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Old 11-28-2011, 09:59 PM   #61
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Thanks that really helps i actually was kinda wondering. SO my stock tire is 265/70/16 if i change to a 265/75/16 on the same rims will i ahve any issues with rubbing??
I just barely put those size on with 0 offset rims and a TSB Leaf in the back, stock lift in the front. Rubbed on the front mudflaps only when turning. Took them off, no problems with rubbing
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265/75/16 should not rub the fender or flaps with stock wheels
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tire size calculator

I've always just used a tire calculator. There's another one that'll show you comparatively the difference in tire size.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:02 AM   #66
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The thread is meant for people to be able to understand what the numbers mean more so than just derive what size a particular tire is
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:41 PM   #67
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Thank you for sharing. I always forget this stuff
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:01 PM   #68
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I found this calculator on a vw parts site, I thought it was particularly handy for tire calculations and gear ratios

http://www.piersideparts.net/veedub/X-gearcalc.html

you just have to scroll down to see the calculator
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:52 PM   #69
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Sweet now I know. I still think I am going to leave it to the local tire and suspension experts to do what they do best lol. Still awesome detailed information, pretty easy to understand, thanks for the write up.
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I just tried the calculator and it wont let me use 31 x 10.5 x 15 as my current size.
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I just tried the calculator and it wont let me use 31 x 10.5 x 15 as my current size.
It's a metric tire size calculator
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Ok so what is the metric equivalent of 31 x 10.5 x 15 ?

31" is the outer diameter of the tire?

10.5" is the width of the tire?
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Ok so what is the metric equivalent of 31 x 10.5 x 15 ?

31" is the outer diameter of the tire?

10.5" is the width of the tire?
http://www.metrictireconversion.info...re-conversion/

Looks like 265/75/15
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Got it! Thanks.
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This is great info but complicated. if you go to the Cooper web site, they have a table that shows i.e. 265/65R17 equivelent in inches much easier than doing the math. I put 245/70R17 on for snow tires. Wanted to make sure the diameter was equivalent. checked the Cooper table and it told me that the '245' is 1/10th smaller and 1" narrower than the '265'.
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How about the specs for the rims on a truck?

Where do I find rim information? Is this embedded on the rim itself? For example, I want to know what my rims are made out of, and the name of the rim. Thanks for helping.
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Call a toyota dealer and give them your vin.
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Rim.info

Is that the only way to figure this out?
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