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Can stock tires be replaced with larger ones ??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by robinkm, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    robinkm

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    I have a 2006 SR5 TRD 4X4 Crew Cab regular bed that is equipped with stock tires (265 / 70 / 16). Could anybody advise if I could go to a 285 /70 /16 without incurring tire rub. Is it possible to do this without a lift kit or any other change? The truck has had NO modifications. Thanks :confused::confused:
     
  2. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    Colton

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    You WILL rub at 285 without a lift.

    The max you can go without a lift is 265/75/16. ;)
     
  3. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    Not sure about the 285's, but I believe you can do the 265/75/16's...

    Hopefully, others will chime in...

    I went w/ the stock size b/c I live in the mountains can't afford any loss of power...
     
  4. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    Good point......overlooked loss of power.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    You aren't going to "lose power". I saw absolutely no difference of any kind in going with 265/75/16, including MPG.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Correct. You dont "loose" power, but rather, decrease the leverage the tires have for transfering the torque of the engine into forward motion.

    :p
     
  7. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    It may not be noticeable, but it in fact does make a difference...

    And you are correct, you don't actually lose power motor wise, but the effective gear ratio does change...

    I'm waiting until I can afford lower gears, suspension lift, and rims and tires before I go bigger...

    Just sayin'

    It's science, not an opinion... ;)
     
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