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Advice on Tire / Wheel Purchase for 2014 4x4

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ergnut, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Jul 11, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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    ergnut

    ergnut [OP] New Member

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    My new taco (Access Cab, 4x4, SR5 2.7l, 5 speed manual, magnetic gray) is coming with the stock SR5 steel wheels in a few weeks,
    and I'm looking to upgrade. Aside from the LCE header, I've been researching wheels/tires on here, and I'm looking for alloy wheel / tire combo that will
    - keep or maybe slightly improve MPG
    - Give me decently quiet highway ride & low noise
    - Give me some minimal offroad ability - I will likely almost never go
    off, but at a friends farm in some fields or dirt roads

    I may put winter rated tires on the steelies, so winter performance is not critical.

    I like the Michelin LTX MS/2 - people have said good things. My
    possible wheels are the FJ TRD silver alloys (I think about 29lbs, but its been contradicted) and the new TRD 17" alloys (which seem lighter at 26lbs, but again I've seen the weight only mentioned once - if I'm wrong correct me).

    All three combos below give me a weight of between 53lbs and 56lbs. Will I take a mileage hit (or gain) with any of these?

    I assume these are all comfortable as they are the LTX MS/2. The first one is narrower (7.6" versus 8.1" versus 8.4").
    Is this width difference going to be visually obvious?
    Will one of these combos be better for mileage?
    Which of these would look best?

    Thanks

    Combination 1
    New 16" FJ TRD Alloys & LTX MS/2
    Wheels: 16x7.5 PT904-35070
    Wheel Weight: 29lbs (please confirm)
    http://trdtoyotaparts.elmoretoyota.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=-38
    Tires: LTX MS/2 245/75-16
    Tire Weight 34 lbs
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...oYear=2014&autoModClar=4wd&vehicleSearch=true

    Combination 2
    New 16" FJ TRD Alloys & LTX MS/2
    Wheels: 16x7.5 PT904-35070
    Wheel Weight: 29lbs (please confirm)
    http://trdtoyotaparts.elmoretoyota.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=-38
    Tires: LTX MS/2 265/70-16
    Tire Weight 37lbs
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...oYear=2014&autoModClar=4wd&vehicleSearch=true

    Combination 3
    New 17" TRD Alloys & LTX MS/2
    Wheels: 17x7 PTR20-35110-GR
    Wheel Weight 26lbs (please confirm)
    http://www.toyota-parts.com/product/TRD-Alloy-Wheel/-664/
    Tires: LTX MS/2 265/65-17
    Tire Weight 37lbs
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...oYear=2014&autoModClar=4wd&vehicleSearch=true
    Pictured here: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/334469-new-wheels-trd-sema-show-rims.html
     
  2. Jul 11, 2014 at 1:10 PM
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    andlours

    andlours Well-Known Member

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    If you want a lighter wheel, look into Konig Countersteer Offroads. It's around $700 for a set of 4 and apparently each wheel only weight 18lbs.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2014 at 1:18 PM
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    kenneth.morris07

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    I used goodyear fuelmax tires on my truck and they helped a bit actually. The tread lasted for while too. there's much lighter wheels out there also. Look at tirerack.com and all the other big names. They have decent prices too
     
  4. Jul 11, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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    NYNURSE

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    You will drive yourself nuts trying to buy tires and wheels that way.
    Wheels: Pick the ones you want to see on your truck. You are going to be looking at them every day. Don't second guess your choice.
    Tires: Great choice, I went with the Firestone Destination but they rate about the same. Drove the entire Northeast winter without a single issue.
    Don't fret the MPG, you're not buying 35's. 1 or 2 mpg isn't a budget buster.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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    schwarthog

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    My dad's F150 that I drove through high school had the MS2 tires on it. We drove that thing in the mud, up really rocky mountainous areas for hunting, and on the highway a plenty. Never had any problems, they're a smooth ride, great handling. Can't go wrong with them.
     
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