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I can't decide which tires. Taller or Wider?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by slimcubby, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Jul 2, 2009 at 11:09 PM
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    slimcubby

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    Hey guys!

    First off I know this is not for a Tacoma since I sold my truck. But you guys are so much more helpful than any other forum I have to post it here. I am a member on a couple F150 forums but for the most part no body replies to threads or posts pictures lol.

    Ok here are my choices if you guys can let me know if there are any pros and cons going with either choice I would appreciate it.

    275/70/18 (33.15x10.82) Taller yet skinnier
    305/60/18 (32.40x12.00) Slightly shorter yet wider

    Here is 2 pictures to reference the look of each. Thanks for your guys input!


    275's
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    305's
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  2. Jul 3, 2009 at 2:12 AM
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    XC4ME

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    I'm like'n the looks of those 305's.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2009 at 3:44 AM
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    What are you doing with the truck??

    Cause I like taller but I like to offroad so the extra clearance is for me...plus you can air down to increase the contact patch.

    Your call...but I vote taller and skinnier. (as long as they aren't UBER skinny looking from the front)
     
  4. Jul 3, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    I don't see much of a difference. You're talking only 3/4" difference in height. I say go with the 305's.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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    I might get bad rep for saying this but, I think that F-150's look good. Especialy with lift and tires. I would go with the 305's they look really good.
     
  6. Jul 3, 2009 at 5:50 AM
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    Make this a poll.

    I vote 275s
     
  7. Jul 3, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    I can't make it a poll its too late I think lol. Thanks for the advice so far guys keep it coming its helping.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    You should be able to go advance and turn it into a poll. Been a long time since I made a poll.
    305's why not have the extra 3/4 inch.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    Soft terrain = wider

    Hard terrain = Taller
     
  11. Jul 3, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    I will be using it for work and occasionally taking it off road. But mainly driving it daily for work.
     
  12. Jul 3, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    Hmm... so maybe the 275's would be better because I could always air down and get a wider foot print. :confused:
     
  13. Jul 3, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Yeah, but being as there is only 3/4" difference in height, I dont think it matters.
     
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    305's look better.
     
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    Can't see much of a difference from the side. I would go with the cheaper tire or the one that you can get easily. I have a 18 rim on my Tundra and they just don't make many tires for it. Both look good.
     
  16. Jul 3, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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  17. Jul 3, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    What do you think will get better MPG?
     
  18. Jul 3, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    Thats it cheaper and easily found should be the answer.
     
  19. Jul 4, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    305's definately!!!
     
  20. Jul 4, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    i like the 305s
     
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