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bucwylde23
05-15-2008, 07:12 AM
Right now my 4Runner has P265/65R17 tires on it.

I need new tires so I was browsing costco.com and they return tire sizes for my vehicle of P265/70R17.

I checked my door and both sizes are listed. Which size should I buy? Is there any advantage to going to 70 instead of 65?

thanks!

arcas
05-15-2008, 03:00 PM
The 70s are slightly larger tires (sidewall height is 70% of 265mm versus 65% of 265mm). Other than that, there's probably not much difference between the two. Decide which tire brand/model tire you want and then go with the size they're offered in.

You might also want to check the date code of the tires you're looking to have installed. The code is 4 digits on the sidewall and is formated as WWYY where WW is the week # and YY is the year. Dateline or a similar show did a report a couple weeks ago about tire shops selling new tires that have been sitting on the shelves for years. According to the report, Europe has or is planning to enact a regulation that puts a 6-year expiration date on new tires.

Throckmorton
05-15-2008, 09:48 PM
Get the biggest tires that will fit. It will look better, and you'll get slightly better gas mileage because it's like making your gears taller.

According to these guys 265/70R16 should fit
http://www.tundrasolutions.com...ires-on-2003-4-runner/ (http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/4runner/13720-biggest-tires-on-2003-4-runner/)

Atty
05-15-2008, 10:48 PM
Get whichever is cheaper. :D

Zenmervolt
05-16-2008, 03:09 AM
Originally posted by: Throckmorton
Get the biggest tires that will fit. It will look better, and you'll get slightly better gas mileage because it's like making your gears taller.

According to these guys 265/70R16 should fit
http://www.tundrasolutions.com...ires-on-2003-4-runner/ (http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/4runner/13720-biggest-tires-on-2003-4-runner/)

I seriously doubt that he's going to put 16" tires on 17" wheels. :P

To the OP: There's roughly a 4% difference in revolutions per mile between the 265/65 R17 tires and the 265/70 R17 tires. That means you'll be going 4% faster than his speedometer registers if you go with the 265/70 tires instead of the 265/65 tires. Not enough to worry about in the real world.

ZV

PlasmaBomb
05-16-2008, 06:19 AM
Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
Originally posted by: Throckmorton
Get the biggest tires that will fit. It will look better, and you'll get slightly better gas mileage because it's like making your gears taller.

According to these guys 265/70R16 should fit
http://www.tundrasolutions.com...ires-on-2003-4-runner/ (http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/4runner/13720-biggest-tires-on-2003-4-runner/)

I seriously doubt that he's going to put 16" tires on 17" wheels. :P

To the OP: There's roughly a 4% difference in revolutions per mile between the 265/65 R17 tires and the 265/70 R17 tires. That means you'll be going 4% faster than his speedometer registers if you go with the 265/70 tires instead of the 265/65 tires. Not enough to worry about in the real world.

ZV

Throckmorton made a typo... the thread talks about 265/70R17s

bucwylde23
05-17-2008, 12:14 PM
Thanks guys, I just went ahead and got 265/65R17's from costco.

I got the BF Goodrich Long Trails. pretty good price at costco so I went ahead and ordered.