Tire question again...


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Tire question again...

Postby Suliman » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:20 pm

For some of the beach and trails here, I think it's time to go to a mud tire and not an AT type. (Although, if I can find the BFG AT KO's here, I my be swayed).

I'm trying to determine all my tire options so when I head to the local shops, I'll know what I can work with for sizing, since some US brands are hard to find here or are 2x the price, but lots of Toyo and Hankook shops.

Stock SE is 265/70-16 (30.6x10.4)
SE OR's have 265/75-16 (31.6x10.4)

Has anyone tried at 275/70-16 (31.2x10.8 ) yet? It's not as tall as the SE OR shoes, but obviously a tad wider. I'd love the 285's, but the most I'll get is a 2" suspen lift (Thanks XD9!!!)and I don't want to deal with the rubbing of the 285. Then again, all this is out the window if I get new rims with a diff off-set, but for now, only tires.

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Postby SPICOLI » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:57 pm

I've had a couple sets of M/T's on my jeeps in the past and I've loved the off-road capabilities, but hated the fuel economy with them on.
Are there different tire sizes on the SE's? I have a 2005 SE and I ride on 265/65 17 not 265/70 16. Anyone know?

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Postby bbermann » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:42 am

I have 275/70/16 on my Pathfinder and like them. I tried on some 285s but the rub was excessive with the Revos. They looked like semi tires compared to stock. Anyway, I could post a couple of pics but will probably need either picture posting help or I could email them to someone else to post.

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Postby Captain » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:47 am

I would stick with the 265/75r16 in a A/T with no lifts. I have a 265/70r17 in BFG A/T and the side lugs just clear the PT wheel wells when flexed.

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Postby yarilo » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:50 am


Everything will be OK in case of 275/70-16 - no questions. This is the same as 275/65-17 but even with 275/70-17 (265/75-17) nothing to worry about. Problems with rubbing you can expect only if you're going to another one size up - 285/70-17, everything below is our acceptable sizes. Of course better to have a more clearance (suspension or body lift). If you often drive off-road - buy biggest ones, otherwise buy 265/75-16.


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Postby Suliman » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:51 pm

Thanks guys, that helps.

I had some trail fun today, never had to hit 4x4. Just popped off the VDC and powered through the mud. Man, my current ATs stink in gooey mud!

Here's some fun pics... try to guess where ;)

Here's where I got to, all dirt/mud/jungle trails to the top of the hill, and not via the cut grass sections, there's cliffs in front of each of them where it drops off.


Yes, they ARE that big


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