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Help With Getting New Tires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Don Quijote, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Aug 25, 2019 at 6:41 PM
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    Don Quijote

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    Hi, every one. I have stock Dunlop 245/75R16 tires on the black Toyota Baja wheels, and I'm trying to make my tires taller in the same baja rims. I drive 97% of the time on paved roads and I load my Tacoma here and then with gravel, mulch, flooring and some heave stuff between 1000 to 2000 lbs. I never go off road, nor I intend to. What tires do you recommend? I want good mileage tires that aren't very noisy. Would 265/70R16 make the tires taller? Please, help me.
     
  2. Aug 25, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    I’m not an expert by any means, but if you have an aspect ratio of 75 now, 70 will be shorter. Someone please chime in and verify or deny
     
  3. Aug 25, 2019 at 6:46 PM
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    According to this, they would be wider, but not much tallerScreenshot_20190825-184503_Chrome.jpg
     
  4. Aug 25, 2019 at 6:46 PM
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    265/70 is ~the same diameter that you have now, just wider.

    If you want taller, go with 265/75 which will be wider and taller by about an inch.

    They will fit on a stock truck
     
  5. Aug 25, 2019 at 6:49 PM
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    2.5" lift w/35's
    The ratio is in relation to width, so in this case the tire is still slightly taller, but not by much at all
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up.
     
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    245/75R16 and 265/70R16 are same diameter and optioned as stock tires from the factory on 6lug trucks.

    If your truck is a pavement queen, and you arent going for looks (bigger tire like a 265/75R16), either size will do. Get some Michelin Defender LTX M/S's and you will have the absolute best tire money can buy.
     
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    Thanks, guys. So that means that the 265/75R16's are the best option since they are taller. And yes, my truck is a pavement queen, but I also load it with heavy stuff here and then. I usually go to the quarry to get gravel and stuff like that, so I'm trying to find stronger side walls and not just passenger tires since those get squished a little too much with a ton of weight in the bed of the truck.
     
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    Your best option if you want to keep MPGs is going to be your stock size 245/75R16. For your use there is no need than anything more than a standard P rated or SL rated tire. and LT load range C to D is going to be way too heavy and will kill mpgs and would really only offer benefits if you were off roading where extra sidewall protection was going to be used.

    Being a 4 banger, you need all the help you can get. Id definitely suggest sticking with the 245/75R16 and if it were my truck id look no further than the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire...dewall=Blackwall&partnum=475TR6DLTX&tab=Sizes
     
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    I have 265/75s (load range E) on my 4 banger with manual transmission. Gas mileage is 25+ mpg for normal driving. The ride is probably rougher than with P rated tires, but I don't find that a problem. The speedometer is a bit more accurate than with the 245s. I would prefer load range C for offroad use, but those are harder to find.
     
  12. Aug 26, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    Ahhh Luuuv my Meesh-aaaa-lynns… so q-u-I-e-t Careful however where you get them at. I got mine at a well known tire chain, free everything every 5,000 miles but got treated like a scum-bag whenever I'd go for the freebies like rotation, balancing, etc At first they couldn't give me an appointment for "just that" and so after the first time back waiting 1 1/2 hours and raising cain on the phone with the store manager I got appointments from then on. 2nd time back they yanked out my factory air valves and replace with own valves capped with little green caps to indicate the nitrogen in the tire and had the gall to tell me they were doing me a favor by taking out the metal valves as the caps had a tendency to rust in place. I vote with my wallet so guess what shop doesn't get my next vote which will be coming up shortly with my new SUV getting new Meesh-a-lynns.
     
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    I'm trying to find tires either online or at Costco or Walmart. This tire decision is not easy, guys.
     
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    265/75/16 is 1" taller AND 1" wider than what you have. Will fit with no issues in most cases. SOME 265/75's, especially those with very aggressive treads and in an E rating will be slightly bigger than normal and might require minor trimming. A 235/85/16 is a true 33" tire, but it will be about 1/2" narrower than what you have. They generally fit, but MIGHT require minor plastic trimming. Might not.
     
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    I agree that he doesn't NEED LT tires for load capacity. But if he goes that way there is no downside other than cost, the upside is a more rugged tire less susceptible to punctures. On road or off. I'm currently running 265/75/16 E rated tires that weigh 53 lbs compared to the 38 lb factory 265/70/16 P series tires. Ride is exactly the same as long as you figure out the proper PSI in the tires. Fuel mileage is exactly the same. I went with E rated tires because I have a BIL with connections and he could get them for me at a good price. E rated tires were the only option through him and I got them cheaper than comparable P rated tires. I'll never go back to lighter duty tires on a truck.
     

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