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255/70/17 who's running them

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by lj973gm, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Nov 21, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    lj973gm

    lj973gm [OP] Sold it, dont miss it yet.

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    Just like everyone else I want a lil better mpg if possible and the 255 will be better in the Chicagoland snow.

    So I am planning on running some 255/70/17 instead. Drops the tire weight and tread footprint. I know it is not much but plan on doing all the little things I can to help out the mpg.

    On the plus side that size is pretty cheap for the revo 2's

    I was reading some build details and sigs with that size stated but could not find any pics, no luck searching on google either.

    Stock height is 30.6 and these are 31.1 so just a touch taller and a touch narrower.

    I know most run the 265/70/17.

    Please post up some front and side pics if you have any.

    TIA
     
  2. Nov 24, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    lj973gm [OP] Sold it, dont miss it yet.

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    Seen this in a few sig's anyone want to post up some pics.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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  4. Nov 25, 2011 at 5:58 AM
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    yeah what are you driving? i run 255-80-17 km2's and i love them i drive 70+ miles a day on the highway and wheel them......did my exhaust and snorkel at the same time as lift and tires and didnt loose mpgs.....
     
  5. Nov 25, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    I had BFG KM's in 255/70/17 for a while. I'm on my phone now so I can't post pics now, but I will in the morning
     
  6. Nov 26, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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    I am second gen.

    I just found it odd that it is a bit taller than stock and a little narrower but not one since pic on the net can get found with them on a 2nd gen tacoma.

    I can find the 255/75/17 all over but they are a 32" tire just like the 265/70/17

    I would go 255/75 but they weight in about 4lbs more per tire.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    I know in 16s, almost all 255s are E load so very heavy.
     
  8. Nov 26, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    I know the heights widths and weight of them. I have done alot of research on what I am looking for just looking to see some pics on a tacoma to get an idea if it is noticeable.

    Thanks
     
  10. Nov 26, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    Just go 255/75/17
     
  11. Nov 28, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    I ended up ordering some grabber AT2 in 255/70/17 for $600 to my door. Will have a buddy mount up.

    16/32 tread and weigh 39 pounds only. Should cut through the puddles and snow a little better since they are a touch narrower.

    Hoping it will keep MPG the same since they are barely taller and 1st gear is deep already it should.

    Being narrower should offset the all terrain tread pattern.

    As you can see I care about my mpg a good bit and is why I researched my tire so much before buying them. Did not want something like a highway tread for my truck.

    Doing some 5100 all around just waiting for them to get shipped. Likely go .85 at first and see how it sits. If I get the TSB I will 1.75
     
  12. Dec 7, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    lj973gm [OP] Sold it, dont miss it yet.

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    They are in transit to me. I will post up once I get them should be on in under a week.

    I ended up getting Hankook ATM since the grabbers are on national backorder in the size. General has not made them in the last 3-4 months and do not plan to for another 2-3 months they told me. They stated it is a supply and demand issue causing them not to be made.

    They only have two tires at their main warehouse. I was unable to find any at a retailer near me. I feel that is poor customer service that they advertise a product as part of their line but it is not available for a half of year maybe even longer.

    So I researched the hankook atm and it comes in at 37 pounds and gets good reviews on here and else where. Same size 255/70/17 but if you look at tread width it is almost on par with most other brands 265 width.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    lj973gm [OP] Sold it, dont miss it yet.

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    They only delivered 3 out of the 4.

    Not sure the reason. Should see the other one tomorrow I am guessing, or never
     
  14. Dec 8, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    Can't wait to see pics.... I've been doing exactly the same search- decent tread, low weight and maybe a touch narrower for winter use. Let us know!
     
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    bump for pics of 255 70 17
     
  16. Oct 15, 2014 at 4:26 PM
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    Not hating , just asking , why did you go 255/70/17 and not 255/75/17 Hankook ATm's ?

    EDIT : Nevermind

    3 year old thread is old
     
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    even if they are expired
     
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