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Light wheels?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Cornfed89, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Jan 14, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    Cornfed89

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    Well I decided to go up a size on my tires and miss the 2 mpg I lost immediately (I drive 80 miles a day to work).so now I'm looking for the lightest possible wheel options because let's face it downsizing tires isn't an option.
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2016 at 7:27 PM
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    what size tires did you go with? and whats your mpg now compared to what it was orginally?
     
  3. Jan 15, 2016 at 3:58 AM
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    I went from 245-75-16 to 275-55-20 and I've lost about 2 mpg (20.5-18.7) I will probably end up with something between 16"-18" rim size with 275 or 285 tires.

    Edit* In actual inches I went from a 30.5" tire to a 31.9" tire that is also an inch wider.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2016 at 4:02 AM
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    I hate to be like this, but I don't think that is really considered up a size on the tires. I would think that's more of a complete overhaul on the wheel/tire package. I honestly wouldn't think getting 18.7 is too bad considering what you have now. I had stock wheels on my '11 with 265/75/16 tires and was getting 18mpg.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2016 at 4:05 AM
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    Thats another thing I'm unsure of would a lightweight 18" wheel with a 32" tire be "lighter" than the same wheel in a 16" with the same 32" tire for a 16" rim?
     
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    It's a truck.. Mine bone stock never saw above 15mpg let alone 20.5.
    Just rock it how it is, there's not a big enough difference to change it.
     
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    Yea it's definitely the weight of the 20s. I have 20s with light tires and I still lost a good amount of mpg.
     
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    If you're happy with the setup of the wheels/tires you have now, I wouldn't change them. You're not going to get much if any better changing them to a lightweight 18 with 32s. You also have to consider the tread on the tires as well. Not just the size of it.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2016 at 11:20 AM
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    I think the 20's are to big for now. I came from full size trucks and always ran 35's and 20's with a level or slight lift. I loved those but they seem out of place on this truck, since I'm only doing 2.5" of lift for now I'm thinking if I step to like 18's anyways I may as well go light weight. I'm used to low teens for mileage so it's nice getting good mileage for once, plus I imagine it would free up some power too.
     
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    Have you calculated the 4.7% difference in rev per mile/circumference?
    If you were getting 20 mpg before, that would be about 1mpg.
     
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    You want a light wheel? SCS F-5 16x8. Not only are these Tacoma specific wheels, but they are a site vendor and they look bad ass. They weigh 19lbs and have a max load of 2100lbs. For $145 a rim you can't go wrong. This wheel also comes in a 17x8.5 at 22lbs @ $170 ea.
     
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    FN Wheels are super light as well.
     
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    My 16 is still only getting 19 and its stock still so your doing about as good as me :frusty:
     
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    This is great news!!!
     
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  18. Jan 16, 2016 at 1:48 PM
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    Appreciate the input guys I will check these out! 19lbs seems super light, I figure lighter can't hurt anything and I wouldn't mind hitting 20 again.
     
  19. Jan 16, 2016 at 1:55 PM
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    Also remember that when it comes to acceleration, for every pound or rotational inetia removed from a wheel or tire package its roughly equivilant to 3-4lbs off the vehicle. So for example loosing say 10lbs a corner is 40lbs making your vehicle accelerate like its 120-160lbs less.
     

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