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Old 09-01-2016, 05:12 PM   #1
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Choosing tires for 2007 Toyota Tundra

I'm about to change tires for 2007 Tundra. I'm wondering about the width of the tire.. The number say 265/70R or 65R, is there a preference for towing my Airstream and why? This is an everyday truck that I only tow with about 6-8 times a year and usually no more than 250 miles round trip. Needs some suggestions please. Thanks
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:32 AM   #2
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We have a 2008 Tundra CrewMax with TRD option (18" wheels). The tire size for our Tundra is 275/65x18; and we use "LT" (Light Truck) tires, load range E (80 psi max), instead of the original equipment P/Passenger car tires (44 psi max), which are now designated SL/Standard Load (also 44 psi max). This is because we have the extra load of our Bambi's tongue weight, bed cap/cover and camping gear stored in the truck bed.

The Michelin Defender LTX M/S LT tire is currently on sale at one online vendor, priced $1 less than the SL tire.

If your Tundra has 17" wheels, this size is incorrect. Check Tire Rack, Discount Tire, or other Websites, to view tires appropriate for your tow vehicle.
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Old 09-03-2016, 08:58 AM   #3
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I drive an '08 Tundra 2 WD and tow a '74 Argosy 26'. Run the OEM tires at 40 PSI.
The placard on the door post should list the tire size for your '07.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:16 AM   #4
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Michelins. I went through two sets of Bridgestones in 60K and have now had the Michelins on for 22k and they are showing no wear whatsoever. These are on my 2011 Tundra Base grade double cab

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I would go with the original tire size that came with your truck. I really don't see any advantage on going wider. If you are not towing a great deal then a P radial like your truck came with would make sense. P type tires do ride nicer than most LT tires. Are you happy with how your truck handles when towing? If yes, then you don't really need to change.

That said, I put on a set of Yokohama LT LRE and am glad I did. Towing is a bit more stable and these things are wearing nicely. The original tires barely got to 32K miles before I had to replace them. I now have about 44K on the Yokohamas and still have lots left.

If you live and travel in regions with little snow a highway tread would ride nicely for you. I went with a bit more aggressive tread because of our winters here in the northwest and they do make a little noise on dry pavement. Something to think about.
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I have used Yokohama tires for years. I currently have the Geolander A/T, but have also used the H/T. Several years ago, on a trip to FL, I picked up a pair of pliers in the left rear. The pliers went through the tread rubber and were deflected back out through the tread by the steel belts. Managed to get the pliers out (not easy) and drove back to Tx with no loss of air. I called Yokohama and they replaced the tire.
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Make sure your wheels are rated for higher load range than what came on the truck.
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Does anyone have 275/55R20 tires on a Tundra?
Which tires are you running?
I am still running original Bridgestone Dueler HT Alenza tires.
These are 4-ply P-rated tires, but I cannot find 8-ply LT tires in that specific size.
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Does anyone have 275/55R20 tires on a Tundra?
Not a Tundra, but I have Bridgestone Dueler P275/55R20 tires on my 2012 Toyota Sequoia as stock from the factory.


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Yes, that is the stock size for the Tundra with 20" wheels, too.
It came with Bridgestone Dueler HT Alenza and when I replaced the tires I got the same thing because they were on sale at the Toyota place.
It is a P-rated tire and I cannot find an LT tire in that specific size.
I wonder if I go 10 mm larger if I will find an LT tire.
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