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Another tire thread..

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Foozer, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Oct 17, 2020 at 2:31 AM
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    Foozer

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    Hi guys, just ordered a 2021 tacoma and am looking to put new tires on it (265/75/16).

    I've been doing some research on different tires and have seen that some manufacturers' tires are actually slightly different in size.

    I really like the Falken Wildpeak At3w (no experience with them) and bfg ko2s (have had a set with no issues). Ive heard that falken tires run smaller compared to other manufacturers, is this true? I've also had nitto ridge grapplers for about 10k miles on a truck I sold, but im not the biggest fan of the way the side walls look, but they for sure didn't run small.

    Do falkens really run small? Any thoughts or information is much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 17, 2020 at 2:55 AM
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    Kind of like shoes, I don't think any two manufacturers are exactly the same in sizing, but are close enough to be negligible. I wouldn't be concerned about it, to be honest. You'd likely never notice, especially when multiple other factors can easily change that, such as tread depth and PSI.
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:21 AM
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    You'll only ever really notice the size differences if you're trying to stuff over sized tires into the wheel wells.
    Like trying to fit 33x12.50s on a truck with a small lift someone might consider going with a brand that tends to run a little smaller to avoid the tire rubbing in certain spots
     
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  4. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:23 AM
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    They all run different circumference but not enough to matter. 10ths is no big deal. Why are you worried enough to make it a thread topic?
    Tires have been different sizes with the same size designation for 100 years!
     
  5. Oct 17, 2020 at 8:41 AM
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    Haha like many people on here im ocd. I'm planning on doing a small lift and am worried the tires will look too small and dinky. But if we're talking 1/10 of an inch shouldn't make a difference really
     
  6. Oct 17, 2020 at 9:02 AM
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    They rarely vary even a quarter inch in diameter but they do vary. Tire sizes, while they use a standard for sizing, will always vary in size because of tread depth and pattern.
    You know that on a typical AT tire, the difference between a new tire and a worn tire ready to be replaced will be around an inch and a half in diameter!
    Lastly, looks are not as important as the quality of tire. Michelins, whom everyone concedes is probably the best tire for on road, which is where our trucks stay 99% of the time, are typically on the small side.
    My truck will always run Michelins and not because looks.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2020 at 9:11 AM
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    I have them on my truck, they don't look smaller at all.
     
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    The falkens?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Would you recommend them over the ko2? The ko2s are pricey..
     
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    I haven't had the KO2's so I can't comment on them but have been really satisfied with the Falkens, price was good too.
     
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    I just got a set for bonus points with my redneck brethen.

    20201015_131632.jpg
     
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    Ended up getting the KO2s at cost from the dealer with no tax or installation added since I was buying the truck new. Ill post pics when it lands!

    Thanks for the help/knowledge
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Just stay with oem size tires ...Avoid headaches... rubbing ..vibration ... so on ....
     
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    Thank you. I had a screenshot of one of your posts on my phone for almost a year, that's what I used to help me decide.
     
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    You will like them. It's funny how much more aggressive they look in person compared to how they look in pictures.
     
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