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fuel milage mud terrain vs. all terrain

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by das56170, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Jul 8, 2008 at 12:54 PM
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    das56170

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    I'm currently running 285/75 r16 pro comp xterrain mud tires. They came with the wheels that I got. The fuel economy isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I was wondering what the difference in mpg's would be if I switched to BF Goodrich All terrains. Would it be just a small improvment or more? I like the look of mud terrains and will stick with them if all terrains will only help a little?
     
  2. Jul 8, 2008 at 12:55 PM
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    tacoskim

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    they both are very heavy tires, A/T might be a tab lighter but its a bfg, they weight the same as the pro comps...
     
  3. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:15 PM
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    Anthony

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    you woudlnt notice it unless the size was different.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2008 at 2:21 AM
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    If you put on a heavier tire you will pay for it at the pump for sure, rolling resistance and aerodynamic changes will have an effect on fuel economy too. Running your tires at maximum sidewall pressure will improve FE, but will make it ride a little stiffer.

    Later,

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  5. Jul 9, 2008 at 4:10 AM
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    i think its also a question of "whre do you wanna go?"
    do you really need pure MTs ?
    I drove the BfG ATs on a offroad course, and wonderd how far they gone,
    also in the snow.
    those tires are very quite on the steet.
    currently i use cooper discoverer st, and to me its the best choice, cause
    i drove on sandy beaches in greece, in the snowy alps and in the muddy black forest in the wintertime without damage and a good performance.
    it a 50/50 tire
    probably is this an option for you...
    (the mpg is simular to the ats)...cause you can drive the st with a higher pressure on the road....

    greets
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  6. Jul 9, 2008 at 4:59 AM
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    You won't notice the difference.....just not much difference at all in weight.

    I'd be more concerned with drivability in wet/snowy weather. If you are happy with the Xterrains in the wet/snow - then stick with them. Don't assume all M/T tires are gonna ride the same in those conditions - as you might be disappointed. A/T tires are a GREAT all around daily driving tire for all sorts of conditions and tend to be better in wet/snow than any M/T tire.

    Play it safe.... get A/T's.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2008 at 7:01 AM
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    to add... you don't have to go with BFG's either. I have a set of Toyo Open Country A/T on my truck and I like them a lot more than the BFG's A/T's that came on the truck when I bought it. They seem to do a bit better in the snow as well than the BFG's but I don't hit snow all that often.
     
  8. Jul 9, 2008 at 7:05 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    did u buy the truck used to have the a/t's on it?
     
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