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Is it worth "upgrading" to a 265/70r16?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by sacha7905, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Jun 17, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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    sacha7905

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    My stock 4x4 reg cab has the standard 245/75/r16 dunlops on them and I was wondering if it was worth "upgrading" to the trd stock size tire 265/70r16 but in an all terrain (havnt been able to find pics)? All the pictures of regular cabs i've seen have the wider 265/75r16 but i've heard that you loose a decent bit power and mpg and varying report of rubbing. Basically I was hoping to fill out the wheel well some more and make it look more agressive. Not looking to lift until the truck is out of warranty. Thanks. Also, will an all terrain tire be bigger than the standard highway tire (i.e. is a 245/75/r16 bfg all terrain "bigger" than the stock dunlops even though they are the same size?) If you have pics feel free to post them. Thanks
     
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  2. Jun 17, 2014 at 12:51 PM
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    You epould be fine but power and mpg would suffer. But hey its your truck man I would just do what you want with it. You could always go with bfg all terrains in the stock sized tire you currently have on.
     
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    I got 265/75/16s put on after about 1200 miles on my '14 reg cab. going 50 with the stocks the truck felt very unstable like the truck was wandering around, the new tires fixed that right up. yes you do lose power and some mpg not much but for me to care tho. i have no rubbing issues at all and im at stock height.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2014 at 2:45 PM
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    Do you have any pictures? Your gallery was empty. Also, did your tire shop have to do anything special to get it aligned and balanced? Thanks
     
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    tire place had no problems balancing tires.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2014 at 3:15 PM
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    It's amazing how tires can change the look of a truck! I have aftermarket that the dealer installed, but i guess the offset is the same as stock.
     
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    When I bought my 2009 Access Cab, the prior owner had put 235/85-16's on it. Way too tall and skinny. When I replaced them, I went with 265/70-16's. I know I would get a little bit better mileage with the stock size, but for me, the better handling and stopping is worth it.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2014 at 3:03 AM
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    yup the 245 stocks were great on gas but damn sacrificed handling greatly. plus I go fishing a lot and the rocks ate those tires up on my first trip to my spot. and my spot is only a 3min drive on rocky terrain lol
     
  9. Jun 18, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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    I just upgraded to Nitto Terra Grapplers in 265/70-R16.
    I haven't had them long enough to check gas mileage yet but I haven't noticed any difference in power. If there is, it's minor. The Terra Grapplers are about 3/4" wider and is almost identical in other dimensions. No speedometer reprograming needed and no rubbing at all with the stock suspension.
    Look at my post here:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/332730-265x70-r16-terra-grapplers-stock-truck.html

    I posted a comparison chart so you can see the difference from the stock Dunlop tires and the 265/70-R16. Other than being a little wider, the dimensions are almost identical. I am really happy with the upgrade.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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    Thanks, I think i'm going with the 265/70r16 rather than the 75. I don't want any power loss or the possibility of rubbing while off road. A few quick questions: When you say stock suspension do you have the 3 leaf pack 2 leaf and an overload) or the 4 leaf (3 leafs and an overload)? Also, I have different rims that the dealer put on my truck when i bought it and those are running the 245's. If I upgrade to the other factory size of 265/70r16 like you have, I shouldn't have to worry about having a wrong offset or it not fitting since both are factory sizes, right? Thanks.
     
  11. Jun 18, 2014 at 8:37 AM
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    What tires are they? They look nice and aggressive!

    EDIT: Found it here.
     
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  12. Jun 18, 2014 at 3:50 PM
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    yeah kumhos..got about 3600 miles on them so far...if your not into loud humming tires lol these arent for you. these will get loud, not swampers loud but pretty noisey
     
  13. Jun 18, 2014 at 6:20 PM
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    My truck has two leafs and an overload. The rear has plenty of clearance, it was the front I was originally concerned about. The Nitto 265/70-R16 is only about a 1/10th of an inch larger in diameter than the Dunlop 245/75-R16. If you have these on your rims now, you shouldn't see any problems.
    I am very happy with mine, I am glad I bought them. A way better handling tire than the stock Dunlops.
     
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