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Newbie Wheel and tire size question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by dlock, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Jul 8, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    dlock

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    Hello all,
    I'm a relatively new Taco owner (2008 Reg Cab 4X4) and I need to replace
    the stock tires. Current tire is 245/75/R16 on stock rims. I'm planning to upgrade to a more AT tire, perhaps Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10's. I was wondering if there is any advantage to going to a wider tire? If so, how wide can I go on the stock rims without running into rubbing issues, etc. I'm not planning to replace the factory rims right now...maybe never. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    DevL

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    Wider tires help street handling and heat dissipation, the later being a non issue on our trucks. Other than that its all negatives and just looks.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    You can go up to 265/75/16 on a stock height tacoma. If gas mileage is a big concern, I recommend you stick with the stock size.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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    Thanks to both! How much do you think the mpg will fall with the larger tire size? FYI, I'm just have the 4 banger.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    With my 4Banger I run two sets of tires. The stock 245/75/16 Dungflops for commuting & 255/85/16 BFG KM2s for off road. I only lose 1 to 1.5 MPGs when I run the KM2s.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    TennesseeFan76

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    I know what you mean about the bank account thing! Laid the credit card down today on a set of Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10's. Decided on
    the 265/70/R16 size. Same height as my stock tires but slightly
    wider and much sexier to be sure. Got a good deal from Discounttires.com. Ordered them this morning and they have already shipped! Still thinking about wheels too...then
    on to fog lights...and then...audio...and then..who knows!:cool:
     
  8. Jul 9, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    That should look great at stock height. Just don't lift it b/c then you'll shoot yourself in the foot for not going taller. I went through a similar deal, lol.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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    Thanks TF76! I'll just start working my way down the list...Im sure
    the wife won't mind at all.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    Another newb question. If I'm doing a 3'' suspension lift. With 18/9 rims, 285/65/18 wheels 0'' offset and 5'' BS, will I need spacers?
     
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