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Those with 285's and 6 speed!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HuntnTruk, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    HuntnTruk

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    How well does that combination interact. I would imagine that it would make first gear better for more than 5mph haha. Although I drive like a grandma with a flat, I dont want to suffer massive power loss. So Im wondering if I should just make the plunge to 285s rather than the 265 70 17's I was planning.

    What was your mpg loss also? Looking at the load range C duratracs, either size 265 70 17 or 285 70 17. I drive more than most and commute 44 miles a day.

    Convince me

    Eibachs with 5100 at zero or .85 depending on tire size.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    I have the duratrac's in 285 and I notice the power loss while in 6th on the freeway but its really not that bad. The MPG difference is not too much either; I never really got good mileage anyway. I will probably go with 255/85/16 next time around for mileage and less rolling resistance/weight.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    Don't the bilsteins have to be set at 0 with the eibachs?
     
  5. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    I noticed a power loss immediately after having them installed. I notice now that when I release clutch in 2nd gear at 15mph, and floor the gas, my truck shudders and sounds like it's bogged down. It used to never do that when I had 265's. When I had 265's it would throw me back in my seat.

    Def going to re-gear to 4.56 during the summer.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    I am running 285-70-17s and like Tacoma 831 I noticed power loss in 6th gear at 60 MPH. At 75 MPH 6th gear is great. The beauty of the 6 speed is you can always.......downshift. The auto tranny's have a real problem at around 50 mph from what I hear it is hard to get up to 5th gear and they tend to jump around.

    I get about 15 mpg in the City (stoplights) and seriously get about 19-21 on the freeway (flat at sea level no traffic at 4 AM no wind), but it goes WAY down in the mountains.

    In all honesty, I would have gone with something about 1" less in diameter instead of the 285-70-17s, but that is becuase when really wailing on it, the tires do rub, more than I would like.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    I probably would have gone with some of these, commercial grade tires: http://toyotires.com/tire/pattern/m-55

    Last longer

    Narrower

    Great tread depth

    Great weight range

    But they are firking expensive!
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    Eibach coils. 5100's all around. AAL. WickedFlow
    I've got the eibachs with 5100's at .85. 285/70/17 duratracs and 6 speed

    I have no complaints with the amount of power my truck has.

    I can't really compare to how it was before since I lifted and put tires on it only a few weeks into having it.

    I get about 15ish mpg's mostly town driving.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    285 DTs are 9 pounds heavier each, and 2 cm wider than 265s (load c) so maybe a slight difference in mpgs. I lost about 3 mpgs however going from worn out hiway tread 245s to my 265 DTs, and I did weigh but I forget the difference. Perhaps 6 to 7 pounds heavier per tire. Anyway, that hurt.
     
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