Just wanted to know if anyone has recalculated their rig after installing new (bigger) tires? If so how? I went to the Nissan dealership and they said don't get bigger tires and thats pretty much all that was said.
Would you agree on that tire size muzikman? I like the size of mine, but I just don't think our front end is up to it.
It would omit the warranty worry, some smashing and cutting of the fender, and possibly buying a spare also. (I'll bet the stock spare would be fine, someone add) Plus the geometry, and the handling and mileage. Dawg! I talked myself into it! Anyone want a set of 285 75 16's on 8" Predator al. Rims? Set of 5! JK.
Unless I blow another front diff and they don't fix it under warranty I'll continue to run 285's. I don't think the extra 1" (both width and height) makes all that much different.
I think the front diff problem has more to do with the type of tread over the actual size (in our case). I think the extra bite from the MT puts more stress on the diff / axles than the few extra pounds of the larger tires.
If you know anyone with a GPS receiver, it's easy.
On my old Pathfinder, I used the GPS receiver's Speed display, and made notes of the actual speed when the speedodometer read 30, 40, etc.
For the summer tires I used, the speedometer was high by about 3%, but for the smaller sized winter tires, it was high by 10%.
On my 06 X OR with the stock tires, the difference between the speedometer and the GPS-measured speed is not even worth bothering about.
I did my GPS speed measurements on flat roads, but it will be 'close enough' even on hills. I also once asked a police officer who was setup with laser radar to check my speed, and his result was the same as my GPS.
I go off roading much as i can and i'm running 34's ltb's!!!
Never had a problem with the diffs. Mines a SE too, might be a issue
with your drive train. Well if u break another diff i'll sell u mine
front and rear. Doing SAS in december. www.allprooffroad.com. for a tacoma SAS kit.
It has IFS swap, and has the same kinda setup pony boy did with
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Thats the place u buy it from. I'm doing the work myself.
I'm a farm boy i'm use to working on vehicles. I just can't
make drive shafts or align it. :drunken:
I got 2 axles i'll be picking up late october.
Dana 44 front and rear. The setup for the kit is same as the X
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