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Old 05-16-2012, 11:50 PM
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Pretty cool, I forget that Slee is global...
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:04 AM
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I'm confused.

How do you gain additional lift by going from 285 width tires to 255 width tires?

I can understand how you would get better mileage with 255 width tires...
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:23 AM
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Because they're taller tires. The .75" measurement is a reach though, IMO, I think it's closer to .25". If you math it out I think it's 33.1 compared to 32.83? But not all tires measure exactly what the math says they will, as you know, and Maxxis do tend to run on the larger OD side.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:24 AM
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A 255/85/16 is going to be shorter than a 285/85/16, for example

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:31 AM
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True- the comparison was 255 85 vs. 285 75. 33.1 vs. 32.8
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:36 AM
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okay, thanks, that's what I was missing.

I still work in inch sizes and 15" wheels, so no wonder I'm behind
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The spec on the Maxxis Big Horns says they are a 33.5 but air/8.5 inch OEM LC rim/ no weight, they measured just under 33. But when I set next to a 285 the size difference was noticeable. And I believe the truck sits higher maybe only a half inch but maybe higher..

The side walls are stiffer on the 255s vs the 285s.. I think that is a big factor to my weighted measurements.
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Question for all the 100 series experts...

AHC? Apparently the LX's have it while the 100s don't and from what I have read a person doesn't want the AHC

Is that because in order to put a lift you have to remove all of the AHC stuff or because of mechanical issues or ??

I'm probably the odd duck here in that I like the look of the LX over the 100 series but apparently the AHC is a big deal/obstacle...

Also, do the 100s/LXs come with an integrated brake controller harness? Few of the 100s and LXs I've seen have a hitch and I'm wondering if they came wired from the factory to easily add trailer lights and brake controllers...The 80 was a PITA to add a brake controller but my '99 Durango was a breeze.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:02 PM
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You are correct on all counts on the AHC. Once you lift the truck it becomes obsolete, and until then it's a liability. The plus side is, a full OME kit, installed, is less than most AHC repairs.

Not sure on the brake options for all years, but have strong suspicions it's just like your 80. Single data point is Texas Chris, with a 2006 LX, had to install an aftermarket brake controller and light harness.
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Thanks Tim...

I find it interesting that there are many more LX470s available on the market than 100s, and certainly more with lower mileage. 100s are far and few between and either cost a fortune for low miles (newer) or have a ton of miles for less. I need to investigate the AHC thing more. I read a few threads on MUD that make it sound like the cost to lift a LX is considerably more because of the suspension differences...Things that the 100 series has and carry over apparently are absent on the LX thereby increasing the cost to lift them because you have to source additional parts

Maybe one of the LX470 owners that have lifted their truck will chime in...

Uggg on the brake controller...I was REALLY hoping that Toyota got smart and ran the harness for a brake controller standard in the later model years. I'd like to avoid the fun I had installing the brake controller in my '97...Searches seem to indicate that maybe from '03 and on the harness is there but it isn't solid info for sure by any means...I'm fine with adding in a Hoppy harness in the back etc. but it is REALLY nice to just plug into a factory harness up front for the brake controller vs. having to run wire and splice into the brake wire.
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