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Tire & Wheel Help

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jenk34, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Mar 12, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    jenk34

    jenk34 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know that this topic is worn out, but I would really like some help and opinions.

    I have a 2012 silver Double Cab TRD Off Road. I'm currently researching the best wheel/tire package for my truck and my needs. I know that I want to get the Method Double Standard wheels and Goodyear DuraTrac tires. I also know that I'll be getting the Bilstein 5100s on my truck to level it out.

    My problem is choosing between at 16" or 17" wheel. If money didn't matter, I would go with the 17 and the 285/70/17 combo. I don't (really) want to do a cab mount chop in order to avoid rubbing. I also don't want to take a hit to my gas mileage.

    That is why I am leaning heavily towards the 265/75/16s. The cost is reduced some and it also seems like less of a hassle. The only downfall to me is looks. I just feel like there is huge difference in "toughness".

    Opinions?
     
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  2. Mar 13, 2013 at 6:37 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    Never heard of a 275/65/16. You realize that's smaller than the stock tires, right?

    If you don't want to rub, with a 3" lift, you could go with 275/70/17.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2013 at 7:23 AM
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    dan33900

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    I run the 275/70/17 on 17 inch Toyota 4 Runner sport wheeels and have no rubbing. But I have seen a loss of 1 mile per gallon in my fuel economy.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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    jenk34

    jenk34 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I didn't mean to put that. I fixed it in my original post. I've been looking at too many tire sizes lately! haha
     
  5. Mar 13, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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    jenk34

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    Are you happy with your setup? Can you tell a difference in your mpg and mph?

    My original plan was to go with Bilstein 5100s all around, 17" wheels and 285/70/17 DuraTracs, but I don't want to do a cab mount chop. I also don't want to mess up my mph and mpg.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2013 at 4:17 AM
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    I went Bilstein all the way around (Toytec Ultimate kit) rides great, lots of clearance to get in to my duck camp. Highway speeds are not a problem and last highway trip averaged 20.2 mpg not bad for cruising at an average speed of 76 mph.
     
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