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285s and auto trans

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by mudmobster, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Aug 21, 2014 at 3:33 AM
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    I was wanting to hear if anybody out there had trans trouble after going to bigger tires.
     
  2. Aug 21, 2014 at 5:54 AM
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  3. Aug 21, 2014 at 6:18 AM
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    I didn't on my last tundra..prob. Around 10-12k on 315
     
  4. Aug 21, 2014 at 6:31 PM
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    I wasn't sure have had problems whit autos before ,and the tires on the first gens are to small for my liking.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2014 at 7:45 PM
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    Guess I didn't notice this was posted in first gen section. My bad. The first gen guys should answer.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2014 at 3:29 AM
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    The newer trucks have better meat under them from the the factory.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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    You should'nt have any issues with a bigger tire size. i have people come through my shop all the time with bigger tires and no issues. It would help if you have a factory or installed a aftermarket trans cooler. The tires do reduce power and torque so the engine and tranny have to work harder. If you tow often you should keep how big of a tire into consideration and make sure you have a trans cooler. Other then that, you should be just fine.
     
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  8. Sep 16, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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    What size of tire do want to run?
     
  9. Nov 9, 2014 at 5:27 AM
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  10. Nov 9, 2014 at 9:34 AM
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    I think your fine. I have read when you bump up to 35's there can be some trans searching.
    It's just a fact that larger heavier tires will cause transmission search and reduced mpg's.
    Something I would not be happy with. Some guys do the regear thing to run 35" to 37"larger
    tires a lot more $$$ than I am interested in spending for the look.

    FWIW..
     
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