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New 4runner owner, some questions (lifts, wheels, tires, mpg)

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by r3joe, May 28, 2016.

  1. May 28, 2016 at 7:42 PM
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    r3joe

    r3joe [OP] New Member

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    Just bought a new 2016 T4R Trail. Some questions:

    - I'm looking into getting the TRD alloy wheels (PTR20-35110-BK). Dealer recommends 265/70/17. I like the look of bigger wheels. Would I get rubbing if I went with 275/70/17 wheels?

    - I see a lot of T4R owners love the FN (x) Pro wheels, 17x8 for the wider wheel. I also know that 285's will rub and people would have to get a lift. Do you think the extra 3/4" in tire width makes a big difference in performance?

    - If I were to go for the FN (x) Pro wheels and grab 285's, how much of a lift would I need to prevent rubbing? Would I be able to get away with a 1" - 1.5" lift?

    - I understand putting on heavier tires would affect MPG. How much would a lift decrease MPG?

    - For me, driving mostly city/highway, but probably spend about 90~ days in the winter driving in snow. For this, I've isolated my tire choice down to the BFG T/A KO2s. Would my drive be a lot less smooth?
     
  2. May 29, 2016 at 8:09 AM
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    Erik65

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    Not sure of a method to quantify the MPG impact of a lift but you will likely drop 5+ mpg with bigger heavier tires. If you lift and go +1 of more on tire size be sure to get a speedo/odo calibrator so your vehicle's computers adjust properly to the changes the bigger tires will bring.
     
  3. May 29, 2016 at 8:38 AM
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    I would guess that a lift and bigger tires costs you 2, maybe 3 mpg...

    And KO2's are great tires , pretty civilized on the road , not sure how we'll they do in snow...
     
  4. May 29, 2016 at 12:14 PM
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    r3joe

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    Thanks for the replies, guys. I think I'll hold off on bigger wheels for a while. I'll grab the TRD Pro wheels with the KO2 tires. Part of the reason why I chose those is because I heard they have great snow traction.

    Will also hold off on the lift.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2016 at 5:19 PM
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    I have the trd pro wheels on my 2016 4runner sr5 and also wanted to know if I can run 275/70 on stock height without any rubbing?

    thanks
     

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