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02 TRD rim width?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by dick22, May 21, 2012.

  1. May 21, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    dick22

    dick22 [OP] New Member

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    I'm thinking of putting LT245/75R16E or LT265/75R16E tires on my 02 TRD OFFROAD, but the vehicle appears to have 8.5" wide rims, and the LT tire specs say 7-8" rims.
    Any thoughts on this. I'm looking to maintain or slightly increase ground clearance, drive on snow, ice, and some muddy rutty roads.
     
  2. May 21, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now
    i think factory is either 7 or 8..not 8.5
     
  3. May 21, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now
    and e range tires will ride like a brick on your rig.
     
  4. May 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    I'm running e tires on 1st Gen TRDs (16x7 with 4.5" BS) and they work great! Don't inflate to max preasure do the chalk test for propper preasure.

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  5. May 28, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    dick22

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    Thank you. My current tires were on the TRD when I bought it and are LT265/75R16C Liberator, unbranded but made by Uniroyal according to the DOT#. They have 11/32s tread left but are so wide they slide all over icy roads in eastern Idaho where I live. I'm now thinking of LT235/85R16's which are available only in e's. My wheels are stock 16x7 JJ's.

    The other day at a Les Schwab tire shop I was told for proper balancing those wheels require a balancing machine adaptor which few tire shops have. They balanced the tires and I will be driving 450 miles this week, so I'll see how they do.
     
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