: 35's on 3" (I have searched alot)


Luke WL.
06-22-2009, 05:04 PM
ok ok ok, I know tahoetacoma (I think thats his name) has the 35 MT's on his with camburg and a leaf pack... I emailed him but he has not had a chance to wheel with his setup yet. I want to know, with my cab mount cut, allpro bumper, SAW coilovers, some fender trimming (dont want to cut sheet metal) will I be able to run 35's without rubbing at full stuff? I DO wheel my ride pretty hard, and the added clearance with the 35's would be great. Please none of the 'it wont work because everyone says so'. I would like some input from someone who has TRIED this. Thank you very much.

freeze
06-22-2009, 05:07 PM
Perhaps Sarah could add her thoughts as she's been running 35's without the Long Travel and with the Long Travel.

GOT COPE?
06-22-2009, 05:11 PM
subscribed. :flipoff4:

Hilux_MAX
06-22-2009, 06:11 PM
subscribed. :flipoff4:

:xpopcorn2 me too....

fire931
06-22-2009, 06:47 PM
haha.... funny you should ask this question. i was just out laying in the driveway looking at mine trying to visualize what would have to be cut to clear 35's at full stuff. i know my 285's already required a good bit of trimming to make them completely clear so i can only imagine what 35's would take. my guess is you would have to do a small tub to the corner of the firewall... and have the body mount trimmed to the max. then do some fender and fender flare trimming on the rear to make it work at full stuff and full lock.

mpower
06-22-2009, 06:53 PM
no...

allpro
06-22-2009, 07:06 PM
With your current set-up you will not be able to run 35s without taking off the front fender flares and cutting some of the fender itself back along the backside of the wheel opening. Now, if you went with our long travel kit, you will still need to do the body mount chop, do some plastic trimming, and run bumpstops, but well worth it for the added ground clearance you get with 35s!

fire931
06-22-2009, 07:10 PM
i'll take one.. just go ahead and ship it on over....

Hilux_MAX
06-22-2009, 08:24 PM
With your current set-up you will not be able to run 35s without taking off the front fender flares and cutting some of the fender itself back along the backside of the wheel opening. Now, if you went with our long travel kit, you will still need to do the body mount chop, do some plastic trimming, and run bumpstops, but well worth it for the added ground clearance you get with 35s!

How much extra suspension lift does your kit provide mate?

you guys get 4" over the usual 3" most are running?

even if it was 4", would it still hit the guard with 35's as suspension was fully compressed or do you guys do something else to avoid getting full suspension compression like longer bump stop?

just trying to get me head around it.

I think a 1" bodylift ontop of the 3" suspension lift would be a good option to avoid getting a guard tub. But like Fireman said, you'd need to max out the bodymount trimming.....

edit: just re read your post, you are running bumpstops, how much longer are they over stock?

Luke WL.
06-23-2009, 11:06 AM
With your current set-up you will not be able to run 35s without taking off the front fender flares and cutting some of the fender itself back along the backside of the wheel opening. Now, if you went with our long travel kit, you will still need to do the body mount chop, do some plastic trimming, and run bumpstops, but well worth it for the added ground clearance you get with 35s!

I would love to run your kit, but $ is the problem at this point... If your kit was with shocks included I would have already purchased it...

I might try and find someone local with 35's and throw them on for a few days to see how far I will have to cut... I will post up a writeup if I do this. Thanks for the reply

riseagainst88
06-23-2009, 11:51 AM
here some info with 1" of lift

http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=102723

riseagainst88
06-23-2009, 11:57 AM
Another One with 3" lift and 36"s
http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93286


ohh yeah and it can't be done:flipoff4:

Scuba
06-23-2009, 12:05 PM
Alright no more talk about 35's, This is making my brand new 33's look small :(

freeze
06-23-2009, 12:27 PM
With the 35's you'll have to run the Timbren's bump stops to keep the wheel from stuffing into the fender. With my 285's they stuff into the fender really well with the All-Pro Long Travel. In the front i'm sitting at 41" to the middle of the fender. I think that's a little too much pre-load. I'm going to drop it down another 1/2" to see if I can get a little quicker up travel.

How much extra suspension lift does your kit provide mate?

you guys get 4" over the usual 3" most are running?

even if it was 4", would it still hit the guard with 35's as suspension was fully compressed or do you guys do something else to avoid getting full suspension compression like longer bump stop?

just trying to get me head around it.

I think a 1" bodylift ontop of the 3" suspension lift would be a good option to avoid getting a guard tub. But like Fireman said, you'd need to max out the bodymount trimming.....

edit: just re read your post, you are running bumpstops, how much longer are they over stock?

sixstringsteve
11-09-2009, 03:05 PM
I'm working on 35's on the same amount of lift. But I've had to cut a ton.

http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=144603

johnecon2001
11-09-2009, 06:56 PM
I'm working on 35's on the same amount of lift. But I've had to cut a ton.

http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=144603

Your taco and the 05+'s are quite a bit different though..

sixstringsteve
11-09-2009, 07:11 PM
my bad sorry i missed that

mr.trd
11-29-2009, 07:54 PM
Here is an update for everyone to get all excited about 35's on the new tacos again.

I have 35's on my truck right now. Well they are 315/75R15's. A buddy is running my old wheels and tires off of my old '98 taco and he wanted me to put his on my truck to see if it fit or what. Well they are on 16x10's with 4.5" backspacing. I could make them fit very easily...like very easily. very little more needs to be trimmed, but I have been slowly trimming more and more away just cause I knew there would be a day that I put some 35's on. If I took the front fender flares off, no rub up front, and if I put my axle relocation brackets that I made on, the rear would fit easily, if they were on a narrower wheel. In fact they where on a 16x8, I wouldn't need to even do all of that, I think. But I took some pics and boy it looks good with some tire under there. And the wide wheels to fill the wheel well all the way out to the side looks great, but hinders the clearance. So now I am really debating keeping my wheels and going with the 305/70R17 GoodYear MT/R's or selling the wheels and tires and and going with 16x8's and going with 315/75R16's. But the one major downfall for any of it is the fact that the transmission will not stay in 5th gear anything over 70mph. And if it is windy or you come to a uphill grade, it will shift. 3.73's and 35's are not friends in this part of the country.

Will post some pics as soon as I get them uploaded... But here is one teaser!
http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0160.sized.jpg

sixstringsteve
11-29-2009, 08:05 PM
that's some great articulation for ifs. Looks great.

TRDGUYKC
11-29-2009, 09:14 PM
Here is an update for everyone to get all excited about 35's on the new tacos again.

I have 35's on my truck right now. Well they are 315/75R15's. A buddy is running my old wheels and tires off of my old '98 taco and he wanted me to put his on my truck to see if it fit or what. Well they are on 16x10's with 4.5" backspacing. I could make them fit very easily...like very easily. very little more needs to be trimmed, but I have been slowly trimming more and more away just cause I knew there would be a day that I put some 35's on. If I took the front fender flares off, no rub up front, and if I put my axle relocation brackets that I made on, the rear would fit easily, if they were on a narrower wheel. In fact they where on a 16x8, I wouldn't need to even do all of that, I think. But I took some pics and boy it looks good with some tire under there. And the wide wheels to fill the wheel well all the way out to the side looks great, but hinders the clearance. So now I am really debating keeping my wheels and going with the 305/70R17 GoodYear MT/R's or selling the wheels and tires and and going with 16x8's and going with 315/75R16's. But the one major downfall for any of it is the fact that the transmission will not stay in 5th gear anything over 70mph. And if it is windy or you come to a uphill grade, it will shift. 3.73's and 35's are not friends in this part of the country.

Will post some pics as soon as I get them uploaded... But here is one teaser!
http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0160.sized.jpg

Im on a 3" lift and within a months time frame I will be getting the 305/70/17 GY MT/R Ill post pics when that happens If you haven't made a decision already.

oh yea, your truck looks BA btw. your truck is an inspiration.

Hilux_MAX
11-29-2009, 09:49 PM
Is that 35" tyre fully compressed on the front or does it have more to go to the bump stops?

If its not fully compressed yet, the on a hard landing that tyre will destroy the front fender.

Also, if you turned the wheels how much room do you have to the rear of the guard? It dont look like much.

Look fantastic dont get me wrong but is it really worth the effort?

You could probably use a skinner 35 to gain the benefit of the extra clearance and not have the headaches associated with a tyre that wide as you have tried on..

just my 2 cents worth for discussion.

free
11-29-2009, 10:53 PM
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You could probably use a skinner 35 to gain the benefit of the extra clearance and not have the headaches associated with a tyre that wide as you have tried on..



Does anyone make a skinny 35? I really like my skinny 255/85/16s, but would love to have one a little taller but still skinny.

GMAK
11-30-2009, 12:13 AM
interco does, they make the ssr in a 35x10.5x16 (76lbs per tire), and a bogger 35x10.5 that weighs 66lbs.

Switch
11-30-2009, 12:18 AM
With your current set-up you will not be able to run 35s without taking off the front fender flares and cutting some of the fender itself back along the backside of the wheel opening. Now, if you went with our long travel kit, you will still need to do the body mount chop, do some plastic trimming, and run bumpstops, but well worth it for the added ground clearance you get with 35s!

Would you say that bushwackers would work instead of the OEM flares? I have not seen many pics bushwacker posts posted ...

free
11-30-2009, 02:55 AM
interco does, they make the ssr in a 35x10.5x16 (76lbs per tire), and a bogger 35x10.5 that weighs 66lbs.

Might have to try those! btw - how are your bfg km2s doing? That was going to be my next tire...

mr.trd
11-30-2009, 11:52 AM
No the front is not fully compressed yet. Where it is there, it would require removing the fender flare to turn. I have beat the firewall back far enough that it is not an issue. The real issue is the 10" wide wheel and the wider tire. Like I said, on a 8" wide wheel, I think it would work much better. The problem with the flare is that it has a lip on the inside that the tire catches when turning back to straight that tries to rip it off. So removing the flare is really your only option, that I can see. It may be different with the 8" wheel though. With the 10" wheel I can actually still rub the body mount on the outside of the tire when backing up an turning to full lock and I have clearanced the body mount a ton. It barely touches, but it does.

I would love to get my hands on a set of 35x10.50's and some 16x8's. I really think I could clear them, at least enough to not rip plastic off the truck. And yes on the 10" wheel the outside of the tire does touch the firewall, I am not saying that you can clear with "no rubbing", but it would be very manageable. I had 35's on my '98 taco back when everyone said that couldn't be done, and now it seems pretty common really. Anything can be done, you just can't have the idea that you may sell or trade the truck in at some point. They are permanent changes. I will back up the ramp today and take some pics of the front fully stuffed just to show you how tight it is. I am taking them off today so if anyone whats specific pics let me know soon.

Is that 35" tyre fully compressed on the front or does it have more to go to the bump stops?

If its not fully compressed yet, the on a hard landing that tyre will destroy the front fender.

Also, if you turned the wheels how much room do you have to the rear of the guard? It dont look like much.

Look fantastic dont get me wrong but is it really worth the effort?

You could probably use a skinner 35 to gain the benefit of the extra clearance and not have the headaches associated with a tyre that wide as you have tried on..

just my 2 cents worth for discussion.

mr.trd
11-30-2009, 11:54 AM
Would you say that bushwackers would work instead of the OEM flares? I have not seen many pics bushwacker posts posted ...

Not the set that I saw. The pocket style bushwackers that i saw on a '05+ taco were bulkier than the factory ones! They don't make cut outs for our trucks, just replacements.....lame!

mr.trd
11-30-2009, 11:58 AM
Might have to try those! btw - how are your bfg km2s doing? That was going to be my next tire...

KM2's are doing fine I guess. These brand new ones hook up on the ice/snow pack much better than mine do. But all of my edges are rounded so it makes sense. I really would just love to get my hands on a set of the old style MT/R's in the 305/70R17's. I loved my old MT/R's. But for a all around great tire in all conditions, the trXus MT is probably right at the top. Wish they made them in the tall skinny, other than the undersized 255/85's that they do offer. All of the trXus MT's are undersized though.

mr.trd
11-30-2009, 12:15 PM
PIC TIME.... Please send pic requests soon, I am taking these off today.


http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0151.sized.jpg

The Front

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0149.sized.jpg

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0150.sized.jpg

The Back

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0147.sized.jpg

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0148.sized.jpg

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0153.sized.jpg

The clearance on the upper control arm. Wheels have a 4.5" backspacing, 16x10 and 315/75R16 tire.

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0169.sized.jpg

And just some pretty pics... to show the stance. This is where 10" wheel looks good.

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0164.sized.jpg

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0163.sized.jpg

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0166.sized.jpg

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0167.sized.jpg

Hilux_MAX
11-30-2009, 04:38 PM
It does look good....I agree, I reckon a 16x8 with 4.5 backspace and 35/10.5x16 would look good in there.

you can get them in SSR's, Q78's for a bias tyre, and a couple different Simex tyres which we get here in Australia.

Theres a couple of FJ cruiser running this tyre size with a 3" lift so I dont see that it is impossible, just may need a bit of work, and I agree, the flares have to be removed.

Have you thought of removing your flare and cutting the front fender open an extra inch?

Pic request, I would like to see you backing up on the ramp and a pic from the oppsite front tyre fully stuffed....no offence, I dont think you'd get there seeing as the tyre was fully stuff going up the ramp.

So your saying you clear everything inside the guard/fender other than the mount?

go try out a set of 35/10.5x16's so the rest of us know what it looks like :p:D

freeze
11-30-2009, 05:28 PM
http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/Photo0167.sized.jpg

Now my keys are all messy!

mr.trd
11-30-2009, 06:36 PM
Ok, I will back up the ramp but I have to move it into the shop because it got dark outside. Then I will be removing the 35's and going back to the what look to be very tiny 33's. I know I can stuff it all the way, my worry is if I will have a flare left when I pull off the ramp....lol If they made the trXus in a 35x10.50....I would be all over it! Not really a fan of the SSR and I get more and more leary to just try out new tires with the price of them nowadays.

Pics won't be able to get posted until tomorrow probably though.

And I only just barely touch the body mount, and only at full lock and reversing.

mr.trd
11-30-2009, 06:37 PM
Now my keys are all messy!


Well then I am starting to get even...... If I had the front stance you do, that would be even better.

mr.trd
12-01-2009, 04:58 PM
So here it is stuffed to the bumpstop. I still have a flare too. If I removed the flare I would feel comfortable wheeling on these. But a 8" wide wheel would be so much better!

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/35_s_003.sized.jpg

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/35_s_004.sized.jpg

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/35_s_007.sized.jpg

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/35_s_009.sized.jpg

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/35_s_012.sized.jpg

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/35_s_016.sized.jpg

http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/35_s_020.sized.jpg


Were I do rub, easily taken care of.
http://cbioffroadfab.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album15/35_s_022.sized.jpg

Hilux_MAX
12-01-2009, 07:45 PM
Fantastic pics there mate....thankyou very much.

would you have enough clearance there if you were to have stock UCA's ?

I think those pics will inspire a few more members off here to take the plunge.......

freeze
12-01-2009, 08:03 PM
Well then I am starting to get even...... If I had the front stance you do, that would be even better.

haha.. well all it takes is some wider LC/UCA's... axles... shocks... steering links.... i think that's all! ;)

Sarah can help make it happen! :D

I'm thinking I'm going to take a partial plunge and go 305's... still a bit worried about the flares as the LT kit stuffs the tires really well. Bigger bumpstops may be in order.

Your Tacoma's looking real good with those 35's!

mr.trd
12-02-2009, 12:46 PM
Fantastic pics there mate....thankyou very much.

would you have enough clearance there if you were to have stock UCA's ?

I think those pics will inspire a few more members off here to take the plunge.......

I think that with the 4.5" backspacing the factory uca would not be an issue. I am not even sure if the Icon UCA's give you any more room, just better/more movement.

I know I liked them alot, but going back to the little old 285's sure was nice on the tranny. I think the next thing that really needs to be done is the gears and front ARB. Then worry about tires. Cause I really have no idea what tire I want to run. I want all of them, in a few sizes each!

mr.trd
12-02-2009, 12:56 PM
haha.. well all it takes is some wider LC/UCA's... axles... shocks... steering links.... i think that's all! ;)

Sarah can help make it happen! :D

I'm thinking I'm going to take a partial plunge and go 305's... still a bit worried about the flares as the LT kit stuffs the tires really well. Bigger bumpstops may be in order.

Your Tacoma's looking real good with those 35's!

Yeah, I know Sarah can help.....not sure if my wife wants me hooking up with another female though....especially for truck parts! May have better luck with what you all thought of first! Get your mind out of the gutter...lol

What 305's you thinking of? I would love too, my whole thing is the tranny...I really can't afford to burn up a tranny.

And here is something that I have always wondered about. Everyone says that it is easier to clear larger tires with a higher backspacing and keeping them inside the fender, like a 4.5". Also they say that you can clear 35's with a mid travel kit. So what is the difference between a mid travel kit and say a 2.5" backspacing that sticks the wheel way out there? You moved the wheel out 2" and put it in the same place as a mid travel kit, right? Ohh well. Just something that I have racking my brain over..... And also, I know skinny tires are better in most cases as far as mileage, clearing them, power and everything but flotation, But the best part of the 315's was that it looked like I had a real tire under there. Taco's look great with a wider tire. Might just have to run some 33x12.50's....keep them short, but get the width.

fire931
12-02-2009, 01:55 PM
my personal opinion on the tire width thing is that obviously a skinner tire is easier to clear and will get better gas mileage, but man it sure does come in handy having a wide tire and getting all that extra tread on the ground... plus your right......... they do look bad ass!

i can remember running 33x12.50's on 10" wheels on my old 94 yota and i swear that thing would almost sit on top of a mud hole instead of sinking.... :D

free
12-02-2009, 08:26 PM
Running 2.5" backspacing on stock suspension is harder to clear large tires. You have moved the tire farther from the steering "Knuckle" so the wheel moves forward and back more when you turn.

mr.trd
12-02-2009, 08:53 PM
true, it does huh. man that was a simple point, why have i been pondering this so damn much.... Too much work and not enough sleep...

toytechproject
12-02-2009, 10:41 PM
Less back spacing will help in some cases but not all

Krookz
12-03-2009, 10:37 AM
Granted I have a 6" lift, but I had alot of troubles under full stuff, and full lock up front when I was running 35's. I even crushed a fender on the beach with them. If I was going straight, I could stuff them in the front all day without any issues. Turning was the problem

fire931
12-03-2009, 03:22 PM
i think the key to making them fit and not having to trim to much is finding the perfect offset and whatnot. i've had to trim alot for my 33's to clear at full stuff but thats mostly due to the fact that i have 4" backspace wheels instead of the common 4.5" bs.....

also i refuse to install longer bump stops, i'll just keep trimming until they do clear. i may just give some 35's a shot once mine wear down a bit more.

freeze
12-04-2009, 01:12 AM
Yeah, I know Sarah can help.....not sure if my wife wants me hooking up with another female though....especially for truck parts! May have better luck with what you all thought of first! Get your mind out of the gutter...lol

What 305's you thinking of? I would love too, my whole thing is the tranny...I really can't afford to burn up a tranny.

Sarah's pretty rad!

I was going to go with the new MT/R Kevlar's but after doing some reading on how they handle compact snow.. I'm going back with the M.T. MTZ's. Just can't beat that kind of traction in the ice/snow/rock/dirt/mud/... Very tough tire as well... the side walls are cut right up and tread chunked to the cords but never had a blow out or gashed sidewall. Plus I'm still about 1/4" off the wear bar at 81,200 KM's!

Some gears or better torque converter may be the only way to run those bigger tires.

taco4x4rar
12-04-2009, 05:30 PM
And here is something that I have always wondered about. Everyone says that it is easier to clear larger tires with a higher backspacing and keeping them inside the fender, like a 4.5". Also they say that you can clear 35's with a mid travel kit. So what is the difference between a mid travel kit and say a 2.5" backspacing that sticks the wheel way out there? You moved the wheel out 2" and put it in the same place as a mid travel kit, right? Ohh well. Just something that I have racking my brain over..... And also, I know skinny tires are better in most cases as far as mileage, clearing them, power and everything but flotation, But the best part of the 315's was that it looked like I had a real tire under there. Taco's look great with a wider tire. Might just have to run some 33x12.50's....keep them short, but get the width.

The primary difference is that most mid travel kits more the hub about 1" forward from the stock location, thus eliminating a lot of the fender well and body mount scrubbing.

mr.trd
12-04-2009, 07:52 PM
The primary difference is that most mid travel kits more the hub about 1" forward from the stock location, thus eliminating a lot of the fender well and body mount scrubbing.

Really...if that is the case. I am starting to save for a mid or even long travel kit! I have never heard that though....

fire931
12-04-2009, 10:59 PM
actually now that he mentioned it i do believe i remember hearing that all pros does move it about 1" forward... not sure about the other brands though...

Hilux_MAX
12-12-2009, 11:57 PM
Just to keep the spirit of this thread going....heres an FJ with 35/10.5x16 SSR's with stock (+15 offset) 16x7.5 FJ wheels and 3" lift.

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/FJ%20Cruiser%20pics/IMG_4988.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/URE%2011-22-08/IMG_5810.jpg

Doesn't look too bad and would surely work on a Tacoma.....

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/FJ%20Cruiser%20pics/IMG_5049.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/ONSC/URE%205-19-09/ONSCMayURE-093.jpg

His flares have been removed and he "just" slightly rubs on the top of the inner guard at full compression......

I reckon this would be an awesome setup on a Tacoma.....am seriously considering doing this on my Hilux, less rubbing issues than the wider tyres, just have to sort the gearing issues before I take the plunge.

MonkeyProof
12-13-2009, 01:49 AM
my 35's works well with the all pro lt kit :D i have the hankook m/t's which ended up being considerably taller then the bfg km2 or the bfg a/t's in the same size. ended up taking all of the plastic flares off cuz of some rubbing..dont know how that was even possible :shiner: lol..

http://i27.tinypic.com/2luyxir.jpg
http://i30.tinypic.com/rw30pi.jpg
http://i32.tinypic.com/160dkap.jpg

S.B.
12-13-2009, 02:13 AM
any shots from the side with out the plastic?

gearbox
12-13-2009, 03:41 AM
MonkeyProof, how much upward travel and how much downward are you getting?

gtrotter
12-13-2009, 10:08 AM
I am seriously considering 35's after seeing that FJ with the 35X10.50X16 tires. Anyone want to buy some BFG MT tires? lol

fire931
12-13-2009, 02:44 PM
i believe thats the same size as the swamper tsb's that brinner was running on his tacoma.. might pm him and confirm that though. they were like a 35x10.50 and he was running them with a 3" lift.

Hilux_MAX
12-13-2009, 04:51 PM
Pretty sure Brinner had 34/10.5x16 LTB's......(33.6 diameter)

Plus the SSR's are radial tyres which means they'd be better for both on and off road.

Would love to see someone fit a set to a taco :)

sasaholic
12-13-2009, 05:11 PM
ya the only 35 10.5 are the ltb bias in q78 the bogger and the ssr. im goin with the ssr hopfully soon and that crusier is what makes me want em

fire931
12-13-2009, 06:30 PM
yea i used to have a set of ssr's on my old yota... man i loved those tires!

Hilux_MAX
12-13-2009, 08:04 PM
Can you guys give some feedback on the performance of the SSR's? Mud, rock, on roads?

The spec says that they are a 2 Ply sidewall....have any of you found this to be not strong enough?

tacosupreme
12-13-2009, 09:53 PM
Sigh. Remove a coilover. Jack up an lca to the bump. Measure from the center of the hub to the inner fender. You'll come up with something in the neighborhood of 16", meaning a 32" tire will rub at stuff (often times
what's on the sidewall has nothing to do with a tapemeasure). Thing is, the dynamics change under load, the body mounts compress, the shock towers and frame flex, bumpstop mounts bend, and the arc of the suspension geometry brings the tires closer to centerline. My point to all this is, if you want to use ALL of the available travel and not rub, you have to remove inner fenders and cut out some kick panel/ firewall.

MonkeyProof
12-13-2009, 10:07 PM
.......you have to remove inner fenders and cut out some kick panel/ firewall.


been considering so i can fit some 37's muhahahahaah..actually cutting the inner fenders instead of bashing all day with a BFH and an air hammer is the easy part (my nieghbors still love me for that one haha). coming up with a solution to fill the gap of what i think thats needed to be cut is the hard part..i wouldnt even know how it would be done, thats the only thing thats been stopping me haha

tacosupreme
12-13-2009, 10:35 PM
Engine Cage brother. Solid body mounts,some sheetmetal work to keep the water crossings out of the ecu, and you're good to go. I also used a can of nonflammable foam to fill in some fab gaps, seal out the elements and road noise, and keep things comfy. Gusseting the shock towers and frame helps too, but solid body mounts will help the most. Ok my cab cage probably holds shit steady too, but it's not required. I've got some fucktacular ideas to gain some ground clearance too, just gathering parts and practicing on the laythe.

MonkeyProof
12-13-2009, 10:43 PM
:doh: engine cage...now why haven't i thought about that earlier? maybe i was thinking small fry stuff and trying to keep it simple..the cage prolly will be easy to do and will make easy to work with the sheet metal to keep the trail out of my engine compartment.

now i guess i gotta go searching all over the internets for some ideas lol..

and...learn some welding skills cuz i dont want boogerie welds like yours hahahahaaha :xmoon::flipoff1:

tacosupreme
12-13-2009, 10:52 PM
Bah, I've never had a weld break yet. Just run some 1.5" tubing between the shock towers and run something up to your bumper. It's all about triangulation man. It will give you something to hang your fenders on and stiffen up the frame at it's weakest point (cab forward bend). You can get fancy and use camburgs hand clamps to make it removeable, but let's be honest Toyota engines don't require removal unless they're dead at half a milllion miles.