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Hi all! 馃憢 i know theres already a thread for wheels/tires setup but i wanted to start a thread dedicated for 20 or 21 TRD off road model. I need to get some ideas. I have a 21 Rav Trd and I still have the stock 18" TRD wheels wrapped in Falken wildpeak AT trails 225/60/18. I'm debating if I should go with 17" or 16" wheels so i can get a beefier tires. So fire away with your wheel/tire combo set up. Post pix, specs and if your lifted or stock, rubbing no rubbing? 馃
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16" Wheels with a +10 offset, 30.5" Tires, lift 2" front and ~4" rear. A little bit of trimming was required at the front of the forward wheel wells.

Cushier tires are primarily of benefit if you intend to air down when offroad. I can comfortably air down to 13-14 PSI with these tires, whereas you might be limited to ~17-18ish PSI on the 18" rims. If you don't intend to regularly air down, I'd say there won't be a significant performance gain by going down in wheel size (though, I do prefer the aesthetics of smaller wheels).
 

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Wheels: Rays Te37v 17x9.5+30, w/25mm spacers
Tires: Falken at3w 245/65/17
Stock lift
The car did raise higher as it went from 28s(stock) to 29s with the new wheel setup. The only rubbing I have is at full lock hitting the mud guards. I did some trimming but it still persist so i
might just remove it completely. Before the spacer this setup would sit flush in with the fender liner, but also sat away about 1inch from the rear trailing arms and front struts. The spacers gave me a piece of mind and also made the car look more aggressive with the wider stance. Mileage wise, I probably lost .5-1mpg mixed. So far only done 2fillups and haven鈥檛 really notice any difference.
 

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Personally I would keep those wheels and get some bigger tires. They look great and set the TRD model apart from the others.
That is one of my option. Keeping it stock as possible. Going with 235/60/18
 

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16" Wheels with a +10 offset, 30.5" Tires, lift 2" front and ~4" rear. A little bit of trimming was required at the front of the forward wheel wells.

Cushier tires are primarily of benefit if you intend to air down when offroad. I can comfortably air down to 13-14 PSI with these tires, whereas you might be limited to ~17-18ish PSI on the 18" rims. If you don't intend to regularly air down, I'd say there won't be a significant performance gain by going down in wheel size (though, I do prefer the aesthetics of smaller wheels).
I'm not going to do a lot of airing down but kinda want the look of smaller rim and bigger tire. Thank you posting pics.
 

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MY20TRD
Wheels: Rays Te37v 17x9.5+30, w/25mm spacers
Tires: Falken at3w 245/65/17
Stock lift
The car did raise higher as it went from 28s(stock) to 29s with the new wheel setup. The only rubbing I have is at full lock hitting the mud guards. I did some trimming but it still persist so i
might just remove it completely. Before the spacer this setup would sit flush in with the fender liner, but also sat away about 1inch from the rear trailing arms and front struts. The spacers gave me a piece of mind and also made the car look more aggressive with the wider stance. Mileage wise, I probably lost .5-1mpg mixed. So far only done 2fillups and haven鈥檛 really notice any difference.
Nice setup you have there馃
 

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That is one of my option. Keeping it stock as possible. Going with 235/60/18
I have ran 6 wheel setups on my 2014. I always oscillate between aftermarket and OEM, but I'm back with OEM again. Something about the clean look is timeless, and the bigger tires set it off. Makes people turn their head back twice and wonder whether it's some version of stock or not.
 

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Since the lift, it has the low speed wobble which I think is strange. I can feel it around 15mph and then it goes away. Those with the non-TRD say they don't have that issue. Called Torq and gave them the alignment specs, and they said everything looked good. They also did the same lift on a TRD and said that haven't received any complaints. I've been debating on taking it off, but I haven't been that bored yet. As far as the sway bars and braces, there is a noticeable reduction in body roll through cornering. Doesn't feel as floaty when taking curves at speed even with the lift. The chassis feels a little stiffer with the added bracing. The only cons are dropping subframes for rear spacers and front swaybar. I'm m very mechanically inclined and have modified plenty of imports in my day, but this was a PITA. Would I do it again, nope.
 

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Since the lift, it has the low speed wobble which I think is strange. I can feel it around 15mph and then it goes away. Those with the non-TRD say they don't have that issue. Called Torq and gave them the alignment specs, and they said everything looked good. They also did the same lift on a TRD and said that haven't received any complaints. I've been debating on taking it off, but I haven't been that bored yet. As far as the sway bars and braces, there is a noticeable reduction in body roll through cornering. Doesn't feel as floaty when taking curves at speed even with the lift. The chassis feels a little stiffer with the added bracing. The only cons are dropping subframes for rear spacers and front swaybar. I'm m very mechanically inclined and have modified plenty of imports in my day, but this was a PITA. Would I do it again, nope.
Yeah, I definitely elected to simply cut my front antisway bar in half to remove it rather than go through the huge pain of dropping the subframe.
 

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245/60/18 Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail
2" Torq Engineering lift
The 245/60/18 Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail tires look great on the TRD wheels and the Cusco front strut brace is on my list of future modifications. When my factory installed 225/60/18 wear out I plan on installing a larger size tire on the TRD too, but with only 3100 miles on them it will be a while.

The 245's are 1" taller than the 225's which is great, but they weigh 5 lbs per tire more than the 225's. Did you have a noticeable drop in mph or braking distance when you made the swap?
 

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Weight was one of the reasons why I went with that size. I felt that I could take a 5 pound hit on each corner and not have the drivetrain affected too much. I've noticed with the tires, lift kit and full sized spare that I'm averaging about 26.5 mpg combined. Tire pressure is set to factory 33 psi. I'm sure fuel economy can go higher if I raise the psi, but I like the ride at this pressure. For those wanting more info on the spare, I'm using a factory 18" TRD wheel with an OEM 225/60/18 Falken Wildpeak Trail A/T tire and it fits with no issues. A 245/60/18 would have raised the floor a little bit.
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Weight was one of the reasons why I went with that size. I felt that I could take a 5 pound hit on each corner and not have the drivetrain affected too much. I've noticed with the tires, lift kit and full sized spare that I'm averaging about 26.5 mpg combined. Tire pressure is set to factory 33 psi. I'm sure fuel economy can go higher if I raise the psi, but I like the ride at this pressure. For those wanting more info on the spare, I'm using a factory 18" TRD wheel with an OEM 225/60/18 Falken Wildpeak Trail A/T tire and it fits with no issues. A 245/60/18 would have raised the floor a little bit.
I'm using the full size spare on the TRD wheel also without any problems. It's a much better option than the factory spare. I have a hitch mounted spare tire carrier to use with it when going off road and I toss the factory spare back in the hole as a second back up spare.

Do you think the 245's will work on a stock TRD without the lift kit?
 

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They'll fit without a lift. There's still a little space between the back and top of the tire and the front strut. Rears shouldn't be an issue either.
 
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