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A Stretch to Have 245 tires on a Reg. Cab?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by aggiepack, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Sep 21, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    aggiepack

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    Hey guys. So I went to America's Tires hoping to get some bigger tires on my 17 in rims the other day. After reading and doing some research the night before I thought that I would be able to fit 255s on, but 245s for sure. However, the guy at America's Tires said otherwise, saying that if I put 245s on they would run against the side wall. Needless to say I'm still stuck with my 225s.

    So was he right, or was he wrong? I'd love to get some bigger tires on, but I also don't want to make a mistake. Would installing a 3 inch readylift help this problem at all?


    I've got a 2008 4x2 regular cab tacoma
     
  2. Sep 21, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    wat?
    i'm guessing you have a 5 lugger reg cab and not a prerunner?
     
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    yeah, unfortunately I've got the regular non-badass stock truck =P

    thanks for the link bjmoose! how do you think it would look with a 2.5" -3" lift? or should I just skip it.
     
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    Lifting is a hassle and I don't recommend it to anyone who's on the fence about doing it.

    Not all trucks have to be high in the air. For the 4x2 look, a 50 series tire, which is moderately low profile but far from the "electrical tape thick" look, on the right styled rim could look really nice.

    Go to tires.com pick wheels, enter your truck, and use the "interactive wheel system" to see pictures of how different wheels would stack up on your truck.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    well... yes you can fit 245's. the problem you encounter is that you need wider wheels to allow for proper wheel width to tire width. I would say go 17x8 with a 245/45/17 tire.
     
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