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17" Wheels

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by M36, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. Jul 19, 2021 at 1:23 PM
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    I have 16" wheels now on my '08 SR5 4X4, and thinking of going to a 17" wheel. I'm curious why Toyota put 16's on this in the first place? Because it's a V6?

    I have the Bilstein 5100's on there now and the front is set to the second notch with stock springs and no spacer in the rear. I've seen lots of posts about tire sizes and having to trim which I don't want to do.

    Is the benefit from the 17" tire worth it? I do some 4 wheeling and would there be a big mpg hit because of the taller tire?
     
  2. Jul 19, 2021 at 1:27 PM
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    The wheel diameter would have no bearing on whether the tire rubs or not, or affect mpg, only the width and diameter of the tire mounted on said wheel.

    The width and/or offset of the 17" wheel could affect whether it rubs or not. If it is a stock Toyota 17" wheel, the chances of it rubbing with a stock sized tire are almost non-existent. An aftermarket wheel with a different width and/or offset is another story...more information needed.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. Would a '06 Tacoma wheel fit on my 08?
     
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    My 07 v6 sr5 4x4 came stock with 17" +30 or +35 offset alloys wrapped in 265/65/17.

    Like @glwood54 said, a lot more than rim size is going to go into whether it affects your MPG's or not. Width, section, # of plys, overall weight, etc.
     
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    One of these bad boys?

    [​IMG]

    If so, yes.

    Edit: you'd also want to check your lug nuts are the correct taper for those.
     
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    Yep, one of those. Is there a safe tire recommendation to avoid the rub?

    i am looking at 265.70.17
     
  7. Jul 19, 2021 at 2:30 PM
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    I cannot see that sized tire on that wheel rubbing anywhere.
     
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    Wasnt aware 08 4runners came with 16" 'wheels, is this a 2WD maybe? all the 06+ 4runners i looked at before buying my 08 4WD sport had 17" wheels with 265/65/17 tires, im sure 16" was an option just not very common.

    Many 4runner owners use the 265/70 tire on stock suspensions & they do not rub, i have 265/70 on stock 17" 4runner sport wheels & they fit great with zero rubbing, so unless your suspension is sagging a lot they should not rub on your 4runner either.

    I would try & find some 17" 4runner wheels, they will look more correct than tacoma wheels & are easy to find for very good prices. Even consider the 5th gen 17" wheels that fit & look good on 4th gens.
     
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    Those Tacoma wheels came stock on some years and trims of 4runners. Same offset whether they came off a taco or a 4runner. My 07 had them stock.
     
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    Yeah I've seen that style rim on 4runners, usually base SR5 models, but they were all 17", cant say I've ever seen a 16" rim on a 06-09 4runner, but I'm sure they are out there.
     
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    @M36 17” tires have their advantages, there are a large range of sizes and brands from which to select tires. They also represent kind of a sweet spot for rubber:alloy. There’s still lots of side wall to air down when off road, but they’re an inch taller than a 16. Basically a good choice, especially when it’s available as an OEM on another model or year of 4 Runner. Personally, I would change up a 16 to a 17 on a 4 Runner in a heart beat. It’s a no brainer.
     
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    It's a 4X4 with 16"rims and tires.

    Lot's of good information here. Nice to hear these were on 4Runners also.

    Thanks!
     
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    I see that 08 SR5 4x4 had either 265/70-16 or 265/65-17 same height and width I would keep the 16’s because of more rubber.
     
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    Another consideration is there are reports here of some tires of size 265/70-17 not fitting in the spare tire space. Would be a deal breaker for me.
     
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    Seems like the best of both worlds would be to stick with 16" wheels and get the slightly taller 265/75r16. I'm reading there shouldn't be any rubbing issues with a 4th gen, with the lift I have.
     
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    Do you have a photo of the wheels you have?
     
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    Hope this works.

    [​IMG]
     

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