View Full Version : 1st gen Tundra - what size tires will fit without lift?

12-30-2011, 01:56 PM
I've got a 2006 Tundra 4x4. Stock tires are 245/70/16 = 29.5" x 9.6" / 16". Can I install these tires without doing a lift? 265/75/16 = 31.6" x 10.4" / 16". This would be 2.1" taller and .8" wider.

12-30-2011, 02:02 PM
Yes. My brother installed these exact tires on his 04' double cab on the stock wheels with no lift. He has run them for around 40K with no issues.



12-30-2011, 02:32 PM
The 265/75/16 is a nice size for the Tundra. I had 285's, 2" lift and didn't handle as well on the road. Off road was a different story. If I did it again, I would skip the aftermarket UCA's, install the IVD coilovers again and keep it a bit lower. There seem to be a lot of 275/70/16 LC take offs around for sale. That might be a good size Michelin AT tire without lift.

12-30-2011, 03:10 PM
someone suggested I needed to put 1.25" spacers on the front if I have these tires. Is that so?

12-30-2011, 04:01 PM
No. The 265/75s will fit without anything else. Taller or wider (255/85 or 285/75) will require a lift, or pinchweld mods - or both.

12-31-2011, 01:49 PM
I am running 265x75x16's on my 06 with no problems no lift etc.

I am always leary of spacers etc. because of the additional load placed on pieces and parts not designed for the extra load. If I went bigger it would be a very small lift and the pinch weld mod. But because this is a daily driver and also a long distance cruiser I need the capability of running 80+ all day long and you start modifying and it has the potential of taking away that capability.