I can't afford to lift and get bigger tires at the same time. So should I go up to 265/75/16 and live with the rubbing for a while or get the lift first and do without mud tires until the fall?
X2. Running 32"s here with about 2.5" of lift.Dick Foster said:Since you need a lift to fit bigger tires it would seem that the question answers itself. I suggest that you keep both down to a manageable roar. In that case maybe you can afford to do both at the same time. All you need for that tire size is about 2.5" of suspension lift.
Since you posted in the appropriate folder I'll go easy on you. You can run 265/75/16's on most stock tacos, but you will likely rub the frame at full lock turns and depending on the condition of your suspension, may rub the pinch weld area or front tupperware. Now, for future reference, it would be helpful for you to either create a sig with your truck's vital info, or post that information before you ask your question. This one is fairly simple because the answer is essentially the same for both pre-05 tacos as well as the latest generation, but this is about where the similarities stop. Also, this subject has been beaten to death and a simple search would have yielded the answers you are looking for. I did just what you are asking without any lift for about a year without any problems....if it's time for new tires, then without question, buy new tires. If you just have $$$ that you want to spend, but your tires are good, get your lift or protection.caveman said:I can't afford to lift and get bigger tires at the same time. So should I go up to 265/75/16 and live with the rubbing for a while or get the lift first and do without mud tires until the fall?
I agree with John (Ah64id). I don't understand how changing the stock tires from 265/70R16 to 265/75R16 can be a problem being only 1.2" larger in diameter. When my stock 265/70/R16 BFG are spent, I'm looking at replacing them with Cooper STT 265/75R16. My truck is an 06 TRD offroad and I can't see how there would be any rubbing with the same tire width and adding 0.6" to the radius. I don't know the year of caveman's truck though.ah64id said:Not to contradict the dick.... but do you really need lift to clear 265's? I have read many places guys running them stock, its only ~1.2" taller, so .6 on the radius...
Second, one of the things that annoys me most is the misnomer that susp lift, like a 2.5" spacer provides more room for tires... it doesnt. This is a offroad board, so I am going to assume people take their rigs offroad, when you go offroad your truck flexes. Unless you install a bracket lift, or bumpstop spacers your suspension will compress to the original location, you have raised the ride height, but the suspension arc is not changed, therefor you do not have room for bigger tires. You have more room on the street due to increased ride height, but there is no additional room for bigger tires....