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Tire Recommendation for Stock Height 2001 PreRunner V6

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by InlandEmpireTaco, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Jul 5, 2012 at 4:13 AM
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    InlandEmpireTaco

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    Hey All!

    I'm new here.. I'm in SoCal and just purchased a 2001 Tacoma V6 PreRunner 2wd.

    I'm on 16" wheels and the truck needs new tires. This truck will be used as a commuter, and to haul my motorcycles around. I will not see any off roading, at least for now. I plan to leave it at stock height.

    I'm looking for tire and size recommendations for a street tire with a 'meaty' look to it. I do care about noise and gas mileage. I've been doing as much reading as possible but haven't been able to decide.

    Should I go 235/70/16, 255/65/16, 275/60/16, etc.

    I've seen the pictures in this thread, but those look a little too aggressive for a commuter Taco...

    Your input is appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Eric in SoCal
    2001 Tacoma V6 PreRunner
     
  2. Jul 5, 2012 at 6:15 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    265/75R16
     
  3. Jul 5, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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    kingston73

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    The stock size for 16's is 265/70. Probably the best tire you could put on for commuting is the Michelin m/s2, it's quiet and lasts for a long time with great traction in rain and snow.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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    SCSPerformance

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    if you want to fill up the wheel well a little. if not then stick to the stock sizing.

    absolutely true!!! my brother got about 75-80k on these tires with his tacoma. he's going on his 3rd set.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    BrianLV

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    265/70 R16 Bridgestone Alenza Duellers... I got almost 80K on my last Bridgestone Duellers.
    Nice street tire, and also does well on dirt roads, all season type driving.
     
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