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1st Gen Tundra Tire Setup

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by YOUNGBUCK34, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. Nov 23, 2020 at 12:18 PM
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    Okay I have decided I am going with stock tires 265/70's until I lift it and have more money. My plan is to get 2 inch add a leaf's with bilstein 5100's for the rear and the 6112's for the front so I can fit 33's. I'm not sure if I will need a new upper control arm though? Anybody know? Also I'm curious, does anyone know what the stock suspension is on these things. Is it bilstein's or do they only include that on the TRD package?
     
  2. Nov 23, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    I am planning 6112 also. I plan to use the 1.6" notch for the double cab and I do plan to get spc upper control arms.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2020 at 12:33 PM
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    So I actually read on wheelersoffroad.com when you go to buy the 6112's, if you look at the description you can actually put them to 2 inches and its okay. That only works for the double cabs though. Also heard it's easier to get them pre-built sense you need a wall compressor to get the coils on the shock. I think I will just end up getting new uca's though that way it rides right.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2020 at 1:12 PM
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    I am hoping that the upper control arms and the 1 notch lower will improve the ride. I know that is true of the 5100s but maybe it is not true on the 6112s?
     
  5. Nov 23, 2020 at 2:34 PM
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    I recently got an 05 DC too. It has a Rancho leveling kit (RS9000?) with 275/70R17 KO2s. It doesn't appear to rub now but I didn't look close enough to see if anything was modded for clearance.

    I have 6112/5160 on order and plan to set at 2" lift as max recommended by Bilstein. A shop told me that I would actually get more than that but we'll see. I have no stock starting point reference since truck came with the Rancho kit. I would like to be able to squeeze 33s on there when it's time to replace tires. I'll probably buy new 17" wheels at that time too.

    I'll be tracking this Gen 1 focused tire discussion. Thanks.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2020 at 5:25 PM
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    Can we see what your truck looks like with that tire size? I am curious how the power loss was with those tires.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2020 at 4:13 AM
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    I see you are worried about power loss with bigger tires. You will lose power for sure. From readings, your best bet is NOT using e-rated tires and avoid the big mud/heavy tread type tire as they are weighty. Many report the big mud/heavy tread type tire as putting off vibration issues probably due to being out of round.

    I’ve been on all types mentioned above. Right now on Michelin Defender 285/75/r16 which are e-rated and weigh about 52 pounds. Stock size tires are about 45 pounds.
     
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  8. Nov 25, 2020 at 5:55 AM
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    I can't speak to the power loss as my truck had 275/70 17's installed when I bought it but the truck seems to do fine. Not having a comparison is probably best...

    PHM is right; it takes the right shop to get the vibration issues sorted. MPG's also take a big hit if that matters to you. And some say the shift points are off making the drive less enjoyable.

    All considered I think the look is spot on and it is worth it to me (but mine isn't a daily)...


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  9. Nov 25, 2020 at 8:05 AM
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    Not sure on power loss as I bought truck already with this setup.
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  10. Dec 3, 2020 at 9:02 AM
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    I am still chewing this decision around. What kind of mileage are you getting?
     
  11. Dec 3, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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    I got a 285/75r16 with a leveling kit up front and Airbags in the rear. I believe it’s two sizes up from stock. It was done at Les Schwab. It’s pretty dang close to the UCA as well as it does run at full lock both ways. Just something to think about. The bigger the tire the more power you lose, mileage goes down a little (not too bad) and Speedometer will be off a few. I’m about 3-4 over at 65-70 mph. If you really wanna do it right, lift, bigger tire and regear. It will do wonders. I have personally regeared ATV’s for better climbing ability and more torque lower in the RPM range. IMHO, it’s really important to regear if you put a much bigger tire on than stock.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    I think between 14-15. A little harder to figure out since the speedometer / odometer is off.
     
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  13. Dec 3, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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    I don't plan to regear with this set of tires so I need to find a compromise. 265/70/17 or 275/70/17 is pretty much what I have it down too. I would consider 255s but I am not sure what the stance will be like with the stock wheels.
     
  14. Dec 3, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    Do you plan on getting an E rated tire or a lower rating? You could go with the bigger size and the lighter rating and (I think) have less loss of mileage and power.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2020 at 12:25 PM
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    I would like to see some data on tire weight vs tire diameter when it comes to power loss.
     
  16. Dec 3, 2020 at 2:17 PM
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    Not anything that will be worse than the crap mpg they get on regular tires. The hit is in City miles. Highway miles you gain mpg. City miles you lose.
     
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  17. Dec 3, 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    You will lose power going to bigger heavier tires.
     
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    And heavier wheels. Not all wheels are created equal!

    I plan to go to 255x70x17 with TRD Pro SEMA wheels (ET4). When that happens, I'll post a pic.
     
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    24E2716E-8B49-4C90-83B4-5DF24E940DD4.jpg I’m running 285/75R16 mud terrains on pro comp 16x8 wheels with 4.5 backspacing...I leveled or slightly lifted my 2005 DC 4x4 with the Billie 5100 on the 4th clip position. I have no rubbing fwd or reverse in full lock.
    Next year I’m going to make a few changes. Going to get new springs with the 1.5-2” lift and put the billies back to the stock position. Ride isn’t terrible but the 3rd clip position was probably the way to go. As for the tires I’m probably going to go to an AT...probably the bf Goodrich ko2. I just can’t get used to the loud ass Mud Terrains.
     
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  20. Dec 4, 2020 at 6:51 AM
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    My first larger tire was a ‘Mud Tire’ in 2003. The noise was awful. They rode like crap and the tire wear was atrocious. They were replace a year later with an AT. Loud and awful wear again, but not as bad. Those lasted two years.

    The more I study about tires, the more I learn they can do more damage to a vehicle than anything else by ruining suspension, bushings, shocks, etc.

    The Grampa Michelins ‘Defenders’ are the sweetest tires going. They are quiet and last a super long time. They do well in sand and snow. I avoid mud so unsure about that.
     
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    I have 285/75/16 on my set up. You won’t get 285’s on without a level and spacers of some sort. It has a level of 2.5 fox in the front, wheel spacers and rear 5100’s with Firestone airbags. The only time it rubs is if I’m on a hard angle ( uphill on full turn). I could easily cut it out but honestly it happens so rarely that it’s hardly worth it. I highly recommend the airbags though.... serious game changer for hauling anything

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    Is this the official wheel/tire setup for first gens?
     
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    315/75/16 Han look mud terrain

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    Running 285/70/17 on OEM TRD rims and leveled with very minimal rub. They rub less than the 285/75/16s I had on it previously.
     
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    I'm installing a 3"/1" lift on my 2002, I got these 17" TRD Wheels here: https://parts.leithtoyota.com/p/69529065/PTR2035110GR.html and I'm trying to decide what size tires to get. I'm thinking 265/70/17 but I'm afraid they may be a bit short in the wheelwell. Anybody have pics of this or a similar setup?
    Costco has a pretty good deal on BFG A/T's right now.

    Edit: Do these even fit the '02 Tundra? Some websites say they do not...
     
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  26. May 27, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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    I have this same size tire on my stock rims and it definitely rubs but it looks really good to me. However I’ll probably do what you did and get a 285/70r16 next time.
     
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    Rancho Quicklift 2.5" struts. 265/70r17. '07 FJ Cruiser wheels. 1.25" Spidertrax spacers. No rubbing. No cutting. No Trimming. I had the same suspension and spacers w/ 285/75r16. Rubbed quite a bit, and had that look like I was trying to stuff too much tire with not enough lift.
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    #TRUTH. I run 275/70/17 and I rub at full turn... I have 5100's and OEM 4Runner Snowflakes.
     
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    Stylie setup! Gonna start looking for these wheels as well. Can anyone help with the name and/or places to shop?
     
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    How about 275/55/20’s, would that rub at all on a 2 inch level?
     

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