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Tire Selection Help

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TimR, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. TimR

    TimR [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I want to put 265/75/16 on my '09 4x4 access cab with 1.75" billstein levelling up front and TSB in back.

    I am on pavement 95% of the time for commuting so gas mileage is important to me. I was going to get the BFG AT's because I heard they have slightly better MPG than the duratrac's, BUT the BFG's only come in E Load (54 lbs) vs the Duratrac's C Load (45 lbs).

    Which tire would have better mileage in your opinion? Thanks!
     
  2. ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    given the weight diffenrece/agressive tread... they'd probably be identical...the BFGs will last longer though.

    Not so much that you'll notice though probably
     
  3. VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    between those 2 and your needs...flip a coin
     
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    Yamaha Dave Well-Known Member

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    I would have to agree 100%. Think about it. The stock Tacoma tires are 37 lbs. so by going with the Load C Duratracs that weigh 45 lbs, you're increasing your rolling weight by 32lbs. By going with the BFGs your increasing by 68lbs., HOWEVER the tread blocks on the Duratracs are not even like the BFGs and are more aggressive so you are also increasing your rolling resistance. In the end it may be a wash. Anyway you look at it though neither one of these tires should even be mentioned in the same sentence as MPG. If gas mileage is important to you, these are both the wrong tires for that.
     
  5. TimR

    TimR [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Good Point YamahaDave...I know we all want to have our cake and eat it.
    I guess an "all terrain" tire that won't effect my mpg is the Rugged Fails that I have on now...
    I am guessing I would lose about 1mpg moving from rugged fails to the duratrac's? Does that sound about right?
     
  6. VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    i lost 2 when i went from 245 stock dunlops to 265 duratracs, so that sounds about right
     
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