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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Threedogs, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Oct 10, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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    Hello taco world I need help choosing maybe a bigger tire or keep it OEM size I have 16 taco 245 75 16 wanting to change bigger 265 70 16 or a LT tire will this change my mpg and will it change the way the truck drive. This will be my first set of new tires.
    Appreciate all your info. Have a good day
     
  2. Oct 10, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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  3. Oct 10, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    Khakiman

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    I put Michelin Defenders on mine, 275/70/16. Made the ride much better and I got 19-25 mpg, depending on where I would go. I got 75K miles out of those tires and still had some tread left. I just now put on some BF Goodrich KO2’s 275/70/16 and have been getting similar gas mileage and ride seems the same.
     
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  4. Oct 10, 2019 at 5:29 PM
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    My 12 year old truck came from the factory with P265/70/16's. In the 201,000 miles I've owned it I've had LT245/75/16's P265/75/16's and currently E rated LT265/75/16's on it that weigh 15 lbs each more than the factory tires. Fuel mileage nor performance has never changed.

    The 265/70/16's you're thinking about are the same diameter and only about 1" wider than what you have. Not enough to matter. My 265/75/16's are the same width as what came on my truck and are about 1" taller. There just ain't that much difference in those sizes.

    FWIW you probably don't need LT tires and the 265/70/16's are available in a P series tire. I drive a lot on unimproved roads and prefer E rated tires because they are a tougher tire that resists punctures better. But other than the initial cost there isn't really any downside to LT's. If you get the air pressure figured out they don't ride any worse.
     
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  5. Oct 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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    I like KO2'S just a little beefy for me or just not used to the look.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    Thanks for your info. And was maybe looking for taller tire.
     
  7. Oct 10, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    It does affect it, but not a ton, rolling weight, and added resistance of an all terrain means more power to push the truck.

    Either way, DO IT. Bigger tires is rewarding in so many ways, especially on a trail.
     
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