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Tire size question! Yay! (haven't seen the specific answer I'm seeking)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by N736RA, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Nov 16, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    N736RA

    N736RA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an 09 4cyl with the 5 spd. I'm wondering if anyone has put the 10 ply (load range "E") version of the General Grabber on their 4cyl and what that did for performance/mileage? Essentially I'm looking at the load range E tire in the 245/75/16 vs the SL tire in 265/70/16 and am wondering if the larger side of option B will reduce mileage as much as the heavier weight of the smaller tire?
     
  2. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    GuapOh

    GuapOh Well-Known Member

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    Yes it will happen. The difference will be significant. I added 10 ply load E rated Toyo MT 265's to my 2011 2.7 4x4. The mileage dropped roughly 20% and the heavy tires will be a struggle on manual tranny high slope starts (eg City driving in San Francisco).

    With that said, I have both the new MT's and the OE Dunlop AT's each fully mounted and I can easily switch between the 2 in about 30 minutes as I have air tools and large jacks. In the summer and spring I'll run the AT's and enjoy the better mileage. In the winter and hunting seasons I'll run the MT's and enjoy the better looks and offroad/snow performance.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2011 at 2:35 AM
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    N736RA

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    Thanks for the feedback, with efficiency-ish being my goal I suppose I'll look for an SL tire in the 245 then, thanks!
     
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