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Old 04-22-15, 07:21 PM   #1
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Not sure why my alloy wheels blister to hell after 7 years. I've been patiently waiting for a local set of 4Runner or FJ wheels to pop up. Jumped on this set of FJ 6-Spoke with nearly new Yoko 265/70-17 tires at a great price. Finally mounted them up this past weekend. Wow! I didn't realize going from 65 series to 70 series was that obvious. Maybe it's the Yoko but side by side they look huge. Going thru full left/right steering rotation, I have about 1/2" clearance at the front. No problems in the rear. I love the beefier new set up.
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Old 04-22-15, 11:41 PM   #2
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Looks good
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Old 04-23-15, 03:11 AM   #3
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Definitely not a low profile tire anymore, shows more mileage and faster speed that you are actually doing, right? Can that be adjusted thought OBD computer?
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Looks great, but I'm probably biased, lol.

On our truck I've calculated the odometer to read 6% low, and the speedo about the same, due to the bigger tires requiring less rotations to travel the same distance as the stock size tires.
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Thanks fellas!

Alan- the bigger the tire diameter the slower it spins to achieve the same speed. So your speedometer will show less speed than you are actually doing. I verified it using GPS, and it seems like I'm only off by 1mph. No biggie.
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looks great, yeah the speedo wont be much affected with just the 265/70
for 285/70's I try and remember to add ~5mph to whatever It says I am doing as a very rough guide.
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Wow - Love the look! I think your speedometer will be off ~2mph with the 265/70. You've increased tire diameter by almost 1.2 inches. Those OEM Dunlop Grantreks and Bridgestone Duelers for the FJ were horrible, so look to replace in about 20k miles.
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Thanks gents. Wished I had done this sooner.
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i too have gone with these wheels, after scoring a full set of 5 on craigslist for $50...

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Wow! $50 for all 5?!? That's less than they'd be worth to sell as scrap metal I bet! And here I thought I scored big getting 5 for $300, lol!
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Wow! $50 for all 5?!? That's less than they'd be worth to sell as scrap metal I bet! And here I thought I scored big getting 5 for $300, lol!
and i only had to drive like 6 blocks... saw an ad on craigslist with no pic, guy was cleaning his garage and wanted them gone, they were taking up too much room. taken off the truck less than 5k mi after purchase. he said make offer, wanted them gone. worst he could say was no... yeah i bet scrap would be about double that.
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Damn! $50?! I bought this set of 4 with fairly new tires for $350. Can't complain. Me happy camper
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i too have gone with these wheels, after scoring a full set of 5 on craigslist for $50...

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$50??? Upgrading to fairly new set of wheels would cost me around $300 too. Lucky guy!
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