What are you running? Why?

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What size wheels and tires are you guys running ? Are you running all terrains ? What kind of experience do you have with those tires as far as mileage or years that they are good for service( before surface cracking becomes too severe ).

I ran Michelin 265/70/16 AT's for the past 8 years. The first set lasted 7 years before I had to replace them (due to cracking). I only drive about 7k miles per year on average so I have never actually worn a set of tires out tread wise.

I'm not sure what to go with now that I scored some new 4Runner wheels. I don't want wheel spacers if I can avoid them, so I was thinking 275/70/17's instead of the 285's...

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IMG_4433.JPG IMG_4108.JPG What about the BFG KM1. I ran those with lift and no spacers. They are a great tire, look aggressive and can be had on Craigslist cheap. I got 5 brand new jeep rubicon take offs for $500. I currently run them on my camper. I wanted just a little bigger tire so BFG KO2 285 it was. Both pics above are with lift and KM1
 
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I'm running the 285/70-17 Toyo MT personally. The MT was chosen due to not having front or rear lockers yet. After the lockers get installed I'll probably go back to an AT or a Hybrid tread.

The last set of MTs I had lasted over 50k miles. They never cupped or rode harsh.
 
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Hey Jim. What kind of lift are you running?

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Hey Jim. What kind of lift are you running?

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Hey, Paul and I are running the same thing.

  • OME Lift Kit
    • Front
      • Old Man Emu 2885 Springs
      • Old Man Emu 90004 Struts
      • Top Strut Mount for 1996-2002 4Runner
    • Rear
      • Old Man Emu 2865 Springs
      • Old Man Emu 60002 Shocks
    • Differential Drop Kit
    • Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers front and back.
 

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Would this lift setup work for my 06? I have the rear height control (airbags).

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Would this lift setup work for my 06? I have the rear height control (airbags).

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Yes it will work but I think you will have to ditch the bags. I put ride rite bags in my rear springs but I also did not have factory air bags.

What is your goal with lift? You can lift a Sequoia with spacers and keep your stock springs like I did my first time around. I didn't like it and it performed less than good offroad. My current setup is a very nice mix of on and offroad capability
 

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I wasn't looking for anything crazy. I don't do too much offroading anymore. My last vehicle was a 96 Jeep Cherokee which I beat the hell out of. I want this as more of a towing rig for my atvs, just want to give it a small lift to fit some beefier tires.

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I wasn't looking for anything crazy. I don't do too much offroading anymore. My last vehicle was a 96 Jeep Cherokee which I beat the hell out of. I want this as more of a towing rig for my atvs, just want to give it a small lift to fit some beefier tires.

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With towing my setup does great. Highly recommend it. Oh also you can reuse the factory stut mounts on the new OME struts and springs. I think the ones I listed end up giving a little more lift Over stock ones.
 

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What did that kind of setup run you price wise? I can do all the work myself I just want a rough estimate. Thanks

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ive got 305 65 18 Nitto Terra grapplers on stock suspension set up. Pulled the front mud flaps to keep it from rubbing. Been toying with doing a slight lift to level it. Was given a set of 295 65 18 but haven't put them on yet. Little narrower but little taller so im afraid they well rub
 
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So
ive got 305 65 18 Nitto Terra grapplers on stock suspension set up. Pulled the front mud flaps to keep it from rubbing. Been toying with doing a slight lift to level it. Was given a set of 295 65 18 but haven't put them on yet. Little narrower but little taller so im afraid they well rub
how much is slight?