Looks like for the $800 tire portion of the budget, you will need to go with the P265/70R18 M/S2. An 18 will look better anyway, especially with the stock height sidewalls. A 33" P275/60R20 M/S2 will cost you at least $200 more, (stock diameter is between 32.6" and 33" on SE's, LE's, and the 17's OR pkg. The old XE tires were 31.5".Ok guys, I have spent several hours searching without much luck to help me specifically. Any help is greatly appreciated.
First off, see truck in sig.
My truck has the 5 spoke 18's in silver with minor blemishes and G'year GSA's (that suck). Front tires are almost new, rear tires are almost bald.
I would like to change to an OEM Titan/Armada Rim with Michelin LTX M/S2's in the factory tire size.
I prefer chrome/shine-y to black.
I drive 30k+ miles/year.
So... The Questions...
1.) 18 or 20 inch? Weight difference with tires?
2.) Will all years Titan/Armada rims/factory tires fit my 04 4x2 without issues?
3.) I would like a set of 20" Chrome LE or Armada rims with 32" tall tires, but really do not want to take a hit mpg wise. Is this possible?
4.) The black chrome look of the Pro 4X rims look good also. I know there is a slight difference in backspacing. Will this cause an issue with stock size tires?
5.) Any other words of wisdom?
Oh, I would like to stay in the $1200-$1500 ballpark (~$400 rims, ~$800 tires). I also currently have TPMS, and would like to keep the feature.
Both of the M/S2 tires mentioned above are only about 41 pounds. Not sure of the OEM rim weight differences. The 17's are only offered in a LT version. They are about 12 pounds more, and also well over the $800 tire portion of the budget.
The 32" P275/55R20 is a $100 more than the 18, but is only a pound less. The lower overall gearing would likely eat any weight savings, unless the 20'" rims are much lighter, (which I doubt). On my Titan, 15 pounds more per corner equals a 1 mpg reduction in mileage.
Any of the OEM rims will work, as the backspacings are within like an 1/8 inch. I would look for a '04-'07 six spoke LE rim or one of the newer 18's, either with the TPMS sensors, or swap yours over. The ones I got from discounttiredirect worked fine when I bought a package from them. Had them programmed at a local tire shop.
You could also have your rims black chromed, and the older 5 spoke SE rims look good when painted black, so black chrome might look good on them.