I have a 2000 Tacoma 4WD extended cab that came with stock Wilderness
AT P265/75R15 tires. The tires now have 70K miles and it's time for a
change. This is my first time in the group and I've read all the
articles on my server and I have seen some discussion of this issue,
but figured I'd go ahead and ask.
All the recommendations for this truck show a P225 instead of a P265.
A P225 is what is shown on the door plate of my truck.
All the P265's I've seen are tires with big (and loud) tread. Most of
my driving is highway. Very rarely do I go off-road. Occasionally I'll
hit a gravel or dirt road, but not very often. In Kentucky, we get
the occasional snowfall that I need to navigate through. The factory
tires are very noisy on the highway and I'm looking for some sort of
all-season tire that will be quieter, yet will take me through the
snow in the eastern Kentucky mountains.
There are a lot more options available for P225's than P265's.
Is there any reason why I should NOT opt for the P225's, even though
that's not what my truck came with from the factory? Will installing
P225's significantly affect my speedometer calibration?
I guess basically I'm looking for advice more on switching sizes than
an actual tire recommendation, since I'm going to go with a tire
that's reasonably priced with a long treadlife (like a Michelin if I
can find one at Sam's Club.)
Thanks for any advice you folks can offer!
H.B. Elkins -- Beattyville, KY
"There's no doubt he's the best race driver in the world."
--Dale Jarrett, on the late Dale Earnhardt
Go Big Blue (Kentucky Wildcats)! Go #15 (Michael Waltrip, NAPA Chevy)!
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- posted 16 years ago