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?
"Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance"?
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.
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?
2008 Silver MT, Off- Road Package, rear locker, Trail Gear Sliders, 3" Trailmaster w/285/75/16 Nitto TG; Yakima Bike Rack, 48" High Lift(Tractor Supply version, thx Cashnutz!) with custom roof rack mount, E1 Diamond Series winch bumper and Smittybilt XRC8 winch, 2 Pro Comp 6" lights on bumper. Waiting on the fog lights from Expedition One. Rear bumper with 55w "reverse lights" from LoD off-road!
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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