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guys that went from 265's to 285's....

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by kessler89, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    kessler89

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    my truck has 265/70/17's AT's on it now and i'm thinking about stepping up to some 285's, how bad of a hit did you guys take in your MPG?

    i know a bunch of ppl are gonna chime in with the "who cares" but i do, i have to drive this thing every day it's not just a weekend toy and i dont wanna drive around on the highway getting 12mpg

    currently my truck averages between 18-19mpg, i dont need wider tires but having 9.5in wide wheels i think it'd look alot better with 285's
     
  2. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    FlawedXJ

    FlawedXJ mall crawlin', web wheelin', concrete cowboy

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    I went from 18-20 hwy to 17-19 hwy (6 cyl double cab)
     
  3. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    thanks for the quick reply, that's not as bad as i thought, i guess i should also ask, i shouldn't have any problems with these rubbing will I? front is at 1.75, no mud flaps, winch bumper and the offset of my wheels is.... i forget but they're XD's, the offset that most run
     
  4. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    FlawedXJ

    FlawedXJ mall crawlin', web wheelin', concrete cowboy

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    I rub with 3 inch in front and its the back of the fender not the front. I have xd wheels as well. Btw, my in city gas mileage is terrible now. Like 12-14 bad.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    FlawedXJ

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    The rubbing is only in reverse or any suspension compression.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    PVT Pablo

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    My mpgs are about 14-16 mixed driving. It kinda sucks but you gotta pay to look this good.

    Rubbing is minimal, not something that cant be handled with some mild cutting.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    Relik

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    I was averaging 20mpg each tank using the odometer with stock 265/65/17 tires. I use an app called Road Trip and have been logging it since last year when I got the truck.

    Once I switched to 285/70/17 I've been averaging about 16mpg. Once I add the 7% error in wheel circumference I get an average of 17mpg, so total 3mpg loss.

    The looks seems totally worth it, its the size it should have, but for as much as I drive I'm paying an extra $60/month in gas for having them...
     
  8. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    Oh I also got a cab mount chop and had to trim some plastic, and still have rubbed since I offroad a bit rough :p Nothing bad tho, just make sure you get atleast a 3" lift. If you take it easy, dont worry too much about trimming a lot...
     
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