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Hijacking this thread for a second. Just have the torsions cranked temporarily but probably ordering a lift sometime this year. Anyone running 285-70-18's? Just under 34" tall or about .5" taller than the 275-70-18's.
 
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Just an fyi. For all those people that think the steelies are that much heavier. I weighed the stock aluminum 18s and the tundra steel 18s and the steels were 6lbs heavier.

Pretty insignificant if.you ask me.
 

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The Tundra 18's with the round hole (33.4lbs) are lighter than the Tundra 18's with the 5-spokes (39lbs). The foreign spec LC 16x8 steel wheels are ~40lbs.

@neoworm I went to a new tire (same diameter) that is 6 lbs heavier and the difference was quite noticeable. However, all the weight gain was on the outer diameter of the wheel/tire combo.

 
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@neoworm I went to a new tire (same diameter) that is 6 lbs heavier and the difference was quite noticeable. However, all the weight gain was on the outer diameter of the wheel/tire combo.
Sure, whatever, If you say so.
 
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Remember, unsprung (suspension, tires, wheels, rotors, brakes) equals to about 4-5 times static weight. Meaning if your wheels weigh 24lbs total more than stock, it's like driving around with an extra 120 lbs on your seats. Add in heavy tires and that will hurt even more.
I guess for a truck this big it shouldn’t be too bad, but on a sports car unsprung weight makes a huuuuge difference
 
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Are there 16" steelies that fit the 100 series?
Yes, I ran a set on mine for like 10 years. Hard to source from overseas but there are 2 or 3 different versions available on the 70/100 series around the world that would fit a US-spec 100 series. Most are silver/pewter color from the factory.
 
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Yes, I ran a set on mine for like 10 years. Hard to source from overseas but there are 2 or 3 different versions available on the 70/100 series around the world that would fit a US-spec 100 series. Most are silver/pewter color from the factory.
They seem to be plentiful stateside. Why did you order from overseas?
 
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Remember, unsprung (suspension, tires, wheels, rotors, brakes) equals to about 4-5 times static weight. Meaning if your wheels weigh 24lbs total more than stock, it's like driving around with an extra 120 lbs on your seats. Add in heavy tires and that will hurt even more.
I guess for a truck this big it shouldn’t be too bad, but on a sports car unsprung weight makes a huuuuge difference
Hey Im genuinely impressed if you can tell the difference on your 6000lb pig. 👍 You should probably get a cold air intake, I understand they add like 50hp. 😁
 
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Why don't Amazon, UPS and FedEx trucks have aluminum wheels? Serious question. There's no one more focused on logistics/efficiency than those guys. They do nothing but accelerate and brake all day everyday. If that unsprung 6 lbs was that significant to our 100s, imagine what it is for a 15,000 lbs delivery truck.

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Hijacking this thread for a second. Just have the torsions cranked temporarily but probably ordering a lift sometime this year. Anyone running 285-70-18's? Just under 34" tall or about .5" taller than the 275-70-18's.
I'm running 285/75/18s on my Tundra steelies. Minimal rubbing.
 

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