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Old 12-02-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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265/75R16 or stock 265/70R16 help

I have searched and read a lot and cannot seem to come up with a consensus. First off I have no intentions of ever lifting my tacoma when I get it. I know I am going to replace the tires shortly after getting it though. i am currently running LT265/75R16 Load D BFG AT K/Os on my nissan Xterra and I love these tires.

I want to get a set of the BFG AT KOs for my Tacoma, but I am not sure what size to get for a no lifted, probably never going to be lifted truck.

265/75R16
Pros
bigger looks better
may correct speedo
cheaper
could possible transfer from Xterra to tacoma(good tread life)

Cons
Cannot find where D load rating is still available E load loses severe snow rating
heavier (less mpg)
may rub on mud flaps
may look too big without lift

265/70R16 (stock)\
Pros
Lighter
Load D available
will not rub
Better mpg

Cons
more expensive
looks
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265/75/16 will not rub on stock wheels/suspension. MANY on here are running 265/75/16 stock...or the 265/70/17 equivalent
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I understand many people are running the larger size, however some complain of loss of power, 3mpg drops in fuel economy and rubbing on mud flaps. I would also guess that many of those running the upsized tires are running Load range D or lower and I can only find Load E in the BFG AT KOs, which would be way over kill. Can anyone confirm or deny whether BFG is still offering this size in the D load range, If i need to go to a E to upsize then I think that would be a deal breaker for me.
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u are not going to lose 3 mpgs on going up one inch in height on a tire....even if they are heavy BFG's. i lost 3 on mine after ALL my mods and running 285/75/16s
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I'm interested in this topic as well. My Dunlops will be needing replacement next year and would like a larger tire. As of now I have the stock 245/75 16 on my stock Prerunner. I also don't really plan on lifting it at this time.
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u are not going to lose 3 mpgs on going up one inch in height on a tire....even if they are heavy BFG's. i lost 3 on mine after ALL my mods and running 285/75/16s
Good to know, can anyone confirm whether or not I can still get the LT 265/75 R16 BFG AT KO in Load D or is that discontinued? Thanks
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Good to know, can anyone confirm whether or not I can still get the LT 265/75 R16 BFG AT KO in Load D or is that discontinued? Thanks
tirerack only shows an E. may have to check some other online tire places
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BFGoodrich does not have them listed on their site anymore either, so I am afraid I will have to stay with the stock size. Load E would be way to stiff for mostly on road use not to mention heavy.

Can anyone comment on perceived power loss due to the larger tires?
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u are not going to lose 3 mpgs on going up one inch in height on a tire....even if they are heavy BFG's. i lost 3 on mine after ALL my mods and running 285/75/16s
i lost around 3mpg going from the stock 245/75 (same as 265/70) to 265/75.
i also have the 2.7L so the change may not be as pronounced on the v6.
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i lost around 3mpg going from the stock 245/75 (same as 265/70) to 265/75.
i also have the 2.7L so the change may not be as pronounced on the v6.
the 1" in width from the 245 to the 265 puts a hurtinng on it...same as 265 to 285. did you also take into consideration that ur odometer is now off from stock?
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the 1" in width from the 245 to the 265 puts a hurtinng on it...same as 265 to 285. did you also take into consideration that ur odometer is now off from stock?
*shrug* im just going by what my scangauge/fuelly tell me
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*shrug* im just going by what my scangauge/fuelly tell me
i think that even w/ the scangauge u have to input the larger tire size to get the correct readouts for the mileage you are actually getting. i go by my GPS that shows correct speed and mileage via sats and if i get 300 miles to the tank on the ODO, i'm actually getting around 330
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265/75/16 will not rub on stock wheels/suspension. MANY on here are running 265/75/16 stock...or the 265/70/17 equivalent
I believe the OP was talking about tires making contact with the mud flaps not the suspension. I believe some members have had very minor issues while using certain brands of tires. I think some members have said they would rub the mudflaps fully cranked left or right while in reverse perhaps?? I could be wrong though.
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after i wear out the crappy tires that came with my 2013 i think they are 265 70 16 i am gonna prolly go with bfg mt2 or mebbe tsl's i know tsl's are great off road wondering how they do on highway
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Bfg 275/70-16

I'm running Bfg A/T 275/70-16 it is in the middle of the both tires you are thinking about buying. It is what I found to be the best of both worlds. They do not rub and look great and mpgs stayed the same . Hope this helps
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