1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

285s are on.

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by MountainMan, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Oct 13, 2020 at 5:44 PM
    #1
    MountainMan

    MountainMan [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2019
    Member:
    #10898
    Messages:
    320
    Gender:
    Male
    Pacific Northwest
    Vehicle:
    2019 4Runner MountainMan Edition
    Finally got around to having the 285s installed today. Really not much of an improvement in looks, and only drove it the 15 miles home on the highway, so not much to review so far.

    Tires are Cooper Evolution MTs in LT285/70R17. Sexy tire!

    Lift is a 2.5" Daystar leveling kit with the 1.5" spacer in rear. Was re-aligned to within spec at the Toyota dealer. No issues at all with the lift; rides great and the rig handles great and looks much, much better.

    I had Meineke Muffler do the tire install. $80 out the door with my veteran discount. Took them forever, though, and one of the front tires has a slight vibration between 45 mph and 60 mph. Will have to go back tomorrow.

    So, instead of having to try and cram 4 33" tires in the inside, I just hooked up my utility trailer and brought it in, parked in the back corner of their lot, unhooked it, and had them install the tires.

    Unfortunately, we are having bad winds today and I forgot tire chocks. The wind blew my trailer into the muddy field next to the shop. After the tires were installed, I had to drive into the field to get my trailer.

    Kept it in 2wd and the tires performed very well. Very little loss of traction and they seemed to dig pretty well. Hoping to go to the woods soon and really test them on some mud and rocks.

    Highway noise is slightly higher than the previous Goodyears. Hard to tell stability or handling since I was towing my trailer in 50+mph winds, but it seemed to ride just as fine as the previous tires, which was good. Ride is a bit less harsh, but I haven't checked what pressure they set them at yet.

    No rubbing! I was really stressing about that, but with the lift and minor trimming, I still have room with the stock rims.

    PSX_20201013_172410.jpg

    IMG_20201013_164417153_HDR.jpg


    IMG_20201013_164544302_HDR.jpg

    IMG_20201013_164533378_HDR.jpg


    IMG_20201013_164435697_HDR.jpg
     
    DRobs, Toy4X4, 4Runner fun and 5 others like this.
  2. Oct 13, 2020 at 5:55 PM
    #2
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2019
    Member:
    #9314
    Messages:
    3,019
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    S/E Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRDORP, KDSS, MGM
    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch
    Looks great!

    Subbed to hear how you like the Coopers after a few months. They look too good to be true for the price. I hope they work out well for you!
     
    MountainMan [OP] likes this.
  3. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:06 PM
    #3
    MattAK

    MattAK t4r.org refugee

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2018
    Member:
    #8097
    Messages:
    235
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Guess..
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    '08 Sport V8 Galactic Gray
    Fixed broken shiz. Dobinson's 2.5"
    also commenting to sub for an opinion after a while. have you ever had Duratracs? wonder if these will be as noisy as they wear. I had Duratracs on my 3rd gen and I hated them towards the end.
     
    Thatbassguy likes this.
  4. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:18 PM
    #4
    MountainMan

    MountainMan [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2019
    Member:
    #10898
    Messages:
    320
    Gender:
    Male
    Pacific Northwest
    Vehicle:
    2019 4Runner MountainMan Edition
    Yeah, I ran a set of Duratracs on the vehicle before this one, which was a 2005 GMC Yukon. I never noticed the noise with them, but found them to be not as good in the snow as I had hoped. They did great in the mud and rocks, but were squirrely in the snow.

    I had these siped to help with snow traction, so we'll see.
     
    4Runner fun, MattAK and Thatbassguy like this.
  5. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:27 PM
    #5
    MattAK

    MattAK t4r.org refugee

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2018
    Member:
    #8097
    Messages:
    235
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Guess..
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    '08 Sport V8 Galactic Gray
    Fixed broken shiz. Dobinson's 2.5"
    Yeah my Duratracs were horrid in the snow. I've had my eye on the Toyo A/T III but I've been happy with my current Cooper AT3's so will be interested in these if they do ok in the snow.
     
    Toy4X4 and Thatbassguy like this.
  6. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:37 PM
    #6
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2019
    Member:
    #9314
    Messages:
    3,019
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    S/E Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRDORP, KDSS, MGM
    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch
    I'll let you know about the Toyos in a few months. :D
     
    Toy4X4 and MattAK like this.
  7. Oct 13, 2020 at 7:16 PM
    #7
    4Runner170V

    4Runner170V New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2020
    Member:
    #16853
    Messages:
    20
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Los Angeles
    Vehicle:
    2014 4Runner Trail
    ARB Awning DRIFTA Drawer System APS Side Steps ICS FAB. Mount LFD Crossbar
    My set up is almost identical. Leveling/Lift kit. I put 285/70R17 BFG KO2. Just about 1/2" trim at the bottom of front bumper edge right in front of tire. And I pushed plastic inner also. no rubbing and great ride. It has been just one week but so far so good.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2020 at 8:32 AM
    #8
    ThePnsh3r

    ThePnsh3r New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2020
    Member:
    #15397
    Messages:
    142
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRDOP
    Same tire here and I did zero cutting or pushing the fender liners. Verified zero rub on a couple of off road trails now.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2020 at 8:45 AM
    #9
    LA260

    LA260 New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2020
    Member:
    #14602
    Messages:
    65
    Gender:
    Male
    Very nice! I'm going to have the same size Cooper Evo's installed on Friday. I bought them couple of months ago for $150 something.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2020 at 8:58 AM
    #10
    RusPro17

    RusPro17 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2017
    Member:
    #4821
    Messages:
    732
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Don
    Pa.
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Pro
    Eibach lifted springs. 285 Nitto’s
    Awesome dude!!
     
  11. Oct 14, 2020 at 1:39 PM
    #11
    MountainMan

    MountainMan [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2019
    Member:
    #10898
    Messages:
    320
    Gender:
    Male
    Pacific Northwest
    Vehicle:
    2019 4Runner MountainMan Edition
    Took them on a local farm road that is usually a greasy mess after some rain. It was completely boring and navigated it in 2wd with ease. I even stopped on a steep incline and started from stop with no slipping.

    Can't wait for the snow to hit to try them out.

    IMG_20201014_124436965_HDR.jpg

    IMG_20201014_124522335_HDR.jpg

    IMG_20201014_124559820_HDR.jpg

    Checked the air pressure and of course the shop had them at 35 psi. Adjusted them to 45 psi and will see how that does.
     
    DRobs and Toy4X4 like this.
  12. Oct 14, 2020 at 1:55 PM
    #12
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2019
    Member:
    #9314
    Messages:
    3,019
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    S/E Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRDORP, KDSS, MGM
    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch
    They look awesome!

    How are they on the highway?

    LT 285's should be at 38 on our trucks. They might wear uneven at 45.
     
  13. Oct 14, 2020 at 8:24 PM
    #13
    MountainMan

    MountainMan [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2019
    Member:
    #10898
    Messages:
    320
    Gender:
    Male
    Pacific Northwest
    Vehicle:
    2019 4Runner MountainMan Edition
    I ran my last LT265 at 45 psi for a year and they wore perfectly...

    IMG_20201014_130805795_HDR.jpg

    Highway ride is excellent, but there is definitely a hum. Not as bad as most mud tires, but it is definitely more pronounced than the previous aggressive ATs. Not annoying to me, but I know a lot of folks are triggered by it. The initial vibration I had on the way home is now completely gone. Not sure what it was, but tires are glass smooth from 25 to 70 mph. Speedometer is now 1 mph off at 65 mph. Speedo shows 65 while GPS says 66. I asked the shop to weigh the two tires since Goodyear doesn't list a weight and they seemed awfully heavy. They didn't have a scale but said the old 265s felt the same weight as the new 285s. Gas mileage, acceleration, and handling all seem the same.

    Now, time to put the old Goodyears on Craigslist and see if I can get $350 for the set.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2020 at 3:26 AM
    #14
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2019
    Member:
    #9314
    Messages:
    3,019
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    S/E Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRDORP, KDSS, MGM
    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch
    That's probably because 44 is the proper pressure for LT265's on our trucks. LT265's should be run at 44, according to the same calculations that led me to 38 for the 285's.

    Screenshot_20201015-052121_(1).jpg

    Screenshot_20201015-052033_(1).jpg
     
    MountainMan [OP] and DRobs like this.
  15. Oct 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM
    #15
    MountainMan

    MountainMan [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2019
    Member:
    #10898
    Messages:
    320
    Gender:
    Male
    Pacific Northwest
    Vehicle:
    2019 4Runner MountainMan Edition
    Got it all cleaned up and drove out to my dad's to do some shooting. Really liking the look with stock rims, mild lift, and 285s. It looks beefier without looking like I wear ballcap backwards...

    EA3A4Pt4QpmdZE7ar-zeow.jpg
     
  16. Oct 15, 2020 at 8:34 PM
    #16
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2019
    Member:
    #9314
    Messages:
    3,019
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    S/E Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRDORP, KDSS, MGM
    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch
    Looks great! 285's look perfect on these 4runners.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top