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Tire advice 1998 Tacoma 15" to 16" Rims & Tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Killer, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Jun 1, 2012 at 6:30 AM

    Killer [OP] Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2010
    Mobile, Al.
    98 4x4 TRD V6 3.4L SR5 XCab Gold with Tan Int
    19,000 Original Miles, Factory Alarm, Factory Tow Package, Low Profile UWS Black Tool Box, 20ft. of Dynamat Xtreme, Pioneer Double Din DVD 3200BT, IPod Holder, Q Form Kick Panels, 3 Pairs of MB Quart component speakers, JL Audio Stealthbox, Alpine PDX-5 amp, PIAA Foglights, WeatherTech Floor Mats, Maxxis Big Horn Mud Tires 32 x 11.5 R x 15, Wet Okole Seat Cover for 60/40 Bench, 5100's Front & Rear, Wheeler's Single Leaf AAL, Warn 8,000 Winch, Warn Transformer Brush Guard, Stebel Nautilus Compact Horn
    The first two pictures are of my son's 1998 Tacoma. He currently has Maxiis Big Horns that are 32 x 11.5 x 15". The Big Horns are getting cupped and vibrating. He is going to leave them mounted for hunting season.

    His truck has Bilsteins 5100 set at 2.5" on the front and 5100 on the rear with factory springs.

    The last picture is a TRD Offroad rims off of a 2010 Tacoma that I purchased yesterday from a fellow TW member.

    1.) What is the best all terrain tire that will balance easy and long life for the 16" rim?
    2.) What is the biggest tire that will fit without scraping?
    3.) Anyone know of a place to get a good deal on good tires?

    Thanks for your help,


    Tacoma 1.jpg
    Tacoma 2.jpg
    2010  16 TRD Off Road Rims #2.jpg
  2. Jun 1, 2012 at 6:36 AM

    98tacoma27 is going full "Ben" Moderator

    Dec 18, 2008
    First Name:
    Beech Creek
    05 Tundra SR5 (+265k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    I would avoid sticking another tire over 11" wide on those rims. The big horns come in a 255/85 -16 which will fit nice on the OR rim. That's a 33" tire. You may have to do some minor trimming of the plastic though.

    I'm actually surprised you got that 11.5" wide tire in there on a stock wheel without it hitting the UCA.

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