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265/75R16 or stock 265/70R16 help

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by x67934, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Dec 2, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    x67934

    x67934 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have searched and read a lot and cannot seem to come up with a consensus. First off I have no intentions of ever lifting my tacoma when I get it. I know I am going to replace the tires shortly after getting it though. i am currently running LT265/75R16 Load D BFG AT K/Os on my nissan Xterra and I love these tires.

    I want to get a set of the BFG AT KOs for my Tacoma, but I am not sure what size to get for a no lifted, probably never going to be lifted truck.

    265/75R16
    Pros
    bigger looks better
    may correct speedo
    cheaper
    could possible transfer from Xterra to tacoma(good tread life)

    Cons
    Cannot find where D load rating is still available E load loses severe snow rating
    heavier (less mpg)
    may rub on mud flaps
    may look too big without lift

    265/70R16 (stock)\
    Pros
    Lighter
    Load D available
    will not rub
    Better mpg

    Cons
    more expensive
    looks
     
  2. Dec 2, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    265/75/16 will not rub on stock wheels/suspension. MANY on here are running 265/75/16 stock...or the 265/70/17 equivalent
     
  3. Dec 2, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    x67934

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    I understand many people are running the larger size, however some complain of loss of power, 3mpg drops in fuel economy and rubbing on mud flaps. I would also guess that many of those running the upsized tires are running Load range D or lower and I can only find Load E in the BFG AT KOs, which would be way over kill. Can anyone confirm or deny whether BFG is still offering this size in the D load range, If i need to go to a E to upsize then I think that would be a deal breaker for me.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    u are not going to lose 3 mpgs on going up one inch in height on a tire....even if they are heavy BFG's. i lost 3 on mine after ALL my mods and running 285/75/16s
     
  5. Dec 2, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    mr2crazed

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    I'm interested in this topic as well. My Dunlops will be needing replacement next year and would like a larger tire. As of now I have the stock 245/75 16 on my stock Prerunner. I also don't really plan on lifting it at this time.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    x67934

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    Good to know, can anyone confirm whether or not I can still get the LT 265/75 R16 BFG AT KO in Load D or is that discontinued? Thanks
     
  7. Dec 2, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    tirerack only shows an E. may have to check some other online tire places
     
  8. Dec 2, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    Also interested in this topic.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2009 at 10:57 PM
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    BFGoodrich does not have them listed on their site anymore either, so I am afraid I will have to stay with the stock size. Load E would be way to stiff for mostly on road use not to mention heavy.

    Can anyone comment on perceived power loss due to the larger tires?
     
  10. Dec 2, 2009 at 10:59 PM
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    i lost around 3mpg going from the stock 245/75 (same as 265/70) to 265/75.
    i also have the 2.7L so the change may not be as pronounced on the v6.
     
  11. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:10 PM
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    wat?
    the 1" in width from the 245 to the 265 puts a hurtinng on it...same as 265 to 285. did you also take into consideration that ur odometer is now off from stock?
     
  12. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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    *shrug* im just going by what my scangauge/fuelly tell me
     
  13. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:42 PM
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    wat?
    i think that even w/ the scangauge u have to input the larger tire size to get the correct readouts for the mileage you are actually getting. i go by my GPS that shows correct speed and mileage via sats and if i get 300 miles to the tank on the ODO, i'm actually getting around 330
     
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    I believe the OP was talking about tires making contact with the mud flaps not the suspension. I believe some members have had very minor issues while using certain brands of tires. I think some members have said they would rub the mudflaps fully cranked left or right while in reverse perhaps?? I could be wrong though.
     
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    after i wear out the crappy tires that came with my 2013 i think they are 265 70 16 i am gonna prolly go with bfg mt2 or mebbe tsl's i know tsl's are great off road wondering how they do on highway
     
  16. Oct 16, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    I'm running Bfg A/T 275/70-16 it is in the middle of the both tires you are thinking about buying. It is what I found to be the best of both worlds. They do not rub and look great and mpgs stayed the same . Hope this helps
     
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