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tire diameter and engine power

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Scott Wallin, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Jul 29, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    Scott Wallin

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    I have a 96 4x4 Tacoma 2.7 litre 4 cyl with stock 15" rims. I am interested in switching to 16" rims so that I can get a taller, skinny tire 235/85/r16 that will give more clearance off road and perform better in snow. But I have heard that increasing tire diameter might mess with the engine power during hwy speed and throw it out of its optimum operating range. I have a manual transmission, so I'm not quite sure how it would be a problem. But, aside from the speedo being off, might this switch to a larger diameter rim and tire be a problem for the engine?
     
  2. Jul 29, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    WhatThePho?

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    Nothing wrong with a 15" tire, they have 33x9.5 to 33x10.5
     
  3. Jul 29, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    A 31 x 10.5 x 15 isn't to far off. Also, the 31's were a stock tire size for your truck.

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