Question 2008+ Sequoia Platinum - Aftermarket Wheels: 18" or 20"?

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    Default 2008+ Sequoia Platinum - Aftermarket Wheels: 18" or 20"?

    Hi all:

    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:

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    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!!!

    Regards,
    Todd
    2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum with the following mods:
    o Prestigious Society Navigation Nanny bypass
    o Revtek 442 leveling kit
    o Nitto Terra Grappler 305/60R18
    o MB Wheels Stryker 18"x8.5" (5x150)

    o Thule Atlantis 1800BXT





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    Default Re: 2008+ Sequoia Platinum - Aftermarket Wheels: 18" or 20"?

    I went with the Nitto Terra Grapplers on my 2011 Sequoia and decided on going with an 18-inch wheel. I liked the look provided by the 18s as they gave the truck a more aggressive, off-road look. I don't find them too small at all. As mine is a Limited, I got the Revtek 441 kit for the front and back. Very happy with the look. Check out my pics to see if you like the look of a slightly smaller wheel. All depends on the look you're after.
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    Default Re: 2008+ Sequoia Platinum - Aftermarket Wheels: 18" or 20"?

    CaribooSequoia,

    Thanks for the info. I believe I saw your pictures previously when I was looking around the site, but thanks for pointing me back to them. I like the look of the larger side wall too. I might be able to save myself a good chunk of change by going that route. I priced out the two and it is about $400 cheaper for the 18x8.5 with the LT285/65R18 E125R Nitto Terra Grapplers.

    Was the ride quality better with the lift and the 18" wheels than the OEM 20" wheels?

    What's your experience with road noise with the Nitto Terra Grapplers?

    How did your gas mileage change going to the wider 305/60's?

    Regards,
    Todd
    2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum with the following mods:
    o Prestigious Society Navigation Nanny bypass
    o Revtek 442 leveling kit
    o Nitto Terra Grappler 305/60R18
    o MB Wheels Stryker 18"x8.5" (5x150)

    o Thule Atlantis 1800BXT





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    Default Re: 2008+ Sequoia Platinum - Aftermarket Wheels: 18" or 20"?

    Hi Todd,

    I found the ride quality to be almost identical to stock with the new set up, however, the Nitto Terra Grapplers I went with were a D-rated tire. Thought about going to an E-rated tire with a higher load rating but, after talking to a friend who did that, decided to stick with the D. He said the E-rated tire ruined the ride as the sidewalls were far too stiff. With the D tire, the load rating was still higher than stock and that was all I was concerned about as I pull a trailer. One thing I should mention is that with the wider tires, the Sequoia has a tendency to wander on roads with ruts in the pavement due to heavy highway trucks. Being so wide they always seem to be riding on the edge of the rut and it can be a bit unnerving until you get used to it. Others I know with tires this wide have mad the same complaint. If you're planning on going with a narrower tire this won't be an issue, particularly if those road conditions don't exist in your area.

    Road noise was just a little louder than stock but not so much that I even noticed. As for fuel economy, it was hard to say. Seemed about the same according to the trip computer as the 305/60 are pretty close in circumference to the stock tires. The only hit we took was city mileage was ever so slightly lower but not enough to complain about.

    All in all I wouldn't hesitate to do it again.

    John
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    Default Re: 2008+ Sequoia Platinum - Aftermarket Wheels: 18" or 20"?

    Keep us posted with what you decide. I decided to get the TG's in 275/60/20 to put on the stock rims/ stock height setup. Won't happen probably until this fall, but I'd like to hear more comments about them before I pull the trigger. I did notice they have a low weight rating in this size for 20". I guess that is just a limitation of the rim width.
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    Default Re: 2008+ Sequoia Platinum - Aftermarket Wheels: 18" or 20"?

    I went with Hankook in E rating and have been very pleased. Great in rain, good in snow and sand. They have developed a loud drone at 40 mph so I avoid driving at that speed when possible and I will not purchase this tire again. Like Cariboo mentioned, city mileage went down but my last 400 mile road trip was at 18.9 mpg. I have been very pleased with the lift, 33" AT tires, and handling.
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    You might want to also add the Falken WildPeak A/T to your list.I have read a lot of good things about that tire as well. I think it just depends on what is your main reason for purchasing the tire and can you live with the drawbacks. (ie, increased noise, possibly stiffer ride, poorer gas mileage, etc.)

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    Thanks to everyone who has responded in this thread as well as the many others who don't even know that they helped with their pictures and postings!

    I pulled the trigger today and ordered Nitto Terra Grappler 305/60R18 and MB Wheels Stryker 18x8.5 to put the new rubber on. Additionally, I ordered the Revtek 442 and will be getting that put on as well. Now, I just need to wait the next week or so until it all gets here!

    I will definitely post some before and after pictures!

    Regards,
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    2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum with the following mods:
    o Prestigious Society Navigation Nanny bypass
    o Revtek 442 leveling kit
    o Nitto Terra Grappler 305/60R18
    o MB Wheels Stryker 18"x8.5" (5x150)

    o Thule Atlantis 1800BXT





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    Wheels & tires arrived yesterday...

    Still waiting on the Revtek lift kit to arrive...
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    o Prestigious Society Navigation Nanny bypass
    o Revtek 442 leveling kit
    o Nitto Terra Grappler 305/60R18
    o MB Wheels Stryker 18"x8.5" (5x150)

    o Thule Atlantis 1800BXT





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    Everything arrived and is installed!

    - Revtek 442 leveling kit
    - Nitto Terra Grappler 305/60R18
    - MB Wheels Stryker 18"x8.5" (5x150)

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    2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum with the following mods:
    o Prestigious Society Navigation Nanny bypass
    o Revtek 442 leveling kit
    o Nitto Terra Grappler 305/60R18
    o MB Wheels Stryker 18"x8.5" (5x150)

    o Thule Atlantis 1800BXT





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    Lookin' sharp!
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    Default Re: 2008+ Sequoia Platinum - Aftermarket Wheels: 18" or 20"?

    I have a Platinum and was wondering about the revtek 442 kit. How do you adjust the rear suspension on our SUV s?

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    Default Re: 2008+ Sequoia Platinum - Aftermarket Wheels: 18" or 20"?

    Quote Originally Posted by coiler View Post
    I have a Platinum and was wondering about the revtek 442 kit. How do you adjust the rear suspension on our SUV s?
    Somehow you adjust the rear factory air suspension to maintain the rear lift.
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    Default Re: 2008+ Sequoia Platinum - Aftermarket Wheels: 18" or 20"?

    Thanks Cariboo!


    As for questions about lifting the rear, check out this thread:

    Has anyone Lifted a 08+ Platinum Sequoia?

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Regards,
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    2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum with the following mods:
    o Prestigious Society Navigation Nanny bypass
    o Revtek 442 leveling kit
    o Nitto Terra Grappler 305/60R18
    o MB Wheels Stryker 18"x8.5" (5x150)

    o Thule Atlantis 1800BXT





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    Default Re: 2008+ Sequoia Platinum - Aftermarket Wheels: 18" or 20"?

    So how do you like the ride quality of the 18" over the stock 20's? I am thinking of doing this as well. I just like the "meaty" look of seeing more tire there. I don't have the flare fenders, so not quite sure how much different it would look from your setup. Nice choice you made.

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