My 07 double cab 4x4 4.0l v6 trd offroad is coming up for tires and thinking about either 285/75/16's or 255/85/16's (depends on if I want to spend money on wheels). I have already done toytec aal in back and lifted 2.5" in front.
My truck currently has 265/70/16's and typically does fine towing my 16' utility trailer with quads or my 6x12 enclosed trailer at around 10-12mpg with plenty of power to spare. I do tow often (almost every weekend) and usually for long distances.
I have been on the fence for awhile of moving up to a tundra or going with a 3/4ton just because I have worked my tacoma pretty hard. I just really like the sportiness of the tacoma and the fact I get 17-19mpg driving around in my current setup. I have pulled everything from scrap iron to a compact utility tractor to several motorcycles to cars.
Just wondering if the truck feels gutless with the stock 3:73 gears towing these type of loads? What type of fuel mileage are you getting? Or do I come back to reality and go with 265/75/16's to satisfy the need for larger tires? I know it sucks, what looks cool usually doesn't mean practical. What is practical usually isnt as cool....... Any opinions out there with a set up similar to mine?