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Hello All,

Im running a 2003 Dakota 3.9 V6 Auto 2WD with Stock 16x8 Factory
Rims & 245.70.16 Tires.

I need to replace tires soon, & would like to go with 265.70.16's
Anybody know if I will loose any MPG's with that minor jump in size?

Just thought I would go with a little Wider Tire for aggresive looks,
but definitely dont want to sacrifice gas mileage by upgrading size!

Any info & thoughts on subject is always appreciated.

Thanks! RJS
 

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porky! haha whats up, trucks lookin great
nm man. Just the same old same old.
Thanks man! Your Subaru is looking good too .
 

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With that small of a change nah, you're not gonna notice any loss.
 

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Dakota....Tire size affects MPG's?

I think I have the perfect size in mind for my Dakota 2wd V6 Auto, but I would again, like to get opinions & views from other users.

I originally stated I have 245.70.16 on Factory Dak Rims & was thinking of 265.70.16 for a more aggressive look but, but bumping up just that little bit,
probably isnt gonna acheive that big of a difference to the eye anyway.

So without sacrificing MPG's, ket me know what you read into these spec's:

My size 245.70.16 = 29.5 dia x 9.5 width....60 mph speedo

New wanted size 275.65.16 = 30" dia x 10.8 width....59 mph speedo

I think thats a pretty close match height wise & speedo wise, but it gives me
an extra 1+ inches in width for a noticable aggressive look.

Now the All important Question....Will that extra 1+ inches in the Front Rub
at all, if anyone with 1st hand can answer this Great, otherwise I will just have to do some wheel turning both ways & eyeball whether or not im good.

Thanks Much!

RJS
 

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You can fit that size no problem.

Some things to consider:
Tire height will require more power to turn.
More tire width/contat patch will require more power to turn.
More tire mass will require more power to turn.
Taller tire will decrease rpms.

The big question is the kind of driving you are going to be doing. If mainly highway, it may actually increase milage. Driving alot in town will definitly decrease milage. Either way, like mentioned before, It won't be a significant change.
 
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