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OEM OR wheel and tire weight?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JAL, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. Apr 27, 2018 at 10:40 AM
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    JAL

    JAL [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Rear Diff breather vent relocate, align bed and bumper gaps (should be aligned from factory), add window visors, OEM Bed Mat, new Radio knobs (on the way).
    Did a search but found nothing that verified the Tacoma OEM OR Goodyear Wrangler Adventure with Kevlar wheel and tire weight, has anybody weighed them?

    I'm looking to upgrade these tires but want to stay with similar weight for MPG considerations.

    I can search the tire and find its weight but haven't found the actual wheels weight.

    265/70R16, 112T SL, No 3PMSF, OE Tread Design 640 A B , 2,469 lbs., 51 psi 11/32", 35 lbs. 7-9" 8", 10.7" 8", 30.6", 682 CA

    But looking for the total for this comparison, thanks ahead of time.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2018 at 10:44 AM
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    Juggernaut

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    Just so you know, comparing total weight will not yield accurate results becaise it also matters where the weight is located for rotational inertia.

    Tire weight is more critical as its radious is larger than the wheels. Just something to consider.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2018 at 11:04 AM
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    JAL

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    Rear Diff breather vent relocate, align bed and bumper gaps (should be aligned from factory), add window visors, OEM Bed Mat, new Radio knobs (on the way).
    Yes sir, understand. So in what way would the weight be distributed to make the most difference in maintaining best fuel economy and offload capability?
     
  4. Apr 27, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    There's a lot that goes into tire design. To keep it relatively simple for trucks, because the sidewall is so tall, the tires impact performance more than wheels. For best fuel economy you want the lightest stock size tire(most important) with the lowest rolling resistance(less important). The larger the tire, the heavier it becomes and the larger the radius (moment of inertia) which makes the performance impact (mpg, 0-60, etc) exponentially worse.

    For off road you want ground clearance and max traction(typically high rolling resistance), so you cant realistically have both mpg and a great tire on dirt. A good compromise seems to be a 265/75r16 in an AT tire that is P or LT rated. Avoid C or E load ratings unless you are a serious rock crawler and feel like you need an extra heavy sidewall.
     

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