Finding the best replacement tires or upgrades for your first generation Toyota Tundra can be difficult. Rolling Big Power specializes in offering tire upgrades for the Tundra platform. Additionally, RBP has a wide range of niche and unique tire sizing options that accommodate aftermarket wheels and suspension setups.
The first generation Tundra utilizes 16 inch and 17 inch tire sizes, depending on trim level. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 1999-2006 Toyota Tundra, along with flotation size conversion to help make shopping for new off-road tires easy.
|29.5 x 9.65 x 16
|30.61 x 10.43 x 16
|30.56 x 10.43 x 17
The second generation Tundra utilizes tires from 17 inches up to 20 inches, depending on the trim level. The most notable changes from the prior generation is the removal of the 16 inch tire size, and the addition of the 18 inch and 20 inch tire sizes. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 2007-2022 Toyota Tundra, along with flotation size conversion to help make shopping for off-road tires easy.
|32.71 x 11.22 x 17
|32.06 x 10.04 x 18
|32.07 x 10.83 x 18
|31.91 x 10.83 x 20
*Note: The above sizes are also available on the 2010-2013 and 2014-2022 Facelift models.
The third and current generation Toyota Tundra utilizes tires from 18 inches up to 20 inches, depending on trim level. The most noteable change is the removel of the 17 inch tire size. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 2022-2025 Toyota Tundra, along with flotation size conversion to help make shopping for off-road tires easy.
|32.61 x 10.43 x 18
|32.59 x 11.22 x 18
|32.52 x 10.43 x 20
The two things that affect tires are time and mileage. Naturally, the compounds on tires have a limited lifespan as they begin to breakdown over time. The mileage on a tire is only a general indication of it’s wear and usage. Neither time nor mileage are accurate indicators of a tire’s usability. The reason for that is because factors such as tire storage and care can improve or diminish lifespan. Typically most tires are manufactured to last at least five years under normal circumstances. If your tires are older than 5 years, it may be a good idea to consider replacements.
Reading the sidewall and understand tire sizing options can seem difficult at first. Once you learn the basics of what these numbers and markings mean, it becomes much simpler. Oftentimes original equipment tires use standard sizing designations, such as 255/70R17. However, when upgrading tires, especially for the Toyota Tundra, you may come across flotation sizing designations. These will typically read as 35×12.50×17.
Most tire manufacturers will give a suggested rotation interval. The OEM tire rotation interval for the Toyota Tundra is 5,000 to 7,000 miles. Regularly rotating your tires is a great way to extend the life of your tires. Learn more about proper off-road tire rotation.
The Toyota Tundra is a purpose-built truck. The best tires heavily depend on your driving style, temperature, and weather. For example, a driver who often drives on unpaved or off-road situations would require a different tire than a driver who only uses their truck for commuting.
There is no one answer to this question. Every truck and every tire require a different tire pressure. The best way to find what tire pressure is required is to check the driver's side door for a label that displays the recommended tire pressure for that vehicle. It's important to note that this recommendation changes depending on the load of passengers, as well a cargo load. Learn more about light truck load ratings.
Every tire has a UTQG rating that provides information regarding number of miles the tire is expected to last. However, this number is an estimate. How you drive your vehicle has a big impact on the life expectancy of a tire.
As stated above, the way you plan on driving your Toyota Tundra will help you make a better decision on what tires to choose. If off-roading and driving on unpaved roads is a normal occurrence, then dedicated off-road tires may be beneficial.