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Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Do you want new tires for your Toyota Tacoma? Read our guide and you will come across some valuable information.

Tire Size

In the period between 1996 and 2013, Toyota has offered a number of sizes for Tacoma. For the year 2013, suitable sixes are 215/70 R15, 245/75 R16, 265/70 R16, 265/65 R17 and 255/45 R18. Decide which ones will be suitable for you before you proceed to the market to buy tires.

Lug Pattern

Lug pattern is important when you are deciding the kind of tires you want. Toyota usually offers a 5 or 6, depending on the 4wd and the model. In most instances, vehicles have lug patterns. If you have a 4×4 truck or a PreRunner, you will have a 6 lug pattern.

Can you fit bigger tires?

Toyota Tacoma has ample room in the wheel well, which means that a larger tire can fit in. But how big can you go with the size? That depends on a number of things.

Generally, you can choose any size given above and your Tacoma will be able to accommodate it. Now here is the thing; large tires are okay for the Tacoma, but do you really need them? If you do so, you may have to face a number of issues, some of which are highlighted below.

  • The odometer and speedometer will no more show the correct figures if you opt for a size that is greater by more than an inch.
  • Large tires do look nice, but you are also loosing low-end torque. When you go for large tires, you are increasing the diameter of your wheels which reduces the axle ratio. Know what this means? Acceleration will decrease.

As for the height and width, you can increase it by 3%, which increases the height by one inch and the width by 0.3 inch. This is often known as the plus 1 tire size increase.

Now that you know these things, you can proceed with buying new tries for your Tacoma.

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