Tundra Thursday: Wheel & Tire Combos For 3rd Gen Tundra

Bronze RRW RR7-H Wheels On Army Green 3rd Gen Toyota Tundra

3rd Gen Toyota Tundra Wheel & Tire Combinations To Inspire Your Off-Road + Overland Build – 15 Owners & Their Current Setups

So, you just got a brand spanking new 3rd Gen Toyota Tundra and you are eager to get the mods going! Congrats! One of the first mods you may be considering is new wheels and tires to really do the truck justice.

6-Lug Wheel Update

Before you go and purchase a set of wheels and tires, however, it is important to note that the new 3rd Gen Toyota Tundra has departed from the 2nd Gen in one major way. It has finally joined the rest of the competition as a proper 6-lug truck. versus the previous gen’s 5-lug design.

When replacing the wheels on your new ’22 Tundra, you will need to choose the correct bolt pattern for fitment. Fortunately, the new 2022+ Toyota Tundra utilizes the same popular 6-lug bolt pattern common with the Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner, and many other 6-lug Toyota/Lexus models. The only difference will be your center hub bore and the lug nut thread length. See below. 

3rd Gen Toyota Tundra Wheel Specs

  • Bolt Pattern: 6×139.7 (mm) or 6×5.5 (in)
  • Center Hub Bore: 95mm
  • Lug Nut Thread Size: M14x15

The next thing to look out for is front brake caliper clearance. Not every 17″ wheel will clear the ’22 Tundra front brake calipers. Trust me, I know.

If you are looking to run 17″ wheels on your Tundra, make sure that the manufacturer’s site has a verified fitment for these new trucks. Relations Race Wheels and Method Race Wheels offer a large variety of 17″ wheels that will both fit and properly clear the front brake calipers.

When you have a good idea of what wheel you want to go with, you need to choose a tire that will properly complement them. This choice is going to be 100% subjective to what you plan to do with your new Tundra. Is it your daily, overland rig, mall crawler, or all of the above? You will find a variety of sized tires and brands below with owners’ real-world experiences to help guide your purchase.

If you have any more questions about specific trucks, definitely don’t hesitate to tap on the owner’s Instagram handle and shoot them a DM.

Enjoy!

1. John Kim (@kimstahgram) SR5 TRD Sport Premium

3rd Gen Tundra with Bronze Method Race Wheels 703 & 37" Tires

Wheels

  • Method Race Wheels – 703
  • 17×8.5 | 0mm Offset | 4.75” Backspacing | Bronze
  • $355/ea

Tires

  • Mickey Thompson Baja Legend EXP
  • 37×12.50R17LT
  • $395/ea

What do you like about your setup?

When I saw that Mickey Thompson came out with their new Baja Legend EXP tires, I knew I had to get them! I love the way the tread pattern looks and performs without compromising ride quality. They are surprisingly quiet even with the aggressive tread pattern. These tires are also lighter than every other tire in the 37” size.

When I first ordered my wheels, I was a little worried about fitment with a 17×8.5 and 0mm offset. However, after Runnin4Tacos installed and trimmed a few things, I was amazed by how good they looked! They didn’t poke out too aggressively.

The reason I decided to go with Method Race Wheels over anyone else is not only the look and style but because of the bead grip technology. I also do love the way bronze looks on white!

2. Jordan Montera (@montera.built) Limited TRD Off-Road

Limited TRD OR 3rd Gen Tundra with 37x12.5R17LT Mickey Thompson Tires & RRW RR7-H 17" Wheels

Wheels

  • Relations Race Wheels – RR7-H
  • 17×8.5 | 0mm Offset | Matte Bronze
  • $295/ea

Tires

  • Mickey Thompson Baja Boss AT
  • 37×12.5R17LT
  • $435/ea

What do you like about your setup?

I love that the RRW hybrid wheels can be run as is, with protection rings, or be converted to a true beadlock for off-roading. The MT Baja Bosses are by far the best AT tire on the market. They have an aggressive tread pattern and sidewall that look like mud-terrains but you get the all-weather performance of an all-terrain tire.

3. Derek Haynes (@tundratrd22) Limited TRD Off-Road

Lunar Rock 3rd Gen Tundra with Method Race Wheels 314 & BFG AT KO2 Tires

Wheels

  • Method Race Wheels – 314
  • 18×9 | 18/5.75 Backspacing | Matte Black
  • $416/ea w/ Snap-In Black/Red Center Caps ($22/ea)

Tires

  • BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain
  • 35×12.5R18
  • $423/ea

What do you like about your setup?

First and foremost, I love my wheels because they give my truck a very clean look. The all-black wheels are still to me, the way to go on any truck. Adding the red center caps is an ode to the TRD wheels that came with the truck with the red lettering. I think it just makes the wheels pop and stands out a little bit differently than the rest.

4. Kalen (@22_lunar) SR5 TRD Off-Road Premium

Lunar Rock 3rd Gen Tundra with Black Rhino Kelsos & 35" Tires

Wheels

  • Black Rhino Wheels – Kelsos
  • 18×9 | +12mm Offset | Matte Black
  • $358/ea

Tires

  • Falken Wildpeak M/T
  • 35×12.5R18
  • $464/ea

What do you like about your setup?

This particular wheel and tire combo are my favorite because they are not only functional off-road but also aesthetically pleasing to look at.

Black Rhino has a very unique design for its wheels. They definitely are a statement company compared to some others on the market. As far as the Falken Wildpeaks, I am obsessed with them. This is the second time I’ve owned this same set of tires. Both times I’ve been blown away by the quietness on the road and the grip they have on the dirt.

5. Cody Ryan (@frankthatank2022) SR5 Premium 4×4

Army Green 3rd Gen Tundra with 35" Mickey Thompson Baja Legend Exp Tires

Wheels

  • Method Race Wheels – 305
  • 17×8.5 | 0mm Offset | Bronze
  • $345/ea

Tires

  • Mickey Thompson Baja Legend Exp
  • 35×12.5R17
  • $425/ea

What do you like about your setup?

My favorite part about the wheels is how well the bronze goes with the Army Green color of my Tundra. I like having a 17″ wheel so my setup looks a little beefier with the most tire sidewall possible.

The Baja Legends have been a great tire so far. I like the hybrid A/T & M/T design. They give me the aggressiveness I need off-road while still maintaining a good ride on the road.

6. Edward Guerra (@tundra22_) SR5 TRD Off-Road

Lunar Rock 3rd Gen Tundra with Method 304 Double Standard Wheels

Wheels

  • Method Race Wheels – 304 Double Standard
  • 18×9 | 18/5.75 Backspacing | Matte Black
  • $320/ea

Tires

  • BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain
  • 35×12.5R18
  • $423/ea

What do you like about your setup?

I really enjoy my wheels and tire combo. The KO2s are very quiet on the freeway and they look just perfect.

The wheels are a perfect size and they fit very well with the lift. They’re not too big not too small, but most importantly, they are both ready to hit the dirt!

7. Andy (@enjoytheridedude) SR5 TRD Off-Road

Lifted White 3rd Gen Tundra with 37X12.5R17 Yokohama Geolandar G003 MR Tires

Wheels

  • Method Race Wheels – Bead Grip 701
  • 17×9 | -12mm Offset Bahia Blue
  • $315/ea

Tires

  • Yokohama Geolandar G003 M/T
  • 37X12.5R17
  • $505/ea

What do you like about your setup?

I love the color and the functionality that my wheels and tires offer. I wanted a wheel that would allow me to be road legal yet still air down on the trails without having to do any modifications. As for tires, I tested out a set of 37″ Yokohama Geolandar M/Ts because I live in the South East where there’s a lot of rain and muddy trails. I heard these were a quiet mud tire on the highway and also had good tread life.

I was informed too that these tires provided good off-road traction in the mud and that the compound was great on the pavement in the wet compared to other mud-terrain tires that had a more traditional tread. They aren’t 3PMSF rated, but I have used them in the snow and they work great. I do not know how they perform in the sand but I hear they aren’t bad as long as the sand isn’t too deep.

I’ll have to get a dead man off-road recovery device before I hit the sand, just in case I get stuck like others with mud-terrains have. Finally, these have a very similar tread pattern to Toyo Open Country M/Ts at first glance.

8. Jack Benziger (@cloakdtundra) Limited TRD Off-Road

Fifteen52 Traverse HD Block Bronze Wheels on Limited TRD OR 3rd Gen Tundra

Wheels

  • Fifteen52 Wheels -Traverse HD Block
  • 17×8.5 | 0mm Offset | Bronze
  • $406/ea

Tires

  • BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain
  • 315/70R17
  • $375/ea

What do you like about your setup?

I really enjoy the wheel and tire setup on my ’22 Tundra. It’s a nice happy medium between off-road and on-road performance with the BFGoodrich KO2s. The Fifteen52 wheels have to be my favorite set of wheels I have owned. I love the rock ring for protection. Overall, these are just great-looking wheels.

I’m currently not running a lift at this point which is also another huge advantage of this setup for me. With a little bit of “trimming” modifications, this setup runs pretty well and doesn’t rub. Overall, I’m very happy with the wheel and tire setup; they definitely changed the whole of the truck!

9. Al Catolos (@sponsoredbywifey) Limited TRD Off-Road

3rd Gen Toyota Tundra with Volk Racing TE37XT Wheels & BFG AT Tires

Wheels

  • Volk Racing TE37XT
  • 17×8.5 | -10mm Offset | Blast Black
  • $924/ea

Tires

  • BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain
  • 35×12.5R17
  • $392/ea

What do you like about your setup?

The TE37XTs are a high-quality forged wheel. They are the strongest and lightest wheels out on the market, weighing in at 19 lbs./each. These wheels wrapped with BFG KO2s are a perfect wheel and tire combo for my build.

10. Dylan Robinson (@westcoast_3rd_gen) SR5 4×4

Method Race Wheels 309 On White 3rd Gen Toyota Tundra

Wheels

  • Method Race Wheels – 309
  • 17×8.5 | 0mm Offset | Titanium
  • $345/ea

Tires

  • BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain
  • 35×12.5R17
  • $392/ea

What do you like about your setup?

I went with 0mm offset because I wanted a little bit of the tire to stick out, and they stick out just the right amount! Of course, I had to go with 17s (the smallest diameter wheel that fits) in order to get that beefy sidewall look of 35s.

As for the tires, the BFG KO2s have always been one I wanted to try, and so far so good. I do, however, have less than 5,000 miles on them so time will tell.

Overall, I love the look of the truck and the Titanium Gray colored wheels. I chose the gray wheels because they stand out a little more than the common black and bronze Methods all over the road.

11. Vitek Kozlowski (@koz_22tundra) SR5 TRD Sport 4×4

3rd Gen White 3rd Gen Tundra With Enkei Cyclone Wheels & Kumho Tires

Wheels

  • Enkei – Cyclone
  • 18×9 | 0mm Offset | Gun Metal
  • $270/ea

Tires

  • Kumho Tire Venture MT71
  • 295/70R18
  • $346/ea

What do you like about your setup?

I love the wheels’ styling, quality, and price that really fit my budget. Enkei has always been one of my favorite go-to wheel brands throughout the years. I am a big fan of the concave spoke design of the Cyclone. These wheels have that extra dimension I was looking for in a wheel. I went with an 18” compared to the popular 17” most are running on ’22 Tundras due to future plans of adding a big brake kit and needing the additional clearance.

The Kumho Venture is a great tire. They handle great and are surprisingly quiet on the road for being a mud-terrain tire. I have about 10K miles on them now and they are wearing evenly. Traction on both wet pavement and dry sandy trails are great. I have had zero complaints about them so far.

The reason I chose the size was a bit of a compromise. It is essentially a 34.25” tire. I thought they would give me a good balance for daily driving and towing while retaining better gas mileage. In the future, I will move up to a 35” tire and a full-sized spare as I continue with the vision of my build.

12. Kainoa Kaiwi (@tundratoyo22.hi) SR5 4×4

Silver 3rd Gen Tundra with Method Race Wheels MR312

Wheels

  • Method Race Wheels – MR312
  • 17×8.5 | 0mm Offset | Matte Black
  • $316/ea

Tires

  • Pro Comp A/T Sport
  • 315/70R17
  • $315/ea

What do you like about your setup?

Besides the Pro Comp A/T Sport tires complimenting my truck’s look, they are a really smooth drive on the highway. I’ve taken her on a few trails and had no problems with traction whatsoever. My truck might not look aggressive, but it was able to climb everything that I had the clearance for. Also, I like how these wheels are super easy to clean.

13. Matt Cox (@coxtimus) SR5 TRD Off-Road

Lunar Rock 3rd Gen Tundra with Black Rhino Sandstorm Wheels

Wheels

  • Black Rhino Wheels – Sandstorm
  • 18×8.5 | 0mm Offset
  • $340/ea

Tires

  • BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain
  • 35×12.5R18
  • $423/ea

What do you like about your setup?

I really love how much better my wheels make this truck look. For being a TRD Off-Road, the factory wheels just don’t do it justice. With 12.5” wide tires on 0mm offset rims, the wheels stick out about 1-2” from the fenders, giving it a way more aggressive look. Now the truck truly looks off-road worthy and ready to tear up the trails.

14. Phillippi (@trdblue22) SR5 TRD Sport 4×4

Lifted Blue 3rd Gen Tundra with KMC Summit Wheels & 38" Nitto Trail Grappler Tires (38x13.5R17)

Wheels

  • KMC Wheels – Summit
  • 17×8.5 | 0mm Offset | Satin Black
  • $245/ea

Tires

  • Nitto Trail Grapplers
  • 38×13.5R17
  • $400/ea

What do you like about your setup?

I love the quality of wheels that KMC produces; they really pay attention to details. I really enjoy the aggressive look of the Nitto Trail Grapplers and the great performance that they provide, especially on-road. They mimic driving manners that seem to be closer to an all-terrain tire, believe it or not.

15. TJ Grant (@boba_fetts_tundra) SR5 4×4

Army Green 3rd Gen Toyota Tundra with Method Race Wheels 305

Wheels

  • Method Race Wheels – 305
  • 18×9 | -10mm Offset | Matte Black
  • $350/ea

Tires

  • BFGoodrich KO2 All-Terrain
  • 285/75R18
  • $350/ea

What do you like about your setup?

I have always been able to rely on my BFGoodrich all-terrains. I’ve run them on my 1977 FJ-40 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2008 FJ Cruiser, 2014 Toyota Tacoma, and 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and they have never let me down.

From speeding on Germany’s Autobahn to the Rocky Mountains, these tires perform above all else. They wear well, have great traction on multiple surfaces, and are always readily available.

Final Thoughts

White 3rd Gen Toyota Tundra w/ Bronze Method Race Wheels

While there are definitely more 2022 Toyota Tundra wheel and tire options on the market, this group of 15 amazing rigs has shown us just what some of the more popular brands currently are.

The 2022 Tundra is going to be very, very popular with the off-road/overland community, I’ll just make that claim now. That being said, I am excited to see what other 17″ wheels or even 18″ wheels will be available in the coming months to showcase on these new trucks.

Thanks for reading guys!

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