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Need quick tire answer

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vantaco, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Nov 19, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    vantaco

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    stock trd tires are 265/70/16 correct?

    is it possible to mount 255/70/16 tires

    the reason is two parts:

    1) they are $10 cheaper each tire
    2) the narrower tire means the same amount of weigh is applied over a smaller area, which means more force for grip

    thanks
     
  2. Nov 19, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Pugga

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    There's no reason you couldn't... They're .5" shorter.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    Sure you can, but why would you really want to other than to save $40? It's not going to look as good, and your thought process about traction is a little mixed up; you may have more force for grip but you're going to have less traction as you have less rubber on the road.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    But b/c they are more narrow wouldn't that mean less of a contact patch. I don't think the force applied downwards is magnified that much as opposed to the size of the tire patch in contact with the ground
     
  5. Nov 19, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    yeah those are stock size, personally i dont like the smaller tire size but go for it they will fit.
     
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    ok thanks pugga

    currently i've got 265/75/16's (or they might even be 285's) on now

    what's the minimum rating required? the ones i'm looking at are 111Q
     
  7. Nov 19, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    There's no minimum, it's just going to look sillier and sillier the smaller you go. If you don't mind that though, and you're looking at cost, and are willing to go from a 285/75 all the way down to a 255/70, why stop there? You could save hundreds if you keep going all the way down to passenger car tires.
     
  9. Nov 19, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    obviously you don't care to offer any helpful comments, so don't bother posting anything at all

    thanks
     
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    See my first post, I gave you helpful comments from the beginning. Yes, a narrower tire will provide better snow traction, but the actual gain between a 265 and a 255 is completely negligible.

    Also, you said nothing in your original post about snow traction, you stated a blanket grip, which would generally imply road grip.
     
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    Who is this directed to? You don't even know what size tire you have on your truck. You want us to research this for you but you can't even get off your butt to check out whats on your own truck? Get real.

    Unbelievable.
     
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    that's not what you said at all....and yes i did omit that i was doing this for snow tires, my mistake

    if this was just for road tires, you'd be absolutely right, wider would be better

    thanks
     
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    lol i'm not comparing them to my current tires...where did i even say i was

    you're inability to actually follow my question is unbelievable...here i'll post it for you again:

    stock trd tires are 265/70/16 correct?

    is it possible to mount 255/70/16 tires



    where did i make any reference to my current tire? i was asking about the stock trd tires (ie rim)
     
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    ^^
     
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    See first quote. Your inability to remember what you typed or what is on your own truck is unbelievable.

    You only got attitude back when you were giving it to others.
     
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    I never said that that was the advice I gave you, I said I gave you helpful info in the beginning...THEN I provided you more helpful info that had nothing to do with the initial helpful info I provided you from the start.
     
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    lol ok there champ....i could have 35's on my truck and it still has nothing to do with my original question

    fyi...i didn't buy the tires that are currently on my truck....and it still makes zero difference to my posted questions

    you, champ, are unbelievable
     
  19. Nov 19, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    uh sure, my leaving out i was refering to snow tires led you to give info that was different from what i was looking for...not your problem

    let's move on, thanks

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    If you had any sense you would just get a new winter tire set in whatever size tire you have on your truck now (but that would require you to get off your ass and go check out what size tire you actually have on your truck) and just throw extra weight in the bed to weigh it down.

    Good luck with your tire situation.

    Okay. I'm not going to continue an online argument over this so I'll end it by saying... you're an idiot.
     

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