1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Will be going with larger wheels tires (265/70r17), need to change spare too??

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by prince1331, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Aug 23, 2012 at 1:21 PM
    #1
    prince1331

    prince1331 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Member:
    #85193
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Edmonton, AB
    Vehicle:
    2012 super white DCLB TRD sport
    Bilstein 5100 front (1.75) and rear
    I just got a 2012 double cab trd sport. I have a lead on some 2012 fj cruiser rims that I like alot (17 inch gunmetal, 8 hole style, 17x7.5 offset +15), they are take-offs from a dealership. Tires are included in the deal. I'm considering going with the fj cruiser tires, even though they are slightly bigger. I realize it will make my speedometer read a little slow. It looks like several guys run this slightly larger tire here at TW.

    I'm wondering about the spare. Would it do damage if I had to use my smaller (265/65r17) spare in case of a flat?? I actually don't know if our spares are full size, I assumed so. Would the larger tire fit in the same place under the truck as the current spare?

    I could have all my stock rubber switched over to the fj cruiser rims, but I like the simplicity of putting them directly on, as well as less cost. It would also be easier to sell my stock wheels as they are.

    The FJ cruiser rims have an offset of +15 so they'll stick out a bit wider on the truck (which I like) compared to the stock rims.

    Thanks in advance for any input on this, especially if I am missing something important!!!
     
  2. Aug 23, 2012 at 2:14 PM
    #2
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,400
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    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
    Just put the spare on the front if needed and don't put it in 4wd and you're fine.
     
  3. Aug 23, 2012 at 2:16 PM
    #3
    SalmonTaco

    SalmonTaco Tasty fish in a tortilla

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Member:
    #53488
    Messages:
    1,949
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    Seattle
    Vehicle:
    '08 quatre roues motrices
    Brute Force bumpers, 5100s/885s, SnugTop MVP Shell, USA Spec iPod adapter, WeatherTechs, Tinted Fronts, Mud Flap chop, Tuffy Bed Box, Console Vault, Fogs anytime, ImMrYo mirror bracket, Wet Okoles, aFe Pro Dry S, PowerStop Z36 pads & drilled/slotted rotors, more shit I can't remember
    ....and your truck will look like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Aug 23, 2012 at 2:59 PM
    #4
    prince1331

    prince1331 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Member:
    #85193
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Edmonton, AB
    Vehicle:
    2012 super white DCLB TRD sport
    Bilstein 5100 front (1.75) and rear
    Thanks, I thought it would be OK on the front. I'm coming from AWD Subaru's so its more complicated with them.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2012 at 5:18 PM
    #5
    RightCoaster

    RightCoaster Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Member:
    #84192
    Messages:
    37
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    Myrtle Beach
    Vehicle:
    '12 sr5 4x4
    murdered out
    Anyone know if a 265 75 16 would fit as a spare underneath?
     
  6. Aug 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM
    #6
    Swanson52

    Swanson52 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Member:
    #59130
    Messages:
    97
    Gender:
    Male
    Since Tacomas came factory with that as one of the sizes, yes.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2012 at 6:09 PM
    #7
    greenrustic

    greenrustic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Member:
    #70776
    Messages:
    664
    Gender:
    Male
    NY
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB 4x4 TRD SPORT
    Access LTD Tonneau Cover, Weather Tech Digital Fit Mats, Weather Tech Rain Guards, 35% Tint up Front, AFE Dry Power Intake Filter, Debadged, GrilleCraft, OME 884x, OME 9000 NitroChargers, Icon 3 Leaf Progressive AAL
    Why not just buy an inexpensive used tire in the new size? That is what I plan on doing. Craigslist is full of used tires and often tire shops will have decent take-offs.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2012 at 6:24 PM
    #8
    RightCoaster

    RightCoaster Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Member:
    #84192
    Messages:
    37
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    Myrtle Beach
    Vehicle:
    '12 sr5 4x4
    murdered out

    Thanks for the input, million dollar answer for me as I'm considering a purchase. Thanks again.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2012 at 7:12 PM
    #9
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,400
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    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
    No they do not. They come with 265/70/16.

    But yes a 265/75/16 does fit as a spare
     
To Top