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PostSubject: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 12:10 am

im in the market to buy new tires...id like to go to 33+" if at all possible...i know that i will more than likely have to do a body mount chop ..so on and so forth...i own a 2011 Fj with the 17" bullet hole wheels..i love the wheels but i dont want to tear them apart while im on the trails..i know that i can buy 17" wheels (steelies) and most likely will have to add spacers to them...again im fine with that...my real question is this...WILL 16"WHEELS FIT THE 2011 FJ...I am curious abou this as obviously 16" tires are cheaper than 17" ...my main concern is the brake calipers...for 16" wheels to fit what must i do??
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 1:09 am

stick with 17's.... I have noticed that no really good tires or sizes come in a 16 anymore. You either run a 17 or go old skool and run 15's but you dont have that option.

I am pretty sure that you can run the steelies wtih no spacer though.
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 6:35 am

All of the TRD/TT wheels are 16s. I like my 255/85/16s They are about the tallest 33" (33.3) you can get and not have to do the body mount chop. They are more narrow than the other 33s, but some people do not like the aesthetics of this.
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 6:51 am

That will be my next tire size... Just in the 17 inch size
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 6:52 am

The off road package comes with 16's and I stayed with them...I bought 16x8" Raceline Renegade 6 wheels and have no caliper clearance problems with them.

In fact I have the five alluminum 16" off road wheels if anyone is interested Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 6:53 am

I want them. Name your price
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 6:55 am

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I want them. Name your price

That was fast...I am looking to get 60/wheel with lugs and center caps, $300 total for the five.
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 6:55 am

They are scuff free.
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PostSubject: 16" wheels...   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 7:46 am

Wow chad that was quick...wish i had the money rifht now...id take those ...oh well...day late, and a dollar short...lol

Brian how is your mileage with that size tire..and how bout your gearing??
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 8:19 am




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I want them. Name your price

That was fast...I am looking to get 60/wheel with lugs and center caps, $300 total for the five.

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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 8:23 am

Based on my research there isn't a need for a gearing change. I dropped less than 1 mpg (currently averaging 18.5-19 mpg). This was going from BFG Ats to BFG KM2s which are a MT tread. I was thrilled to have the more aggressive tread and still retain good gas mileage. This tire is only about 2 lbs more than the stock BFG AT.
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 8:25 am

If you stick with a 33~ there's no need for a re-gear



Now 35's are a different story.
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 3:00 pm

I have the stock TT BFG ATs with the black TRD wheel rims. What size wheels are these?
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 3:12 pm

16s for the wheels, 265/75/16 for the tires.


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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 3:21 pm

No need to regear but you will be a lot Harper if you do. I'm running a 32 and dropped to4.10 from 3,73 with a v8 and auto. You will not regret gearing to stay at stock ratios.
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PostSubject: tires..   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 4:59 pm

ok i talked to Summit Racing today and i have my prices on the BFG KM2...two different sizes...285/70 17 or 285/75 17.....there is exactly 15/16" difference in height which translates to around 5/8 in radius...and less than a 1/2 inch in width...not gonna say which is more expensive as its actually deceiving...so which would you choose..????
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 7:13 pm

The 285/75s are going to be an inch taller tire. With that width, I am pretty sure you are going to have to do a body mount chop. I eventually want to run a 34" tire, but right now I am not prepared to do the chop, regear, or suffer the loss in gas mileage. Perhaps as mine gets closer to end of warranty.

However if you are I say go for it! I think 34" tires are the perfect size and look awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeFri Sep 30, 2011 7:32 pm

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Finally got it and responded ....although for some reason my PM's sit in my outbox for a little bit? but you should see an answer shortly Very Happy .
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeSat Oct 01, 2011 1:11 am

35's or GTFO :p
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeSat Oct 01, 2011 1:14 am

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pm'd

Finally got it and responded ....although for some reason my PM's sit in my outbox for a little bit? but you should see an answer shortly Very Happy .

Yeah, the PM system over here is a little funky
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeSat Oct 01, 2011 1:34 am

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pm'd

Finally got it and responded ....although for some reason my PM's sit in my outbox for a little bit? but you should see an answer shortly Very Happy .

Yeah, the PM system over here is a little funky

No, it is you guys....you are funky....LOL.... geek

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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeSat Oct 01, 2011 11:16 pm

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No, it is you guys....you are funky....LOL.... geek

Dats right dude, Funky with a captial "F"!jocolor
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PostSubject: update..::    wheel size question Icon_minitimeSun Oct 02, 2011 7:21 pm

tires ordered...285/75 17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM2....cant wait to get them...
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PostSubject: Re: wheel size question   wheel size question Icon_minitimeSun Oct 02, 2011 8:07 pm

Sweet!
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