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15's to 18's

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by danb86, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Jun 23, 2008 at 7:58 PM
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    danb86

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    Just picked up new '09 Access Cab this morning and want to go from my stock 15" rims to 18" Pro Comp 8179's. Tires from stock 215/70 15's to 265/60 18's. Tire diameter from just under 27" to 30.5".

    I'd appreciate a little insight on whether I can do this w/out lifts/spacers/etc.

    I've read through many threads and keep reading conflicting accounts...

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. Jun 23, 2008 at 10:41 PM
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    First we need to know what model truck you have? 2wd or 4wd?


    If it is 4x4 It should work... My DC SPORT 4x4 came with 265 65 17 stock which would be the same heigth as the 18's you want to run....
     
  3. Jun 23, 2008 at 10:48 PM
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  4. Jun 24, 2008 at 1:29 AM
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    Remember the 3.31 diff ratio, and be easy on the clutch. I'm sure Toyota will not replace it under warranty upon seeing the 30.5" tires.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2008 at 10:29 AM
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    tjdriscoll

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    so which tires did you end up getting. I'm curious to find out because I too am looking to upgrade my 15's to 18's
     
  6. Jun 30, 2008 at 10:31 AM
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    I didn't know any taco's came with 15's.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2008 at 11:16 AM
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    The wheels are going to be Pro Comp series 8179 - 17's as the 18's don't come in the lug pattern.

    Tires are Geolander H/T-s (the G052 series) for semi-low profile all year use. I'm going with 245/65 17's which will up tire diameter almost 3" and fill out the wheel well a bit.

    Pics after it's set up as I'm on a boat in Nantucket for another week...
     
  8. Jun 30, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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  9. Jun 30, 2008 at 3:27 PM
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    getting there....
    its probably one of the 5 lug "mini's"....or an x-runner.......although, i thought the x came with bigger wheels, so its probably a mini.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2008 at 4:00 PM
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    x's come with 18"s.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    5 lug mini...
     
  12. Jun 30, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    i was thinking that........
     
  13. Jun 30, 2008 at 5:26 PM
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    Nice looking ones at that. Easy to clean, unlike the OR wheels.

    Damn, I hit 300 posts. :rockband:
     
  14. Jun 30, 2008 at 5:30 PM
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    yeah....the or wheels have those little spaces that can be a beeotch to clean.
     
  15. Aug 4, 2008 at 7:50 AM
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    Do you have any results about the 245/65/ 16 you put on your truck? I am looking at doing the exact thing on my truck. Can't decide between 17's or 18's and tire size. I think that I want to keep the narrowist tire possible for the gas mileage. But I want a higher ride than the stock 215/75 15. Can you post some pictures?
     
  16. Aug 6, 2008 at 8:40 PM
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    yeah my regular cab 08 came with 15's and firestone all weather tires. it looks really crappy
     
  17. Aug 6, 2008 at 9:11 PM
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    Why would he need to trim anything? I have an 05 DC 2wd with 20's. 265/50/20. No trimming was ever done. I never have any rubbing.


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