• ⚙️ 3rd & 4th Gen Toyota Tacomas | Tacoma3G

    🌮 Tacoma3G.com is an online resource and community for 2016+ Toyota Tacoma owners.

    👤 Registration is completely free and only takes a few seconds, so we hope to see you and your rig on the forum!

    ♥️ Beginner friendly. Tight-knit. No ads. The raddest. Read more about us...

Wheels / Tires 295/75r 16

Taco_primo

6️⃣ Aficionado
Tacoma3G Supporter
Tacoma3G O.G.
T3G Member
#4
Messages
408
Reaction score
660
Location
NW Washington
First Name
Brent
Instagram
@taco_primo
2017 White Off-Road Access Cab Automatic
Ok so as I am understanding, since I have 16” wheels that if I go with a 295/75-16 I will be the same size as the guys running 285’s on 17” wheels. Now to my next question. What do y’all think? I am doing a regear hopefully soon and am currently running 265/75-16’s. I don’t hear many people running the 295’s and this is why I am asking.

They should be more of a true “33” from what I read, they are a 33.4” diameter. I’ll be doing a CMC while the regear is getting done as well.
 

Tyler

🔟 Mythical
Badministrator
T3G Member
#1
Messages
8,143
Reaction score
16,557
Age
30
Location
Long Island, NY
Instagram
@wanderingwinterfields
YouTube
/wanderingwinterfields
2017 Quicksand Off-Road Double Cab, Long Bed Automatic (Build Thread)
https://tiresize.com/calculator/

This is a good tool for comparing sizes and seeing measurements. The only problem is not every brand is exactly the same even though they’re the same size. Kind of like shoes and clothes.
 

Taco_primo

6️⃣ Aficionado
Tacoma3G Supporter
Tacoma3G O.G.
T3G Member
#4
Messages
408
Reaction score
660
Location
NW Washington
First Name
Brent
Instagram
@taco_primo
2017 White Off-Road Access Cab Automatic
https://tiresize.com/calculator/

This is a good tool for comparing sizes and seeing measurements. The only problem is not every brand is exactly the same even though they’re the same size. Kind of like shoes and clothes.

I like that one, I have used others before, this one is cool because it shows you the tire on a wheel as well for comparison. I guess I just wanted to know why nobody really runs them, I never see anyone with them.
 

Mr. Nobody

8️⃣ Paragon
Tacoma3G Supporter
Tacoma3G O.G.
Authorized VF Tuner
T3G Member
#184
Messages
2,283
Reaction score
3,254
Location
San Diego, CA
First Name
Andy
Instagram
@traveling_nobodys
YouTube
/traveling_nobodys
2017 Quicksand Off-Road Double Cab, Long Bed Automatic
I like that one, I have used others before, this one is cool because it shows you the tire on a wheel as well for comparison. I guess I just wanted to know why nobody really runs them, I never see anyone with them.


@kherring7 on Instagram is running 295/75/16 BFG K02'S.
 

MaverickTRD

4️⃣ Gold
T3G Member
#677
Messages
113
Reaction score
225
Location
AZ
First Name
Nate
295/75r16 is closer to a 34 than "most advertised 33s" most 33s measure 32.5ish and the 295 measures 33.5ish.
I had a set on my first gen and it's the closest you'll get to a 285/75r17 while on a 16" wheel.
I had the Toyo at2 extreme and they were a great tire.
I dropped down from true 35s and it was a pleasant surprise for daily use.
One could also run a 255/85 and save some weight that way too.

I think u don't hear many running them because a lot of people moved to 17s.
Secondly 285/75r16 is 100x more common to find at a local tire shop and it's essentially like any other 33. You're gaining 10mm width and MAYBE a 1/2" ground clearance under the rear dif when running a 295 instead.
 

Taco_primo

6️⃣ Aficionado
Tacoma3G Supporter
Tacoma3G O.G.
T3G Member
#4
Messages
408
Reaction score
660
Location
NW Washington
First Name
Brent
Instagram
@taco_primo
2017 White Off-Road Access Cab Automatic
295/75r16 is closer to a 34 than "most advertised 33s" most 33s measure 32.5ish and the 295 measures 33.5ish.
I had a set on my first gen and it's the closest you'll get to a 285/75r17 while on a 16" wheel.
I had the Toyo at2 extreme and they were a great tire.
I dropped down from true 35s and it was a pleasant surprise for daily use.
One could also run a 255/85 and save some weight that way too.

I think u don't hear many running them because a lot of people moved to 17s.
Secondly 285/75r16 is 100x more common to find at a local tire shop and it's essentially like any other 33. You're gaining 10mm width and MAYBE a 1/2" ground clearance under the rear dif when running a 295 instead.

Awesome, that’s what I was looking for. Thank you very much MaverickTRD
 

0uTkAsT

9️⃣ Legend
Tacoma3G Supporter
T3G Member
#646
Messages
1,281
Reaction score
5,279
Location
Gilbert, AZ
First Name
Josh
Instagram
@low_speed_high_drag
2018 Silver Sky Off-Road Double Cab, Short Bed Manual
If I were stuck on a 16" wheel I would go with 255/85R16s long before I'd go 295/75R16. You run in to more clearance issues with wider tires than taller ones, plus the pizza cutters will return better fuel economy and you're only giving up somewhere between .1-.2" of actual ground clearance. Even at that, you are still 1/4-1/2" better off than with most 285/75R16s.

1530907488940.png
 
Last edited:

MaverickTRD

4️⃣ Gold
T3G Member
#677
Messages
113
Reaction score
225
Location
AZ
First Name
Nate
If I were stuck on a 16" wheel I would go with 255/85R16s long before I'd go 295/75R16. You run in to more clearance issues with wider tires than taller ones, plus the pizza cutters will return better fuel economy and you're only giving up somewhere between .1-.2" of actual ground clearance and you are still better off than with most 285/75R16s.

1530907488940.png
That's a tough one for me.
I had 295 on the taco and 255 on the 4runner.
Both did what I wanted and needed. Both could be had in other than E rating.
If one is on factory wheels they simply won't get away with running the 295 without a spacer because it will rub UCA and frame rail on lock.
255 won't rub either.
255 has never let me down on the trail but I like the seat of the pants feel of lateral traction with the wider tire.
 

Taco_primo

6️⃣ Aficionado
Tacoma3G Supporter
Tacoma3G O.G.
T3G Member
#4
Messages
408
Reaction score
660
Location
NW Washington
First Name
Brent
Instagram
@taco_primo
2017 White Off-Road Access Cab Automatic
If I were stuck on a 16" wheel I would go with 255/85R16s long before I'd go 295/75R16. You run in to more clearance issues with wider tires than taller ones, plus the pizza cutters will return better fuel economy and you're only giving up somewhere between .1-.2" of actual ground clearance. Even at that, you are still 1/4-1/2" better off than with most 285/75R16s.

1530907488940.png

This is very good info! Thank you very much. I may be better off with that setup.

That's a tough one for me.
I had 295 on the taco and 255 on the 4runner.
Both did what I wanted and needed. Both could be had in other than E rating.
If one is on factory wheels they simply won't get away with running the 295 without a spacer because it will rub UCA and frame rail on lock.
255 won't rub either.
255 has never let me down on the trail but I like the seat of the pants feel of lateral traction with the wider tire.


This is also good to know. I have SCS wheels and they poke out a bit further but that 1.5” of width difference won’t be that bad to go with the 255.