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Tire weight

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by danteisme, May 1, 2012.

  1. May 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    danteisme

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    since i have a 2.7 taco, adding weight to this truck is always a concern. right now i hav p265 70 16 hankook dynapros on the truck. i forget what the weight difference was between these and stock, but i notice no difference at all in power (or at least not drastic enough for me to notice). mpgs remained roughly the same as well (less than .5 mpg difference). these will need replaced by the end of the year, i'm entertaining the idea of going to the p265 75 16 of the same tire(love these tires). the difference in weight between the 265 70 16 and the 265 75 16 is 2 lbs. think i will notice anything going another 2lbs heavier? in my head, i;m thinking no but i'd like your thoughts.
     
  2. May 1, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    The weight won't matter so much as the larger diameter. I upsized to 265/76 16's and downsized back to stock a week later and was amazed at how much power it had.
     
  3. May 1, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    interesting. i think its only .5" more diameter than what i'm currently running.
     
  4. May 1, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    One of the largest weight changes you can make is when you go from a P-rated tire to something like a Load C,D,E. Most P-rated tires are within 1-2 lbs. of the stock tires which is 37lbs depending on the year and size. Most C-load tires are in the 41-47 lbs. and even heavier for D and E.
     
  5. May 1, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    thats why i'm sticking with P rated. i don't do enough heavy off roading, or hauling etc.. to warrant me getting anything but a p rated. which stock tires are you referring to as the 37lb ones?
     
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  7. May 1, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    ah ok, my truck is a standard cab so it only came with the crap 245 75 16 (i think) tires. i may have weighed a little less stock, but even with the 265 70 16s the difference is negligible.
     
  8. May 1, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    when you went from 245 to the 265s did you stay P rated?
     
  9. May 1, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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