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2nd Gen Prerunner tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Backcountry Medic, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Dec 22, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    Backcountry Medic

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    So the 2nd Gen Prerunners have 245/75R16 which match the 4x4's 265/70R16's tire height of around 30.5 to 31 inches. I'm guessing that was toyota's approach to give a off road look to the prerunners. In my opinion they look too skinny for their height. Has anyone out their tried using like 255/70/16(30") or 255/65/16(29")?

    I'm thinking a slightly smaller/wider tire would increase performance, lower the gear ratio, and give better traction when towing (especially up the boat ramp)
     
  2. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    Not quite.

    SR5's get the 245/75/16's, even if they are 4x4's.

    TRD offroads get the 265/70/16's, even if they are preunners.


    You can run 265/75/16's (32's) on stock suspension. That's an extremely popular tire size on here.

    Going down to 30's would look pretty odd IMO.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    32" even with 4 cylinders? I already have a sluggish ride with my 2.7 since I have added extra weight, ie, leer cap, yakima boat rack, tow hitch, sub box etc.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    there are plenty of people on here running 33's on 4-cyls. I think I saw someone running 35's on a 4cyl as well.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    Wow, that's impressive for a 4 banger. So at what tire size do you need to change the gear ratio?
     
  6. Dec 22, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    I think some of the guys with 33's regear. I have a f-cyl so I'm not positive
     
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