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2006 Tundra Biggest tire, Bilstein 6112 front 5100 rear

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by joman100, Jan 6, 2021.

  1. Jan 6, 2021 at 2:19 PM
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    joman100

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    Hello all!

    I purchased a 2006 Tundra double cab limited, and I am going to be installing a leveling kit. I am using Bilstein 6112 in the front, and 5100 in the rear, and I'm going with camburg upper control arms. I have decided on 17" black SEMA TRD wheels, and I am putting on a slightly bigger tire.

    T-Rex266 made a fantastic thread that says the biggest tire I can mount based on my lift, here is his post regarding 1st gen tundras:

    First Gen Tundra (2000-2006)
    No Lift Kit
    Max tire sizes are:
    • 16″ rims: 275/70 R16 – 4/10ths wider, half-inch taller than largest factory tire size
    • 17″ rims: 265/70 R17 – one inch taller but same width as factory
    • 17″ rims: 275/65 R17 – 4/10ths wider, half-inch taller than largest factory tire size
    1.5 – 2″ Leveling Kit (or less)
    When installing a leveling kit, you might be able to fit some wider tires than what we have listed. It may require some trimming though, but it is possible.
    Max tire sizes are:
    • 16″ rims: 265/75 R16 – one inch taller but same width as factory
    • 17″ rims: 275/70 R17 – 1.5 inches taller and 4/10ths wider than factory
    3″ Lift Kit
    With a 3″ lift kit, the options continue to get better. However, the wider the tire, the greater the likelihood of trimming.
    Max tire sizes are:
    • 16″ rims: 285/75 R16 – slightly more than 2″ taller than factory, this tire is 8/10ths wider than factory as well. This width may be problematic in tight turns and/or at full suspension compression.
    • 16″ rims: 265/80 R16 – an oddball size, this tire is the same width as the factory but more than 2″ taller
    • 17″ rims: 285/70 R17 – slightly more than 2″ taller than factory, this tire is 8/10ths wider than factory as well. This width may be problematic in tight turns and/or at full suspension compression.
    MY QUESTION: I am looking for folks who have done this same leveling kit, and I am wondering how much lift were you able to get? The kit says 2" max, but some people are claiming they get between 2.5" - 3.0" lift. Will I still be able to mount 285/70/R17 tires? Or should I stay safe and mount 275/70/R17 to avoid potential rubbing?

    Wheels have a +4mm offset, and 7" width. Not sure if this matters, but I am looking to put on a more aggressive tire too, KO2s or Duratracs.

    Thanks!

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  2. Jan 6, 2021 at 8:37 PM
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    onesojourner

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    I set mine at 1.6 and I plan to go with 275/70 with the stock wheels. You could probably do 285 if you don't mint some large hammer modifications.
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2021 at 9:04 PM
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    I have a stock 2006 SR5, I just bought the same lift from Camburg on Black Friday. Purchased Ko2 285x70xR17 that arrived today. For rims method nv 305 with 0 offset. Got the add a leaf from Icon for the rear and getting new ball joints tomorrow from Toyota.
    Installing this weekend, and will follow up. However after doing some research, there will be some rubbing at full lock.
     
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  4. Jan 10, 2021 at 2:58 PM
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    Thanks for your reply! Yeah please let me know how the kit and tires work out for you.
     
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    I am also wondering if wheel spacers would make any difference, if I am trying limit rubbing?
     
  7. Jan 18, 2021 at 1:28 AM
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    thanks for the post. I had a 2' spacer on prior to my 2.5 suspension lift. I have 285/70/17 ko2's on her. (not sure of my wheel offset) It would rub at very hard u turns. no trimming. now that I put the suspension lift She U turns no problem.
    Im debating to stay 17's or got the old school look and go 16' wheels with a fatter tire look 285 /75/16 , I want to go 35's on the rig. will see. I also saw a 1st gen with 33's x 12.5 looked cherry!
     

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