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All in my head? (Tires)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JBTuncc, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Aug 17, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    JBTuncc

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    I just got some 265/70-17 Sumitomo All Terrains. They feel heavy compaired to the stock. Is that something I should notice or is my brain messing with me? Also, what are your thoughts about those tires? For 122 each and buy three get one free am I making the right move? The next tires I like will cost at least 300 more!! Any input is appreciated!

    Also, I have some vibrations of the steering wheel on the highway but not consistantly. I'm having them check the alignment again and the balance of the wheels tomorrow. Any way the cheaper tires are causing the vibrations?
     
  2. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    from what ive been able to gather, you shouldnt be able to tell too much that they are bigger/heavier than stock. though ive also heard you may lose 1-3 mpg as well. i'm looking into getting either new 265/65/17 tires or 265/70/17 tires so ill be watching this thread closely
     
  3. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    They definately look bigger and give the truck a muscular look compaired to stock but should the 5-6 pound weight difference and a little larger size make a noticable difference?
     
  4. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    i put on general grabbers at2's 265/75/16 after the stock ones and it did feel like you were slower when you started after being stopped. if i had the windows down you could just hear the tread gripping the pavement when you got on the gas!! after they have worn in a couple months its not so bad now, well or aleast i have gotten used to them. I also check my highway miles when i had stock and when i got the at's and it is very close, give or take a couple miles out of the tank.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    When I went from the rugged fails to the slightly larger sized bfg all terrain ko's, they did feel slightly heavier but they also felt more planted, secure. Also, it really didn't seem to make the truck feel any slower or anything at all... so... I dunno.
     
  6. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    I'd agree with the heavier, more planted feel. But I don't want to lose 5 mpg for a little taller tire...
     
  7. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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  8. Aug 17, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    I lost maybe.... 0.3mpg at most average with my tires, and if I remember right they were like 6-7lb heavier when I looked. So... yea.
     
  9. Aug 17, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    i had some cheap pizza cutter tires on my truck when i got it.. sold em and got hooked up with some bridgestone duelers on FJ rims. the cheap tires shook really bad on and off randomly. i dunnno... gone now and i get better mileage with the bigger tires... shifts better too.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    it also depends on how much heavier your new tires are compared to old. im looking at the bridgestone revo 2's and the 265/65/17's weigh 40lbs and 265/70/17's weigh 41 pounds with an extra 1/32" of tread. so they shouldn't hurt mpg's and power too much.

    my bfg km2's weigh 60 pounds right now, so 41 pounds should seem like nothing haha!
     
  11. Aug 17, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    My new one's only weigh 41 according to tirerack. I think I'll like them alot better once they are actually balanced correctly.
     
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