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BFG KO2 on stock TRD Sport

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by adrian191, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Jun 16, 2021 at 8:23 AM
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    So I have a 2016 TRD Sport. My current tire size is 265/65/17. I want to get the KO2s but I’m a little confused about the sizes. I see people are putting on 265/70 or 265/75. I’m keeping the truck stock height and I’m not sure what size tire to get. Any recommendations as to which size is the most functional. Most of my driving is done on the highway. I also see that 265/75 is very common on the 16inch wheel but my wheels are 17s. Can someone help me out. Pictures would be appreciated too!! TIA
     
  2. Jun 16, 2021 at 8:56 AM
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    Look for C load in 265 70 17, light weight, looks good.
     
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    I have 265/70/16 on a stock off road. My understanding was that I could put on 75's without any rubbing.
     
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    A 265/75r 16 ia the equivelant to a 265/70r 17.

    The larger rim of the 17" wheel makes up the sidewall height difference in the tire.
     
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  5. Jun 16, 2021 at 10:13 AM
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    This is exactly what I wanted. Thanks man. Now the questions is what load? C or E? From my understanding a E load drives harsher/stiffer?
     
  6. Jun 16, 2021 at 10:22 AM
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    Yeah you are missing out on the wheel size bit;
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-understand-metric-tire-sizes.23715/

    265 - that's the width in mm (eh!).
    65 - that's the sidewall ratio - 65% of the width 265mm = 172.25mm.
    R17 - that's your wheel size.

    Play around with the Calc and see; https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc

    C vs E - Tires load rating has do do with how they are built and how strong they are, used to be how many layers or ply, 8 vs 10ply etc.. But stronger tires are heavier (mpg loss) and stiffer (rougher riding).

    It's relative to what you are used to. I run E because I tow an RV and appreciate the extra stiffness.
     
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    ^^ :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jun 16, 2021 at 11:06 AM
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    I run E's. Only b/c the tire i wanted in the size i wanted was only offered in an E load. Makes the decision rather eazy.

    People will argue about load rating constantly. Its one of the topics that i feel 3rd party opinions are useless. Way to many variables. Its always apples to oranges.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2021 at 11:12 AM
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    Okay I’m leaning towards the C load but one more question. Will I be able to tow a small boat/RV in the future if I go with the C load?
     
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  10. Jun 16, 2021 at 11:23 AM
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    Totally fine, absolutely.

    Here are those tire specs;
    265/70R17 K02 C; max load 2470lbs, 46lbs ea, max 50psi.
    265/70R17 K02 E; max load 3195lbs, 53lbs ea, max 80psi.

    So E carry more, weigh more, and can be inflated more. (cost more too!)
     

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