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mud tires vs A/T's

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by dustinclm, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    dustinclm

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    Im thinking of getting rid of my mud tires off of my 2.7L, im considering putting A/T's since i dont do much mud ridding anymore and looking for a little more MPG's and acceleration...i currently have a 3" lift and 265/75 Destination M/T's and thinking of going to BFG A/T's or something similar...Would the same size A/T tires accomplish this or could i go slightly bigger to 33's but a litte narrower tire?
     
  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    Going to a larger AT is only going to worsen your MPG and acceleration from stop more. Physics. More rolling stock = more sluggish.

    Bottom line, you want lighter wheels/tires and preferably less rolling resistance (which typically means less aggressive tread).
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    Mud terrain = less mileage most of the time due to thread design, more friction. Depends on the type of driving you want to do. If you are really looking to go mud bogging with your 2.7 2wd then go ahead, they should help tremendously. If you do trails and such without a lot of mud then stick with an A/T. I just moved to Cooper ST and they are amazing! I love them so so much more than my old M/T. I have only taken them in sand but they seemed to outperform the old set and really do a great job and step up when they need to!

    I went from a 265/75/16 (36lbs) mud terrain getting 75% freeway 25% city and 24 mpg. Currently have 255/75/16 (38 lbs) 75% freeway and 25% city getting 23.46.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    i dont do much mudding anymore...besides driving around the city for college, i if i do any off roading it can be handled by A/T's and i think A/T's will make it a little easier on my truck when pulling my boat...i also dont know if the A/Ts will look a little smaller with my left and im trying to avoind that...here is what im currently running and kind of want to keep the same look with the A/T's
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  5. Oct 5, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    your next narrower size , practically , would be 245/75 , not sure if yours is 15 or 16" rims. If you bought 245/75 r16 , I dont think they would look " small" but they might.
    You would have a narrower tire , lighter tire , smaller diameter , and smoother tread. All contribute to mpg or acceleration overall.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    Thanks. I have 16" stock rims. I'm just trying to avoid a "small" looking tire bc of my lift but keep the look I want. But I know it all boils down to personal opinion
     
  7. Oct 5, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    Also look for the weight of the tire... BFGs are hella heavy, and all that unsprung mass makes for some slow acceleration and handling!
     
  8. Oct 6, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    I just dumped my stock Dunlop Grand Treks for a set of Good Year Dura Tracs, LT245/75R/16's. I have the TSB 4 leaf upgrade which actually raised the rear 3.5 inches. Need to lift the front at least 1.5 inch. I prefer a rake, but not too much. Here in the western part of Colorado (Rocky Mountains) there is not much mud, only 120 yrs+ old mining roads. Mostly bedrock issues (clearance). I think this tire will be a very good all around tire for you. I can only assume the tires would be adequate for mud. Taller tires are not necessarily better. Keep in mind gear ratios. I would think in Louisiana the conditions are certainly different than here. (Mud) Check reviews for the Dura Trac. Good tires if you hit the mud occasionally. Great for every thing else. Taller tires would be O.K , but go narrower. Talk to loggers. They will tell you tall and narrow will be good.
     
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