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Difference in Manufactures Tire Sizes ???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by naishsr, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Jan 13, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    I thought that I had read enough threads on the site that I figured I could install 265/70/17 tires on my 2012 TRD Sport Double Cab, 17" alloy wheels. No lift kit installed. I was researching prices on Tire Rack. I went through the purchase process without inputting credit card information just to see what the total delivered cost would be. When I used Dick Cepek Mud Country LT265/70-17, I received a message that these tires will not fit on my vehicle and I would need to install a 3" lift. When I used Goodyear Duratrac LT265/70-17, I received no message. My current tire is 265/65-17 Dueler ATs. Dick Cepek measures 31.9" and DuraTrac measures 31.7". The Tacoma World Tire Size calculator shows 31.61" for the 265/70-17. All three are close. Any ideas on the differences and why Tire Rack would show the message just for the Dick Cepek's? Could just be a system error on their part?
     
  2. Jan 13, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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    255/70r17s fit and are a true 32 so I don't see your 265, which is barely wider not fitting. You're fine.

    even if you're "not" some very minor trimming would be the most, but I don't even see that
     
  3. Jan 13, 2013 at 2:27 PM
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    That is what I think from all the reading I have done. Is yours lifted?
     
  4. Jan 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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    Some tires to run larger than others. Tread matters as well. Duratracs in a 265/75/16 or 265/70/17 will often slightly rub, especially on the front mud flaps. I had to remove my front mud flaps to run 265/75/16 Duratracs prior to my lift. They rubbed on every full clock turn.

    It's the reason some tires in those size will look tiny on a 3" lift and others don't.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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    Looks like I have plenty of room fwd and aft of the tire. The close part appears to be on the inside at a full turn.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2013 at 2:37 PM
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    If they're the tires you want, get em. That is, if you're willing to have the possibility of removing mudflaps or trimming a little plastic. But you're not going to be doing a CMC with 265/70s I'm pretty sure ha
     
  7. Jan 18, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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    Just put Goodyear Duratrac 265/70/17s on and they fit perfect. No rubbing at all.
     
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