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Tire Upgrade Questions

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Steven C, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Feb 20, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    Steven C

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    Hi -
    I know there are many posts on the site about tire upgrades but I have 2 questions for those who have recently upgraded their Tacoma tires.

    I'm looking at putting BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO's on my 2010 Tacoma TRD double cab. I currently have stock Dunlop Grandtrek AT20's that are P265/65/17 but I want to put LT 275/65/17 BFG's.

    Question 1 - Will there be any rubbing or adjustments needed as the BFG tires are slightly wider/bigger?

    Question 2 - Will I notice any ride differences running LT-rated tires vs P-rated tires?

    If you could help me out, I would appreciate it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    I think the biggest you can run is 265 70 17.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I've actually never seen a 275/65/17 tire before....
     
  4. Feb 20, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    Hi
    Thanks for the help - I just checked the BF Goodrich site and they have the BFG All-Terrain T/A KO listed in LT 275/65/17.
    Not sure how available they are...but it sounds like it might not work?
     
  5. Feb 20, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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  6. Feb 20, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    Go with the 265/70/17. Much more common in the event of a blowout or other road hazard. And yes, you will notice a stiffer ride, due to the increase of sidewall plies (plural for ply). If you go with a Load Range C (also known as a 6 ply) you won't notice as much difference as a Load Range E (10 ply). Simply put, if you go LT, the further in the alphabet, the stiffer the ride.
     
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