1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Question - how much difference between 16" and 17" wheels?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by lucky73, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:10 PM
    #1
    lucky73

    lucky73 [OP] Limited

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Member:
    #39253
    Messages:
    664
    Gender:
    Male
    I am getting new wheels for my 04 DC Pre and am thinking of sizing up to 17" MT Classic II vs 16 (stock). I am sure it has been asked many many times before, but just wanted to hear it again. I will be driving highway only and MPG and noise are things that matter to me, not offroad etc...

    I am sure the tires chosen matter more than the wheel size...BFG AT or Firestone Dest are candidates
     
  2. Jan 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM
    #2
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Member:
    #4127
    Messages:
    18,587
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colin
    Lusby, MD
    Vehicle:
    '07 TRD Sport 4x4
    Build thread in sig...
    expect to pay around $150-$200 more per set of tires when using 17s over 16s. the plus side to 17s though is that they handle slightly better on road. you'll notice it most on turns.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2012 at 6:31 AM
    #3
    Mescalero

    Mescalero Beretta Taco

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Member:
    #42886
    Messages:
    462
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Clemson, SC
    Vehicle:
    '10 PreRunner DCLB BSP
    5100's x 4, radar detector, dual usb plug, mag-light, satellite radio hard wire
    Between on brands he mentioned i would say more like $100 difference a set...
     
  4. Jan 21, 2012 at 6:55 AM
    #4
    Rusty 06 4x4

    Rusty 06 4x4 NBHNC

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Member:
    #64142
    Messages:
    2,191
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rusty
    West Georgia
    Vehicle:
    2006 4x4 Tacoma TRD DCSB
  5. Jan 21, 2012 at 7:02 AM
    #5
    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Member:
    #10651
    Messages:
    14,188
    Gender:
    Male
    Nevada/Utah
    Vehicle:
    06' TRD Sport 4x4
    Def a price difference. Remember, the larger you go, the pricier its gonna be.:mad:
     
  6. Jan 21, 2012 at 7:03 AM
    #6
    lucky73

    lucky73 [OP] Limited

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Member:
    #39253
    Messages:
    664
    Gender:
    Male
    1 inch, right, thanks.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2012 at 7:23 AM
    #7
    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009
    Member:
    #23690
    Messages:
    4,949
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Roland
    Big Bear,CA / Upstate NY(Saratoga)
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma Regular Cab 4x4
    completely stock
    technically a half inch on each side...
     
  8. Jan 21, 2012 at 7:25 AM
    #8
    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009
    Member:
    #23690
    Messages:
    4,949
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Roland
    Big Bear,CA / Upstate NY(Saratoga)
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma Regular Cab 4x4
    completely stock
    you have to expect smart as answers since the thread title is how much different and in the post you dont ask, how much more expensive, etc

    do whats the difference in what?

    size, price, handling, etc
     
  9. Jan 21, 2012 at 7:25 AM
    #9
    MQQSE

    MQQSE Chief Pal Guy, GOB

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Member:
    #36646
    Messages:
    32,872
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Palmer, AK
    Classic Rusty :D

    With nice assist! :cool:
     
  10. Jan 22, 2012 at 8:31 AM
    #10
    lucky73

    lucky73 [OP] Limited

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Member:
    #39253
    Messages:
    664
    Gender:
    Male
    Thanks guys

    Found the answer yesterday when I bought a show car taco with 18s and fabtech set up all around. Rode better than my 16s and stock
     
  11. Jan 22, 2012 at 8:32 AM
    #11
    MQQSE

    MQQSE Chief Pal Guy, GOB

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Member:
    #36646
    Messages:
    32,872
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Palmer, AK
    :thumbsup:
     
To Top