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Old 07-16-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Toad 4 Down 14, 15, 16" Any Difference?

I'm looking at getting a different toad. The different tire sizes available are 14", 15", and 16".

So here's my question:

When selecting a toad with 4 down, does the tire / rim size make any towing differences?

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Old 07-16-2013, 08:42 AM   #2
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Toad 1 was a Saturn SL with 14s.
Toad 2 is a Wrangler with 17s.
The only difference was the weight.

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Old 07-16-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
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No difference.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:06 AM   #4
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Our tow has 20" tires, no problem.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:12 AM   #5
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The only specific thing might be the height of where your tow bar attaches to the toad in reference to the MH hitch. A taller tire might mean less chance of needing a drop receiver.

THEORETICALLY...My theory anyway...larger tires on the toad might help mitigate the impact of any bumps you can't avoid. They should also run a bit cooler since they don't rotate as fast and have more air volume. My CRV tires run 10-15* hotter than my MH tires.

BTW...just a bit of side bar...my front right tire runs 15-20* warmer than my MH (5* more than the other 3 toad tires). Any guess on where MH exhaust is pointed based on that alone?
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