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Keep stock 20" wheels on a Platinum or swap back to 18"?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by cashsmoney, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Aug 11, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    cashsmoney

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    Hello,
    I just bought a 2018 Tundra Platinum. I want to keep the suspension sock no lift kits, or leaving kits, don't want any offset or anything like that. It has the 20" wheels on it now, but I want to put some Ko2's tires on it. Should I try and see if the dealer would swap out for the 18"s or as anyone put 20" Ko2s on the tundra. i seen pictures of the tundra with the 18"s but not many 20" without a lift kit. Thanks
     
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  2. Aug 11, 2018 at 5:18 PM
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    Welcome. 18" tires are less expensive and offer more protection for the wheels. However, 20s are gonna have less sidewall flex in turns.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2018 at 5:29 PM
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    I do not like the factory 20s, but that’s just me. I would think the Dealer might be able to swap out, especially if you’re open to doing it on a used truck (since you’re changing tires anyway). If he has a chance to put brand new 20” wheels and tires on a used truck, he might do it.
     
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    I replaced the silver platinum rims with T-force 20”
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  5. Aug 11, 2018 at 6:19 PM
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  6. Aug 11, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    Awesome that’s what I was looking for. What size tires are those? Did you have any fit issues? Any rubbing
     
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    285 55 R20 no rubbing they come on Tundras
     
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    I just did the same. I didn’t care for the 2018 Limited rims. Went to Texas Truck and Tire in Houston and got the 20” TSS rims with 285 BFG KO2s for very reasonable price. Was able to get some money back for the Limited rims and tires. Like the pictures above no lift and they fit fine. I know I could have gotten other rims but I like these and they are OEM here for Gulf States Toyota. Check eBay because Texas truck and tire also sell these online. Dealer wanted $465 for the TSS rim alone.
     
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    Are you selling your old rims? Let me know if you are
     
  10. Aug 20, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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    I'm a 20" wheel fan, myself. I know the tires are more expensive, etc., but I like the way they look. I color-matched the T-Force caps to match my truck.

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  11. Aug 20, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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    No lift or leveling kit. 285/55r20 BFG ko2's.

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  12. Aug 20, 2018 at 3:38 PM
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    Yeah the price difference between 275s and 285s is like $120 per tire
     
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    Painted the rim caps yourself? I love that look! I want mine blue now lol

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  15. Sep 3, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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    Thanks, it is easy to do. Just remove the wheel caps (2 hex bolts among the fake ones), use painter's tape to mask off around the "T", spray it with primer, remove painter's tape and use a putty knife blade with a paper towel around the blade and a few drops of mineral spirits on the towel, run the flat blade over the "T" to remove primer from the non-indented surface, and let dry. Do the same with your choice of paint color. Oh, and clean the cap well with denatured alcohol before priming/painting.
     
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    I've got a few pics of the 20's in my albums. I will be switching to 18's, but my reasons for doing so may differ from yours.
     
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    I'm in the same decision process, seems like 20s are a little better handling on roads, but the larger sidewall on the 18s looks pretty good too.
     
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    Factory Platinum wheels with 275/60/20 BFG KO2s. No rubbing.

     
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    Hard to tell but did you have to remove the mudflaps. I want try to run the biggest K02 with no trimming or removing mudflaps on my 2019 platinum and also run the new Tundra TSS 2018+ 20” wheels which are 50mm offset.
     
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    So I am reading that 275/60/20 is te biggest tire to run on our Tundras no lift.

    But then I find thisnthread which ppl are running 285/55/20. I think factory is 275/55/20.

    Anyone know if 285/60/20 fit on factory height and no trimming?

    Inwas going to go 275/60/20 but the I see TSoots truck and running 285/55/20.

    I also have the new TSS wheels. I have a White 2019 Platinum and was going to do exactly like TSoot’s setup (before seeing his truck and body matched handles/side mirrors, flat black nerf bars), but now I am going to bronze powder coat the new TSS 20” wheels to be different.
     
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    My truck is a 2wd, not sure how much higher a 4wd sits compared to mine. I have zero lift and running 20x9 with +50 offset, which should be the same as yours. I've got 285/55r20 Bfg ko2's. It's pretty close but doesn't rub anywhere at anytime. 285/60's will probably rub, maybe not.

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    I have 285/55s on my stock platinum wheels and no lift without issue I'm pretty sure I could do 285/60s and still clear everything.
     
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    Which is a bigger tire? 285/55/20 or 275/60/20?
     
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    285/55 is 32.34" tall x ~11.25" wide
    275/60 is 32.99" tall x ~10.75" wide
    285/60 is 33.46" tall
     
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    those center caps come with? What's in the middle of the "T"
     
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    I didn’t remove anything, the 275/60/20s fit perfect with no rubbing. Anything smaller doesn’t look right to me.
     
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    Having similar thoughts about the 275/55/20s on my 2017 CM limited, stock/factory installed suspension, wheels, tires and rake at this point.
    I would like to get a taller tire on there. Hadn't considered the cost of 18" vs. 20" tires until this thread.
     
  28. Dec 31, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    Just went with KO2 275/55R20s with no lift or leveling on my 18 CM Platinum and I DO have rubbing in reverse with the wheel turned sharp. Just have to make sure I'm pointed in the right direction for quick getaways!
     
  29. Dec 31, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    That's odd. Heck that's the size that comes on factory 20's. I've got 20x9's with +50 offset and running 285/55's and have zero rubbing anywhere.
     
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    Yep, my factory 275/55R20 Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenzas didn't rub. I'm guessing it's the offset. Mine are mounted on SCS Stealth 6 with a +12mm offset...
     

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