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Light weight 18" wheels and A/T tire recommendations

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Johnders2586, Jul 21, 2021 at 3:33 PM.

  1. Jul 21, 2021 at 3:33 PM
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    Johnders2586

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    Asking for a friend, He recently upgraded to some Toyo AT3 295/70-18 and really dislikes how it drives now. Feels it's working the truck to much. Doesnt like the ride, handling ect.. personally I think he needs to remove his tampon. But I digress. He feels if he goes down from an 18x9 to a 18x8 wheel and maybe down 1 tires size and NOT 10 ply that it would be better. Does anyone have a recommendation for a setup like this? Any lighter weight AT non 10 ply tires options? Nice light weight wheels in this size? What are you guys running out there to reduce some of the weight but have good looks and function? Appreciate the help..
     
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  2. Jul 21, 2021 at 4:24 PM
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    TundraMcGov.

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    Nitto Terra Grappler G2's. 4 ply. As smooth as a baby's butt. :hattip:
     
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    Might as well just go back to stock setup.
     
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    Tons of tire options out there. Basically the more highway tread and less AT rugged tread, the smoother it will be. Heck, if he wants a smooth ride just put highway Tires on and call it a day. A quick suggestion would be to lower the pressure to 36-38 and those Toyo’s will be much smoother. I run that same tire and think they are quite smooth.
     
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  5. Jul 21, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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    Those toyos are some of the lightest in that size. He’s not gonna get much better if he wants an off-road capable tire.
     
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    I just went to 295 70 18 gram lights with toyo AT3 from 275 55 20 and didn't notice any big change. The gram lights only weigh about 25 lbs not sure about the tires though.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2021 at 8:09 PM
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    Tire and wheel combo weight is a big factor.

    For instance, my factory wheels weigh 37 lbs and my size 265/70/18 tires are normally 51-56 lbs each unless I go with a wild peak. Those are some heavy ass tires.

    So worse case scenario I could be 93 lbs. I looked into going with a newer style wheel and tire setup in a 20", but that is 98 lbs and going up from 32.7" to 34.2" tire.

    Did some research and found my new tire and wheel combo.

    Wheel I will be going with a Method or Raceline.

    Method MR301 33.2 lbs each. If I can change out the bolts to black this is probably the wheel I will go with. This saves me 15.2 lbs in wheels alone.
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    Raceline 947B scouts. 36 lbs each. Save 4 lbs
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    For comparison 39 lb wheel, so 8 lbs increase. No thank you and chrome.

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    These Black Rhino's are 46 lbs each. 36 lbs increase...not happening.

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    Tires. I would like to get up to a Load Index 125 tire, but this might sacrifice more than I want in weight and fuel economy. OEM tire weighs in at 51 lbs each.

    BFG AT KO 56 lbs each- increase of 20 lbs.
    Cooper XLT (current tire) 54 lbs- increase of 12 lbs.
    Wild Peak 60 lbs- 36 lbs increase
    Nitto TG 45 lbs- 24 lb decrease
    Toyo 49 lbs- 8 decrease.

    Best case, I can save 9.75 lbs per wheel or 39 lbs of rolling resistance that I have to stop/accelerate. That's pretty impressive.
     
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  8. Jul 22, 2021 at 2:34 AM
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    This is great info, thank you
     
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  9. Jul 22, 2021 at 3:01 AM
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    You are welcome.
     

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