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Tallest and thinnest (most narrow) tire

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bwanamukubwa, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Jun 17, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    bwanamukubwa

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    Hello all,

    I've read quite a few threads and learned a lot in the process but i don't have a definitive answer as far as what is the tallest skinniest tire i can mount on my stock 17" TRD Sport wheels.

    I really like the military / safari look and since my tuck is used 90% onroad, i understand the thinner tire will also help me get maybe 1-2 mpg more, which is great.

    Based on what i've seen, it seems that 225/75/17 would be my best bet, but does anyone have experience with this tire size? I've seen folks call the 255 pizza cutters, what does that make the 225?

    I've got a 2" lift all around.

    Thanks in advance to everyone who can help a fellow member out.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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  3. Jun 17, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    I'd check to see if you can even fit 225's on the stock sport wheels or if they require a narrower wheel. Thinnest I've seen is 235's and they're pretty thin. I'm not sure I'd want to go narrower than that. One, it'd just look silly and two, that's not a lot of tire on the road. Eventually, if you get too skinny, you won't have enough rubber on the road to keep decent traction.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    Go 255/80/17 OP
     
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    PS , 225/75/17 is about the same height as the stock 265/65/17 , actually a big smaller
     
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    Also, do a quick search, the 225's might not even exist. 235/80R17's do exist and might be a better option. It will still look silly on the stock wheels though. If I were to go with a tire that skinny, I'd space them out so you still keep the same track from outside of tire to outside of tire.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    225's exist but are very hard to find, at least for me haha. Most of the folks who use them are the guys with dullies.
     
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    Do you have pics of what it looks like on our trucks? Got any experience with this size?
     
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    There is a big thread on 255/85/16 ( same size tire for 16" rim ) search that one out
     
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    You can run 235/85 on 16s if you switch wheel size
     
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    235/85/16's are a nice size for some improved peformance yet still maintaining good mileage, if you want more than that the 255 size in a 16inch wheel is the way to go, cooper will be putting out their new st maxx in this size and maybe a similar 17 by this coming fall if you can hold out
     
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    If you do go 235's you have to have 7.5" wide wheel otherwise they won't fit
     
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    I think he means 255/80, which is uncommon but they (mfgs) do make them in that size.
     
  19. Jun 20, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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    I was just giving him another option. I've been keeping my eye on craigslist for Wrangler take offs in that size. They're a great option if you like the tall, narrow tire. If you can find Rubicon take offs, you might be able to get a deal on M/T's.
     
  20. Jun 20, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    Ok so according to this: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/30754-wheel-specs.html#post474080 then i should be good with my sport wheels. Thanks for the feedback guys, will look around for that size. Hope i can find one that i like with a flat shoulder (i like the edged look not the rounded corners like my stock tires).
     
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