I have a stock '11 TRD Sport with 265-70-17s.
I live in Canada with lots of unpredictable weather and drive a fair bit on secondary/coastal roads in the winter. I've been researching Nokians for a while now and it seems like they make great winter tires.
I'm considering getting Nokian Hakkapeliita LT which is a 10 ply tire.
My other option is a Nokian Hakkapeliita 5 SUV which comes studded from the factory with square carbide tips. Apparently, this tire is very good.
I plan on doing some light offroading and sometimes towing a trailer. I'm not sure whether to go for the LT or the Hakka 5.
I suspect that the LT, with it's higher PSI will result in a stiffer, noisier ride.
Any suggestion or feedback?
Also, I'd like to put on 265-70-17s for a slightly bigger tire. Other than throwing off my speedometer by roughly 3%, is there any difference I could expect from bigger tires on a stock suspension?