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Why so few builds with 275/70?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by awkoch, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    awkoch

    awkoch [OP] Active Member

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    Seems like the majority of members are running either 265/XX or 285/70 on their builds. Any reason more aren't running 275/70, like the ones in this link...

    http://www.bigotires.com/Tire-Detail/Goodyear/Wrangler-MT-R-w-Kevlar/16012

    I know I've read a few posts from guys (and gals) who have 275/70, just not many. Reason I ask is that I'm installing my 5100s tomorrow, with a 1" block in the rear, and I'm still trying to decide on what tire to go with. I'm hesitant to go with 285/70 on that because I don't want to deal with too much rubbing, but I want a slightly wider tire than 265. Any feedback/advice?
     
  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    Iakopa84

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    I'm running 275/70/16's on my truck. I dont have a lift on it, only a leveling kit and there are no issues with rubbing. I think the tires look good in the wheel wells with this set up. I think the 285's or 265's are more common to go with. I actually paid a little more for the 275's than what the exact same 285 tire cost.
     
  3. Aug 28, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    awkoch

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    Nice, thanks man. I'm looking at 275/70R17, so a little bit taller with the larger wheels - think that'd cause any rubbing problems? Here's the wheels I'm considering...

    http://www.wheelsforless.com/SearchResult.aspx?Keywords=IO174-79

    Which brings up another question; after reading all of the posts on here about offset and backspacing, I still don't completely understand. These wheels have 0 offset, and 5" backspacing. What does that mean exactly?
     
  4. Aug 28, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    Bens MBL TACO

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    When I was looking for tires last year thats the same size I wanted to run 275/70's. What I heard is that this particular size is not that common and maybe in a last minute/hurry effort it would be more difficult to find a replacement than 265 or 285. These are the sizes most shops have on hand which then leads to a cheaper price. Atleast thats what I remember them telling me.

    Went 265, going 285 for next set. Best of luck bro
     
  5. Aug 28, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    265/75-16 are taller and cheaper than 275/70-16's. And as stated earlier, you have more tire choices with the 265.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    tacomik

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    I've got 275/70/18, actually got them a bit cheaper at my local tire shop than the 265 or 285 at the time, don't know why. They seem good aside from a mild rub when turning sharply when the suspension is compressed.Truck has a 3" lift.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    I'm running 275/65/17 BFG AT KO on stock rims with ome 885s and toytec 1.5 tsb aal. Truck is lifted about 2.5"
     
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