you can run and not have any rubbing. Any bigger and you will run into the need for trimming, cab mount chop etc etc.
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2016 at 11:31 AM
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    Wow. That blows. Sorry to hear.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2016 at 11:46 AM
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    Just seemed like I had more room to play with and I thought the different backspacing with the TRD beadlocks would make a difference. Guess not.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2016 at 11:51 AM
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    Were they bad cuts? Its surprising how much tire damage can be dealt with temporarily, even in sidewalls (sidewall repairs are not recommended for onroad use but Ive done it in a pinch), by the application of several plugs. A tire repair kit supplemented with the additional big fuzzy brown plugs and an inexpensive compressor is cheap insurance. Just keep the air pressure down a bit, watch pressures, and slow down. Get 'em replaced when you can finally get to an open repair shop.

    http://www.amazon.com/ARB-10000010-Orange-Speedy-Repair/dp/B004P91FCO.

    http://www.amazon.com/Safety-Seal-Repair-Plugs-Inserts/dp/B00B0WZJIU

    http://www.amazon.com/Master-Flow-MF-1050-MasterFlow-Compressor/dp/B000L9AD2U
     
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  6. Jan 22, 2016 at 2:08 PM
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    285/75R16's on my buddies truck with a 2.5in lift and TC uppers needed full pinch weld flattening, inner fender removal, cab mount chop... thats with the TX Pro trd beadlocks. And he still rubs the cab mount in reverse at full lock.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2016 at 2:16 PM
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    Gotcha. Well thanks for the heads up. Guess I'll go with 265/75/16 in an all terrain. Any suggestions? I'd like something snow rated.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2016 at 2:27 PM
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    I like my P265/75R16 Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10, they seem to do pretty good in all situations they are a less aggressive AT vs others, but still look good.
     
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  9. Jan 22, 2016 at 2:37 PM
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  10. Jan 22, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    I see a bunch of people running 255/85/16. Would these even come close to fitting with the 2.5" up front and the 1.5" in the rear? Just wondering because I know the tire is not quite as wide. Figured I would avoid some rubbing issues that way.
     
  11. Jan 22, 2016 at 6:09 PM
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    1.75" Billy's plus 1/4 spacer on both sides. 1" block in rear. 265/70/17 nitto g2 SCS matte dark bronze 6s
    Damn man sorry to hear that. I'm heading up to Sugar mtn tomorrow in mine. Hope your metal spike doesn't have any friends.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2016 at 6:16 PM
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    Duratracs.
     
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    Just to repeat for future readers, lift doesn't prevent rub unless we are discussing much bigger tires and more suspension travel. But to your question about 255s what is the width and backspace of your wheels?
     
  14. Jan 22, 2016 at 7:26 PM
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    16 in x 7.5 in x 10mm offset
     
  15. Jan 22, 2016 at 7:32 PM
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    I'm curious how you got to the tire place with 2 flat tires and 1 spare.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2016 at 7:39 PM
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    It was towed.
     
  17. Jan 22, 2016 at 10:37 PM
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    I dunno...probably...maybe. As near as I can measure on my truck I think I can fit 255/85s on my 16x7 5.25" BS (+32mm OS) wheels by only hammering the pinch welds and using different mudflaps. Don't think I will need to chop the cab mounts. And with LR UCAs I can move the wheel forward a bit and maybe only get rid of the front flap. The 255s seem to have about 1/2" variation (maybe more?) in diameters between the different manufacturers. They should fit with fewer problems than 285s though.
     
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    Well I guess Im sticking with 265/75/16 just so I don't have to worry about any sort of rubbing issue. Not sure what brand I want to go with though. Top three right now are the Copper ST Maxx, BF TA KO2, and the Goodyear DuraTracs. I primarily drive about 10 miles each day. Pretty short commute. I do enjoy driving in a good amount of snow. Had my Mastercraft MXT's in 10ish inches of snow and they were handling great. So I definitely want a good snow tire. I have heard good things about all three. Not sure I can go wrong with any of them.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2016 at 12:16 PM
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    The KO2 and Duratrac both have the mountain/snowflake symbol so they meet the minimum requirements for a severe snow conditions tire. I don't think the ST Maxx has that rating.
     
  20. Jan 23, 2016 at 12:25 PM
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    All ST Maxx sizes are M/S rated.
     
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