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16" vs 17" wheels: pros and cons?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Soccer Mom, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Nov 11, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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    jeff b

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    THIS! More tire always better but whatever blows your hair back.
     
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  2. Nov 11, 2016 at 3:48 PM
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    It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas.
    16s ate too small for some UCAs and the brake caliper will knock off weights if they are in the wrong place
     
  3. Nov 11, 2016 at 3:52 PM
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  4. Nov 11, 2016 at 3:56 PM
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    Lol, its a brotakeover
     
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  5. Nov 12, 2016 at 6:33 AM
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    Depends on how big the tire is lol 40s wrapped around 20s would be cushy
     
  9. Nov 12, 2016 at 8:39 AM
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    He's saying with certain 16s, they won't clear the brake caliper or certain UCAs. Most ones do though
     
  10. Nov 12, 2016 at 9:06 AM
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    17's are fine. It's all just personal preference. IMG_7469.jpg
     
  11. Nov 13, 2016 at 5:29 AM
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    I have not done the math and will assume both offroad and sport tires are the same height. This means the speedometer reading is the same regardless of the tire being used. The offroad tire has a higher percentage of rubber in height so it has more flexibility...better for bumps. The sport has a lower percentage of rubber in height so it has less flexibility...better for turning quickly as it limits the truck's lean.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2016 at 5:35 AM
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    Don't even worry about the different characteristics between 16" vs 17" wheels. You won't be able to tell the difference. Tire selection is far more important. Get the proper tire in the proper load rating, regardless of 16" or 17" rim size.
     
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    IMG_2495.jpg 0 issues with 17s. Really just personally preference on what size you wanna run. But there are more options with 17s i.e. Load ratings and wheels options. Noticed that in the pass few years offroad wheel companies have started slowly swaying away from 16" wheels for some reason
     
  14. Nov 13, 2016 at 6:03 AM
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    Cant mall crawl as good, need smaller sidewalls to get over that last tall speed bump and safely into the Starbucks parking lot! Lol
     
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    I went with 17's for the cheaper tires I was looking at. Similar sidewall profile compared to factory wheel/tire setup.
     
  16. Nov 14, 2016 at 12:40 PM
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    I have 16" now but going with 17" for the next step with SCS wheels. Longer wait for 16". Trying to decide which tire to pair with them.
     
  17. Nov 14, 2016 at 1:31 PM
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    Body roll is more influenced by your suspension set up rather than tires. You swap a Sport's tire/wheels over to an OR and it's still going to have the same amount of body roll as before.
     
  19. Nov 14, 2016 at 1:40 PM
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    thanks going with bronze ray 10's not available on that thread but nice to know. May just stick with 17 but keep debating on 16. Going for the truck to be setup for offroad but will not see heavy use.
     
  20. Nov 14, 2016 at 1:41 PM
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    I did the opposite of you and switched from 17s to the 16s SCS. LOVE the 16s paired with a 285. Looks real mean with all that sidewall.
     
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