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Tire Selection

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by rons23, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. Jan 11, 2015 at 9:10 AM
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    rons23

    rons23 [OP] Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    I have been wanting to upgrade or upsize my rims and tires until i seen Hydro-Dipping, which has got me thinking in another direction and cheaper on my pocket. I will be putting a 2.5 inch leveling up front, and if i keep my 18 rims, and move up to a 285/65/18, would that fill the wheel well like a 20" 305/55/20. I would like more tire less rim, so will this set up work. I am doing these mods to my truck as i will have it for a while, but i will eventually be buying a new Tundra hopefully when they change engine plants and offer more options all around. All opinions and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Jan 11, 2015 at 6:43 PM
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    chphilo

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    285/65/18 is about 1/2 inch taller than the stock tires. This will fit your Tundra even without any leveling kit. Have you considered 275/70/18? They are 1/2 inch taller than 285/65/18, has more selections of tires, and relatively cheaper. They will look good with or without a leveling kit.
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2015 at 8:44 PM
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    Relentless

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    I'd also look at 295/70/18.... Approximately 34.25 tall or 2" larger than stock and about an inch wider than stock
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2015 at 4:32 AM
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    Jack Burton

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    As to chpilo's suggestion, here's what 275/70/18's look like compared to the stock baloney skins. Toyo Open Country M/Ts on stock wheels/suspension-

    New Skins.jpg

    Stock Rugged Fails-

    Old Skins.jpg
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2015 at 6:20 AM
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    chphilo

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    What a difference. Looks great.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2015 at 7:02 AM
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  7. Jan 12, 2015 at 2:03 PM
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    Amazing transformation with just tires. From that camera angle it almost looks like you have a leveling kit as well. Nice truck!
     
  8. Jan 12, 2015 at 2:13 PM
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    The truck in my avatar arrives this week. I'm going to put tires on it as well. Need better winter traction than what appears to be on it. 275/70/18 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX is what I'm considering. I'd like to do a leveling kit some time soon. 4" lift planned for later this summer.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2015 at 3:41 PM
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    Thanks guys! Ya, these tires really changed the look without doing anything else to the truck. A plus is that I've taken up a bunch of the excess space without sacrificing performance. I've only rubbed twice and both times were fast deceleration coming into a downhill, left-hand curve while driving pretty hard through winding mountain roads at highway speed. Neither was a hard rub either, just enough to make me go "the fu..?" and keep driving.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2015 at 8:35 PM
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    Thanks for everyone's opinions, i've got some options. That Tundra looks awesome, but as 266 says, de-chrome.
     
  11. Jan 20, 2015 at 7:31 PM
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    Something to help give you perspective on the differences in tire sizes. Best calculator I've seen yet...even shows you what the tires look like in comparison with one another:

    http://tire-size-conversion.com/tire-size-calculator/

    Enjoy!
     
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