I'm nearing the end of the tread life for the factory Dunlops (275/55/20) on my 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum (black) and am taking the opportunity to swap out the wheels as well as the tires.
I've pretty much decided that I'll want to put on the Revtek 442 lift kit so I have the most flexibility with my options.
After about a month of wheel research and visits to 4 Wheel Parts and Discount Tire, I had narrowed my wheel choices down to the MHT Fuel Hostage thanks to this post and the MB Wheels Stryker thanks to this post for helping me see them on a Tundra. At this point, I'm leaning towards the MB Wheels Stryker, but I'm curious for other opinions on the size.
I'm trying to decide between the 18" x 8.5" (10 mm offset) and the 20" x 9" (18 mm offset) wheels. What do you think? Is 18" too small for a vehicle this size? I like the increased sidewall as I would still go 32" or 33" in total tire diameter. What about ride comfort 18" vs 20"? Thoughts?
Here are some pics of the 18" and 20" wheels on a black Sequoia (like mine) from the Discount Tire tool:
I'm leaning toward the Nitto Terra Grapplers in the LT285/65R18 E125R if I go with the 18" rims or the LT305/55R20 E121S if I go with the 20" rims. I was able to compare stock tire sizes and the effect on tire sizes from the tire calculator on Discount Tire's website. I also considered the Cooper LTZ Zeon's, the Bridgestone Revo 2, the General Grabbers, and the Michelin LTX AT2. It ultimately comes down to what is going to be aggressive looking but quiet on the road. Thoughts?
I live in Raleigh, NC and drive to the mid-west occasionally, so these tires won't see snow very often. The Sequoia is primarily my daily driver, soccer game hauler, and family cruiser. I'm replacing the wheels and adding more aggressive tires primarily for the look as I do minimal offroading, but would like the ability to take the Sequoia onto the sand at the beach occasionally.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts/opinions!!!