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Advice Please 285/50/22 vs 285/45/22

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by Demar002, Aug 5, 2022 at 4:17 AM.

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    Hello All - About to pick up my capstone. Stock Tires are 265/50/22 HTs. The truck looks so much better with AT tires. There is a pretty big difference in price and availability. Between a 285/50 vs a 285/45 (I know you spend 80k on a truck and you are trying to save a few dollars on tires). Indulge me please. The sidewall aspect ration/diameter is about .2 inches difference. I just do not see how this will have a very significant aesthetic difference. Can I get some thoughts on this please. I plan on going with the Cooper discoverer rugged trek. The other option is the Toyo Open Country AT IIIs

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    Put the sizes in this tool. Gives a good visual and also tells you the percentage that your speedometer and odometer are going to be off so you can properly calculate your MPGs and your maintenance schedule. Keep in mind, tires are the one part of your vehicle that actually touches the road. Is that really the place to cut capability? :boink:
     
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    The 285/45/22 is shorter than the factory tire size.
     
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    When you compare the 265/50 HT tire to the 285/45 AT tire the overall diameter is essentially the same.
     
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    Close, but they are slightly different sizes.

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    Agreed. But I do not think that takes into account the tread thickness etc. Here is why I say that

    The discoverer rugged trek is showing an overall diameter of 32.3 which is essentially the same If the description is accurate

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    Might want to check the wheel width guides too. I would hope the capstone came with at least 8.5” width wheels or 9”.

    it will impact overall diameter and appearance based on the changes in width.

    Unless you really want to keep it OEM, I would look at some aftermarket 18”-20” wheels and all terrain tires (if you plan on leaving the asphalt).

    probably not too much difference in pricing.
     
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