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Taller tire

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Dpy, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Mar 23, 2019 at 6:32 PM
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    Maybe a crazy idea but was thinking of ways to improve ride and had an idea that if I were to put a taller tire on truck I might improve ride a little bit . My tires are 265/65/ 17 yokohama's , I found some Michelin 245/75/17 for ninety something dollars . I already know Michelin has a good smooth ride and this size would increase the total height by around an inch and the sidewall by 1/2 inch which would be a bit more cushion and a tid bit less width. Need tires so might try this.
     
  2. Mar 23, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    Alot of them
    Those are some small tires for our size trucks.
     
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    I believe he’s talking about a first gen:) and yes that size would look a little strange on a current tundra:rofl:
     
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  4. Mar 23, 2019 at 9:26 PM
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    Is your truck stock or leveled?
     
  5. Mar 24, 2019 at 4:08 AM
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    Stock, btw it is a 2006 double cab and the 265's are the size that are suggested on door label .
     
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  6. Mar 24, 2019 at 6:15 AM
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    That would take you from a 30.6 to a 31.5 inch tall. Also you'd go from 10.4 wide to 9.7 wide. I dont think it would hurt anything. Do it and get before/after pics and update on results.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2019 at 6:22 AM
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    You should be fine running that size. I would do a quick google image search and at least get an idea of how that size of tire would look on your 06 double cab.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    You'll be fine, maybe a little rubbing at full lock.

    Mine had 265/70/17 which are about the same height but wider on it when I bought it with no lift.
     
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    Why not just go a true +1 with a 265/70/17?
     
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    Thanks for all input , am still deciding on exact size , the size I mentioned was a marked down tire usually priced at $150 a pop and I can get for around $ 90.
     
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    At $90/tire for Michelins I'd run them. Only large diffference between them and the 265/70 is the 1" width which isn't a deal breaker IMO.
     
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    I'd go for it , especially Michelins at that price
     
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    I have ordered tires once on web from coker they were wide white walls for a 40 ford coupe I was building . Was kinda hard to get someone to mount them because I didnt buy from anyone locally and when I found someone to do it some jerk working at the tire shop got grease all over the white wall and it never came out, probably had some resentment .guess I can find someone or go to harbor freight and buy one of those manual tire mounting tools.
     
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    If you have a Walmart with the TLE still they'll do them no questions.
     
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    you could go that route, but will probably end being a pain in the ass doing it like that.
     
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    Nah , dont really want the tire changer went back and looked and the web site list several places that apparently agree to install their tires . I have a good tire dealer here in town , great older guy where I have been buying tires for everything I have including a class A motorhome but I feel kinda bad asking him .
     
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    I had my tires mounted by mills fleet farm. They’re a big box type store chain focused in the Midwest.
     
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    I looked back on the tirerack web site where I saw the tires and they give a list of local shops that has an agreement with them to mount, I called and confirmed that a shop in Lexington SC , about 18 miles away will mount them . So here goes.
     
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    Just placed order, $393.24 for all 4 tires .
     
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    That’s the cost of 1.5 of my tires!
     
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    That's a screaming deal. If I hadn't bought tires last summer I'd pick some up.
     
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    Hope they are ok and not some recapped blems, just kiddin , I'm sure they are fine.
     
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    Not 100% but I think those are the "old" style LTX which are great tires. I'm assuming they're just clearing out inventory.
     
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    It will be interesting to see mfg date on tires.
     
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    Here they are...

    And fyi...with a $70 rebate and if you happen to live near a TireRack distribution center (I do) and can get a $40 break by picking them up, they are $277 for 4 tires...crazy...

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=LTX+M/S2&partnum=475SR7LTXMS2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

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    those are the tires I just took off my Tundra. Nice tires, but they've been replaced by the Defender line. I kept two of them because they were in good shape. Gonna be spares if one of my Kuhmos goes out.
     
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    You know, I forgot about that rebate. Btw, I sorta kinda confirmed or at least strengthened my theory of a taller narrower tire riding better. I saw an article somewhere on the web where the writer said that a taller sidewall and a narrower tread width would rice better because of a little more cushion ( more distance from road to rim) and less area contacting road because of narrower treadwidth ( actual contact to road. Adding to all of this that fact that these are Michelin tires that are rated strongly in the ride category, I hope to feel a difference . Funny thing is all my life I never really thought about the ride in a truck , I,ve drove everything , 18 wheeler ( Had CDL ) 40 ft diesel pusher class A motorhome, dump trucks, hot rods ......but as I get older I have changed my thoughts on this.
     
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  29. Mar 26, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    Tire rack has a reputation to uphold, you shouldn’t have any problems, unless the tires were manufactured in 2009 and they’ve been storing them in the Nevada desert:D
     
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    got tires already, date made code 2218 , so made 22nd week 2018.
     
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