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Questions about replacing my p245/75r16 stock tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by l2yangop, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:10 AM

    l2yangop [OP] Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    05 PreRunner
    tint job
    First let me state i know nothing about truck tires. I just bout my first truck this past weekend!

    ok since thats out of the way, i am looking to replace my stock p245/75r16 tires on my 05 tacoma SR5, TRD. What is the largest size i can put on these stock rims?

    Would it even make sense to go bigger? Would a larger tire make a noticeable difference in how high i am riding in the truck?

    Are there any pictures out there of larger tires on stock rims?

    Would i need to get a 5th tire of that size to replace my spare or can i get by on the smaller spare tire?
  2. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:21 AM

    09TRD it is what it is

    Mar 23, 2009
    Oakwood GA
    09 TRD Off Road
    Not yet,
    If that's what you want to do it makes sense. I've actually considred it myself. I've seen a few truck on here set up like that. look through the photo galleries. It would probably be best to go ahead and change the spare as well.
  3. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:32 AM
    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

    Apr 12, 2007
    First Name:
    Judy or Jude :)
    SBurl Vermont
    13 TRD OR DC MGM
    Stock for now
    there is a tire size calculator sticky at the top that will tell you the difference between the tire you have on now & the newer one you are considering.

    It is very easy just plug in the numbers.

    welcome to tw :wave:
  4. Apr 13, 2009 at 10:02 AM

    Brunes abides.

    May 31, 2008
    First Name:
    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    I'm not sure on the size you can put under the truck.

    As far as tire sizes go:
    The first number is the tread width (245mm on yours)
    The second is sidewall aspect ratio: (75% of the width on yours)
    and the third is rim size.

    If you increase the first one you will have a wider tire. If you increase the second one you will have a taller tire and both at the same time will give you both effects.

    I've got a set of 265/60R17s on my truck stock...so you can go at least that large (or the equivalent on the 16 inch rim.

    And yes...You should get a tire to match for your spare...but if you don't go TOO much bigger you could probably by fine..

    Welcome to the board!!
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