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Whats the point of 35s?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Kamille.bidan, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Aug 7, 2019 at 8:10 AM
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    Kamille.bidan

    Kamille.bidan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I want to get more into off-roading but I am not sure if I need to get 35s or not

    why do you actually need 35s?

    Last week I drove through miles of washboard through different Reno trails, and I also drove through the miles of trails in the el dorado national forest. Stock suspension and stock tires. I got through everything with some challenges.

    I see the need for better tires because I got stuck going uphill. I see the need for a lift because I banged up my TRD skid pretty badly. I see the need for better suspension because my shocks faded and the ride quality was terrible overall. However, there wasn’t a single instance where I felt I needed 35s.

    I have never tried to crawl rocks, but are 35s absolutely necessary for that exercise?
     
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  2. Aug 7, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    plurpimpin

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    If you have to ask you don't need them... People on 35s are doing much more extreme trails than washerboard forest road driving

    EDIT: People USING their 35s are doing much more extreme trails
     
  3. Aug 7, 2019 at 8:15 AM
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  4. Aug 7, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    This is truly one of those "if you have to ask" scenarios.

    Sounds like you would be well served with a set of upgraded bilsteins, and a set of good AT tires. Maybe go up a size to 265/75/16 from 265/70/16
     
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    Corrected.
     
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    Ground clearance.
     
  11. Aug 7, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    Not true. Don't use this man's advice
     
  12. Aug 7, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    For the most part I've had 33" tires and just recently upgraded to 35". My friends rigs with 35"+ tires always performed better in snow and rock crawling.
     
  13. Aug 7, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    You said you banged up your skid pretty bad. Going bigger tires gives you ground clearance. Getting a lift does nothing for your ground clearance of the axles and drive train.

    A good upgrade for what you're looking into is some shocks with resivoirs to prevent shock fade, some beefier skids (BAMF 1/4" steel), sliders, and 33's. Challenge yourself on 33's and if you find you need more, you can move to 35's eventually. But that takes a lot of cutting, banging and trimming of the cab mount, pinch weld and wheel wells.

    Make sense?
     
  14. Aug 7, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    Exactly. My wife likes me just a little bit less. :pout:
     
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    Get a Jeep TJ or CJ...31's, no lift, no problem including some rock crawling and tighter places than any tacoma will do...:anonymous:
     
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    "I see the need for a lift because I banged up my TRD skid pretty badly"

    that statement alone says YOU don't need 35s...
     
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    The obvious answer is ground clearance.

    You are right that 35s are overkill for the stuff you listed - washboards, dirt trails, small rock gardens, etc. If you stick to that, stock size tires should be plenty good.

    But not all dirt trails are flat and easy. The video below is an example of what you could possibly run into while exploring new trails. It's not "crawling up a rock", but still a tough obstacle for your stock tires to handle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GpAzDyr8o4

    Agreed. If you have to ask ...




    EDIT: didnt realize it was a bait thread lol ... carry on
     
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    this post has gotten zero likes, also what's that on the front of this truck, does that provide some kinda protection? From what, bugs? hmmm
     

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