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Gen 2 245/75R16 or 265/75R16 Duratracs?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Graham, Mar 1, 2012.

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Goodyear Duratracs 245/75R16 or 265/75R16

Poll closed Mar 10, 2012.
  1. 245/75R16

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. 265/75R16

    19 vote(s)
    90.5%
  1. Mar 1, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Graham

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    My daughter just bought a 2011 Tacoma 4x4 with crappy tires mounted on them (Dunlop AT 20 GrandTrek). I told her for her birthday I would buy her new tires.

    I decided to buy her a set of Goodyear Duratracs. Her tire size is 245/75/R16. My question is should I stick with that size or move up to 265's?

    Please let me know your pro's and con's of staying at 245's or moving up to 265's.

    Here is a picture of her truck:

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  2. Mar 1, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    Graham

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    ^bump
     
  3. Mar 1, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    265s for sure.

    Have the duratracs on mine, might not ever buy a different tire.

    EDIT:

    Only con would be loss in MPG's but the pros of increased badassery wins in a blow out
     
  4. Mar 1, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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  5. Mar 1, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    That is what I was thinking on the 265's. I put 265 Duratracs on my wife's Hummer and they look badass!!!:headbang:
     
  6. Mar 1, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    If your gunna spend the money go with 265 and there really isn't power loss or gas mileage loss
     
  7. Mar 1, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    265/75's look pretty beefy in the duratrac..... I just put a set on mine, and I'm pleased with everything so far, but wish I woulda went with 6 ply over the 10, cause they ride rough and feel heavier.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    Too much, thanks TW.
    Makes the speedo correct too.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    Great advice folks! I'll recommend the 265's to her but ultimately it is her call. I will post a pic of the final decision when they are mounted on her Tacoma.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    265's. I just went from 245's to 265's. They look better, fill the wheel wells better, make the truck look better and the speedo is accurate now
     
  11. Mar 6, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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    If its a 4cyl then stay with 245, if its a 6cyl 265 FTW.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    265s on a 4cyl is gonna kill her MPG...
     
  13. Mar 6, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    It's a 6 cyl. I am leaning towards the 265's since they will fill the wheel well better and make her truck look awesome.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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    I didn't notice a MPG change in my 4cly when I went from 245/75's to 265/70's. Now when I went to my current 265/75's I lost 1-2 MPG.
     
  15. Mar 6, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    I tried the 32" tires with my 4cyl and lost a few MPG so went back. I dont think the 6cyl is hurt as much.
     
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