2.5" SAW, Total Chaos Long Travel Front / Spider Trax control arms, OME N86 Shocks, 891 Coils rear
V6 / 5spd / 4.88 / rear e-locker / front air locker
Beadlocked stock 16X7 alloy wheels now measure 16x8
315/75/16LT Goodyear MT/R Radial Tires @ 36PSI X 4 (street), 5-15PSI X 4 (off road)
Fitment Problems: significant rubbing rear lower corner of front fenderwell, had to cut out 1" then reweld seam to give clearance. No rubbing issues in the rear, except for the stock SR5 flare that I needed to cut the lower front part off. Added an 1 1/2" RB BL to help with tire clearance.
On Road: Better than stock handling, highway noise is moderate to high, good high speed (90 mph) handling, with 18 psi @ 60 mph handling was very stable, unlike my stock rims & BFG AT's with 20 psi they were very wobbly.
Off Road: Excellent overall tire off road, at lower pressures conforms to rock surfaces uniformly, sidewalls have no deep cuts or pinches, bead has stayed intact obviously, no significant mud testing.
Overall: Edit*(04/18/04) I'm still surprised on how well they have held up, haven't needed to re-balance them yet. My Initial balancing took 2.70, 4.25, 4.50, & 4.75 oz of lead. Not bad considering my BFG AT's took quite a bit more and several trips back to the shop, before it was done right. I haven't taken them off yet to put my other set of tire for street driving.
06/26/04; Don't drive through heavy brush out in the dezert! I ended up poking a branch through the inner sidewall(upper treaded portion) Besides that the tires have held up very well. For the street, I'm still running 36 PSI, for the easier trails 18 PSI, on the rocks 13 PSI, but I may go lower if needed. I was told that at max pressure, they are quieter on the street, I'll test this and give an update.
Update; None of the bolts holding the beadlocks ever came loose, Climbing rocks, 10 to 12 psi worked the best. For gas mileage on the street, I'm running 40 psi, no noticable reduction in noise, but you do feel the bumps more. I can go higher, since the tires are rated for 50 psi, but I'm sure the ride would be even rougher as well. Last few outings have chunked the tires, also lost the front wheel weights, but since I wrote down the amount it was easily replaced. I have yet to re-balance them, still riding smooth at speed.
99 SR5 4Runner Highlander 5spd V6 4WD e-locker
Edited by BruceTS (08/18/04 09:25 PM)