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265/65-17 vs. 265/70-17

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by thor2, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Feb 21, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    thor2

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    Hello all,
    I am a new owner of a '09 pre runner with steelies. I got a hold of the 17" trd wheels which are normally fitted with 265/65-17s. I was wondering on the opinions of people who have put 70's on instead. Ride, comfort, handling. Also wanted to make sure there are no problems with rubbing, I know it is about an inch in height difference. Thanks for any help in my descision.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Being as the 70 series has a taller sidwall, it will have a beter ride. More compliant.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    Are there any rubbing issues?
     
  4. Feb 21, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Shouldnt be. The tires are the same width, and only going up 1" in height. You should be good.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    RoyB

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    i changed from 65s to 70s. pluses are more aggressive look, more tread on the road. minus is reduced gas mileage. no issues though.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    How much loss of miles. I did that swap to 70s and getting 14mpg is it normal. what tire pressure should I be running at ?
     
  7. Mar 6, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Add 3.4% to the milage from your ODO, then divide by the gallons consumed. Us ethe Chalk method to determine propper tire pressure.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    with the taller tire my odo is about a mile off every 25 miles now. However, my speedo is dead-on compared to the gps.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    run em at 35psi
     
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