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Mpg and offroad tires.

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Tommy27, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Nov 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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    Dustyroades

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    As someone else pointed out, tires in that size are all load range E. They are designed for HD trucks, are very heavy, and will not return good mpgs.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    What about General Grabbers? I really want to keep my 26mpg for sure.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    according to FED EX when i got them from treadwright, they were 65 each. and my mpg went from good to suck, so i believe it.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    Thanks, I was just looking at tires on Tirerack and I know they dont carry Coopers. I just found another tire to research. Anyone run the AT3s?? How are they?
     
  5. Nov 5, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    Dude... check the manufacturers' websites. I have yet to find a 235/85R16 that is not load range E (Coopers are no exception). There is a reason for this: they are made for duallies. You ain't getting 26mpg with E's.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    What about with 255 85s?
     
  7. Nov 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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  8. Nov 6, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    Problem with the skinny tires, that size in particular, is you need a heavier sidewall and the 255/85 mostly come in Mud Terrains
     
  9. Nov 6, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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    Well what do guys think is a good compromise between mpg and light to moderate off road use? In 235 or any other size? Thanks so much
     
  10. Nov 7, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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    I don't think you stand A chance to keep your MPGs with a 4 banger man. Not enough torque. You'll drop down like the rest of us. Especially if you look into M/Ts. I dropped 2-3 MPG city and 1-2 highway with my mud terrains and I have the V6. You're gonna drop even more without the torque to spin bigger tires.
     
  11. Nov 7, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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    Have you factored in speedo error? That mileage is low as shit!
     
  12. Nov 7, 2012 at 3:19 AM
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    I went with P265/75R16 Michelin LTX MS2 tires. I lost roughly 1/2mpg from what I can tell from the first 10 tanks.
    I am not sure that the same tire in LT235/85R16 would have been much different since they are slightly narrower but slightly heavier.
    The MS2 is not an aggressive tread pattern, so that helps a lot.
     
  13. Nov 7, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    OP, IMO your best bet is P265/75R16 (standard load). My mileage stayed the same when I swapped to Hankook A/Ts in this size.
     
  14. Nov 7, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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  15. Nov 7, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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    Anymore suggestions? Thanks. I want to get down to 5 or less so I can narrow my search down even further. Thoughts on Coopers and General tires? Im not looking for mud tires or huge swamper tires. Im looking for something that does decent off road but retains somewhat my fuel economy.
     
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    6 spd dcsb trd offroad 4x4 Cooper 265 75 r16 stt with ome lift. City about 16 mpg. Highway at best 17.5 mpg.
     
  17. Nov 7, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    Im leaning on the Cooper Discover AT3s. They seem to be good on and off road. They are 10 pounds heavier in 235 85r16 than the stock dunflops. They also review very well. Hmmmm
     
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  19. Nov 8, 2012 at 4:59 AM
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    Prerunner with with bfg a/t 285/75r16= 25.7 on two lane highway at 55mph and avg 20 in town. I drive pretty slow though
     
  20. Nov 8, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    Probably your best bet for your application^

    what load rating is that weight in?
     
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