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Need advice on tire size

Looking to go with bigger tires on the fj. I have a 13 tte with 16 inch rims running 265/75/r16. There is plenty of options in 285/75/r16 but few in 295/75r16. I have a 3 inch toytec lift and am not opposed to going bigger and preforming the frame chop but the 16 inch rims are really limiting my options . can some of you guys with 16 inch rims post pics of your rigs with tire sizes
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Re: Need advice on tire size

16 wheels are better than 17 for serious wheeling (more rubber) but if you want to switch to 17 for more size options Im sure you could sell your original wheels here. I purchased 16 Method wheels and first tires were 33s (285/75/16). Went up to 315/75/16 as I got more into rockcrawling and removed fender flares, did BMC, pounded/cut metal and plastic away from the inner fender wells. Got rid of most of the rubbing but not all, especially when those knobby 35s are fully stuffed. Heres my current setup:
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Re: Need advice on tire size

X2 on what Deb said . I also have 16s . I started with 285/75/16 and they are plenty capable , I just wanted more . I now have 315/75/16 on KMC xd 137 I have no clue if or how much it will rub ? as i have not pulled it out of the garage yet . We shall see if i can make it through next year without going Bigger
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Re: Need advice on tire size

Deb said it - for the serious wheeler......serious being the key word. The 16" is the best because it will allow for additional sidewall. Give you better cushion and pancaking.

For us average Joes/Jane's 16".......17".....285.....265.....it really doesn't matter. It will be 99% for looks so the question really is:

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Thanks guys. I already have my 80 for serious wheeling so I think I will go with the 285/75/16r for the few occasions when I take the Fj.
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Re: Need advice on tire size

@debFJVT and @mikey you know I love ya both but I have to vote for 17's even for serious wheeling. I think the 285/75/17 (i.e. 34x11.5) is the new coveted size FJ's as they only require a BMC to fit the max amount of rubber before committing to 35's. The 17's also allow for the big brake upgrade

OP, "if" you have the coin for new wheels and bigger rubber then I personally recommend 17's with 285/75's for maximum rubber... plus the Nitto Ridge Grapplers have a Load C rating available for all the squishiness.
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I went with the 16" too for the extra rubber and loved them.

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