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Firestone Winterforce 265/75/16

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Taco's for All, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Oct 10, 2008 at 3:25 PM
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    Being the impusle buyer that I am, I went out today and bought myself a new set of winter tires seeing that I've already seen 32 degrees overnight twice this month. I did not have them put the tires on as I don't want to burn up the tread prior to the big snow and I can get them done cheaper at the shop by my house. I intended on purchasing 265/70/16 but since they didn't have them in stock and didn't think they would be getting them in stock I bought 265/75/16.

    I've seen other threads that say that this is the largest that will fit on a stock 4x4 Tacoma (which I have). Does anyone have pics of a stock Tacoma with this size tire. Also, will I have to do any trimming anywhere?
     
  2. Oct 10, 2008 at 3:58 PM
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    Are you going to stud them? And of course.......
    :worthless:
     
  3. Oct 10, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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    No studs. I cringe at the sound they make. As soon as I get them on I'll add some pics. Probably going to wait 2-4 weeks, depending what the weather feels like doing up here.
     
  4. Oct 10, 2008 at 5:23 PM
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    r u going to put them on a different set of rims. Thats what I'm gonna do with mine. Found a set of 16" factory alloys cheap from another TW member that didn't need them because he put a lift on with new wheels.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    Planning on using my stock steel wheels for my winter tires. As soon as I get the $$$ situation under control I'll get new (used) alloy's either TRD's or the FJ Trail Team wheels and new TPMS sensors for my summer tires. Found some good deals on E-bay lately but just don't have the 4 for wheels, tires and TPMS.
     
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    Yep I'm with ya. I'm not going to put the TPMS in my winter wheels though. I'll just put a piece of tape over the light till I go back to the others.
     
  7. Oct 13, 2008 at 6:58 AM
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    Those tires are an inch taller, and if stock 16's about an inch wider than your originals. Have friends who run those w/o studs, work good, and can't beat the price.

    Winter probably comes a little earlier for you, but mine usually go on after Thanksgiving, and the first long range forecast is cold & snow. Dismount the opposite around April 1st. Otherwise save the tread, the allseasons can manage the spotty early morning fall snows before then, and roads are usually clear by late morning. I'd rather save tread for the core of winter, when you really need it. Going on winter #5, still half tread left on my Blizzaks.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2008 at 10:26 PM
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    I got winter tires and rims without the TPMS as I did not want to drop the $400 just for that. I figured like you I would put tape over the light. The first time I drove the truck the light blinked, which was bad, but after that it was either steady or it did not come on. Only been 2 days so I'm still trying to figure out what is up. Guess i need to break out the owners manual or the maintenance manual.
     
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    Figure anything out? Curious if you were parking the truck close to the sensors when you were at home. Possibly causing them to try and send a signal to the truck. :confused:
     
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    check the spare also....they have sensors too.
     
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    The blinking light means to take your truck to the dealer for service -- I wouldn't recommend that because you know what the problem is.

    When I went to my TRD SE & Coopers, I had the steady light (as I didn't bother with the TPMS sensor). Upon getting a matching spare tire (again, I pulled the sensor), I started getting the blinking light. It stayed until I did the grounding procedure (for 06's only :D) and haven't seen it since.
     
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    the spare was the only one on the truck with a sensor. I believe he was confused as to why it blinked then solid then no light at all. Does one sensor left on the vehicle cause this strange behavior out of the light?
     
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    hmmm....not really sure. it may, depends on where the other sensors are.
     
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    Those are a good tire. I really liked them on my Forester and that's all our company Jeeps wear. I intend to run them on my stock steelies in the 245/75/16 size. Plus at $73 each they are the cheapest tire available in that size!

    I will have a devoted winter wheel & tire setup. I plan on going to the alloy 16s with 265/70 BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/As in the spring.
     
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    Good point. The summer tires with the TPMS are stacked in the garage right next to the truck. The pattern appears to be when I leave the garage for work the light starts blinking shortly after I pull out of the garage and then is steady. When I leave work the light is steady from the time I start the truck.

    I will check it out a little closer tomorrow.

    By the way we had about 4 inches and some ice last night and this morning. The Hankooks did well. :D
     
  16. Oct 22, 2008 at 11:44 PM
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    just curious....how far do you live from work?? if the sensors are a certain distance from the truck...the light will do that. and another certain distance, the light will stay solidly lit. my 06 would do it when i left my spare at home.......same thing.
     
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    About 22 miles. Well outside the range of the sensors.
     
  18. Oct 23, 2008 at 12:04 AM
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    the reason it blinks probably is because you still have the spare on. if you take the spare off and leave it at home, the light will probably go solid till you get back within range.
     
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    What type of Blizzaks do you have?
     
  20. Oct 23, 2008 at 5:05 AM
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    All you need is a frequency amplifier to increase your effective TPMS signal to 22 miles. You would also need to mount a 10' DIA dish to your truck.
     
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