I am struggling to select a tire size for my mostly stock GX470 that meets the following criteria:
- Taller than stock- We have really enjoyed 32" tires on previous rigs. (Looking at 265/70 and 255/75 but open to others) Want to be able to store in factory spare location.
- Minimum C-rated, preferably E for tougher sidewalls and towing capacity as we have a heavy rig and will tow a travel trailer eventually
- Affordable- this is a tough one it seems, but I'd like to be around $250 per tire
We travel 85% paved or improved roads with the rest being forest service roads (think hole in the rock road, alpine loop, BDRs). We use our GX to get to cool campsites and to haul our bicycles to trailheads, gravel rides, etc. We don't wheel, but will be lifting approximately 2" in the next 1-2 years. We have a steel front bumper (eventual winch), we carry a bike rack 100% of the time and have a platform in the rear with all of our camping gear + big fridge. This is what our rig looks like on most trips:
(EDIT) I ended up going with a used set of Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs in 255/75/17 and I am pleased with the size. I switched out the wheels for TRDPro Off-Road wheels and I am happy with the look.
There is zero rubbing front or rear and the tires don't hum too bad on the highway.