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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kris77, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    kris77

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    I've searched and searched and I find different answers everywhere i look.

    Tire size stock is 265/65/17

    Ive been reading where most ppl upgrade to a 265/70/17 or a 265/75/17

    Local tire shop has a Goodyear Duratrac on sale 275/70/17 for $155.

    He said they were 1/2" taller than the 265/70/17 i wanted to upgrade to.

    I dont see many ppl running 275's and I really dont know what the difference would be.
     
  2. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    Yeah, I looked at that. I was just wondering why i dont see anybody running this size tires. Do they rub? Are they bad or something?

    From what i have read, the 275's are taller than the 265's and the 70 is wider than the 65. So i should be getting a 1/2" taller tire and a little wider tire correct?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    Yep, 275/70/17 Is going to be wider and taller.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    Thats right. Now keep in mind a mounted tire is about a 1/2" lower than what the tire says. A 33 mounted is about 32.5" tall when on the truck.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    Depends if you have a lift or not.
    You will probably have some rubbing if you go to a 275/70/17.
    265/70/17 is the biggest size tire without rubbing without a lift.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    thanks guys, This search feature kinda sucks.

    Now i know why ppl just ask questions instead of searching.

    I think im going with the Hankooks 265/70/17's

    discounttiredirect.com gave me a sweet deal out the door on a set.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    You got those dimensions backwards. The 265/275 number is the tread width. The 65/70 number is the Aspect Ratio (the ratio of sidewall height to tread width).

    But a tire where you increase both form the stock size will be both wider and taller.
     
  9. Apr 27, 2010 at 3:53 AM
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    yeah, i realized that after some more reading.

    Ended up getting the Hankooks 265/70/17's.

    Should be here thursday. Hope they are a good tire. Everything i've read says they are, but ive never known anybody around here to run them.
     
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