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Tire size upgrade. H E L P....

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by arguelles1980, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Jan 25, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    arguelles1980

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    IMG_1898.jpg what's up guys......
    I'm going to keep it short and simple with this post and I really need your help so I can come up with a plan and explain it to the wife....

    Truck is a 2017 sr5, 2WD, 4cyl double cab with 245-75-16 and I'm trying to go with 265-75-16, (trailrunners at 32lbs or toyo's at 41lbs)

    Would I experience any rub?...
    Would I have to regear?...
    I'm not as mechanical inclined as many of you, so, any input would be greatly appreciated...


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  2. Jan 25, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    No rub. no re gearing
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    To directly answer your question, no, you should not have any issues. You won't have to regear.

    But I would rethink this. Being a 4-cyl, double cab, that is a lot of weight. And added rotational weight. I would either stick with the OEM tires, or buy a set of take off's (265/70/16's) from TRD OR Tacoma's.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    I'm out. :hattip:
     
  5. Jan 25, 2018 at 4:14 PM
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    Thanks for the reply.....
    so, if I stick to 265-70-16 should be even better?... I have been doing the math and so far this is what I came up with: sr5 anthracite rims and Goodyear trailrunners with white letter out....

    Rims 25 lbs + tires 32 (according to website)= 57 lbs
    The stock setup sits at ~30lbs per steel rim and ~30lbs for rubber = 60.8 ( I remember seeing a picture from somebody in Santa Cruz, CA...
    So far I was under the impression that the only drawback was longer stopping distance (not much but certainly something to consider).
    ....Shit now I'm confused....
     
  6. Jan 25, 2018 at 4:20 PM
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    Lighter is better. Why do you think there is a longer stopping distance? What are you confused about?
     
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  7. Jan 25, 2018 at 4:21 PM
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    Well, bigger tires essentially make the final drive higher. You will notice acceleration is slower. Power is down. I wouldn't go this route.

    Stock 265/70/16 tires are about same in height as 245/75/16's. There are plenty of New-take-offs going for cheap. The Goodyear Wrangler Kevlars. They've been pretty good on my truck. Rides nice and snow performance has been good as well. No complaints.
     
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  8. Jan 25, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    I thought that maybe bigger tire = longer distance to stop even if it is just minimal....


    I guess I just want to make sure that I'm pulling the trigger on something worth it..... the look on my truck with the steelies got me scratching my head.... they just look to f'ing ugly...
     
  9. Jan 25, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    Sub’d. Got the same truck and questions. Any and all input welcome!
     
  10. Jan 25, 2018 at 4:28 PM
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    Cool... I'm glad I'm not the only one....we gotta figure this out bro... f'ing toyota put some damn ugly tire on this trucks....
     
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    So is the issue wheel looks, tire size for looks, or both?

    Have you looked over the tire calculator to see impacts of various diameter changes?
     
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  12. Jan 25, 2018 at 4:30 PM
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    No rub no gear change ....needed !!! But as long as your explaining, go for it lol gears, suspension and 285/75/16 lock it up also !!!
     
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    OME and worth every penny.
    Just to keep your acceleration reasonable, I'll add another vote for 70 series. You'll never notice the difference in looks.

    edit: and yes, shop for take offs. It's a plentiful size. In fact, when I needed tires last time. A guy was nice enough to GIVE me his steelies and stock 265/70's. Street tires but I'm not one to turn down free tires. I can stay out of the mud a few years.
     
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    The wheel part I got figured... I'm going with the stock sr5 anthracite rims which are 24~25 lbs (picture above).... now I just need better looking tires for both hwy and trails...
     
  15. Jan 25, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    I wish I could... but that would be a shit load of money just on regearing and also a lot of extra weight from the 285's
     
  16. Jan 25, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    OME and worth every penny.
    Don't monkey with a brand new rear end.......wait, it's a 3rd gen. Maybe you should.

    Edit: I keed, I keed. Don't break out the hot oil.
     
  17. Jan 25, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    P rated will be the lightest. Pick a tire for how you roll 85% of the time, not the occasional weekend.

    Michelin Defenders make a very good road and light modest trail choice.

    Not all knobby and tough looking, but you don't want to be a poseur in your 2wd anyway do you?
     
  18. Jan 25, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    Nope.... no poseur here.... I like functions over mall-crawling..... I just do not want to spin tires when I hit the trail on my fishing trips full of gear.
     
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    I think I like the SCS F5 wheel. They come in at like 19lbs for the 16x8. Weight is important to me. Now just gotta decide on tire size :confused:
     
  20. Jan 25, 2018 at 5:37 PM
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    Unless your planning the Baja rally I really don’t think you will notice the weight of your tires .
     

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