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275/70R17 or 285/70R17?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by P226Navy, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Mar 9, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    Dobinsons 2.5/1.5 inch lift. Stock upper control arms. 17 x 8.5 with -10mm offset. Falken 275/70/17 AT3W tires. I pushed the fender liner forward in the front and trimmer the normal painted area near where you push the fender liner forward. On the mud flap, I used a heat gun, mechanics glove and a spray bottle of cold water. I heated up the mud flap where it sticks out, pushed it back and sprayed it with cold water. Looks like it stock. NO rubbing.

     
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  2. Mar 9, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    So even with your lift of 2.5/1.5 there was still rubbing on 275?
     
  3. Mar 9, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    From the sound of it he was rubbing than after the adjustments to the liners he had no rubbing.. keep in mind also different tires will very on size even when both are 275... so looking at3 specs section width is 11" and tread width is 8.8 vs ko2 specs section width is 10.9 and tread width is 8.9
     
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  4. Mar 9, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    Good thoughts man! Thanks. So KO2 would most likely will not rub?
     
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    Those pics were just reference sorry I was looking into swapping my rims and tires on my taco and wanted to get an idea of the different sizes..

    These are more towards what you are looking for the size in the pics show 285 as 11.2 but the specs for 285 ko2 is 11.5 you have to do your own research to determine if it will work for you are not some people may have a 285 but there are to many factors to say yeah you will have no problems if you put it on.
     
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  6. Mar 9, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    Well said. Thanks so much man. I went to America’s tire and they can put it for
    Me to try on.
     
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    Perfect! And like backslider said post pictures so we can live vicariously through you....
     
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    There is NO rubbing on my 4Runner.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:49 PM
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    9CEA11BE-4534-4F57-895E-86DFF52BDF53.jpg I decided to go BFG KO2 285/70R17. What a smooth and quiet ride I had. Big difference coming from BFG KM like WOW! And my mileage was up by 2 miles.
    I just have a minor fender rubbing on full turn and on reverse but I’ll figure it out how to do it. I’ll install the 1” cornfed spacer at Rear soon. 6305F933-D916-4424-9282-BC73CFCC4D7E.jpg

    From Procomp with BFG KM 255/75R17

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  10. Mar 13, 2019 at 6:45 PM
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    I measured both from center caps to bottom of the fender, both on 21”. Will adding 1” spacer in Front and 2” rear lift would solve the minor rubbing in the fender?
     
  11. Mar 13, 2019 at 10:48 PM
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    Now that I changed my wheels and tires from 255/75R17 to 285/70R17, do I need to get an alignment?
     
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    I would before you start trimming anything. One of the best purchases you can make with a lifted 4wd vehicle is a lifetime alignment from a reputable place.

    Have them push your caster up to as close to 4 degrees as you can get. It will track better on the highway and you'll be less likely to rub on the mudflaps. You may rub a bit on your front fender liner, but the fender liner is easy to push forward.

    Glad you're liking your 285's :thumbsup:
     
  13. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    I assume to any alignment shop?
     
  14. Mar 15, 2019 at 9:35 PM
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    Did push back front fender liner and made a new hole for the bolts and nuts and took the mud guard (ouch!) and rubbing issue is gone. Made full turn lock both left and right in reverse. No rubbing at all. I’ll crank .5” more in my Fox Coilovers and will install 1” cornfed or 1.5” daystar rear spacer this week. Right now I have 21” from center hub both Front and Rear.
     

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