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285/65/r20 on Stock 2016 Platinum Tundra w/o Mudflaps?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Dean85, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Sep 28, 2017 at 1:02 PM
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    Hi All,

    I have a 2016 Platinum Crew Max Tundra. I am looking to ditch the stock 275/55/r20 wheels in favor of something a little more rugged for winter, but I don't have the money to lift or level right now. I have heard that you can go up one sidewall tire size without lifting from stock, and I've also heard people say you can even push it to two sidewall sizes up (i.e. 55's to 65's) if you take the mudflaps off and get away with it without lifting or leveling. My question is: if that is true, can I also get away with going up one width size as well (i.e. 275 to 285) without lifting or leveling as long as mudflaps come off?
     
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    285/65/20 might be pushing it with stock rims and stock UCAs. I'm doing stock 20s with 275/60/20 with 5100's on top setting up front. Most here have a lift of some kind and most run 18s. You might run into alignment issues as well, bigger you go with stock the harder it is to align. Just my .02
     
  3. Sep 28, 2017 at 6:32 PM
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    295/55/20 tires will fit with no rubbing, and flaps don't need to be removed. No lift required.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2017 at 4:36 AM
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    Thanks Mike. Do you think I could get away with the 65's if I knock back down to 275 and in addition to removing the mud flaps, trim the skid plate and play with the wheel offset?

    Thanks Paul. 295's are actually really tempting but I am looking to go up from 55 to 65. I am basically trying to sit 2 inches higher first and foremost, so I would be ok with 55's if there was some other way I could increase ride height without lifting/leveling/shocking.

    I have heard you can adjust ride height by 2 inches quickly, easily and for free if you just crank the torsion bar. Is that true? If so, I will gladly do the 295/55'/20's if the crank gives me the ride height I want.
     
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    Hey Dean, I believe our rigs do not have torsion bars that can be cranked up front. We do have coilovers which if you are looking for a 2" lift, the easy fix would be to buy the Toyota coilover spacer which is an OEM product and will provide you with the additional lift up front it appears you're looking for. Your tire options at that point will be greater than stock configuration.
     
  6. Sep 29, 2017 at 5:01 AM
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    Thanks Paul. What would I do to lift the back 2 inches as well? Buy 4 of the coilover spacers I guess?
     
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    No, you would need to either buy a small block that sits on top of your leaf springs, or an add-a-leaf which also sits on top of your stock leaf springs. There is an option for air bags as well, but I believe that gets pretty pricey. When I lift mine, I will be going with an add-a-leaf option personally. But, you can even purchase a whole new thicker leaf pack which replaces your stock leaf pack and provides lift in the rear. There are several options, and it depends on what you're looking to spend.
     
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    Gotcha. If I can't get away with 65's on stock ride height, I guess I would be trying to spend no more than $300 on any sort of lifting. I know that's super low, but the tires already have me at $1500, and I've got a newborn siphoning my funds, lol. I see body lift/spacers on google for between $80-$150, so that seems like a pretty cheap option. I also won't be doing the work personally, so I've got labor costs as well, so I can see this racking up. My hope is that I can take it to my guy and he will have some way to make the 65's work without any type of lift, perhaps via wheel offset. If that means I have to do 275's to fit 65, I will probably just live with it unless he gives me a good deal on a body lift.
     
  9. Sep 29, 2017 at 7:46 AM
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    I just spoke to my tire guy. He says he recommends a 2 inch spacer lift and 33 / 12.50 / r20's, which would effectively give a 3 inch lift, and there are no issues with mud flaps, skid plates or anything. He wants $1400 for the tires and labor, and $400 for the spacer lift and labor for a total of $1,800 plus tax for the job. I am being told that is a pretty good price.
     
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    Keep in mind that a 1.5" increase in diameter will only raise truck by 1/2 that.
     
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    I bought Nokkian 275 65 20 4 for 714
    Then bought rancho 2.50 9000 and came with 5000 rear for 457. With 20” platinum rims and 1.5 shackel lift
    4.5 front 4.2 rear.
    Do all work My self at navy base auto Hobby shop
     
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    Generally the tire size isn’t factored into the “lift.”
     

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