Tires

Asked by Oct 11, 2017 at 11:32 AM about the 2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5

Question type: General

Can I replace 255/70/17 with 235/56/17 and be
alright?

6 Answers

Can I replace 255/70/17 tires with 235/56_17 and be alright?

102,385

I think you mean 235/65/17. Thats getting too narrow and a lower profile, I wouldn't do it. It will change the handling, ride comfort, fuel consumption, and load carrying capabilities. It you must do something don't go less than a 245/70/17, you need to maintain the tire profile. If it were mine I would put 265/70/17 on it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20,025

235 is shorter than 255. The 235/ in a 65 series tire is even shorter than the difference between 235 & 255. In lue of 255/70 the 2nd number to make tire wider needs to drop and to be same height the first number needs to rise. Example: 265/65 or 275/65.

80,035

Don't do it.

Yes you can. the first number 255 or 235 is the width, and has nothing to do with the height of the tire. You will lose 20mm of width -or- 3/4". Not a big deal. The secoind number is the aspect of the sidewall height in relation to that width. To remain close to the same height, you would want to go with a, perhaps, 235/75-17. This get's you to a height that is about 1/2-5/8" of the original size . The reason yo udon't want to go overboard on tire height difference is because, this of course affects how many times you tires turns, for the same distance traveled. This affects your service reminders, speedometer and anthing else that is distance-based on a car. the difference in size here though is only reflected in you reading 1/4mph difference overall so,.. not a big deal. Narrower tires on an SUV/Truck give you better performance in snow, where you do not want flotation, -vs- say, mud, wher you want a wider tire FOR flotation. You will usually see better gas mileage with a narrower tire but in this case, the size is so close as to not matter either way. No idea why you would want to do this but,.. that's not what you asked. You asked if you could and the answer is that it would be no change in safety etc.

In reference to the above,.. plug in your current and future numbers here: https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=255-70r17-235-55r17

Your Answer

4Runner

Looking for a Used 4Runner in your area?

CarGurus has 519 nationwide 4Runner listings starting at $2,152.

Postal Code:

Toyota 4Runner Experts

  • #1
    Kurt Burton
    Reputation
    1,240
  • #2
    azurro
    Reputation
    720
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    640
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tacoma
39 Great Deals out of 1,014 listings starting at $5,850
Used Toyota Highlander
25 Great Deals out of 735 listings starting at $2,010
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
100 Great Deals out of 3,075 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Tundra
36 Great Deals out of 1,132 listings starting at $2,140
Used Toyota RAV4
51 Great Deals out of 3,263 listings starting at $2,950
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
5 Great Deals out of 725 listings starting at $4,995
Used Toyota Sequoia
6 Great Deals out of 98 listings starting at $4,100
Used Honda Pilot
20 Great Deals out of 770 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
3 listings starting at $66,900
Used Ford F-150
520 Great Deals out of 10,147 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Pathfinder
25 Great Deals out of 788 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Explorer
44 Great Deals out of 1,454 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Camry
90 Great Deals out of 2,272 listings starting at $1,781
Used Jeep Wrangler
110 Great Deals out of 1,806 listings starting at $4,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
96 listings starting at $43,995
2016 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
64 listings starting at $36,999
2015 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
59 listings starting at $34,999
2014 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
23 listings starting at $26,100
2013 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
34 listings starting at $21,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.