I am looking to replace my summer tires on my 2002 Tacoma TRD 4x4 (I use studded snow tires Nov 1 - March 30). I have been running Les Schwab Wild Country 265/70R16 tires in the summer.
Using the Yokohama Geolander A/T S tire for a tire size comparison
Tire size Tire Weight Tire Dia Tire Width P265/70R16 OWL 37 lbs 30.7" 8.3"
LT265/75R16 D 50 lbs 31.9" 8.3"
What effect will the heavier LT265/75R16 50 lb tires have (about 52 lbs extra weight assuming the tire weights shown above are correct) compare to the lighter 37 lb P265/70R16 tires other than gas miliage and possibly some rubbing on the frame? Does the rotation of a heavier wheel-tire have any vehicle stabilizing effect?
My reason for considering the heavier LT tire is for tire survival when driving on rocky logging roads in the Cascades of Washington State.
I have read many of the posts regarding tire sizes