1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Duratrac's in stock 245, any comment?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TFLT, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:17 AM
    #1
    TFLT

    TFLT [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Member:
    #30101
    Messages:
    30
    Gender:
    Male
    Central New York
    Vehicle:
    10 tacoma Reg cab 4x4
    Yellow Wire, Hella DE Fogs, Firestone airbags
    I am thinking about a set of duratracs to replace the sad stock rubber on my 10' reg cab. I was concidering sticking with the stock size, and I see they are available. I have not seen anyone comment on duratrac's in 245. My truck see's fairly regular off road use, but I have really never needed more lift. The only area I would like to see an improvement in is traction. Any thoughts about the real world advantage or disadvantages of keeping it stock?
     
  2. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:22 AM
    #2
    TheOtherGuy

    TheOtherGuy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Member:
    #23056
    Messages:
    165
    Gender:
    Male
    Cajun Country
    Vehicle:
    05 Access 4x4
    If you have a prerunner or 4x4 go up to the 265s with out a lift. They will fit. The 245 just look a bit goofy because the proportions are off.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:30 AM
    #3
    macgyver

    macgyver Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Member:
    #21173
    Messages:
    3,590
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brad
    Canton, GA
    Vehicle:
    '13 Tundra double cab SR5 4x4
    265/75/16 nuff said.

    I have that size duratracs and I plan on going with 285/75/16 when I lift mine.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:39 AM
    #4
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,827
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    If you're not having issues with the 245's why change? I don't think the fatter tire will be much fun in the winter with a 2wd truck.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:40 AM
    #5
    scubascapie

    scubascapie Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2009
    Member:
    #17548
    Messages:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    MA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4x4
    abs mod, CB, Scanner. firestone riderite kit.265 75 16 goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac., 5100 at .85
    I just got some a couple weeks ago and so far so good like them a lot. Got the 265-75-16

    Photo0338.jpg
     
  6. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:54 AM
    #6
    hillbillynwv

    hillbillynwv Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7555
    Messages:
    1,066
    Gender:
    Male
    Fairmont, WV
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma 4x4 TRD V6 SR5
    Rear Leaf Spring TSB, Front Bilstein 5100's set to 1.75, Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 265/75/R16 tires, Black WeatherTech Floor Liners, aFe Pro Dry S air filter, lighted 4x4 switch......
    245's are too small, get the 265's.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2010 at 9:09 AM
    #7
    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Member:
    #42529
    Messages:
    6,000
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    San Jose CA
    Vehicle:
    '11 Std Cab 4x4 5sp
    OME suspension, ARB Air Lockers, CBI/Relentless/Pelfrey armor, HAM radio
    Assuming you're 4x4 or pre runner,

    There's a minority opinion out there that says that a narrower tire is better for offroading.

    There's a slightly larger and more credible minority opinion out there that says that a narrower tire is better for driving on snowy/icy roads.

    You can google up the finer points of this argument if you want. It has to do with coefficients of friction and contact patch loading in lbs/psi.

    But most folks believe that more rubber on the ground leads to better traction. If you're ponying up the pesos for expensive rubber, might as well go with the largest stock size that fits.

    And you *know* that toyota put the 245s on the stock 4x4 for only two reasons:

    1. It's cheaper
    2. To make the difference between "stock" and "TRD" more noticable.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2010 at 9:45 AM
    #8
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,827
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    The tire pressure in PSI is roughly the pressure you're applying to the road surface. A narrow tire will sink down through anything soft which is why they are better in the snow. They sink down to the hard surface below where you can get traction. Wider tires in the snow try to ride on the snow but aren't wide enough in most cases so the partially sink and you end up just spinning in place. But, narrow tires suck in something like sand because there is nothing hard below the soft sand so you get stuck, enter wide tires. Wider tires are NOT always better, it comes down to getting the tire that fits your needs or making sacrifices for looks.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2010 at 12:40 PM
    #9
    TFLT

    TFLT [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Member:
    #30101
    Messages:
    30
    Gender:
    Male
    Central New York
    Vehicle:
    10 tacoma Reg cab 4x4
    Yellow Wire, Hella DE Fogs, Firestone airbags
    Thanks for the thoughts, I should have mentioned it's a 4x4. I dont care what it looks like, I'm strictly going for function, not form. are there any noticable negatives in moving to the 265's re: wheel alignment, or gearing?
     
  10. Oct 26, 2010 at 12:59 PM
    #10
    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Member:
    #1297
    Messages:
    9,321
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Judy or Jude :)
    SBurl Vermont
    Vehicle:
    13 TRD OR DC MGM
    Stock for now
    Is there a cost difference?

    I do not have duratracs, but I kept the stock size of 245/75/16 for both my summer ATs & dedicated winter tires. They were less expensive.
    The tire dealer told me they were just as tall as the 265/70/16s just not as wide. He said if I went with the 265/75s it increases both but the 265s were more expensive.
    That was my experience. I like saving money when I can & both sets of 245 tires have done everything I have needed to do.
     
  11. Oct 26, 2010 at 1:37 PM
    #11
    tacobox

    tacobox Evasive Maneuvers PMKMS

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Member:
    #36834
    Messages:
    597
    Gender:
    Male
    Go with 265/75/16. Even at $165ish each they're still a great deal compaired to other tires out there. I run 265/75/16 duratracs and they have been awesome. I'm goin to buy duratracs again, when I stuff 305's under my truck.
     
To Top