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Gas mileage and Larger Tire question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Winger12003, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    Winger12003

    Winger12003 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    265/75/16 Duratracs, 1.25 Spidertrax, OEM rack, TRD catback, weathertechs, TRD bead Locks, 5100's all around with 1 inch rear block
    I was thinking about this today and just wondered if anyone had tried it or had any pics. With the soaring gas prices has anyone tried a more aggressive 265/70/16 tire on stock wheels and added something like the spidertrax wheel spacers for a wider stance and just keep the suspension stock for now? I really want to go with 265/75/16 Duratracs, but don't want to totally kill my gas mileage either, just filled up today and got 18.9 with the stock 265/70/16's.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    GuapOh

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    Do what I do - have 2 sets of built wheels and tires. 1 with the heavy MT's and 1 with the Dunlop OE shitty ones. Now that the hunting an skiing is nearly done for the year, I will put the lighter tires and wheels back on the truck and return to 22 MPG instead of the 17-18 I get with the crazy heavy MT's.

    I bought a brand new set of Tacoma wheels that literally has about 1 mile on them from a Les Schwab retailer in Nor Cal. The previous owner of the wheels drove his new Tacoma across the street off of the lot and put new custom wheels and tires on his rig and left the OE Wheels at Les Schwab. I bought the MT tires from Les Schwab and to close the deal the manager said he would sell me the Toyota OR Wheels for $50. That's $12.50 per wheel. :eek:

    If you come across a cheap deal like that, you have no excuse to not have 2 sets of built wheels and tires.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    1337Taco

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    I wouldn't put wheel spacers on stock, you will most likely rub. 265/75/16's shouldn't be that much different the the 70/16's. They are the same width and almost exactly an inch taller.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    tubesock

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