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235/85R16s on Steelies

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by alextreme76, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Mar 20, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    alextreme76

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    Would 235/85R16's look stupid on stock steelies?
     
  2. Mar 20, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    Not only would they look stupid (sorry you asked), my opinion it will look like your driving a wagon with wooden wheels. That size tire is a service tire, mostly used on service or work trucks. You won't be doing your wonderful truck justice with that look. But of course this is only my opinion...

    You should use the tire calculator that's in the wheel section to see the difference between stock tires and this service tire.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/12697-tire-size-tool.html

    Rob
     
  3. Mar 20, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    I think that is a great size tire, not stupid at all. In many applications thinner is better, like driving in snow. You are however from Arizona and it does not appear from your signaturethat you are form the mountain part of the state.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    Stupid as Stupid does..... probably not many peoples first choice however If you like it.... thats all that really matters. Also they may be affordable and what you have could be a set of "maypops"... safer preceeds looks. However if the means are there... you might consider something a little wider.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    i was looking at BFG TA KOs in a 235/85R16...the truck has 245/75R16s stock

    so thats going from a 30 to realistically a 31ish and from a "9.65" to a "9.25" width

    BFG's size chart says its a 9.4" on 16x6.5 wheel.
    they are cheap as dirt at discout i think $163ea and 265/70R16 were $218ea
     
  6. Mar 21, 2009 at 12:51 AM
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    I got my Revos 265/75R16 for $165 each from Discount Tire... I'd look around, plenty of stores giving out deals in this economy, if you're looking at price, you'll be able to negotiate more than you think...

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  7. Mar 21, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    im going to be going from the 245/75R16 to teh 265/75R16 verry soon. the reasion is wider tire gives you more traction and also less tire flection while turning.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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  9. Mar 21, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    i dont think any smaller than 245/75/16's would look that good. Thats what i have on my SR5 and it drives me nuts how small they are and cant wait to get bigger and wider ones.
     
  10. Mar 21, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    235 85 = 10 ply=bad ride.
     
  11. Mar 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    if your worried about price use this website find size and price your looking to buy. My brother inlaw went to discount w/print out of price and size. Got tires for the price just added the cert. He got terra grapplers 285/75/16 for 540 plus cert to replace tire.
    http://www.discount-tires-2go.com/Discount_Tires_2Go.cfm
     
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