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I'm due a tire change sometime soon, and a lift addition as well. I'm going to end up with 6 inches. I eventually want to end up with 35s but don't want to go from 31s to 33s then to 35s. Anyone running 6 inches with 35s, how is the rubbing without any trimming? I don't and will not be running any tough trails anytime soon. Mostly street driving and light offroading. Is this a smart decision or do I need more than 6 inches to run 35s? Also, what kind of gears are ya'll running? The truck is a 2.7 auto. Thanks fellas,
 

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I'm due a tire change sometime soon, and a lift addition as well. I'm going to end up with 6 inches. I eventually want to end up with 35s but don't want to go from 31s to 33s then to 35s. Anyone running 6 inches with 35s, how is the rubbing without any trimming? I don't and will not be running any tough trails anytime soon. Mostly street driving and light offroading. Is this a smart decision or do I need more than 6 inches to run 35s? Also, what kind of gears are ya'll running? The truck is a 2.7 auto. Thanks fellas,
good luck with the 35s and your 2.7...
 

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regearing not going to be enough?

He obvioulsy didn't read your post all the way through if he thinks a regeared 2.7L can't handle 35's. If it were me I would go with 5.29's, but if you're on the street mostly, you might get better gas mileage with 4.88's. You'll get a lot of different opinions on rubbing. Off-road, yes, you will probably rub with no trimming. On-road, who knows, some people do, some people don't.
 

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I'm running fabtech coilovers and a 3 inch body lift. I'm also running 33x12.5r15 MTR's and I have no problems with rubbing (street). Little rub off road. I'm switching to 35x12.5r15 Pro comp All terrains tomorw, I'll give you a heads up if it rubs. As far as gearing, 4.56's is what I'm using with the 33's and it picks up fine, I'll probably have to bump it up to 4.88's once I get the 35's on. I'm running a v6 so you will definitely have to regear.

Hope this helped.
 

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Aight thanks, I think for my sake i'm going to stick with 33's I'm going to struggle enough with 3.91s, i think is what i have in, and a 4 cyl. It'll save me a lot to stay on 33's atleast for now :)
 

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Aight thanks, I think for my sake i'm going to stick with 33's I'm going to struggle enough with 3.91s, i think is what i have in, and a 4 cyl. It'll save me a lot to stay on 33's atleast for now :)
You might be sorry you don't regear even for 33s. I have 33s right now with 4.10 gears and a v6. I am not really happy with the power loss at that. Save your money up and do it all at once. IMO 6" and 33s is not that bad. The larger the tire the more you will break, and the faster you will wear things out. Good luck on your decision.
 

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I'm running hte 2.7l w/33's 5spd and i'm geared to 4.88. I'd imagine you'd have to gear to 5.29 to run 35's for sure. The rpm's might be a tad high on the highway but it's worth it for power on the trails and the street imo.
 

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autiger06 said:
I'm due a tire change sometime soon, and a lift addition as well. I'm going to end up with 6 inches. I eventually want to end up with 35s but don't want to go from 31s to 33s then to 35s. Anyone running 6 inches with 35s, how is the rubbing without any trimming? I don't and will not be running any tough trails anytime soon. Mostly street driving and light offroading. Is this a smart decision or do I need more than 6 inches to run 35s? Also, what kind of gears are ya'll running? The truck is a 2.7 auto. Thanks fellas,

when I had a 2.5" spacer and 3" BL, i test fit a set of worn out 35X12.50's on 10" wide rims with 3.5" BS and they rubbed horribly. Even with my current setup, I come close in the front and rub in the back. The problem with running 35's and less lift is twofold: if you get a rim with just enough backspacing to clear the A-arm and body, you will rub the frame. If you ger a rim with less BS to really clear the frame, you may then end up hitting the body!! That is why I have 9" lift now.
 

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Well for a 2.7L auto you will want to run 5.29 gears front and rear. I have a 2.7L auto and I run 36" tsl radials with 5.29's and it does damn good. 6" with 35's is a close one it depends on rim size 15x8, 15x10, or 15x12's. And backspacing is a major factor along with the width of the tires. I ran 35x14.50x15 baja belteds on 15x10's with 9" of lift and still managed to break the passenger side fender flare. Tell me overall demensions of your tires and what rims and I'll tell you if it will work.
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Man you wouldn't believe what I say today it was a tacoma 4x4 excab around a 97 model with around 7" to 8" of lift running 38.5x16.5x15 tsl's. It looked good but you could tell they hit like a mofo. I'm preety sure they were on 15x14 rims if not they were 12's but they looked wider than 12's. All ne had was a 6" t/m lift kit like a 1" rubber spacer of some kind and the 6" t/m spacer. In the back in had the 3" t/m blocks and a add a leaf with about a 2" drop down shackle. Just thought I'd share that by the way he had cut his valance toware there was no valance in front of the tires.
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"Auti", I have 99 V6 X-cab Trd w/3+3 and am running 35" General Grabbers on 15x8 w/ 3.75 bs wheels. I rub a little while wheeling, but our fenders aren't designed to fit 35's. I slightly beat the pinch weld and lightly trimmed the "tupperware". Due to bad alignment and dying front end parts I rub the passenger side frame at full turn, but no biggie. I did not rub at all with 33's. As for re-gearing, my truck is a freak and has minimal power loss. I have yet to convince anyone that the truck isn't regeared. No regrets since October when I got them.
 

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cauch235 said:
good luck with the 35s and your 2.7...
Shit, the 2.7 can handle 35's... My buddy had a 2.7 in his black tacoma running 38X13.5's! Spun em' just fine.

What you really should be worried about is the auto in the 2.7
 

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Yes regearing your 2.7L will make it pull 35's just fine. Anyone who tells you differently has never had a 2.7L with 5.29 gears and 35's. You will be just fine with 5.29 gears but with these gears for here on out you will have to stick with a 35" tall tire or taller.
 

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"Auti", I have 99 V6 X-cab Trd w/3+3 and am running 35" General Grabbers on 15x8 w/ 3.75 bs wheels. I rub a little while wheeling, but our fenders aren't designed to fit 35's. I slightly beat the pinch weld and lightly trimmed the "tupperware". Due to bad alignment and dying front end parts I rub the passenger side frame at full turn, but no biggie. I did not rub at all with 33's. As for re-gearing, my truck is a freak and has minimal power loss. I have yet to convince anyone that the truck isn't regeared. No regrets since October when I got them.

Do you habe a manual or an auto tranny? When I went to 35's (from 32's) the power loss wasnt as bad as i though. That was until I drove my dads cherokee and rememberd that my truck used to be that fast!! Actually, the General Grabbers are different tires than many of us run. I wanted them, but couldnt locate a shop that carried them here. They may be lighter than BFG's and that would mean more power for you! Also, if you measure them, do they equal to a full 35? I think my BFG's are just a hair under.
 

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"Joeylead", I have an auto. The tires were discontinued by General, that is probably why you can't find them. Size wise they are = or slightly larger than the BFG and MTR, and are way larger than the 33 MTR's I took off. Don't get me wrong, there is some power loss; but not like the others I know who are runing smaller tires with worse mpg and are much slower than mine. That is why I said my truck is a freak, it still gets on down the road just fine.
 

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"Joeylead", I have an auto. The tires were discontinued by General, that is probably why you can't find them. Size wise they are = or slightly larger than the BFG and MTR, and are way larger than the 33 MTR's I took off. Don't get me wrong, there is some power loss; but not like the others I know who are runing smaller tires with worse mpg and are much slower than mine. That is why I said my truck is a freak, it still gets on down the road just fine.

I was upset when I couldnt get them, I mean they have a good tread pattern and were much cheaper than the BFG's. I dont think that the power loss was unbearable either. I mean I drive around with the power on and OD off, but it isnt bad. but I am excited to be getting my 4.88's soon!
 

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"Joeylead". I got the tires w/instalation for $115. They have impressed me thus far with ride quality and rock capability. I bought them as a "short term" tire, but now hope they hold up a while.
 
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