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275/70/16 -or- 265/70/16

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Troyton, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Troyton

    Troyton [OP] Well-Known Member

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    With a 3 inch lift, and stock tires painted black, should i go with 275/70/16 or 265/70/16 ? I do not like a truck with an uneven look. The tires should look good with the lift. Please, I need suggestions.
     
  2. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Who makes a 275/70/16 ?
     
  3. jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Why not 265/75/16? 265/70/16 should be stock size for an OR.
     
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    265/70 or 265/75 and 285 would be a lot easier to find than a 275 size tire.... I kinda had the same reaction as OZ-T did
     
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I have 275/70/17 , haven't seen 275/70/16 though
     
  6. Troyton

    Troyton [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok, what exactly does the 75 or 70 stand for?
     
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    Width of tire in metric
     
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    Not width, aspect ratio. (height)
     
  9. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    To help you understand tire sizes a little better here's a quick lesson.
    For an example we'll use a fairly common tire size for trucks with a 3" lift, a 285/70/R17.

    We'll first label the parts as follows:
    285/70/R17
    _^__^__^
    _A__B___C

    A- This is the width of the tire in millimeters. The conversion is 1"= 25.4mm so for our example: 285/25.4= 11.22" width.

    B- This part is the "aspect ratio" of the tire and is a relation of the tire's width to the sidewall height of the tire. In our example it's '70'. This means the sidewall height is 70% (.70 in calculation) of the width of the tire. That means the sidewall height is:

    11.22 x .70= 7.85"
    BUT there is a 'sidewall' both above and below your wheel when measuring height, so you must multiply this by 2 when calculating the tire's overall height.

    C- This third piece is simply your rim size. So, for a final calculation of a tire's size, you add this to the total from part B.
     
  10. jtav2002

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    Its the height of the sidewall if you're talking the middle number.

    EDIT: oz beat me with a much more thorough explanation haha.
     
  11. OZ-T

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    will a set of dick cepek 16x8 with 265x70x16 tires fit on a 2012 Tacoma prerunner sr5 without rubbing?? really needing to know???

    rim specs are
    16x8
    4 backspace
    -12 offset

    ??????????????????????????????????
     
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