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Not the Usual Tire/Wheel ??s for 5 lug

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by C8Chris, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    C8Chris [OP] New Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    Cincinnati OH
    2008 Tacoma 2WD Acc Cab
    Fog Lights, Tow Package, LED Tail, Bed Mat and Cover
    I bought a 2008 2WD Access Cab and really like it. It has the typical 15 inch steel wheels with some chrome covers I'm not happy with.

    I've done a lot of lurking and looking at mods, rims, etc.

    I found a good site that cross references many standard bolt patterns, sizes, etc.


    I want to pick up 16 inch Sienna or Camry Steel Wheels and put Racing Disc Full Moon Hubcaps on. I've always liked the look & they're cheaper money than X-Runner rims, etc. I can't put those hubcaps over the Tacoma steelies because there's not enough edge to make it work.

    Naturally, I'll need to move over the TPS, etc.

    The question is: by going with a 16 inch car steel wheel, I'll be more limited to car type tires. That's really OK, because the truck is used mostly as a car anyway with some occassional light hauling.

    Anything else that I'd need to consider?

    Thanks much

  2. May 5, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    carattini Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2011
    First Name:
    Puerto Rico
    08 base model
    You don't need to conform with car tires there are truck tires that fit for example I went with 17" Rims and got Yokohama 235/65/R17 Geolandar and they fit like a Glove
    Just put them today.

    The way you can measure the diameter of a tire is as follow:
    235 millimeters /25.4 = 9.25 Inches Wide
    65 is the aspect ratio for the wall height 9.25 * .65 = 6 Inches height
    Since the rim is 17" + 6" top and 6" Bottom is a total of 29" tall

    I've heard some people use 31" tall tires but I can't talk about that but you can for sure fit 29" because I did.

    I did some calculation and you can use:
    235/70/16 = 28.95” Tall or
    235/75/16 = 29.88” Tall
    If you want to use excel to know the overall diameter just put
    235 on B2
    70 on C2
    16 on D2
    =B2/25.4*C2*2+D2 on E2
    On E2 will display de diameter of the tire.


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