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Best Tires for a Daily Driver

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by JGTacoma, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Jul 3, 2016 at 11:59 AM
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    265 with a completely stock setup, but don't forget to consider the aspect ratio as well, a taller tire can rub too, you could probably get a phat tire under yet truck but it would need to be a lower profile
     
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  2. Jul 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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    Gotcha. I like the look of the wider tires. Had that on my previous ride, which was a Charger. So 265 with the stock setup. What size profile would be good?
     
  3. Jul 3, 2016 at 12:11 PM
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    265/70/16 is what the OR is speced with

    Charger? That's a completely different animal with whole nother job description. SRT8, biggas sedans are not supposed to do what that beast can.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2016 at 12:12 PM
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    Currently got 265/75/16 Hankook Dyna Pro ATMs on FJ rims

    3 weeks ago when I bought the truck it had Stock 18s on 265/60/18 Firestone Destination LE2s

    I've had the Hankooks before, love them. The LE2s rode nice and had a nice look

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  5. Jul 3, 2016 at 12:25 PM
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    I have the 17 inch wheels and I plan on keeping them. I actually like the look. What would the spec be then for a wider tire that won't rub with the stock suspension?
     
  6. Jul 3, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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    What do you have on it now, size?

    Also in my experience 2 different brand tires but same size may have slight differences.
    BFG KO2s vs my Hankooks, BFGs are a bit wider.
     
  7. Jul 3, 2016 at 12:39 PM
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    I have the Firestone destination LEs sitting on 265/65/17

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  8. Jul 3, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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    265/65/17- 30.6x10.4
    275/65/17- 31.1x10.8
    285/65/17- 31.6x11.2

    Just my .02 if you're looking for wider.

    Discount tire direct has some sales this weekend most likely

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  9. Jul 3, 2016 at 1:01 PM
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    The wider the better! Thank you for the helpful info and graphic! Definitely gonna look into the 285s!
     
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  10. Jul 3, 2016 at 1:10 PM
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    With the 285 you may want to consider a wider wheel with less back spacing than the stock sport wheel.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2016 at 1:10 PM
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    What size would that be then with the 285.
     
  12. Jul 3, 2016 at 1:14 PM
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    8-8.5" with 4-4.5" back spacing would do the trick
     
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    Ok cool. Thank you all for the help! Next question. As a daily driver, would a wider tire help performance or hinder it on the highway?
     
  14. Jul 3, 2016 at 1:27 PM
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    gonna depend on the weight of the tire and wheel combination, if you go with a P or C rated tire they're gonna be lighter than an E rated
     
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    I got a great deal on a set of Michelin M/S2s and I use them for commuting. They are 265/70r17 which are bigger than stock and I am averaging 19.6 mpg and I drive into NYC everyday. I drive in blizzards and take mild trails to go hunting and atving...never had a issue. Give them a serious look simply because you are commuting.
     
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    I'll definitely look into these Michelins as well. Thank you.
     
  17. Jul 3, 2016 at 9:58 PM
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    Just had Cooper A/T3's installed on SEMA wheels. Went with 265/70r17. Available in P or C rated. I went with the C due to potential towing small trailers and the monthly trail trip. I haven't drove with them on yet due to deployment, but my wife says they are quite and smooth on the road. NO effect to MPG's from the BFG KOs that were on it. She did have to remove the front mudflaps due to a small rub at full lock. DIscounttire.com has a good deal on them too with rebates. Hope this helps

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  18. Jul 8, 2016 at 9:12 AM
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    I bought my truck used and it came with Bridgestone Dueller H/L Alenza (not to be confused with the stock H/T) They're really good tires. I'm due for a new set I would like to get another set of H/L's but i'm open to whatever.
     
  19. Jul 9, 2016 at 8:51 AM
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    If you are driving on the new tires year round and drive in snow the skinnier tire will be better.

    Another suggestion for a highway tire s the cooper srx, cheaper than the ms2's but reviews seem to say these are just as good. That's what I'm getting next.
     
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