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Tire size w/three inch lift?

Hey guys/gals, im still learning and getting accustom to the offroad scene (coming from an ex-drifter lol).
I have been trailing with my stock FJ for awhile getting used to it and now I think it is time to start modding. I have ordered a skyjacker 3" lift but I am having trouble deciding what size tires to get.
I go out on trails about every weekend, but this is also my DD so i would need a good all around tire. What are the recommended sizes for a 3" lift?
Also, should I worry about re-gearing?
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Re: Tire size w/three inch lift?

Im pretty sure most everybody with the 3" is running 33" tires, or 285-70-17....no regearing necessary
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Re: Tire size w/three inch lift?

I am running 285s on my 3" lift. It rides great with my OME lift kit.....

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Re: Tire size w/three inch lift?

alright, that's the size i though would fit, i was just wanting to check myself...thanks for the quick replies!

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Re: Tire size w/three inch lift?

I test drove an FJ and thinking about buying it. It had a 3" lift on it with 35" tires on it. I believe it had a Fox Racing suspension on it, and it drove and looked awesome!!!

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Re: Tire size w/three inch lift?

i'm running 285/70 17 BFG KM2's with just a leveling spacer in the front... does fine off and on road. gas mileage for me as a daily driver around 13 MPG. I'd stick with 33" tires that are a good AT... heavy lugs don't roll so well.
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Re: Tire size w/three inch lift?

What is the equivalent 33X12.5 for a 16" rim? It seems like a lot of the 285's I have seen are narrower than 12.5's.

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Re: Tire size w/three inch lift?

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What is the equivalent 33X12.5 for a 16" rim? It seems like a lot of the 285's I have seen are narrower than 12.5's.
P285 75 r16 = 33x11.50
p305 70 r16 = 33x12.50

I have a 3" lift also, front and back lifted, not sure if the extra width will rub on the UCAs. Anyone know?

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Re: Tire size w/three inch lift?

Is it possible to run 35 inch tires with a 3 inch lift???
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Re: Tire size w/three inch lift?

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Is it possible to run 35 inch tires with a 3 inch lift???
I'm running a 37" tire with a 3" OME lift...with lots of trimming.

So I'm sure a 35" tire is possible.
And you can fit a 285/70/17 with zero lift and zero trimming, as long as you have the right rim and tire combo.
For example, I had a 285/70/17 Goodyear MT/R on the stock aluminum rims and no lift. No rubbing either. That's roughly a 33/11/17.

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