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Keep my 265's or go 285's? Poll

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Anthony250, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Mar 20, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    Anthony250

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    I currently have 265/75/16 Tires and i like them but im not sure on going to 285. My current tires are almost time to trash. But i have another set of 265s in the garage but before i put them on im not sure if i should upsize. I mean my main thoughts are will i get a big loss in mpgs. I have Long travel and have cleared everything in the wheel well so clearance is not an issue.

    So 265's or 285's? For those who did the switch was there a big loss in mpgs?


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  2. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    Anybody?
     
  3. Mar 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    285s if you've got the clearance. Yeah, you'll lose some MPGs but don't worry about it. They will fill the wheel well a lot better.

    Go for it
     
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    OP, I did have 285s at one point, but switched back to 265s. Many reasons.....285s were a mud terrain- found out I didn't need that, I wanted an AT, and I just couldn't stand the sound of the rubbing...But that was on 2.25" of lift...You've got more than that and fiberglass fenders. You should be fine.
     
  10. Mar 21, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    Why don't you keep the 285's for those days off road? And then put the 265 on while driving around town?
     
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    being a pre runner you should keep the 265's because your going to lose a little power while "pre running" i would say 285's if your into off roading re: trails, mud where speed doesn't matter. i would think about it because you will feel sluggish with the 285's compared to 265's and then re-gearing will be the best option to get back what you lost which = $$$$$$$$$

    bad ass looking ride you have BTW
     
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    Looks like im gonna keep the 265's for now. And use them till they are worn down, in the mean time im gonna build the rear of the truck!. Suspension > Tires.
     
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