TACOMA:P245/75R16 to P265/70R16

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Thread: TACOMA:P245/75R16 to P265/70R16

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    Default P245/75R16 to P265/70R16

    Guys,

    Have any of you changed your Taco's P245/75R16 tires to P265/70R16 tires? The tire diameter is about the same on both sizes (.5 inch difference). Is there a difference in ride quality?

    I had the P265/70R16's on my wife's 2002 regular cab 4X4 Taco. The ride was pretty "bouncy".

    I am considering having Michellin LTX's installed soon after I pick up our 2005 regular cab 4X4 Taco.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by tguil
    Guys,

    Have any of you changed your Taco's P245/75R16 tires to P265/70R16 tires? The tire diameter is about the same on both sizes (.5 inch difference). Is there a difference in ride quality?

    I had the P265/70R16's on my wife's 2002 regular cab 4X4 Taco. The ride was pretty "bouncy".

    I am considering having Michellin LTX's installed soon after I pick up our 2005 regular cab 4X4 Taco.

    Tom
    For Mileage reasons I'd stick to the 245's

    That's just me though. . .

    In the case of mileage, thinner is better and a 1/2" taller will make a difference

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    Less unsprung weight (lighter tires) will make the ride better for highway crusing [the suspention can react faster to imperfections in the road with lighter tires] and, like taco said, give you better gas mileage.

    If you're going offroad in any low traction situations (except snowy roads) or you want better acceleration, your gonna want the wider tires. The ride shouldn't change much because they have nearly the same sidewall hight. The 265's may be a little bit softer becuase of the lower air pressure, but not enough to make a significant change in ride performance.

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    My truck has 265/70-16's because of the off-road package. I plan on switching the tires to 245/75-16's that came with with the regular SR5 trim when the time comes...possibly sooner if someone wants to trade. The 265's look cool, but they are honestly a waste for what I do with my truck.

    Sonny

    1997 Toyota T100 2WD SR5

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