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Need tire suggestion...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PaidUpTruck, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    PaidUpTruck

    PaidUpTruck [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just joined a couple of weeks back and have already learned a lot from the board. So far after a lot of reading, I was able to do the differential breather mod myself... Thanks for all the DIY write-ups..

    Anyway, can someone tell me what is the widest tire size that I can put on my 16" wheels and what specific tire is highly recommended. I drive off-road on rugged & beaten "flat with occasional uphill climbs" trails where there are lots of sharp rocks, mud, and tree roots. I don't think I need a lift kit but I do need a tire that is very durable, wide with great traction.

    Thanks for all suggestion..! :D:D
     
  2. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    On stock wheels, a 265 is max unless you have lift and add a wheel spacer for clearance of a larger tire.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    PaidUpTruck

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    I don't really need a larger diameter wheel, just something wider without it hitting any part of the truck.

    Or is that what you are trying to say....that it is the widest I can go?

    Thanks for the rapid fast reply.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    yeah, on stock wheels/ride height, any wider than a 265 and when turning the tire will rub on the suspension.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    PaidUpTruck

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    :( I guess I will live with my current tire size..! thanks so much sir!
     
  6. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    David K

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    You can go to an ~1 inch taller tire... 265/75-16... most do this at least if they don't do a lift. This gives you 1/2" more ground clearance.

    Your speedometer will read more true... as they are a bit fast stock... It says 65 mph, but you are really only going about 62 with the stock 265/70-16 tires.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    bassplyrbobo

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    I am looking for ideas on tires and rims for my 2001 Tacoma 4dr short bed. I was told to go with new 17in tires for some Ultra Mongoose rims I like. I would appreciate any suggestions.
     
  8. Jun 25, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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    Monster Coma

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    Nice bump, I'd go with 16s and its all about your preference
     
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