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Custom Wheels and Tires Assitance for my 2007 FJ Cruiser

Hi all, I am sending out this thread to get a little help from you FJ experts. I currently own a 2007 FJ Cruiser (All Black w/ a black roof) i believe its a base model. If i am correct only a selected few were made of this model but not deemed as TRD or Trail Teams edition therefore it has a standard suspension and there is not lift of any kind or modifications to the vehicle. I am currently in the process of investing in some all black rims with an aggressive all terrain tires. I am interested in getting some 18inch rims with at least some 33inch x 10.5 tires. 1. Will the 10.5 width of the tire rub on the wheel well of currently model i have? 2. Are 33 inch tires to big or could i get 35 inch? 3. Does anyone have some suggestions for a place to find a dealer in the California Bay area?

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Re: Custom Wheels and Tires Assitance for my 2007 FJ Cruiser

I run 315/70 R 17s.

To get to a 35 requires at least a 3" lift , Body Mount Chop , and most likely a caster adjustment on your alignment ( I run SPC LR UCAs just to get the cast clear of rubbing ).
To run a 10.5" wide tire you will need some off set rims or wheel spacers to clear the UCA's.

The rough measurement of a 315/70R17 is 35X11.25 if I remember correctly ( mine measure exactly 35" tall but this is based on manufacture. )
My inside tire area is roughly 3/8" from my UCA's with a -18 offset rim. That is mounted on a 9" wide rim as well.

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Not a base model but still a nice FJ though!

After Monday and Tuesday even the calender says WTF


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Re: Custom Wheels and Tires Assitance for my 2007 FJ Cruiser

Thanks for the responses,

@rvsivley would i need a lift in order to get 33inch tires on my FJ?
@mikey if its not a base FJ do you think my FJ is a TRD series but just doesn't have the logos/decals?

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Not a base model but still a nice FJ though!





How do you know what model it is. From the pic and his description

Does anyone know how to tell what model you have and what it is equipped with ?


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I run 315/70 R 17s.

To get to a 35 requires at least a 3" lift , Body Mount Chop , and most likely a caster adjustment on your alignment ( I run SPC LR UCAs just to get the cast clear of rubbing ).
To run a 10.5" wide tire you will need some off set rims or wheel spacers to clear the UCA's.

The rough measurement of a 315/70R17 is 35X11.25 if I remember correctly ( mine measure exactly 35" tall but this is based on manufacture. )
My inside tire area is roughly 3/8" from my UCA's with a -18 offset rim. That is mounted on a 9" wide rim as well.

Hope this helps.
@rvsivley would i need a lift in order to get 33inch tires on my FJ?
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@rvsivley would i need a lift in order to get 33inch tires on my FJ?
Most common question on this forum, do some research and you will find that in most cases you do not need a lift, but you may need to do a BMC or you might rub your stock UCA depending if you go offroad or not.
Search: 285 no lift

No I would not run 35" and no lift. Major rubbage will occur. Not worth it in my opinion, let alone if you take it offroad.
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Re: Custom Wheels and Tires Assitance for my 2007 FJ Cruiser

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How do you know what model it is. From the pic and his description

Does anyone know how to tell what model you have and what it is equipped with ?


Sorry for the. Jack ....
From the pic.

In 2007 the base model FJ did not have:

Marker lights on the mirrors
Roof Rack
OEM running boards

Back then the base model FJ was as naked as you could get (if you could) for the low price of.........are you ready???


















$19,999.00

As for it being a 2007 TRD very unlikely, rims on this FJ are incorrect style and 17". TRD rims were 16"
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Re: Custom Wheels and Tires Assitance for my 2007 FJ Cruiser

Rsivley is not correct about running 10.5" wide tires requiring a spacer. A 265 width tire (oem size) is 265mm wide = 10.81" wide. You can run a 285 width tire with the stock OEM wheels (basically what you have on there now) and not need new wheels or wheel spacers.

If you want to go with a 33" tire, you would run 285/75R16 with 16" wheels or 285/70R17 with 17" wheels. These are close to 33" tall. Manufacturer's specs vary. Here is how to determine tire diameter. For example a 285/70R17 means it is 285mm wide or 11.22". The 70 part of the designation means the sidewall height is 70% of the width or (11.22*70% = 7.85"). So to get diameter, you have two sidewall heights plus the rim width or (7.85" + 7.85" + 17.00" =32.7").

While some people can get away with 285/70R17 without a lift, i would recommend a 1-3" lift. I think you can run a 275/70R17 without a lift.

When it comes to lifts, sky is the limit. Cheapest is spacers, then it moves up from there for new springs, replacement coil over shocks etc. If you are going to do a lift the right way, i would say you are going to have at least $800+ in the lift (if you install it yourself). Do lots of searching here and read up about lifts, tires and wheels before you commit so you dont have to spend more money later redoing it. I can tell you my opinions and choices evolved over several months and varied quite a bit from my initial thinking.
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