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Tire Size on my 2.7 4X4 - Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Drogers, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Drogers

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    I am currently running 245/75R16 on my stock wheels. I understand that I can run 265/75R16 on my vehicle which has stock components.

    1) I am about to pull the trigger on some Terra Grapplers and want to be sure that there will be no modifications necessary with running this slightly larger tire? No spacers involved, shaving, etc?

    2) I also understand that I might lose some power, take-off, acceleration and mpg. I am hoping since this is an all terrain type of tire that the above will be minimal. There were suggestions that I can switch up my air intake and exhaust to kind of compensate for any losses that I may experience. I know that I can regear but this seems to be the more expensive option, but perhaps more sensible.

    If anyone can chime in on these two questions with your experience that'd be great!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    1) every truck varies, but you should be fine

    2) i went up to a 265/75/16 goodyear duratrac and went from 21-22 mpg's to about 18. i also lifted 1.75'' at the same time. the duratracs are pretty heavy and very aggressive, you might not notice as much of a drop. as far as power loss, you most likely wont notice it on take off. i only notice on the highway when in 5th gear. a few hills that i would be able to pull in 5th i now have to downshift to 4th.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    While I do own a V6 I am running the equal size in 17in. 265/70R17, you def don't have to regear b/c that would eat even more MPG's. As far as trimming you'll be fine. Lock to lock with my tires I'm good, no touchy. Don't know the weight of the Terra Grappler but the Dura Tracs are actually lighter than some other similar off road tires. Lighter=better mpg

    With any aggressive tires comes hums and balancing issues. The 6 lug Toyota wheels need a special plate w/ fingers on it to hold the wheel properly on the wheel balancer. Make sure where ever you go has this or equalivlent. If your tires still don't balance try "counteract balancing beads." I'm running them in my tires and my slight vibes at 65 are all gone.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    do you have a good pic of your truck? literally the exact build i want, would be nice to see!
     
  5. Apr 5, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Thanks for your input thus far guys. This is helpful.

    Keep em coming!
     
  6. Apr 5, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    I rubbed on one side with 3" of lift 265/75/16's on 4" of backspace. It was minor and I never bothered to trim it but that rubbing was just from turning full lock in a parking lot. I only rubbed on the plastic that hangs down in front of the tire.

    I now I have 33x12.5's and don't rub anything on or offroad. I don't jump my truck though or crawl up rocks.

    Cutting does wonders.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    I have Genaral AT2's in 265/75/16's. Really cannot tell any power loss.
    I have recently added 300 pounds of armor and I live in the mountains too.

    Have 1.75" lift in front, 1.5" AAL in back, btw
     
  8. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    You might rub your mudflaps and need to trim them and/or remove them.

    Yes, the board collective wisdom is that 265/75R16 fits. However, read carefully enough and you'll see that many using that tire size remove their flaps because they want to - and of the remaining who choose to keep them, it's like a 60/40 or 70/30 split among those who cleared and/or had to trim them. The difference might be a backspacing/wheel offset issue. Not usually enough info available to say for sure.

    Having had a reg cab for a while now, I've actually started thinking the 265/70R16 tire size with a nice agressive AT pattern would be a good regular cab 4x4 look. Remember, reg cabs come stock with 245/75R16, so that's a reasonable tire size increase.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    n fabs,window visor tonneau ,bilstein 5100's all round.245/75R16Toyo A/T II
    is anybody here running bilstein 5100's on there 4 banger.i heard they don't fit our trucks.


    later tig1
     
  10. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    I remember you. You are the one with the upside down sliders. Did you decide to leave them that way?
     
  11. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    I'm runnning 265/75r16's Hankook Dynapro ATM's on my regular cab. No rubbing with these tires and no real lack of power. I still have my mudflaps on by the way. I also have Bilstein 5100's on the front set at .85". I had the tires on before the Bilsteins and it did not rub then either. Don't know if the Terra-Grapplers are going to be any different.
     
  12. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Op. I have the same tire size u want on that truck. I have no problems at all. A little loss in top speeds. Look at photos on my profile.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    adding a question to your question.

    I have the stock 245/75/r16 but looking for a little bit more aggressive tire,

    Since I live in the snowy part of NY I was thinking of staying at 245 since snow and skinny tires goes well.

    The stock dunlops were good in winter, with 240# sand.
    And have been pretty good on the trail.

    Any thoughts on keeping width at 245?
     
  14. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    a thinner/taller tire will do better in snow/mud(unless supper deep mud pit). allows the tire to cut down to the hard pack earth. thats where your traction is. a wider tire for general off road
     
  15. Apr 6, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    Thanks to all who chimed in. I appreciate all of your input. Ordered them up today and should have them on by Friday. Now I need to figure out if I'm ballzy enough to paint my stock wheels flat black. Saw some pretty encouraging threads that have tempted me.
     
  16. Apr 6, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    im thinking the same thing for when I get mine lol. Depends on the paint you have IMO
     
  17. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    yes, i am and many others are. no problem with 5100s and the 4 banger
     
  18. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    here you go, none of these are that current, i guess i need some more. the first is when i first had the lift and tires done, then the second is after i plasti-diped the wheels.

    since then i have plasti diped the badges and lower front bumper valence, added a tool box and added spidertrax wheel spacers.

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  19. Apr 7, 2011 at 3:53 AM
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    Looks great. Yea, my badges are painted up already, all I have left is the wheels. I think I'm gonna do it! Was just waiting on those new tires. Excited for the weekend, it's going to be a fun project.
     
  20. Apr 7, 2011 at 4:28 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    It has nothing to do with the motor, it has to do with whether you have a 5 lug or 6 lug suspension. 5100's dont' fit 5-lugs.
     
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