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OEM wheel/tire questions...???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Larry, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Sep 29, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    Larry

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    1) anyone know the weight difference between the OEM 16" SR5 steelies and the 16" OEM "TRD off road" alloy wheels? Is it enough to make a difference...mpg's? strength?

    2) is there a MPG loss if I go from stock 245/75/16's to a 265/75/16 set?

    3) is the OEM "off road" alloy wheel painted silver? or a clear coated milled alloy finish?

    TIA :cheers:
     
  2. Sep 29, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    I'll answer the ones I can somewhat intelligently talk about...
    1) Steel wheels can be bent and bent back (to an extent). So they're somewhat repairable. From what I've been told, you can't do anything about alloy or aluminum wheels if you manage to bend them.

    2)You'll lose a couple mpg with the wider and taller tires. It'll depend on the type of driving you do and how heavy your foot is. I went from 245/75R16 to 265/65R17 and lost 1-2mpg due to a similar width change, no difference in overall height. I would guess you'd lose 2 mpg at the most.

    3)Not sure, the TRD sport wheels are clear coated, not silver painted. Not sure about the OR but I would imagine it's a similar make.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Sep 29, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    1. what he said. the steelies are 16x7, so are the 16x7 Aluminum wheels.
    2. I had my stockers on a total of 30 miles, and put on 265/70/17 Load Range C BFG All-Terrains, and I got almost 20mpg on my last tank. So I would try not to go heavier than Load Range D tires, Larry.
    3. The Sport wheels are clear coated. The OR wheels are a painted wheel with clear coat. Let me know if you have any other questions, bud.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    Larry

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    so...

    1) the steelies are heavier (how much?) but the difference isn't a killer...and the steel wheels are stronger?

    2) if I move up to the taller...wider...tire I will lose one or 2 mpg's? because it's heavier? even though the larger tire has less revs. per mile?

    3) I like the painted OR wheels...thanks.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    I had the stock steel wheels on 04 doublecab, and now I switched it with the 2005 TRD Tundra alloy wheels. The steel wheels are about 32 lbs. The TRD wheel are about 22 lbs.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    youre going for a wider/taller tire, you have to remember, the more rubber on the road, the more friction, meaning less mpgs, weight of tire has more impact on mpgs rather than revolutions per mile, especially when you are talking about such a small increase in tire size...what is it? 1-2inch tire size diff?
     
  7. Oct 13, 2010 at 5:57 AM
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    one inch taller total ( 1/2" taller sidewalls)...approx 3/4 " wider (20mm)
     
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