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1. How small a snow tire can you put on a 2012 Sport? Has P235/55R 18 now. Can I size down?

2. Can rims go lower that 16...? Will the sensors and breaks function normally if rim is mall than 18"?

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Sam


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I would never go 2 rims sizes smaller, from 18 to 16" rims.
Smaller rims may not clear brake calipers...almost certain 17" OEM's will work.
- I know for a fact
- 2013 Highlander rims in 17" diam. will not mount on a 2014 Highlander with factory 19" alloys

^^ 2013 Highlander 7-spoke rims (17x7.5" takeoffs), fit perfect:

Loads of mounting clearance & rims adds a measure of newness, to the Gen3 RAV4 look.
- Highlander rims are only half inch wider than original 2008 Limited alloys / not an issue
- Firestone Le2's still tuck inside fender flares, very nicely / for dedicated 3 season use


 

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I have 16 inch, and they fit fine, about 1/2 inch of clearance with the caliper
 

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I also have 16 inch snow tires on the Sport model. They work fine with no problems. Currently using 215x70x16. You would also need to buy TPMS for your snow tires if you live in the US.
 

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Sam, although some 15” steel wheels will clear the front calipers on the 4-cyl (smaller brakes than yours) I don’t think they would clear your larger brakes. Also, it’s next to impossible to find a 15” tire with enough sidewall to match the height of a stick 4.3 tire. Unless of course you go to small mudders, but these are typically too wide for the 15” wheels. Stick with 215/70R16 per DL175 above.


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I'm running 16" alloy wheels off Highlander. Lt235/70r16. There's enough space to Mount snow chains still. My BFG KO2 are severe winter rated with the triple mountain peak snowflake sign. Did fabulous last season in snow and ice.
 
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