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75 or 70s

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by smokey662, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    I have a 2005 Taco 4 wheel drive tires on it are p245/75/17 can this truck run 70s it looks like 75s are close to upper control arm
     
  2. Nov 19, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    Welcome to TW. Are you sure they aren't 245/75/16's? That what my truck came with.

    The TRD sport's, which have 17's, come with 265/65/17's.


    At any rate, the biggest tire you can run on stock suspension is 265/75/16, or 265/70/17.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    yeah my mistake they are 16 and it has an old man emu coil overs and leaf springs in rear I think 265s will fit but suspension parts are real close to inside wall of tires on front
     
  4. Nov 19, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    wat?
    265s come stock on both TRD models, so they should fit. are you still running stock wheels?
     
  5. Nov 20, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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    yes still running stock steel wheels but wondering if 70 series wiil fit on stock rims without touching suspension parts and upper control arm want to paint my wheels black.
     
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    You can fit 265/75/16's with no issues.

    265/70/16's will fit easily. That's the stock size on the TRD offroad.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    I am in the exact same situation as you smokey. I have a 2011 Prerunner, that came with 245/75/16 and I have been mulling over getting the 265/70 or 265/75 series. From all the threads I have been reading in the last two days on this forum is that the 75s will fit, however depending on the type of tire you get (All Terrain/Mud terrain) you may encounter some rubbing on the mud flaps. From what I have gathered so far, it depends on how aggressive the tread is. I am looking into BFG AT so the tread is pretty aggressive.

    When going to discount tires website, they don't even provide the option to choose 265/75/16, when you choose the 2005+ Tacoma. That doesn't necessarily mean that they won't fit (quite the contrary according to the forum responses), but I do take into account that they may not be recommended by toyota or tire stores, for this specific truck.

    One of the things that I have learned through my research in the last few days is called load rating. Apparently the "load rating" (Pardon me if I am using the incorrect nomenclature) on the 265/75/16 only comes in E (At least at Americas Tire, for BFG All Terrains), yet it is recommended for our lighter trucks to get tires with a load rating of D which the 70 series do come in. I'm sure someone with more knowledge that myself on tires in these forums can correct me if I'm wrong, but apparently the ride will be smoother and the tire will be less heavy with tires of a load rating of D. The lighter the tires, the less the engine has to work, so you will have a bit more power and better MPG.

    I do understand that there are some other brand tires that DO make a 265/75/16 with a load rating of D, but I am really stuck on BFG All Terrains because everyone I talk to who has owned them loves them. I'm not a big risk taker.

    Anyway, that is all the information I have gathered so far, I hope that helps.
     
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    As you can see the tires need some work
     
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    I would recommend considering the Hankook Dynapro ATM's. I had them put on my truck a couple of weeks ago. Very aggressive tread and not a heavy tire. I got them at www.discounttiredirect.com. They're listed of $131.00 each but I called and got them to come down to $114.00 each. I had the BFG A/T's on my old Tacoma. They're a great tire but they're expensive and heavy as hell. The Hankook's are a lot cheaper and the "P" rated tire (or passenger) only weighs 6 lbs heavier than the stock Dunlops (245/75r16). So you're getting a bigger tire with very little weight impact. I only lost about .5 mpg.
     
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    im running 265/75R16s on TRD rims

    the stock 245/75R16s shouldnt be that close. Also, a 70series tire wont make a difference since that pertains to tire height not width. a 245/70 would be smaller diameter.


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