285 or 315? - TTORA Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
chilitoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Eagle
Posts: 239
285 or 315?

So, I sold my crawler and bought a 99 4runner. Already put a 3" lift, sliders, and some 33x9.5 BFG km2. Don't like the skinniness so with my refund decided to get new 285 75 16's. Then I started thinking, with an 1 1/2 body lift could throw 35's on instead. Now it's my first ifs rig, and will eventually sas it, but until then, will 35's be too much on cv's, gearing too high, etc.? Don't really want a body lift either. It is also my dd, but my commute is only 8 miles round trip. Lets hear what you got?
chilitoy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
chilitoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Eagle
Posts: 239
I guess I should also say I was building this more as an expidition rig and not crawler, so....
chilitoy is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
chilitoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Eagle
Posts: 239
Oh, yeah, it's a v6, 5spd.
chilitoy is offline  
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 12:18 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Littleton
Posts: 2,201
If you really want your front end parts to last a little while, I would stick with 285s. I've already broken 1 CV with the limited wheeling I do. Both of my inner tie rod have become loose in 1 year (new factory units). I could only guess that with 315s it would happen faster.

If you want to get rid of those 33x9.5s let me know. My 83 needs some skinnies.
thefatkid is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 12:21 PM
Veteran Member
 
TacoBlanca97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: On a big f***ing rock.
Posts: 1,041
I had a set of Cooper discoverer stt's 285 75 16's on my truck for about 2 months. Didn't like em. Not so much the tread pattern but the size. They rubbed quite a bit on the frame, truck became gutless(even with 4.88's) and gas mileage dropped. Switched over to BFG km2's in a 255 85 16, much better all around. Had them siped too, seems to help on the icy snowpack roads.

97 Tacoma ext cab. 3.4 V6, 5spd, 4.88's Kazuma lsd rear, Bilstein adjustable's 2.5" lift up front, Skyjacker 3" rear, All Pro uca's, Skid row armor, FROR rear bumper, BFG km2's 255/85/16.
TacoBlanca97 is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 03:27 PM
Veteran Member
 
crolison's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: COORS Colorado
Posts: 5,474
Quote:
Originally Posted by TacoBlanca97 View Post
I had a set of Cooper discoverer stt's 285 75 16's on my truck for about 2 months. Didn't like em. Not so much the tread pattern but the size. They rubbed quite a bit on the frame, truck became gutless(even with 4.88's) and gas mileage dropped. Switched over to BFG km2's in a 255 85 16, much better all around. Had them siped too, seems to help on the icy snowpack roads.
Dittos on 255s

I am General Corrosion

Corrosion: - 97 4runner 2.7 (fat and slow) lost but not forgotten
Shorter Bus: - 98 taco 2.7 300k miles (fat, old and slow) lost but not forgotten
Short Round: - 97 single cab (2' of sheet metal) Now doing pizza delivery
Too nice: - 99 4runner 3.4 5spd ski/expo wagon
crolison is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
chilitoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Eagle
Posts: 239
I got the 255's because I didn't want an undriveable rig. And by that, I mean no rubbing, and that means even in the grocery store parking lot. I went through that excact thing when lifted my tundra. Trimming, BFHing and 1" wheel spacers cleared that up. Anyway, there's just something about the skinnies I can't get over. I guess if I don't get 35's, I want a wider footprint. Especially now that it's my only rig. And while I was ruining the mileage, steering, ride, etc, I was going to have to do some massaging for 33's, why not go 35's?
chilitoy is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 05:40 PM
Veteran Member
 
crolison's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: COORS Colorado
Posts: 5,474
Tub the firewall and forget the body lift if you go 35s

I am General Corrosion

Corrosion: - 97 4runner 2.7 (fat and slow) lost but not forgotten
Shorter Bus: - 98 taco 2.7 300k miles (fat, old and slow) lost but not forgotten
Short Round: - 97 single cab (2' of sheet metal) Now doing pizza delivery
Too nice: - 99 4runner 3.4 5spd ski/expo wagon
crolison is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 09:23 PM
Senior Member
 
DHwreckage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by TacoBlanca97 View Post
I had a set of Cooper discoverer stt's 285 75 16's on my truck for about 2 months. Didn't like em. Not so much the tread pattern but the size. They rubbed quite a bit on the frame, truck became gutless(even with 4.88's) and gas mileage dropped. Switched over to BFG km2's in a 255 85 16, much better all around. Had them siped too, seems to help on the icy snowpack roads.

.................255\85 having a larger diameter than 285/75's so your truck becoming more gutless would not make much sence unless the extra 1in wide really was making that much more of a difference but i cant see the 1in width making you truck more gutless than the extra diameter. just my

2003 Tacoma 4x4 3.4L 5-spd, Deckplate mod, grey wire mod, SAW 2.5's & Camburg UCA's up front, AP 3" leafs w/ 5125's out back, sitting on 285's,TG rear bumper, AOR Front Bumper and TG sliders (SOLD)
1997 Lexus LX 450 armored, Lifted, 3xlocked and of course snorkeled
DHwreckage is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 10:45 PM
Veteran Member
 
00regcab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Brighton, Co
Posts: 7,910
Send a message via AIM to 00regcab
FWIW: I broke less with my 36" TSL bias ply tires on IFS.

However, I was pretty much guaranteed a new steering rack once a year (junk yard racks, about $100).

The $100 a year was well worth the additional ground clearance, and traction. IMO, you will break LESS on 35's because you will not get as much wheel spin to get over any given obstacle.

However, learn the truck, and you'll really need to pay attention to how the wheels are turned, and you'll have to learn when it's ok to spin, and when it's not ok to spin. I wheeled my IFS hard for 5 years and it took some time, but when I went to the dual case setup, and 36" tires it paid off. I broke 13 CV's in one year on 33's, and 2 CV's in 2 years on 36's. It definitely was not because I was being easier on the truck either.

Also, on the 35's note. I had tubbed my truck to clear the 36" TSL's without any rubbing throughout any range of travel/steering. However, for a little while it was really hard to find the TSL's and I ended up with a set of 315/75/16 Kevlar MTR's. The 315/75/16 (35x12.5) kevlars rubbed my bumper, fenders, frame, UCA (even with a 1.5" wheel spacer) and everything else. Plus they were shorter than the Q78 (36x11) TSL by almost 2".
00regcab is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 10:32 AM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Littleton
Posts: 2,201
I'm running 285/75R16 with Lexus LX 450 wheels if you want to test fit. You might need a slight trim of plastic parts.
thefatkid is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
chilitoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Eagle
Posts: 239
Thanks Brian, might take you up on that. Pretty sure I'm goin with the 285's. I just know the can of worms bigger tires is going to open. Gears, more lift, who knows. BFG KM2's are my first choice, and if I buy them by the 28th at discount tire you get a $100 visa card, so there's a little incentive.
chilitoy is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 06:46 PM
Senior Member
 
DHwreckage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by chilitoy View Post
Thanks Brian, might take you up on that. Pretty sure I'm goin with the 285's. I just know the can of worms bigger tires is going to open. Gears, more lift, who knows. BFG KM2's are my first choice, and if I buy them by the 28th at discount tire you get a $100 visa card, so there's a little incentive.
if your going 285's check out treadwright....i should work for them! i love my guard dog M/T's they have awesome traction in snow and ice!

2003 Tacoma 4x4 3.4L 5-spd, Deckplate mod, grey wire mod, SAW 2.5's & Camburg UCA's up front, AP 3" leafs w/ 5125's out back, sitting on 285's,TG rear bumper, AOR Front Bumper and TG sliders (SOLD)
1997 Lexus LX 450 armored, Lifted, 3xlocked and of course snorkeled
DHwreckage is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
chilitoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Eagle
Posts: 239
Saw some on a Tacoma the other day, and could not figure out what they were at first. Might have been you, in Aurora? I made a handrail for a condo complex and the truck was parked by it. Any problems with balancing? Aired them down yet?
chilitoy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TTORA Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome