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Larger tire size

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by drtydru, May 17, 2011.

  1. May 17, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    drtydru

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    Hello,

    I just bought an 08 regular cab 4x4 that has the stock 16 inch wheels as far as i can tell. The tires are about dead and I wanted to go with a 17 inch wheel and tire combo. I am wondering 1, will this work? And 2, what a good tire for mostly street/freeway driving with a dirt bike trip every other week or so. So not an off road tire or anything aggressive but something that wont go to shit on a rutted fire road.

    Any info would be much appreciated. Im a newb so take it easy :D

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  2. May 17, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    medic2230

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    17's should work since I believe the sports all come with them. As long as you backspacing is correct there shouldn't be a problem. I think I would stick with a all terrain tire for what you want to do. I've run Michelin MTX AT's on my truck since it was new and they are great on the highway and do pretty well in mild offroading. Plus they last for 100,000 miles so it's all win on that. If by dirt bike trip you mean in the sand then IDK cause we don't have that stuff around here...lol Good luck!!

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  3. May 17, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    I just recently put 17s on my 06 Tacoma so ya it will work. Just have to find the right ones. I used a 265/70R17 BFG A/T.

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  4. May 17, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    265/70/17 is the biggest you can go. BFG ATs are great tires. They look good, traction is good and they last if you drive nice.
     
  5. May 17, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    The advice above is good. As for tires, I would reccomend Hankook Dynapro ATMs. Minimal drop in MPG for an all-terrain tire, performs well in a variety of conditions, lasts very long for an AT, and is a lot cheaper than the BFGs.
     
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