12-13-2011, 12:45 PM
I have an 03' and I am in need of tires soon. I would like to bump up the size a bit without adding a lift and was thinking of having 265/75-16 LTX MS2 installed rather than the stock 70's. Does anyone have any pics of this size tire on their Sequoia? Also, will it change the ride much by adding additional height to the sidewall?
12-14-2011, 10:45 PM
I did this a while back before upgrading my rims. I loved the look, especially with the aggressive tires
12-16-2011, 10:24 AM
When I bought our used Sequoia, it had 265-75-16. I changed them out because it wasn't the factory shipped size and the tires that were on there were crap. Picked up some Firestones and +45K later, they still have a lot of tread left on them.
12-21-2011, 02:18 PM
I'm on my seecond set of 265/75 16 Bridgestone H/L Alenza tires and I would say do it. The /75's look a tiny bit better (in my opinion) and the only difference is that my GPS shows about a 1-1.5MPH difference in the speedometer. (Now 1MPH slower than actual)
Don't really know about the MPG and don't care; the 4.7L isn't going to win any economy awards anyway.
No difference in anything else performance wide, except remember that your spare tire will now be a different size.
I got about 40K miles from the original H/L Alenza's so wasn't super excited about that but on a 6,000+ lb. car, their performance is very good on wet and dry road conditions.
12-21-2011, 03:16 PM
Based on this site (http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html), your speedometer will read 3.4% slow at all speeds, hence at 60mph on your speedo, you are actually going 62mph.
I've been thinking about doing this myself but needed to make sure my wife (who owns an intermittent lead foot) knows how close she can get to the proverbial "line."