Should i put a 38" or 44" mud tires on an 85 Toyota Pickup 4X4? And how much lift would i need on them?

I was thinking of putting 38 and then i thou gt it would look sexier with 44 on it not sure help me thanks

3 Responses to Should i put a 38" or 44" mud tires on an 85 Toyota Pickup 4X4? And how much lift would i need on them?

  1. Sunny October 21, 2010 at 5:31 am #

    I wouldn’t go 44".
    Even 38" is a lot.
    An 85 Toyota pickup doesnt have near enough power without some major engine modifications, or crazy gearing to turn those wheels. It barely had 100HP NEW, not to mention 24 years of abuse on it.

    Also you should upgrade the brakes..Its going to stop like crap.

    Your going to need a pretty big lift and some crazy ass gearing to make it worthwhile.

    With a 3" lift you can just clear 33" tires. So your going to need an 8-10 inch lift to fit 38"s. and a ridiculous 14-18" lift to clear 44"s. Your also going to contribute to extreme instability of the vehicle. I dont even think anyone makes anywhere near that big. Most I found are 5" or smaller.

    A 85 Toyota truck is not meant for 33"+ Tires. It doesnt have the motor, gearing or braking system to do it safely.

  2. John Cipolletti October 21, 2010 at 5:31 am #

    I need to know if you are attempting suicide? Because, raising your vehicle above the stable gravity point is setting yourself for a rollover. And of course, you probably don’t have a roll bar or a double point seat harness like the pros use. At least have a good insurance policy so if you are paralyzed by the flip, you’ll have plenty of money to take care of you! Oh, driving a monster truck design is so passé.

  3. Matt M October 21, 2010 at 5:31 am #

    get a 12" suspension lift the do a 3" body lift you should clear 44’s also change the gearing to like 5.75 front and rear this should get you but keep in mind you brake upgrades ua well the motor will pull the tires with the right gears you may even have to go with 6.10 gear but it will work