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Hey Guys -

I'm looking to upgrade my current tires (running an 08 DC SL5 w/ the Steel Rims and Bridgestone Duler 255/70/18s) - Truck only has 15k but I just got a set of the TRD alloy rims and can't wait to replace the Steels.

I've read just about every post and it seems that for most of you, the tire upgrade is part of getting a 3/1 lift.

My question is - if I'm going to run either stock or just w/ the front block lift to even out the rake, what tire size would be best.

I'm looking at getting Nitto Terra Grapplers (current deal on them at my local store)


If my calcs are correct:

Tire Size Overall Dia Tire Width

255/70/18 (current) 32" 10.04"
275/65/18 32" 10.83"
275/70/18 32.27" 10.94"
285/65/18 32.52" 11.50"


My of my driving is on the road - live in New England so some snow but I can count on what hand how many times 4x4 is actually needed (although I do love having a reason for it).

Leaning torwards the 275/65 or 275/70 - same price and you get slightly taller tire.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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I dont know if Nitto offers a 305/65/18 but thats what I had but in the bfg. Nice and wide
 

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275/70 (33.27 x10.94) since youre sticking with a "stock" 8" wide wheel.
 

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If you're going to get rid of hte rake on the truck, might as well do a 295/70/18 Nitto. 34.5" tall almost.

I've run the 285/65/18 KOs on my truck and with a 2.5" lift up front they look slightly small. The 295/70/18s look great though.

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If you're going to get rid of hte rake on the truck, might as well do a 295/70/18 Nitto. 34.5" tall almost.

I've run the 285/65/18 KOs on my truck and with a 2.5" lift up front they look slightly small. The 295/70/18s look great though.

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You can do 285/75R18 & 295/70R18 without a lift. That's about as big as it gets w/o a lift. I have no experience with the 305s.
 

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I put a 2.5" leveling kit on my truck originally and ran 305/65/18's. Had a little rub on the drivers side skid plate, but nothing a pipe wrench and 2mins couldn't solve. I recently went to a 3" in front and 1" block in rear, but I will stay with a 33"ish tire. I think the 35's look to big.
 

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I'm looking to upgrade my current tires (running an 08 DC SL5 w/ the Steel Rims and Bridgestone Duler 255/70/18s) - Truck only has 15k but I just got a set of the TRD alloy rims and can't wait to replace the Steels.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

I am doing the same, getting rid of steelies and going with TRD alloys. Dont forget you will need different TPMS for the alloys. The 275s work and look fine on the Tundra. If you dont suffer from little-wanger syndrome you wont need a lift and monster tires.

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