Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Wheels & Tires

Notices

265 70R 16 Vs. 245 75R 16

Reply
 
* Tire Finding Tools Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2013, 06:34 AM   #1
otis24 [OP] otis24 is offline
Senior Member
otis24 is a splendid one to beholdotis24 is a splendid one to beholdotis24 is a splendid one to beholdotis24 is a splendid one to beholdotis24 is a splendid one to beholdotis24 is a splendid one to beholdotis24 is a splendid one to behold
 
otis24's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2012, #92402
Gender: Male
Posts: 451
otis24's Tacoma Gallery
265 70R 16 Vs. 245 75R 16

I'm thinking about replacing my General Grapper AW's that came on my truck. They do okay on the road and actually have been okay on dirt. Although, I haven't taken them on anything super slippery. I'm hesitant to air them down less than 25psi because it looks like a bit of the tire is riding on the sidewall and I'm not so sure how tough the sidewalls are on the General Grabber AW's.

In my opinion one of the downsides to the all terrain style tire I'm thinking of getting is that they weigh 15 pounds or more than my current tires. I'm not sure how much of an impact this will have on my mpg, but I'm sure it's not all that good. So I thought what if I get a narrower tire with a larger aspect ratio? The outside diameter is only slightly less, the width is .79" smaller.

This is what the tire calculator came up with



Will these fit on my 2003 Tacoma V6 TRD 4X4 stock rims? Does my reasoning make sense or should I just stick with the stock size? Also I have a minimal 2.5" lift via Bilstien 5100's a rear AAL.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 07:23 AM   #2
Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983
Pugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pugga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2010, #39131
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Posts: 27,337
Pugga's Tacoma Gallery
Make sure the tires you're looking at are compatable with the wheel width you have. Otherwise, at least for 2nd Gens, both of the tire sizes you listed are stock sizes. As long as the wheel isn't too wide for the 245 series tire, I see no reason why you can't go with that sized tire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 08:18 AM   #3
otis24 [OP] otis24 is offline
Senior Member
otis24 is a splendid one to beholdotis24 is a splendid one to beholdotis24 is a splendid one to beholdotis24 is a splendid one to beholdotis24 is a splendid one to beholdotis24 is a splendid one to beholdotis24 is a splendid one to behold
 
otis24's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2012, #92402
Gender: Male
Posts: 451
otis24's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pugga View Post
Make sure the tires you're looking at are compatable with the wheel width you have. Otherwise, at least for 2nd Gens, both of the tire sizes you listed are stock sizes. As long as the wheel isn't too wide for the 245 series tire, I see no reason why you can't go with that sized tire.

Good Point, I wasn't considering that not all tires are exactly the same even if they are the same size.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 01:42 AM   #4
Senior Member
DevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Feb 2010, #31952
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,911
DevL's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by otis24 View Post
I'm thinking about replacing my General Grapper AW's that came on my truck. They do okay on the road and actually have been okay on dirt. Although, I haven't taken them on anything super slippery. I'm hesitant to air them down less than 25psi because it looks like a bit of the tire is riding on the sidewall and I'm not so sure how tough the sidewalls are on the General Grabber AW's.

In my opinion one of the downsides to the all terrain style tire I'm thinking of getting is that they weigh 15 pounds or more than my current tires. I'm not sure how much of an impact this will have on my mpg, but I'm sure it's not all that good. So I thought what if I get a narrower tire with a larger aspect ratio? The outside diameter is only slightly less, the width is .79" smaller.

This is what the tire calculator came up with



Will these fit on my 2003 Tacoma V6 TRD 4X4 stock rims? Does my reasoning make sense or should I just stick with the stock size? Also I have a minimal 2.5" lift via Bilstien 5100's a rear AAL.
Please remember tire calculations are meaningless. One particular 245/75 could be taller than another 265/70. Look at actual sizes of the tires you are interested in.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
265/70/16 or 245/75/16 auart Wheels & Tires 5 05-04-2012 08:58 AM
Tires 245-75-16 VS. 265-70-16 fergman61 Wheels & Tires 1 05-24-2011 04:13 PM
Upgraded from 245/65/16 to 265/75/16 - Comparison Pics macjedi Wheels & Tires 8 11-25-2010 09:31 PM
3" Lift on stock 245/75R-16 hanaleitaco 2nd Gen. Tacomas 6 10-18-2010 06:22 PM
For Sale (4) 245/75R/16 plus wheels v1perone Buy / Sell / Trade 2 03-31-2008 06:30 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.