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The SKINNY on skinny tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by LadyRed, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. Apr 2, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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    InfernoChalupa

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  2. Apr 2, 2019 at 11:36 AM
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    I feel like there is a lot of misinformation surrounding the load ratings of tires. My st maxx in 35’s had a D rating and rode rougher than my E rated Toyo MT tires. You can just run a psi or two less to get a smoother ride if you find them firmer then you like. My feeling is the truck does ride firmer but between tires and suspension firmer is positive
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2019 at 9:50 PM
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    I have the 2.7 as well and I am considering the 34x10.5x17 KO2. Just curious how your truck is performing with the bigger tires. Do they seem to be bogging down the motor? Have you had to re-gear? Noticed a big drop in mileage and acceleration? Thanks!!!
     
  4. Apr 4, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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    Got my 34x10.50r17s today. Here's them next to the 265/70/17s they are replacing.

    34105r17.jpg
     
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  5. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:09 AM
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    Just saw this photo in the “new green” thread. First time ever that I’ve seen the original military pattern skinnies with stippling (rain/water grooves). Not saying they haven’t been around forever, but I hadn’t come across them. Then again these may have been custom added. ??

    Back on post #546 I said that if I could use this style of tire on wet pavement, I’d jump on it! They are unsurpassed in their versatility for off-road performance (mud, sand, rock, or snow) and now maybe even pavement (dry or wet).

    I have no idea of availability, cost, size, wheel width requirements, or even if they’re legal (plate looks foreign). But I am going to spend some time looking into it all and hope for it to work in my favor. The orig mil wheels on the Willy's were only 6 inches wide. It might be difficult to find some for my six-lug hubs.



    Photo provided by @JCOOR.

    Edit: Odd that a photo from another thread gets an error msg about not being the right format. Oh well, you can see the USMC jeep photo on page #2 of "Army Green is here" thread.
     
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  6. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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  7. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    Thank you for posting the photo!
    Obviously it must be my machine (work computer) and not TW.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2019 at 9:58 PM
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    I have the 2.7 as well. How does your truck drive with those big tires? Did you notice a loss of power? Thanks!
     
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  9. Apr 6, 2019 at 6:07 AM
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    Has lost some power but not that bad to me. However Its manageable having a 5 speed with 4.10 stock gears. I lost some fuel economy as well, my next set of tires might be 235's instead of 255's.
     
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  10. Apr 6, 2019 at 8:14 AM
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    will there be some loss of available power with larger tires? of course! however will there be more satisfaction by going with the tires you want instead of smaller and always wishing for more, yes!
     
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  11. Apr 6, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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    ARB Shell, BP51, 255/85/16 ST MAXX, SCS Ray 10 Matte Bronze, Caliraised led 32 inch/side shooter/amber pods, floor mats, Australian Shepherd
    Is there a triple snowpeak rated 255/85/16?
     
  12. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    Not that I am aware of or I would have them!
     
  13. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    I don’t know any either. Would be great if Cooper made the Discover AT3 4S in a 255 size. It’s a new flavor, so maybe someday. I sent them an email a couple weeks ago asking if they had any plans and just got the “maybe!” response haha
     
  14. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    Yeah that's the only thing holding me back. Other part is maybe I should just run 285/75/16 falkens and do cmc and trim I'm looking at 265/75/16 and the weight difference is only five lbs per tire more in e load. If I didn't live in Utah I wouldn't care haha!
     
  15. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    well.... i had initially picked up some at3w's in the 265 size because i wanted the winter rating, i was always somewhat disappointed in them, size-wise and performance was sub par in my opinion. they really don't compare to an actual true winter tire. i wouldn't recommend them to anybody that wants an actual tire that performs like a winter tire. like most things, nothing is great at all things, but kind of ok
     
  16. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    I hear you. I get away with the ST Maxxs here in Minnesota because I’ve got a set of snow tires for the winter.

    If 17” rims are a possibility, you could the the Cooper 4S tires in 285/70/17
    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire...eModel=Discoverer+AT3+4S&partnum=87TR7DA4SOWL
     
  17. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    I'm considering going with Discover AT3 4S in 245/75/16 next winter. I know it's not a tall skinny, but essentially the same diameter as stock and almost an inch narrower.
     
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    Forgive my ignorance but what is CMC? Thanks!
     
  20. Apr 6, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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    I believe CMC = Cab Mount Chop.
     
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