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Planohog
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2006 taco AC with trd offroad and towing. What are the max tire sizes I can go with
using stock rims. ( stock bfg at 265/70/16 )

My goal is deep sand

The wider tread creates less stress to the surface tension of the strata of sand (as expressed in kN/m2) and the vehicle will not sink as easily. The smoother and wider a tire is, the better it will perform in sand, as the width creates flotation and the smoother tread displaces less sand under (horizontal) acceleration (shearing force).


I will have about 2" lift if required by tires.

how wide can I go

Yes, Searched and searched lots of places, I cant find what i am after

thanks in advance

-t

Great Ref material here: http://www.expeditionswest.com/research/white_papers/tire_selection_rev1.html
 

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Planohog
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Adventure North said:
I would re-read Scott's position. Personally if you want to stick with the stock rims I would choose a very tall tire like a 255/85 16. Reason is you get that added floatation from the long contact patch while not having to worry about going to aftermarket rims to prevent rubbing on the control arms and you won't have to worry about rubbing on the body mount. Mitsubishi uses a 235/85 16 on their cars that race in the Dakar rally, and the rally is full of really deep sand and dunes, they have also won the race 6 years in a row, and seem to make easy work of the dunes.

I saw that and the light did not come on till i read read it again. thanks.
 
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