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Will they fit?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Eugene406, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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    Decided to go ahead and order some 285/75/16's General Grabber X3 for the Tundra. It is currently setup with 5100's in the front at the third setting, and no lift in the rear. I am planning on mounting the new tires on another set of stock Tundra OEM wheels.

    Did I get too ambitious and return them now? Should I order spacers before trying? Or am I good to go?

    Thanks in advance,

    Sorry for being absent recently.

    Mike
     
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    I’ve had that same size tire for 16 years with stock height. Slight rub at full turn. No biggie. Just be aware going into tight parking spots to swing wide.

    Not sure of the Generals, but the Michelins barely rub. You’ll be fine.
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    Thanks bud, I will report back when I get them mounted some time this week.

    In the meantime...
    image1.jpg
     
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    I’m running 285/75 Nitto Grapplers on mine with 2” spacers, rubbed a shit ton, I had to grind down part of the back inside wheel wells & a part of the front bumper, also had to remove the mud flaps... all & all, I’d do it all over again! Go for it!!!
     
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  6. Jun 13, 2019 at 3:34 AM
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    These big nobby tires look bigger than their reported size.
     
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    The Michelin Defender in 285/75/16 is 32.8" in overall diameter and ships with 13.5/32nds of tread.
    The General Grabber he bought is showing the same overall diameter but with 18/32nds of tread depth.

    I may be misunderstanding how this works but I think he's are going to rub more than yours. He might be into the plastic while you just rub the frame. They are going to look great though!
     
  8. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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    I ran Nitto Tera Grappler 285/75/16s on my 2002 Tundra and the only thing I ever rubbed that I noticed was the mud guards. Admittedly I never stuffed the wheels lock to lock to test it, but in normal driving and on some pretty rough forest service roads I never noticed any rubbing.
     
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  9. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    ah just do it and see how it is. I'm willing to bet that you'll make it fit with trimming, but trimming honestly is simple and straight-forward should you even need it. Only issues I would watch for is frame and that's only affect with turning (normally full lock).
     
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    The side nobbys are substantial on some of these off road tires. Here is what 16 years of 285/75/r16 rubbing looks like.

    The stealer put on my first set of crappy Dunflops MT and a few years later I had the truck inspected at said stealer in which the mechanic/service guy called and said he was going to reject me for ‘oversized tires rubbing frame’.

    I said, ‘Oh yeah? Well, I’ll call the State Inspection Board because you guys put them on!’

    Hahahhaaa. Sticker went on the window without further ado.
    upload_2019-6-13_16-40-50.jpgG
     
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    Trimming is easy and shouldn't be bad with that tire size. My 315 70 17s were not fun to fit with only 2 inch strut spacers up front. I actually think I did less to the firewall than some others have done, but it isn't minor work. It's do it and never go back territory.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    Thanks for all the input, they are at the shop getting mounted and balanced right now and I should be able to put them on tonight. Does anyone know off the top of their heads if you can fit 285/75/16 on the spare under the bed?

    Thanks again.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2019 at 1:02 PM
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    Yes
     
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    My 06 fit a 315/70/17 in the stock spare location. It hangs down and bit but still fits.
     
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  15. Jun 15, 2019 at 2:29 PM
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    Picked the wheels and tires up from the shop a couple of hours ago and just got done putting them on the truck. Little to no rubbing under normal driving conditions with no trimming. No rubbing when turning the wheel to full lock, however, there is a slight rub when articulating under full lock (I can deal with it). No need to run a spacer to clear the upper control arm.

    Here are some pictures.

    NewTiresOn.jpg


    Here are some progress photos. The first was December of last year.
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    I think 285/75/16 in an aggressive lug pattern would be about as big as I would want to go.
     
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    That looks outstanding. Huge improvement!
     
  17. Jun 15, 2019 at 2:32 PM
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    Thanks bud! It has been a fun project.
     
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    Its the best size tire IMO for our trucks combining a bigger size (looks) while still maintaining the vehicle integrity (no cutting), and performance (heavier tire but can still be handled mechanically by our stout engine/trans).

    Looks good. I had no idea 16 years ago this was the best fitment and have to give props to the tire guy that recco’d this size.
     
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    This looks so much more proper.
     
  20. Jun 15, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    I agree.
     

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