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Old 05-18-2006, 03:16 PM
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I am a daily viewer of your board and an infrequent visitor to Rising Sun meetings and think you all may be able to help. I am ready to replace my 265/75R16 BFG A/Ts and saw BFG now offers a 285/75R16. On a 16x8" rim, the side profile is 11.4", with a height of 32.8", as opposed to my current tire, where the dimensions are about 10.6" and 31.7". I am running OME suspension so I have clearance. Is anyone running this size tire, any thoughts. I don't want to go too high, but thought the extra inch might be nice. Thanks in advance for input and thoughts.

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Old 05-18-2006, 03:36 PM
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Assuming 3rd Gen, 882 front OME's, Yes 285's will work fine with minimal rub. Currently running 285 MTR's on stock wheels on 2002 3rd Gen-

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Old 05-18-2006, 04:37 PM
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Holy new guys! Welcome... 285's will definitely not fit a 3rd gen with stock height, it'll rub everywhere just backing out of the driveway. Jaderunner runs that size in GY MTRr's, but he definitely has a lift. He may be able to tell you more though. hth...
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Old 05-18-2006, 05:04 PM
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285's will definitely not fit a 3rd gen with stock height, it'll rub everywhere just backing out of the driveway.
I agree that setup would rub, but I bet it won't be as severe as one might think. Standard trimming, and pounding of the body seam in the front and I bet they'll work pretty good. I've never seen anyone run 285s without a lift, and I don't see any good reason to try it. That being said, mine sits only a half-inch higher in the front than the '96-'99s. And, I'm running 8" wheels which makes the rubbing worse. The fact that CBonilla is already lifted makes all of the above moot anyway.

CBonilla, as Aaron stated, you are set to go. I bet you'll gain closer to an inch of clearance and closer to 2" with the tire size diameter. That is the case with the MT/Rs in those sizes at any rate. Certainly not too tall by any means.
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:02 PM
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My daughters 99 4runner has a 2.5" OME lift and runs 285 MTR's with no issues or other modifications.
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I believe someone was selling a set of 285 bfg's Good excuse to get a lift.
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:24 PM
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Well I wasn't going to say anything but I believe someone's also selling a set of BFG 295's. .3" taller!
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Wow, a third gen thread. Cool. Hey Darren.

So we all know you have to have a lift for 285's, it sounds like he has a lift already.

It's the wheel size width\backspacing that's really in question here. The 10x8 wheel he's getting will fit the tires nicely but may rub the a-arm depending on the wheel backspacing. Or a spacer may need to be added. I run the stock 7" wheel so I don't have the detail measurements that he needs. Darren runs 10x8" wheels I believe, so he may know more regarding the backspacing that's needed.

Aaron\Cbonnilla, I look forward to meeting you and your runner's at a meeting or run sometime. There's not too many modified 3rd gens around here.

I didn't know Rachel is running big MTR's, we need to get her some armor and get her out on the trail.
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There's not too many modified 3rd gens around here.
There's more than you think HeHe

Scott and Darren (Hey Derren) touched on backspacing so let me just add that fender flares also play a factor. Limited flares and <4" back spacing could cause some rubbing. 285's, 2- 2.5" lift, stock 16x7JJ or 16x8 with stock to 4"BS, SR5 flares and some minor trimming and seam pounding is a proven combination.
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Wow, a third gen thread. Cool. ...I didn't know Rachel is running big MTR's, we need to get her some armor and get her out on the trail.
Didja hear that, FatherOfDaughterOfRomer? So now the truth's out, it ain't just me costing you money by encouraging your DaughterOfRomer...
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