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Want to step up to 265/75/16 m/ts

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by TacoVerde, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Feb 17, 2011 at 6:04 AM
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    so i have a 2009 2.7l i4 5 speed manual with 4.10 gearing. will i run into any problems doing this? stock tires are 34 lbs supposedly and im looking at the bfg km2's which are 54 lbs for a/t's and 53 for M/t's and most other aggresive tread 265's weigh about the same

    stock steelies supposedly weigh 26 lbs is it worth it to try and get konig offroad rims that are 16 lbs?

    how bad will my gas/speedo change. is it worth it to regear and if so what gear ratio.

    and good year duratracs load range c weigh 45 pounds should i just run those as is? are they a good tire for the desert?

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 17, 2011 at 6:10 AM
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    You wont even feel a difference in in weight aspect. No regearing need. You might lose 1 mpg in gas. You'll be perfectly fine!;)
     
  3. Feb 17, 2011 at 6:12 AM
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    I noticed a slight loss in power and mpgs with 265s. Then I regeared to 4.88s and got all my power back :D. With stock gears, you mostly notice power loss while going up hills and while accelerating.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    your truck looks sick as hell....so with 4.88's and 265's what do you rev at going 65 is it close to stock is 4.56's not enough gear to make it go back to stock like power/revs

    oh and i have a afe stage 2 intake and doug thorley headers in my garage would they help or would gears still be needed.

    thanks for the help guys
     
  5. Feb 17, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    at 70 mph i was at 3k rpm with 265s.

    4.56s would work if you do a lot of highway driving - I dont, but when I do its fine. I'm super glad I went 4.88s, I'd be kickin myself in the ass if I went any higher.

    The CAI and headers will help but definitly not as much as gears. I had the CAI and header with catback before I got my gears and it helped kinda.

    Just throw the 265s on and then get gears later if you decide to. I paid $1500 for front and rear gears installed.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2011 at 12:13 AM
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    so i think im just going to get the tires and see the differance, leaning towards duratracs now just because they're lighter...not till summer probably though...and save some money for gears just incase, i'll probably go 4.56 i guess because i do as much or more freeway than city.. i only have to do rear cuase im a prerunner:eek: lol but hopefully i can get them installed free since i know some people:cool:

    thanks for the help Erik
     
  7. Feb 18, 2011 at 12:38 AM
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    i felt no difference in power. the only time i feel a slight difference is on steep hills i have to downshift, but its not worth 1500 bucks IMO. i wouldnt regear until 285's, then id go 4.88's. but its if you want to drop the cash or not. i think 4.88 would be a little too peppy with 265's.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    I am also quite interested in going to 265's when the time comes. Been eye'n load c duratrac's; but 17mpg? Worst MPG for me to date was a partial load hwy run @ 85+ & barely went below 20.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    looks like he was running bfg all terrains which are 54lbs which equals 216lbs total the load c duratracs are 45lbs which is 180lbs. thats 36 less pounds of rotational weight thats got to give you a little better mileage the way i look at it.
     
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    im running 265/75 load E duratracs and get 20-21mpg stock gears. MRG is all in the driver
     
  11. Mar 8, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    I run the Hankook Dynapro MT's in 265/70/17 E-rated 10 ply , and my winter avg MPG is 18.5
     
  13. Mar 8, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    I went to 265's and did not notice any difference. MPG is still about 21.
     
  14. Mar 8, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    really? thats promising, i cant wait till i get new tires...and is that city or highway
     
  15. Mar 9, 2011 at 12:06 AM
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    mixed... I got 22.23 mpg today all highway but hilly
     
  16. Mar 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    thats pretty good i like road trips so i don't want to lose alot of highway mpg. I live where theres alot of hills to so thats cool.
     
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