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Is there any advantage to taller tire over stock?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ERdept, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Mar 6, 2008 at 2:30 PM
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    ERdept

    ERdept [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I will end up lifting the truck about 2 inches with a Toytec lift.

    So to fill the gap in the wheel wells, I'm going to put in a taller tire.

    But besides the aesthetic factor, and filling the gap, is there any advantage to a taller tire?

    I know that there are disadvantages such as poor conrnering and tire flex that only a short tire can give.
     
  2. Mar 6, 2008 at 3:22 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    Bestop canopy, hood struts, relocated 7-pin, 3" Toytec spacer/AAL, 265/75 16 Yokohama Geolander ATS, Hi-Lift mounted in bed, fog light mod, turn signal mod, locker mod, driver seat mag light mount, step bars, reinforced tailgate, ABS kill switch, black grill surround, bed lights, Brute Force front
    Higher ground clearance for off roading.

    Lower mileage on the odometer... ;)
     
  3. Mar 6, 2008 at 4:02 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    My mileage is the same as stock once I account for the difference in diameter.

    Remember, the odometer will be off with larger larger tires so you can't rely on that for mileage calculations without compensating for the tires.

    For example, my 285/75 16's affect the speedometer by 7%. So I have to add 7% to my mileage readings from the odometer. My scangauge is recalibrated to account for the 7% difference so it's right on.
     
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