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275/65R18 could fit on stock height Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jpwarrior, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 11, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    Not really much info in 275/65R18 M/T on the Taco so I thought I would share my opinion and hopefully others will chime in.

    A 265/75R16 and a 265/70R17 are the largest "non-rub" tires that can go on the 2nd Gen. Tacoma (so I've read and have been told).

    A 275/65R18 is basically a 32.5"x11". So, a 275/65R18 is really 1" wider (1/2" on each side) and 1/2" taller (1/4" on the top and then bottom).

    These could possibly fit with maybe some trimming here and there. Worst case sinerio you'll need a leveling kit or some billies 5100 to kick up the front just a tad bit.

    Im posting this for the guyz/galz that are interested in running some 18's with A/T or M/T. I know that most of you "Off Roaders" will chime in and say stick with 17's or 16's.

    Please share your knowledge. Also, rim spacing might be an issue here.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    Hahaha, not that popular of a thread. Either there are 30,000 threads talking about 18's and I missed it or, they are just un-desireable.

    Moving on.....I just got a PM from one member who has 265/65R18 and he states that he does not rub but its close.

    I looked at the tire calc and the difference between 265/65R18 and the 275/65R18 is about .25 (1/4") on the top and bottom and .20 (less than 1/4") on each side for width.

    These have got to fit! Worse case sinerio a little trimming of the fender plastic and the body cab mount. 4wheel parts in Oakland CA will do the body cab mount MOD on both sides for $180. Thats not bad at all.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    I was looking at some 18" wheels for sale on Craigslist with 275/65s on his Tacoma and I ask him how they fit. He said he had to get a 3" lift to get them to work without rubbing. It may have been his offset though.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    I have a 2009 stock TRD Offroad pkg 2WD truck. I have 18" 4Runner Limited wheels with 265/60 18" tires. I've had no problems and haven't noticed any rubbing.

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  5. Jan 12, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    But a 265/60 is a 30.5" tire compared to a 275/65 which is 32.1". A 265/60/18 is 1/10 of an inch shorter than the factory size 265/65/17 on my truck.
     
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    I ran 265/65/18's at stock height with no issues and no trimming. That's the 18" equivalent of 265/75/16 and 265/70/17.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    Yea, I've been searching for M/T and 265/65R18 is almost non-existant but mud terrains are available in 275/65R18 and there are plenty to choose from.

    Unless you guys know of a 265/65R18 M/T???
     
  8. Jan 14, 2011 at 4:45 AM
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    Terra Grapplers 275/65/18 on 2.5" lift. No rub/no trimming..I would be shocked if these fit without a lift.

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  9. Jan 18, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    Hey guys, I'm a newb here but I've been searching and reading this forum for a couple of years now. Anyhow, I had seen this truck around town several times and was curious about his setup. Then I ran into the guy in a parking lot one day and asked him about it. He's running 275/65/18 Revo 2's on stock 18" 4Runner wheels with no rubbing at stock height. But the stock 4Runner wheels have a different offset and backspace than most aftermarket wheels and is likely why it works.

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/revo 18s tacoma/jvogler6/07Tacoma001.jpg
     
  10. Jan 18, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    I've got 285/65/18 BFG AT KOs with 1" leveling kit in front, stock in back and some trimming of the front splash guards and no mud flaps. No rubbing as it is now.
     
  11. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Nice! I was strongly under the impression that if one were to run 275/65R18's that a little lifting in the front just might do it.

    What is your offset and Back Space?

    Thanx
     
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    By the way, what is your Backspace and Offset?

    Thanx
     
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    Billies @ 2.5", 1.5" Rear lift, 18" 4Runner Ltd Wheels, 275/65 Revo's.
    I also ran the 18" 4Runner Limited wheels with 275/65 Revo 1's with no lift and no rubbing. I even kept the mud flaps. I kept it that way for a couple of years.

    The 4Runner wheels are 7.5" wide and have something like 5.5" or 5.75" backspacing. I believe they are the same as the stock 17" sport wheels and 16" wheels.

    Backspacing will make all the difference for this tire size though. I put a 2.5" lift in the front and added 1.25" wheel spacers and they rubbed just a little bit.
     
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    Unfortunately I'm not sure. The wheels are MKW M28 wheels for as much as that helps but they came with the truck so I don't have the specs on them. Just did a little googling to see if I could find some specs but they appear to be discontinued and I didn't have any luck. In 18" I found 18x8.5 for width but no other measurements. Sorry, when I rotate tires I'll try to measure them.
     
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    I had to do a good amount of trimming to fit my 285/65/18 Nitto Terra Grapplers even with a 3" lift..
     
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    ouwee...i just puchased exact tires 285/65/18 for my taco...
     
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    Looks like the key on fitting a 275/65R18 is to have a narrow wheel. That 4Runner 18" wheel is pretty narrow. That is whats allowing the 275's to fit with no rubbing. Most after market 18's are mainly 8" or 9" wide. I haven't done much reasearch yet on a narrow 18 but there might be a few out there. The 4Runner wheels look pretty good. Chroming, powdercoating or painting will help get the look one might be going for but as far a width at stock height this might be one of only a few options out there. Need to find the EXACT offset and backspace on these 4Runner 18's though in order to compare with others online. There might even be some Nissan or Lexus SUV or Truck wheels that will fit as well. Im going to look some more tonight.
     
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    Just my 2 cents I guess. Bought my stock 07 DCSB TRD Sport back in July and it came with the TRD 18" wheels with 275/55/18s Michelin Cross Terrains. I have since been wanting to go to a more all-terrain type tire but have trouble finding any in a similar size. I'm still new to the Tacoma World so any ideas are appreciated.
     
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