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Advice: Grabber AT2 265 or 285???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by belone12, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Dec 14, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    belone12

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    So after a lot of reading on TW, I've decided on Grabber AT2's to replace my mud terrains. BFG KO's are just too much and this was next on my list.

    I've posted before about gas mileage, traction, etc. That has lead me to my question, and here is comes....:

    I currently run 285/75/16's. Clearance/space isn't an issue. it's a great look but I'm more interested in AT's for the 90% of driving I do. I am contemplating going to 265/75/16's with the new tires. I love the current look (part of why i bought this one), but I also like the idea of slightly better mileage, snow traction, performance. I drive maybe 500 miles/month so not much, but plan on taking long road trips come spring/summer for diving.

    Any pros/cons of the 285 vs. 265 ( i realize this has been discussed a lot). One better would be a pic of your taco with these tires so I can kinda guage how they look at those sizes. thanks in advance!

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  2. Dec 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    265/75

    no trimming needed, save gas, looks good, costs less (generally), better road manners (generally)
     
  3. Dec 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    I have 285 BFG KO's, absolutely love them and the beefiness they add to the truck, never disappointed me off road or on road, avg mpg is about 16.5-17 so not horrible, the AT2 is a good competitor for the BFG for sure, either way as far as size goes you won't be disappointed, 285's look gangster but you do lose a little more fuel economy than with 265's
     
  4. Dec 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    That's where I am leaning. I was surprised that total price/tire was only a $7 difference between the 2 sizes. I was hoping for more to make the decision easier.

    I had BFG's on my Wrangler. They were terrific. In 1999 I paid $95 each for 31.50 BFG AT's. Now they are $225 each.. I love the look of the 285's and I justify it by not driving a ton, but I don't really wheel it so practicallity is taking over for what the truck is going to be used for.

    thanks guys!
     
  5. Dec 14, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    For mileage, go with 265. I have 285/75/16's. I love them! Give me a meaner looking stance plus nice ride height to go with the lift. I get 16-17 mpg with them but doesn't bother me. I don't do heavy off road wheeling but can count on my tires when I need them.

    I like the Grabber 2's as well.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Yeah you're making a good pick with the grabbers, my buddy just put them on his 05 4runner, 265/70/17, and he loves them, no change in mileage either
     
  7. Dec 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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    My mileage sucks right now (about 14) so I'm hoping for any improvement with the switch. But again, I love the look of the 285 haha. You're truck looks great. I don't want mine to look odd with a lift and smaller rubber. Not to sound like a whiny bi#ch, just wish there was a way to see them both before choosing.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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    I have 265/70/17. Look at your fuelly and then look at mine.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    haha, sold! Thanks bud.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    No problem. You won't think just a little increase in tire size wouldn't affect your mileage that much but when I had stock wheels and tires, my average was 20ish.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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    Does anyone have General Grabber AT2's in either 285/75/16 or 265/75/16 that wouldn't mind posting a pic so i can see how they look? thanks in advance!
     
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