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Lexy 03-12-08 11:06 PM

Toyo Proxes 285 60 17 for GX !
 
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This GX thing sure is going to be fun. I have a lot of catching up to do. Exhaust first and then new tires. I have my new Toyo Proxes ST's coming in next week. I carefully looked at the front clearance to the strut towers. It looks like there is .85 of an inch clearance from the sidewall to the tower. The additional width of the tire is .4 of an inch on each side. So I should still have almost .5 an inch of clearance. I think this will give the truck a little sportier look. I installed these on my 2001 Highlander and really enjoyed the superior ride and handling. Great for street use, definately not meant for the Off road enthusiast ! Mind you they did pretty well in our snow. But in Vancouver BC we don't get the snow the rest of Canada and the central part of the US gets. Here is a picture of the tire. It is a 285 Width, 60 Height, 17" Width. Should work on the factory Lexus Chrome rims with no problem. The rims are 7.5" wide same specs as the alloy rims.

Lexy 03-12-08 11:30 PM

Tire Size Calculator
 
The actual diameter of the tire is almost identical to the stock tire. So the speedo should be spot on. Here is the chart comparing the specs. Second number is with the Toyo's


Stock Tire - 265/65R17 vs Toyo Proxes ST - 285/60R17

Section Width: 10.43 in 265 mm Section Width: 11.22 in 285 mm

Rim Diameter: 17 in 431.8 mm Rim Diameter: 17 in 431.8 mm

Rim Width Range: 7.5 - 9 in Rim Width Range: 8 - 10 in

Overall Diameter: 30.56 in 776.22 mm Overall Diameter: 30.46 in 773.68 mm

Sidewall Height: 6.78 in 172.21 mm Sidewall Height: 6.73 in 170.94 mm

Radius: 15.28 in 388.11 mm Radius: 15.23 in 386.84 mm

Circumference: 96.00 in 2438.4 mm Circumference: 95.69 in 2430.5 mm

Revs per Mile: 680.6 Revs per Mile: 682.8

Actual Speed: 60 mph 100 km/h Speedometer1: 60.1 mph 100. km/h

Speedometer Difference: - Speedometer Difference: 0.323% too fast
Diameter Difference: - Diameter Difference: 0.33%


As you know it is recommended to stay within 3% of the diameter of the stock tire. This is as close as it gets. The rim is just a little narrow for these tires. But my tire guy says it will fit great. When the rim is only .5 of an inch too narrow for the tire, it creates a really small buldge of donut. It won't be noticeable on this installation. Pictures of course will follow.
Cheers
Mike from Surrey, BC

jditom 03-14-08 12:28 AM

Pic please!

I plan on doing the same thing as soon as I take my snows off.
Around April:)

lonewolf69 03-14-08 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Lexy (Post 3354953)
The actual diameter of the tire is almost identical to the stock tire. So the speedo should be spot on. Here is the chart comparing the specs. Second number is with the Toyo's

As you know it is recommended to stay within 3% of the diameter of the stock tire. This is as close as it gets. The rim is just a little narrow for these tires. But my tire guy says it will fit great. When the rim is only .5 of an inch too narrow for the tire, it creates a really small buldge of donut. It won't be noticeable on this installation. Pictures of course will follow.
Cheers
Mike from Surrey, BC

Hi Mike,

Thanks for putting up the specs for this new tire, but what advantages are there in "layman's terms" over the stock Michellin tires that came stock with the GX?


-Alex

Lexy 03-14-08 11:10 PM

Why Proxes ST's
 
LIGHT TRUCK TIRES - PERFORMANCE PROXES S/T
One of the most researched and technically advanced components you will ever install on your Light Truck or SUV. Toyo's DSOC II computer simulation technology is "state of the art" and exclusive to Toyo.

Serious Technology: DSOC II technology has resulted in a tire designed specifically to meet or exceed the driving conditions of your SUV or Sport Truck.

Serious Fit: Designed specifically with the unique driving, handling and load requirements of utility vehicles and sport trucks in mind. Bead protector to help minimize damage to expensive alloy wheels.

Serious In All Seasons: An all-season M+S designation. Double V-groove tread pattern for added all weather performance. H and V speed rating for competition driving conditions.

Serious Good Looks: Featuring raised black letters and aggressive sporty sidewall appearance designed to improve the look of any vehicle.

Serious Warranty: "Millennium" warranty package including:
5 year workmanship warranty

So that is the marketing, features and benefits from Toyo. As I said, I have had a couple sets of these on my 01 Toyota Highlander Ltd. They feel surefooted, and handle really well. And they have lasted a long time, around 60,000 miles. But to be honest, I like the wider profile and the sportier look. Really makes a Sport Utility look "Sporty". Because the GX comes with 265 Series width, the 285 will fill in the wheel wells a little more, also a little wider tire will give you more traction in most conditions.

I was able to order these from www.onlinetires.com. They were $ 108.00 each. Not a bad deal in my opinion. I would have supported our sponser at ClubLexus, Tirerack, but they don't offer the Toyo line. :cry: By the way I have bought lot's of items from Tirerack, they are great folks as well :)

Cheers
Mike from Surrey, BC Canada

lonewolf69 03-15-08 03:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Lexy (Post 3361051)
So that is the marketing, features and benefits from Toyo. As I said, I have had a couple sets of these on my 01 Toyota Highlander Ltd. They feel surefooted, and handle really well. And they have lasted a long time, around 60,000 miles. But to be honest, I like the wider profile and the sportier look. Really makes a Sport Utility look "Sporty". Because the GX comes with 265 Series width, the 285 will fill in the wheel wells a little more, also a little wider tire will give you more traction in most conditions.

I was able to order these from www.onlinetires.com. They were $ 108.00 each. Not a bad deal in my opinion. I would have supported our sponser at ClubLexus, Tirerack, but they don't offer the Toyo line. :cry: By the way I have bought lot's of items from Tirerack, they are great folks as well :)

Cheers
Mike from Surrey, BC Canada

Thx for the info, much appreciated! :)


-Alex

jditom 03-17-08 09:00 PM

Any pics or reviews yet?

Lexy 03-26-08 11:12 PM

Installed !
 
Today I got back from picking up my new GX from Fremont California ! Drove back along the Coast from Monterey, California to Astoria, Oregon, then home to Surrey, BC. Averaged 20.7 MPG on the Coastal Highway ! Pretty good for a V8 !
Back on topic, Had the Toyo Proxes ST's installed today, They look awesome and feel better than the stock Dunlops. Clearance is tight but adequate, They are about 3/8" Clearance on the front. The rears have tons of clearance. Full turning left and right with no rubbing issues. Certainly the largest tires you would ever put on the stock rims. They are the identical height to the stock tires, but they definately fill in the wheels nicer. They are 285 Width profile versus the stock 265's. Basically translates to almost an inch wider in width.
I am going to detail the truck on Saturday and post some good pics shortly after. Thanks everyone for your patience.
Cheers

Mike Nielsen

kphu 03-27-08 05:31 AM

Thanks for the update. Can't wait to see the pics.

alredxiii 03-27-08 03:36 PM

Are the tires at all noise on the street. The tire pattern looks like they might be:)

Lexy 03-30-08 09:34 PM

A couple of pics
 
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Well, I have had the new Proxes for a couple of hundred miles, and love them. I wonder why Lexus didn't use them as their stock tires. LOL. They are really quiet, really no difference in road noise compared to the factory Dunlops. As I mentioned the clearance is as tight as I would be comfortable with. The clearance is between a 1/4" and 3/8" of an inch from the vertical bar with the little nub on it. Obviously a technical name for this metal rod. Here are a couple pictures that don't really do justice to the tires. I really like the wider stance of the tires.

Lexy 03-30-08 09:39 PM

Chrome factory Wheels
 
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These are the optional factory Lexus Chrome Rims. They were bought new with this vehicle at the time of purchase in 2006. They are identical in size to the stock rims, 17" X 7.5" with the stock offset. Next project, Dual Magnaflow Exhaust. Here is another pic of the Toyo's.

jditom 03-31-08 05:14 PM

Look great!

Still need snow tires here in Oregon but 1st week in April I will do the same!

BLKGX470 04-10-08 03:26 PM

great lookin' ride. i have the same color but i have silver rims not chrome like yours. was thinkin' of upgrading as well just like the toyota 4runner special edition rims they sell on ebay but was thinking of using toyo proxes

SmittysGX 11-02-10 09:21 PM

Lexy, nice thread, an oldy but a goody. Im gonna look for some of those:rockon:

now where is the exhaust thread?


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