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ICON Vehicle Dynamics Toyota Tacoma suspension systems are designed with maximum performance and the serious driver in mind. ICON engineers’ primary focus is to increase wheel travel and damping ability, which translates into outstanding vehicle control and ride quality both on and off-road. The Stage 3 system includes vehicle-specific tuned 2.5” Extended travel coilover shocks featuring an internal reservoir for exceptional cooling properties and ICON-engineered Eibach coil springs for superior vehicle “feel” through the range of travel. These coilovers are also height adjustable from 0-3.5” of lift on 2005-2015 models or 0-2.75” on 2016-UP models allowing the use of larger, more aggressive wheel and tire combinations. When used with an ICON upper control arm, these extended travel coilovers add increased droop travel to the front suspension. ICON 2.0 Aluminum Series Remote Reservoir rear shocks utilize a vehicle-specific valving that balances the performance of the truck from front to rear. The ICON Vehicle Dynamics 2005-UP Toyota Tacoma 4WD/PreRunner Stage 3 suspension system is an excellent choice for those drivers looking to enhance the capabilities of their pickup on the road as well as in the dirt.If you’re looking for new wheels for your Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner, or Tundra the Icon Vehicle Dynamics Alloys are a great option to look at. Available at TheYotagarage are the Icon Alloys Rebound, Vector 6, Six Speed, Compression, and Alpha Wheels in multiple color options. Icon Vehicle Dynamics is a premiere performance suspension manufacturer specializing in aftermarket suspension components for trucks, SUV’s and off road suspension development. If you want to go with a 35-inch tall tire, you’ll need an aggressive cab mount chop or even a relocation of the cab mount. You’ll need to trim your fenders up pretty high and have adjustable suspension to play with ride height and quality, not to mention regearing the truck. This will be a requirement because of how big and heavy the 35s are for a 3.5-liter V6. With this size, you can also forget about fitting a spare tire in the mounting location, because anything above a 34-inch tire won’t fit unless you do some minor mods.
If you still want an aggressive look but don’t want to completely redesign your Tacoma to do so, or maybe use it as a daily driver that often hits the dirt on the weekends, then a three-inch lift kit and set of 33-inch tires is the best way to go.We’ll start by going over the largest size tire you can fit on the Tacoma’s stock height suspension, with and without trimming. Then, we’ll cover the largest size possible on a leveling kit with and without trimming. From there, we’ll look at what size tires are possible with several inches of lift without a body mount chop, and the largest size tire you can fit with four-plus inches of lift and a body mount chop. Join us below as we show you how to build your Tacoma right the first time!
Keep in mind that this is just a guideline, and tire heights can vary quite a bit from one manufacturer to the other even though they may be labeled for the same height. So, a great resource to use to find out what worked best for the others is by checking out our Toyota Tacoma wheel and tire fitment gallery.
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Body mount chops are exactly what they sound like, and anyone that has a basic understanding of fabricating and welding can perform one, or even a relocation of the front cab mounts to eliminate any possible interference with larger-size tires. On a stock suspension, all the way up to three inches of lift and zero offset wheels, a tire that’s about 32 inches (or about 275/70) will start to get very close or even borderline to having to trim back that cab mount.
If the plan is to push the tires even further out as you would with a -38mm offset, even with the same size tire and a three-inch lift you might still be looking at major trimming to the fenders, mud flaps, and cab body – you might even need to perform a body mount chop.Remember here that every tire and wheel size, along with the tire’s tread pattern, will be different depending on the brand and model you go with. So, your exact tire and wheel setup may vary depending on the actual true overall diameter of the tire and the offset of the wheel.To us though, if you’re willing to spend some extra coin on the suspension and bigger meats (and fuel), then the 35’s and larger will look the best and are the most proportional on third-gen Tacoma models.A common issue with running stock wheels and oversized tires are interference problems with the upper control arms due to the wheel’s width. Pushing the wheel and tire outwards and away from the vehicle by increasing the wheel’s negative offset allows enough room for the tire to clear the Tacoma’s upper control arms and its suspension, brake calipers, and steering components without any interference.
One of the biggest questions we get at TrailBuilt is “what is the biggest tire I can fit on my [so and so] vehicle?” So, in the latest of a series of wheel and tire fitment pieces we’ve done, today we’ll answer the question of “How big of a tire can I fit on my third-gen Tacoma?”
For example, if you run a 285/70 tire on a 17-inch wheel with a Zero offset on a three-inch lift, there might be some minor rubbing on the inner fender liner. To avoid this, heat it slightly with a heat gun and push it back a bit, and that should be all you need to avoid any issues with this setup. However, once you start pushing that tire out with about a -12mm wheel offset, you’ll start rubbing the tire on the rocker caps and possibly the front part of the fender while turning at full lock-to-lock. More involved trimming may need to be done there.Other than that, be sure to check out our inventory and get the set of wheels and tires to fit your Tacoma, and reach out to us at any time if you need help finding the right size and brand. We’ll see you out on the trails!
We’ll begin with the Tacoma’s stock suspension here. The largest tire you can fit on a stock Tacoma without any rubbing or trimming will be a 265/75 on a 16-inch wheel, or a 265/70 on a 17-inch wheel.
One thing to watch out for, though, is that the more negative offset you add to your wheels, the more likely you are to cause rubbing on things like your inner fender liner, body mounts, panel caps, mud flaps, or splash guards. Fender mount brackets and the fenders themselves may be affected by this as well.
With four inches of suspension lift on a zero-offset wheel, you’ll be able to fit anything smaller than a 33-inch tall tire without major trimming modifications. There will be some minor rubbing and trimming that may be needed, but plan on trimming back the cab body mount, firewall, and parts of the inner liner and fender. Once you start getting tires on there that are taller than 33 inches, or about 285/75 and larger, the rubbing gets even worse, especially the more negative offset wheel you go with.
If you’re a bit conservative all the way around and just want to bolt on a set of wheels and tires for some added performance and aesthetics, then a leveling kit with some 275/70 tires will be the best option for you. The largest tire for a Tacoma with a leveling or spacer kit will be relative, depending on the height of the lift. For a two-inch leveling kit, a 275/75 tire on a 16-inch wheel and a 275/70 on a 17-inch wheel seem to clear without any significant issues. For a three-inch complete lift, the 285/75 on a 16-inch wheel or a 285/70 on a 17-inch wheel will also clear without any issues. The stock Toyota wheels, as nice as they are, just don’t cut it when you’re building your rig. It’s time to change up the look of your Toyota with these Icon® wheels! If you’re looking for something to hold up on the trail, and show off everywhere else, this is your answer!
Combining sharp lines, a concave spoke design, and “ICON-optimized” dimensions, these wheels will increase both the form and function of your Toyota. Staying true to the Icon® Alloys approach, the REBOUND has been engineered to maximize caliper clearance and optimize wheel position for un-hindered suspension travel and steering function. Backspace dimensions and wheel offset have been strategically developed to reduce scrub radius, improving all-around handling and ride quality and making a set of these wheels the perfect complement to an Icon® Vehicle Dynamics suspension system.
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Icon Vehicle Dynamics has developed complete suspension systems, RXT Leaf Springs, Secondary Shock Systems, upper control ams, and different coilover configurations for the 2005-Current Toyota Tacoma.** We always recommend finding a couple vehicles that have achieved this fitment, as this information is solely based on the owner of this vehicle. Although we review every gallery page, there are so many variables we cannot verify every fitment is possible or accurate. However, if all the other kids are doing it, IT MUST FIT!!All gallery pages & information are added by the owners, or representatives of the owners of the vehicles. Custom Offsets LLC is not responsible or liable for the information posted on this site. Use at your own risk & always find multiple sources to confirm your wheel, tire, & suspension kit buying decision. 88 views.Yes they do! This 2019 Toyota Tacoma 4WD is running Icon Alloys Compression 17×8.5 wheels, Trail Grappler Trail Grappler 35″x11.5″ tires with ICON Suspension Lift 3″ suspension, and needs No trimming and has No rubbing or scrubbing. As you can see from the pics this wheel and tire combo can be done!** With this 2019 Toyota Tacoma, the stance is Slightly Aggressive. Also remember spacers impact fitment, this ride is running None in front and None in rear.
Aloha. I have a 2021 TRD Sport. I want to make sure I can put 265 70 R17 Dura tracs on my stock wheels without any rubbing. The tire diameter is 31.7 and the tread is aggressive. Everything else on the truck is stock,
Now if I could give my professional opinion as far as stress on the vehicle, fuel economy, modifications required, and total cost; the best route to go with your Toyota Tacoma is to install a 3” lift and a 33” tire with wheels that have a zero or negative offset.
Running your OE wheels can obviously save you some money, you may also like the look of them. However, with your stock wheels, you may run into issues with oversized and wider tires hitting or rubbing your upper control arms (UCA). When going into larger tires you typically will need a wheel with a zero or negative offset to push the tire away from the UCA giving you better clearance.
Those BFG’s are only available in a Load E in that size so it’ll be heavy and ride really rough. Add a lift to that and you’ll see a good amount of mpg loss.
Working at Discount Tire, any time we work on a 3 Generation Tacoma we test fit a wheel and tire every time. This is just a precaution we take because there are so many different combinations out there.For some people, it is the thing you never want to do, for others, you say “just send it”. For those of you have been researching going with larger tires you have probably read somewhere that you might need to trim your cab mount (body mounts) back a bit depending on your setup. Depending on where you traverse on the internet, some guys refer to it as a cab mount and others a body mount. They are somewhat interchangeable terms.
I’m also wondering the same. My wheel is a 17×8.5 -12 offset and I’m told by the tire supplier I can get away with 265/70/17. TRD sport stock tire size is 265/65/17 so I’m just wondering if my upper control arm will touch with the 70. Better yet, what is the biggest tire size I can get with a 17×8.5 -12 offset wheel in a stock 3rd gen TRD sport without changing the suspension or rubbing against the upper control arm. I’m okay with trimming. (Verbadem)Offset measures the distance from the mounting face of the wheel to the middle of the wheel. Offset is measured in millimeters. This is a very important factor to consider when purchasing new wheels or tires depending on your trim level. Offset is important to remember if you plan to stay with your stock wheels.
I would start with improving your caster, pushing your caster forward, away from the firewall. You can do this with upgraded UCAs that have a positive caster built in. Any number of UCAs will do this; SPC, Total Chaos, Dirt King, Icons, Etc. In addition to that, coilovers will help with the lift, but are not really considered to be a “fix” for rubbing. If you’re running only a coil spacer lift, and you’re not looking to spend much money, I would go with a kit like the Bilstein 6112 RTR kit from YotaMafia. That’s the industry standard entry level… Read more »
What are the biggest wheels you can put on a stock Tacoma?
What Is The Biggest Tire You Can Fit On A Stock Toyota Tacoma? We’ll begin with the Tacoma’s stock suspension here. The largest tire you can fit on a stock Tacoma without any rubbing or trimming will be a 265/75 on a 16-inch wheel, or a 265/70 on a 17-inch wheel.
Please keep in mind that every tire size and wheel size along with the tires’ tread pattern is technically different so your exact tire and wheel set up may vary greatly depending on the variant. Please read through this entire guide in order to understand how your wheel offset and tires work together. Once you understand that wheel offset, tire size, and tire tread type add up to create a final range of motion in the wheel well, you will have a better understanding of whether or not your tires will rub.I personally prefer a wheel with 0 offset which pulls the tire out to the edge of the fender and sticks out just a little, keeping a streamlined look while keeping width low for narrower trails. An extreme example of offset is the -38mm SCS (Stealth Custom Series) F5. That is going to push your wheel out of the well 1.5″ which is a lot. Most wheels are going to come in a -6mm (.2″) or -10mm (.4″) offset.
I have a 2022 Tacoma, 4 door 2 wheel drive. The tires are sooooo plain!!! I have new aggressive tires on my Ford but fixing to junk it and thinking of putting those tires on Tacoma. Will there be an issue putting on 255/70R16’s? Current size on Tacoma: 245/75R 16″. This size was never discussed in document.This is a really great article thank you! So one thing you sorta addressed but not directly are wheel spacers. I get it’s basically same as swapping out wheels for no offset but I think? So I have a trd pro 3rd gen. Could I do 285/70/16 with 1.25” spacers? Is that effectively the same thing? You mention the trd pro wheel is +13mm offset so would this work?Just had Toyota install the OEM lift (2/1) on my ’21 TRD OR, and now trying to decide on tires & wheels to finish. Mainly town and highway miles, so not trying to go too crazy, but the camp road requires high clearance and ability to handle new england slate, granite, and mud. Was thinking 265/75/R16 – but would really appreciate recs. I like full looking wheel wells (without so much air space) – but don’t want to worry about rubbing. I’m in way over my head at this point- just want to be able to get into camp reliably… Read more »If you have ever unbolted your wheels on your truck, you have probably noticed the lug nuts have extended threads that sit inside the lug hole on the wheel. This is due to Toyota’s short stud design. Each lug nut is supposed to have 7 full turns before it stops spinning to safely bolt on the wheel.
Do you recommend a differential drop kit for the 3″ lift you installed? If not, have you noticed any wear on the CV boots due to the increased angle? I see mixed opinions on whether or not I should get a drop kit or not.
My stock Tacoma had a 30.6×10.4″ tire (265/70R16). Going to a slightly larger tire size (265/75/16 – 31.6×10.4) is the ideal route if you don’t want to make any modifications to your truck whatsoever. Make sure when selecting a tire, it is a true 32” tire or close to it.
Some tires can measure 32.8 which is actually a 33” tire and you will definitely run into some issues as far as rubbing. I recently spoke with a member of the off-road community who has 33” tires on his stock Toyota Tacoma. He informed me that he had to trim his cab mount back extremely far and cut his fender liners very high to make the setup work.
So, what is the biggest tire you can run on a 3” lift? The easy and safe answer is a 33” tire. Wheel offset also plays a huge factor. While you could clear a 285/75/16 on a zero offset, you might not be able to clear that same size on a -25 offset. So, you might not clear your tires with a huge negative offset without cutting anything. However, some minor cuts and trimming may be all that you need. Like I previously stated I run these components on my own vehicle, and I am extremely happy with the results. This lift kit is very popular due to its affordability, quality, and reputation. Using this kit will get you in the ballpark of roughly 2.75”- 3.5” of lift. With the introduction of the 3rd Generation Toyota Tacoma, owners began running into an issue with oversized tires that wasn’t such a big deal on 2nd Generation trucks. On 2nd Gen Tacomas, you will have fewer issues rubbing on your cab/body mounts as opposed to the 3rd Gen.However, when it comes to asking this question on a forum, you can receive lots of snarky comments from “experts”, or they may just refer you to another thread on the forum.
These spacer style lifts are commonly referred to as leveling kits. While a spacer will increase your ride height, and give you more clearance for bigger tires, it does not increase your off-road performance. The largest tire size you can run with a leveling kit really depends on how much you want to chop up your beloved vehicle. With a 2″ leveling kit, and no cutting or trimming you most likely will be stuck with a 32” tire.
Easily the most frequently asked question in the Tacoma community is how big of a tire can I fit on my truck. It is a very valid question; you want your truck to have an aggressive stance with the biggest tires possible to gain optimum traction while still being able to turn out of your driveway.??? Got appointment this Thursday morning on 2017 crew cab trd off road for 2 inch leveling kit install and 285-75-16 Falken Wildpeak on 16 inch factory wheel. Any foreseen problems or should I just go with 265-75-16.
I have a 2017 Tacoma with a 2.5 lift, but like the wheels, I do some off-road, but nothing to serious. What’s the biggest tires I can put on? Thanks, Brian
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Here is my issue and looking for help or opinions. I am getting a 2021 Tacoma limited at end of month. I drive a lot of miles and don’t want to kill fuel mileage but would like an aggressive look. With that being said I figured I would need to stay with no more than a 2” leveling kit. It will have 18” stock wheels and will probably keep them for awhile. Also looked at 3” front and 2” back leveling kits. With stock 18” wheels what is going to be my best option for tire size and lift and… Read more »
This article is really great thank you!, one think I feel it is missing is the mention of using SPC UCAs that give you a lot more adjustability in a Tacoma when it comes to adjusting Castor (up to +/- 4 degrees of castor from the UCA alone over stock) which may help with positioning a tire to eliminate rubbing. That being said I only know it can help but don’t know much about the castor factor when it comes to the SPC UCAs and what tires will fit without rub. Currently I have a 2017 Taco with 3″ front… Read more »
What size tires? With a cab mount chop, you should be able to run 33″ – 34″ comfortably and even into the 35″ range. At the 35″ tire range, though you may need to start cutting into your actual firewall.
I recently learned that Toyota designed the cab mount to be so large to help increase the front-end crash rating of the truck. So now you might be asking what are your options? Many 3rd Gen Tacoma owners have been trimming off a portion of the large metal bracket and rewelding a plate to the front of the cab mount further back giving them extra clearance.
I’m also wondering the same. My wheel is a 17×8.5 -12 offset and I’m told by the tire supplier I can get away with 265/70/17. TRD sport stock tire size is 265/65/17 so I’m just wondering if my upper control arm will touch with the 70. Better yet, what is the biggest tire size I can get with a 17×8.5 -12 offset wheel in a stock 3rd gen TRD sport without changing the suspension or rubbing against the upper control arm. I’m okay with trimming.The more negative offset you add to your wheels, the more likely you are to cause rubbing in any of these one areas, but this is not always the case as many other factors come into play like tire size and even tread type.
Working at Discount Tire we see thousands of combinations of tires and wheels, one couldn’t possibly go over every single combination in a single article. I will go over the most common options seen out there today. If you have a question about your potential setup please leave it in the comment section, and I will respond shortly.
When you push your wheel out of the fender well (negative offset), you change the geometry of the wheel and tire distance to the surrounding fender well components. The entire fender well includes but is not limited to the body plastics, frame (body mounts), plastic fender liners, rocker panel caps, splash guards, fender mount brackets, firewalls, and the actual fenders themselves.
Note: I have listed the 4Runner Pro wheels due to this being a common choice for people who want wheels to stick out a little further while maintaining an OEM look.When purchasing new lugs be sure that they have the extended threads as shown. Pictured are your original equipment lug nuts and the correct lug nuts for most aftermarket wheels. Toyota’s thread pitch for the Toyota Tacoma is 12×1.5.
Will 32 tires fit on stock Tacoma?
If you are running stock suspension and don’t want to cut your truck up, realistically the answer is 32″. My stock Tacoma had a 30.6×10.4″ tire (265/70R16). Going to a slightly larger tire size (265/75/16 – 31.6×10.4) is the ideal route if you don’t want to make any modifications to your truck whatsoever.
I have a 2022 Tacoma TRD Off-Road Dual Cab that I’m looking to put better tires on it but am also looking to do some hard trails in Colorado like Spring Creek. I want to get a long travel kit but am wondering if a solid front axel is the way to go. Any suggestions on a good swap out kit?In order to gather tire size date, or even compare tires, you can visit Tacoma World. They have a useful Tire Calculator that allows you to compare tire sizes back to back and find your “close to exact” tire size.
The cab mount is what mounts the body of the truck to the frame and is connected by a bolt and two bushings then surrounded by a piece of the steel frame to cover the bolt and two bushings. On the 3rd Gen Tacomas, the cab mount is ginormous, and on the 2nd Gen, not so much. The problem with the cab mounts is that they fill the whole back of the wheel well just under the firewall and limit your large tire capabilities. Chopping the cab mounts will allow you to comfortably run larger tires.
Then there is always an option of re-gearing the truck which drastically improves fuel economy. However, re-gearing comes with a price tag of roughly $1,500 in parts plus install which, with IFS (Independent Front Suspension) can be in the $1500 range. Total out-the-door cost for regearing can range from $2000-$4000+ depending on other parts such as aftermarket lockers. A common problem is seen while running stock wheels with oversized tires is clearance issues with the Upper Control Arms due to the tire’s width. As time goes on most wheel manufacturers are slowly moving away from backspacing measurement and transitioning to Offset. While backspacing measurements will always exist, they are not often used. Backspacing is an older system of measurement to determine how deep the mounting pad is located in the wheel. When off-roading there are more than likely going to be instances where you will want to air down. Airing down allows your tire to flex and absorb the ground and its obstacles. Tire exterior dimensions remain roughly the same when wheel size changes.There are a ton of factors that come into choosing aftermarket wheels. Whether you are looking for off-road use or aesthetics, there is a wheel for you. No, the “r16″ in 265/70r16 stands for a 16” rim size. Assuming that you would like to stay the same tire size as 265/70r16, you would want a 265/65R17 tire. They consider fuel efficiency, on-road performance, off-road performance and making sure it does not bind up the truck. There are a few things to note early on. The Toyota Tacoma is produced in six trim levels with different wheel sizes. Each trim level offers a wide variety of features that appeal to different customers based on their needs and their wants.The lift doesn’t really help with clearance. Especially if you off-road the truck. The rub won’t be too bad, but there will be some. You’ll likely need to trim a little bit of front bumper/flare and maybe lightly push back some fender liner. Nothing crazy.
This is a very simple one to answer. Smaller is better except for looks, depending on what you are into. Some guys like the look of really small wheels and some do not. Regardless, smaller wheels allow you to air down further in order to gain more flotation and traction.
Before answering all these questions, in a previous article, I mentioned I worked at Discount Tire. We have a huge number of 3rd Generation Tacomas that come through. We have seen larger tires fit on some stock trucks and not on others. What this comes down to is the tire manufacturer.So it’s a super hot topic, and definitely up for a lot of debate. Personally, I chose not to run one, but my CV boots don’t touch. I guess the biggest argument is for CV longevity, although I never had any issues.
What rims will fit a Toyota Tacoma?
Toyota Tacomas come stock with a range of rim sizes, including 16” rims, 17” rims and 18” rims.
I am curious why I see no mention of the 265/70-17 tire size in the charts. It is about 31.6″ according to the calculator. Most of the wheels offered by application in the brands I am looking at in the 17″ size seem to be 17″X8.5″ with 0 offset. I was trying to figure out if this wheel with a 265/70-17 tire would fit on stock 2021 TRD off road without rubbing, but I can’t seem to find a definitive answer. Anyone running this combo, have any feed back? It would be much appreciated.If you really want to run 35” tires you will need a huge cab mount chop or even a relocation of the cab mount. You will need to trim your fender liners very high and have adjustable suspension to play with ride height and quality. Not to mention re-gearing the truck will almost be a requirement because of how big and heavy 35” tires are for the little 3.5L V6 Tacoma. Additionally, you can forget about fitting a spare tire in the spare tire mount location as anything above a 34″ tire warrants the need for relocating a spare.If you bought that truck you paid close to $40,000. A huge amount of time and engineering went into the design of the TRD PRO. However, there are only a few things that separate it from the TRD Off-Road. Notably, the first thing is the FOX Racing Shocks.
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Due to the Tacoma’s lack of power and gear ratio, it struggles to get good gas mileage as soon as you step into a 33” or 285/70 series tire. If you’re still running stock tires, you are probably seeing anywhere from 18-21 miles per gallon. Unfortunately, with oversized tires, you see roughly 12 miles per gallon in the city and 16 miles per gallon on the highway.If you plan to lift your TRD PRO, I urge you to toss the suspension completely and not ruin the ride quality by installing a spacer lift. If keeping the FOX Suspension in the truck, the smart move is to upgrade the wheels and tires.
Each tire is not the exact same size due to the tread depth and tread pattern. This article should serve as a guide to help you make your decision. When it comes time to get the tires installed, Discount Tire is always willing to test fit tire and wheel combinations first to make sure you leave happy.
I am about to purchase a 2021 TRD Sport with stock 265/65/17 tires. I want to upgrade to a BF KO2 265/70/17 which I know will pose no issues, but I wanted a wider stance…can I add a 1″ spacer, or will this rub? Is it best to stock with the BF KO2 265/65/17 stock tire and add a spacer, which I assume there is definitely no rubbing?Having a smaller wheel means that there is more tire to wheel ratio which allows you to get more flex out of your tire. I have also found that staying in a 16” wheel is cheaper when it comes to buying wheels and tires compared to a 17” wheel.
Can you fit 33s on a stock Tacoma?
Can you fit 33″ Tires on a Tacoma without a lift and no mods? No, you can’t fit 33s on a Tacoma without doing any modifications; trimming the fenders & fender well plastics and wheel spacers. The only way to fit 33s without a lift is to spend some time clearing space for that size tire.
I can’t thank you enough for providing a community of amazing resources for everyone. I am currently trying to figure out the best option for my 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro. I have an add-a-leaf in the rear and am running a coil spacer in the front. It’s sitting on 285/75/16 Yokohama Geolanders which are mounted on the factory TRD Pro wheels. There is currently no major rubbing unless at full lock in reverse and that is very minor on the UCA. I recently upgraded the wheels and went with some Relation Race Wheels RR7H with a -25 offset. These are… Read more »The largest tire for stock a 3rd Gen Toyota Tacoma suspension is 265/75r16 or 265/70r17. Many guys have verified that these tires work with no rubbing whatsoever on our stock suspension.
The largest size on a leveling kit or lift kit is relative depending on kit height. These terms “leveling kit and lift kit” are relative as they both can achieve similar ride heights. For 2″ heights 275/75r16 and 275/70r17 seem to clear with no major issues. For 3″ heights 285/75r16 and 285/70r17 seem to clear with no major issues. I have not had the opportunity to re-gear my truck personally but plan to do it at some point in the future. This does not mean the Tacoma feels sluggish with oversized tires, it just affects your fuel economy. I have a 2021 TRD Sport and need to know what tire size I can put on without rub. I’ve received mixed suggestions by multiple vendors. I have stock height and just bought SCS F5 17×9 -38 offset. How big can I go on tires?! Thank you and happy Memorial Day weekendObviously, you do not want to roll around on pizza cutter (really skinny) tires. In my personal experience, anything 10.5” wide or more is going to offer plenty of traction and will be able to get you home. Another option is to choose a setup that does not interfere with the cab mount and keeps you in the clear. So, what setup works if you don’t want to cut your truck? Personally, I did not want to cut the cab mount on my 2019 TRD OFFROAD 4×4. Making the decision to go up in tire size is not always an easy one to make. When a vehicle is manufactured, the engineers at Toyota have done everything to optimize the truck as far as tires and what will fit.If you found this article, you probably already have an idea of what you want and came here to clear up your doubts. If you just bought your truck and have no idea what you want to do, hopefully, this gave you some ideas.
What size tires? I installed a Bilstein 5100 lift with Old Man Emu 2888 coil springs and SPC upper control arms. This lift kit gave me roughly 3.5” inches of lift. I then installed 285/75/16 (32.8×11.2) BFGoodrich KM3s mounted onto Method Race Wheels NV305s with a zero Offset. The truck now sits 4” higher than a stock Tacoma.
Hi there, I recently bought a 2013 Tacoma TRD sport it has a 6″ lift and currently 295/55/R20 mud tires. I don’t do any mudding and do a lot of driving on pavement and gravel roads so I’m looking to get a narrower set of rims, but am seeking advice on rim and tire sizes, because I do dig the lift! Thanks in advance.While tire width will give you an aggressive stance, it is not going to do you any good if your sidewall is only 3 inches tall. If you are purchasing a tire for its off-road capability, you want the tire to be able to flex and absorb the surface it is driving on which leads me to the next question.Great article, to the point and very thorough. Thanks. (2019 Taco TRD Pro) thinking of going with 235/85/16 and 1.5″ wheel spacers on stock TRD rims to give more -offset.Very nice. I looked at the Black Rhino Ridge for a long time as well. Love how close they are to the TRD Pro wheels in looks. But I decided to go with then Black Rhino Cinco in the +12mm offset. The -18mm offset I feel would rub for sure. I may install 1/4” hub centric wheel spacers to get to a get the about the same positioning as a 0 offset wheel if I want a little more aggressive stance. Keep in mind this is not going to be 100% correct for every situation. Every tire size is technically different due to the tread type. Also, other variables and components on the Tacoma come into play as well. Changing the ride height doesn’t change what size tire will fit without interference, it only changes what size tire will fit at ride height. Once the suspension moves through the range of travel, ride height is irrelevant.You say you use the Bilstein 5100 kit with OME 2888 coils. What clip setting do you put the Bilsteins at to achieve that much lift? Great article by the way. Very informative!
In this article, I will go over the biggest tire you can fit on some of the most common setups seen on Tacomas today as far as the factory “stock” suspension, and then Tacomas with a spacer lift, a full suspension lift, and if trimming is required.
If you move up to a small 33″ (32.7″) tire with a 2″ leveling kit, you will more than likely need to do some trimming of the fender liner. 33” tires are definitely doable, as long as you are okay with trimming and adjustments as you learn where it hits each time.
Helping my son with his 2022 Taco he’s looking at wheels 285/70R17s with a 3 inch lift. What’s the best offset ? We don’t want to have to cut or trim if possible?
Great information. So I have a 2019 Trd sport. What is the max tire with OEM wheels? What is if I add a spacer? Does the spacer have complications? Thanks so much
Hi, I am using on my TRD Off-road 2019 the same setup: OME nitrocharger sport with 888 springs (MEDIUM LOAD) and the EL111R rear spring. I also have to install the 3 degree shim to resolve some vibration on the rear suspension. I also put 1/4 lift spacer on front to get the 3″ lift. I am using the OME UCA. I changed my wheels to Black Rhino Ridge model, 17 in with 0 offset and my new tires are the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrack 265, 70 R17. The only negative things of this setup is that I lost 2 mpg… Read more »Thank you for the reply Brenan! If I stick with what I’ve got (added front lift of 1.5 inch and rear add-a-leaf at 1.25 inch) and add UCAs, do you think I could get away with skipping the trimming and chopping? Or do I just get it over with and do the cab mount relocation and not worry about anything else for awhile?
Great article. Very insightful for the almost exact project I am planning for my ’20 TRD Offroad. (The wheels I am looking at do not come in a 16″ with the correct bolt pattern, so going 17″) Question: Do you believe much would change (rubbing wise) if you used the OME Nitrocharger shocks in lieu of the Bilstein 5100’s. I know the Bilstein is adjustable, the OME “kits” say they only lift 2″, however, most of what I’ve read has said with the heavy load coils (887) you’ll get somewhere in the 2.5-3″ out of the OME (stock front bumper… Read more »
My name is Matt, I love being outdoors and working on my truck. I come up with creative solutions to problems, if you have a question, please leave a comment.If you are looking for the stance you are going to want to go with a wider tire and a wheel with a negative offset -10 or higher. Traction comes down to tread design.
Will 285 70R17 fit stock Tacoma rims?
The 33″ (285/70R17) tire size is a great tire size for the Tacoma because even if you don’t have a lift kit or leveling kit, it takes very little effort to clear the fender well. If you add a suspension lift into the mix, and it gets even easier to clear this size tire.
2020 Taco TRD Off Road with stock 16″ wheels. Wanting to install BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 275/70R16 which are 11″w x 31.2″h. Haven’t picked out a 16″ x 8″ wheel yet. Is there a recommended offset to prohibit rubbing w/o modifications?Correct backspacing allows enough room for the suspension, brake, and steering systems to operate without interference from the wheel. Positive offset creates more backspace, while negative offset reduces backspace. Congrats on the new truck! 265/75R16 and 265/70R17 are generally the max tire size you can run without rubbing. However, it really depends on the offset of the wheel. For example, the TRD Pro 4runner wheels (17×7, +04 offset) on a 265/70R17 will fit on a Tacoma without rubbing once you remove your mudflaps. Just don’t go with a really wide wheel with super negative offset and you’ll be fine with the tire sizes I metioned earlier. Hope this helped! Application. This ICON Alloys Rebound Satin Black 6-Lug Wheel; 17×8.5; 0mm Offset is designed to fit 2016-2023 Toyota Tacoma models. Sold individually. Rebound Series Wheel. ICON Alloys Rebound Series Wheel features an 8-spoke, 8-window design design with simulated bead lock accents around the circumference of the lip for impressive good looks. An ICON Alloys branded center cap is included. This ICON Alloys Rebound Series Wheel is perfectly suited for both street and off-road applications. One-Piece Cast Aluminum. ICON Alloys One-Piece aluminum Wheels are manufactured using gravity casting. Gravity casting is the process of pouring molten aluminum into a wheel mold or form and utilizing the earth’s own gravity to help fill the mold. The result is a strong, durable wheel that has the same good looks as a more expensive wheel, at a fraction of the price.Free Shipping Offers are for Standard Ground Delivery Service and are only valid for shipping addresses within the 48 contiguous United States. Truck freight and oversize charges still apply unless otherwise noted, and can only be shipped to the lower 48 States. Tires, Wheel and Tire Kits, and certain large items do not qualify for free shipping.
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Hello all, I currently own a TRD Sport 21 and I am running the stock tires for now. Looking to upgrade wheels and tires. With that being said the wheels are the 4runner TRD pro style wheels at 17″ and looking to get to 33″ tires. The wheels run with a +5 offset. Would this cause any trouble in clearing the UCA’s?Although there aren’t many downsides to running aftermarket wheels or spacers, there are some things that should be taken into consideration. For starters, anytime you move the outside edge of the tire away from the hub, you decrease the life of your wheel bearing and other hub components. The difference won’t be huge, but it’s worth noting the increased wear. Additionally, when you move the tire away from the hub, you increase your scrub radius. The reason we were barely rubbing on the body without spacers, and rubbing extremely bad with spacers is due to scrub radius. The farther you bring the tire and wheel out, the worse the scrub radius will get. Ideally, you would want to find a happy medium; enough offset or spacer to just barely clear the upper control arm. This will solve the rubbing issue on the control arms all while keeping your scrub radius to a minimum. When you add a suspension lift to your truck, you raise the static height, which raises the chassis. Although the control arms act as a link between the chassis and suspension components, the distance from the control arm to the ground stays relatively the same, even with a lift. Bigger tires help bring these components higher off of the ground for increased clearance.
Without wheel spacers, we rubbed pretty bad on the upper control arm. The tire makes contact with the control arm even while driving straight, and gets much worst during turns. This will definitely cause problems if you were to leave the tires rubbing on the control arms and not address it.
Stop describing 285s as 33s they are not close to the same size. They are more similar to a 31. A 295 or 305 would be much more comparable to a true 33” tire. After all of this we still barely rub on the plastics near the firewall, primarily on the driver side. After pushing the plastics back even further with a heat gun and running a 3/4″ spacer, the rubbing is almost non-existent. While the front took a little bit of work to get the tires to be driveable, the rear tires do not rub at all without the use of wheel spacers. Another helpful benefit of larger tires is more traction. We really notice a difference when we air the tires down when it’s time to hit the trails. If you’re interested in learning more about tire pressures, check out this guide to off-road tire pressures.
33s are a great all-around sized tire. They are bigger than stock so they perform much better off-road, and they aren’t too big so they require minimal trimming and have very little noticeable power loss. They are also the biggest-sized tires I would install without a lift.
To put things in perspective, most people don’t usually re-gear until they get into 34″ and 35″ tires. Even so, some people choose to pass on re-gearing due to the cost and general labor involved ($1000 for gears, $1000+ for labor, add an air locker and you’re at $3000+). I can assure you though, you don’t want to pass on re-gearing.I have a 2022 sr5 which I decided to lift to fit 33” tires. I went with adjustable struts in the front and they put a 1 inch spacer in the back. I’m finding that even with the front struts fully maxed out my truck is still sitting higher in the back. I’m wondering if I should just take the back spacers out but I’m not sure what notch to move my front struts to or if I’ll have the clearance. I just want the damn thing to sit level. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
To clear the control arms you would need a wheel with at least +16 offset. If you want to stay with factory wheels, the TRD Beadlock wheels have +10 offset and the TRD Pro wheels are close to 0 with +4 offset.I agree that 33’s are arguably the best choice for a 3rd gen tacoma owner, which is why I went that route. Just curious, since I don’t plan on re gearing my truck, what issues might I run into as far as wear and tear in the long run? I plan to keep going with this tire size indefinitely.
What size are the stock Tacoma rims?
Across its four available tire sizes, the Toyota Tacoma will come with either 16-inch, 17-inch, or 18-inch wheels.
33s with no lift and little modification (no cutting) will work if you never leave the pavement. After doing the minimal trimming and pushing back the inner fender, we were able to get the tires to turn with slight rubbing. At full lock, the tires barely come in contact with the firewall and the body mount, and both of those can be addressed. Parking lots and really anywhere on-road you will be fine. As I said, the tires still barely rub near the firewall, but that rubbing should definitely be addressed before you take the Tacoma off-road.Another option to clear 33s on upper control arms without a lift is to install wheel spacers. Wheel spacers are a pretty controversial topic in automotive circles. But with companies like Spidertrax, who make a hub-centric wheel spacer right here in the US, as long as they are installed correctly, they are perfectly safe.