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Tire and MPG question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by SickNaban, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Apr 8, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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    For the guys who upgraded from stock 245/75/16 to 265/75/16, how much of a hit did your mpg take?

    I know that tire weight is a big factor, but how much mpg can i expect to lose going from 245 to 265s (32lbs/tire to 45lbs/tire)?
     
  2. Apr 8, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    Sounds like you are going to a load range e tire. What brand tire are you going to?
     
  3. Apr 8, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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    i'm looking at the toyo open country at 2......i commute 30 miles a day and want to know how much mpg i can expect to lose, so it's a big part of my decision on what tire i want to get...i want a more aggressive AT tire but not take to big of a hit in MPG
     
  4. Apr 8, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    This tire in the p rating is only 41 lbs so you will be fine

    http://www.treaddepot.com/tire/352290.html

    Of course if you go with an lt or load range e it will be heavier

    If your worried about weight you can also look at the cooper at3 which also comes w a treadwear warranty and is only 38lbs

    http://www.treaddepot.com/tire/90000002692.html

    I run this tire went with this due to the weight and treadwear warranty.

    Both are great tires


    I would go with the p rated version and you shouldn't loose much at all
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    yeah i'm torn between the toyo at 2 P and LT....P is 41 lbs and LT is 45 lbs...apparently the P's don't look as aggressive as the LT's
     
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  6. Apr 8, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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    sounds like you do almost all highway driving anyways.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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    all highway during the week, but need some at tires for my land that i go to all the time
     
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    Just picked up a set of A/T 2 a few weeks ago so far I'm very happy with them. they are quiet on the hwy and only noticed a small decrease in Mpg but I went from 265/75 to a 285/75R16 LT.



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  9. Apr 8, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    what was the weight increase from the 265s to 285s?
     
  10. Apr 8, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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    just go to treaddepot.com and they list the tire weights
     
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    245 to 265 will cost you 1 or 2 mpg. My 265x75R16 are 11 lbs heavier than my 245x75R16 and I lost 2 mpg. I just switched back to the lighter tires since I do mostly highway.
     
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    Thanks for the info. What tires were you running (245s and 265s)?
     
  13. Apr 9, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    I went from stock 265/75/16 Dunlops on steel wheels, to 265/70/17 Hankook Dynapros (P) onto Toyota alloys on my 2013 4 cly. MT 4X4. So far (haven't been through a full tank yet) it seems like a good 3-4 mpg hit. Truck is quite sluggish up hills and on mountain roads... but, again, it's a 4 cyl and was a bit sluggish to begin with. If it were my daily driver, I would certainly return it to a 245 tire size (not the Dunlops).
     
  14. Apr 9, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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    I didn't even take a hit like that going to 285/65r18
     
  15. Apr 9, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    I lost 2 mpg.
     
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    Yeah, probably has more to do with my 4 cyl. and the drive up to my mountain cabin... doubt it would be as bad with a regular commute.
     
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