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Old 07-12-2014, 07:52 AM   #1
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2011 regular cab stock 5 lug replacing tires soon

Hey guys,

I have a 2011 regular cab 5spd 2wd tacoma with stock suspension and my original Dunlop's (215/70/15) are on their last legs. I'm looking to get a bigger tire while keeping my stock 15 inch wheels and I dont want to cut out the black box. From what I've searched 235/75/15 is the biggest tire I can run stock. Is this correct?

I dont offroad, and 99% of my driving is on pavement. I'm just looking to beef up my truck a little bit without adding additional wear/stress on other components of my truck.

Is it true that bilsten 5100's wont fit on the 5 lug? Was thinking of adding them to the front to add a little room for a slightly bigger tire

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Welcome to TW, Gators...

There's another option worth considering, and that's to go with a larger wider rim combined with a wider lower aspect ratio tire, so that the outside wheel diameter remains the same as your stock rims and tires.

Larger wheel diameter robs power because it's the equivalent of gearing the truck higher since for every rotation of the wheel you travel further. Also, your speedometer and odometer will no longer be accurate.

I wanted to retain the stock wheel diameter and yet run wider rims and tires on my street driven only Taco...

...so I went from 215/70/15 stock tires on 15"x6" rims...

...to 235/60/16 tires on 16"x7" rims.

And they work great.






The truck handles nicely in the corners, and the speedo and odo retain their accuracy.

60 series tires also have another advantage. There are many low rolling resistance, energy efficient, long lasting, high mileage ones to choose from. I'm running Yokohama YK580's. They're really quiet and smooth and are warranted for 60,000 miles.


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I also plan on getting 235/75/15 when my 215/70/15 wear out. I would like to get some more ground clearance and keep the stock wheels. With the stock tires, I have about 6" ground clearance, I can barely fit under the vehicle to change the oil.
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I replaced my 15" factory steel wheels and Dunlops with 16" Titanium Apex wheels and BF Goodrich tires. They were shipped to my door already mounted and balanced. 2008-newer Tacomas have TPMS so you will have to get sensors (available through and installed by Tire Rack). Your Toyota dealer and most mechanics will be able to program the sensors. I believe 16" wheels are the largest you can fit on a 2WD 5-lug Tacoma without modification.
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Wheel size is only a concern with offset and width. You could put anything over a 15 on so long as the tire and wheel clear. A heads up, many "truck" tires rub the caliper, but many 5x4.5 import car wheels fit.
With no lift and the black boxes out I think 31 inch tires are the max....?
The measurements to look for are offset of - 40mm, hub of 60.1mm and 5 x 114.3 for your wheels.
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