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Unread 02-24-2009, 03:30 PM   #16
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I just bought a set of Cooper 255/65/R17 to replace the 18 month old standard Goodyear H/T Wranglers. Went off-road on the weekend and the Coopers where great! Climbed rocky terrain and extremely tight 5' wide ravines and steep sides creek beds. No problems anywhere.
Be warned If you go to taller tyres/wheels on the 3 liter CRD the auto has troubles hunting between O/D and 4th when towing big loads or in very dry soft sand.
Throw that autostick down to 4! Shouldn't be in o/d when towing anyways.

And did the 255 65 fit without any rubbing at full lock and without trimming the bolt?

ItalianJeepr I noticed you're running that size too, any problems rubbing or issues with that bolt?

The diameter shouldn't be too much more to throw off the speedo much right?


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Unread 02-24-2009, 05:58 PM   #17
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255/65/17's throw the speedo off I think 1.3% compared to 245/65/17, so I think when the speedo reads 60, you are traveling at 60.78 mph. Not enough to really matter.
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Unread 02-24-2009, 09:29 PM   #18
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[QUOTE=multihullsBe warned If you go to taller tyres/wheels on the 3 liter CRD the auto has troubles hunting between O/D and 4th when towing big loads or in very dry soft sand.[/QUOTE]

Have you taken it to a shop to have the computer re-set for the differant tyre size?
Reason I ask is that my Son-in-Law is a mechanic at a Jeep dealer and he did this for mine. He recomended it, I would not have.

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Unread 02-24-2009, 10:20 PM   #19
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i live in Buffalo,NY and we see alot of snow. when i bought my '05 limited it had the 245/65 wrangler sr-a's on it. the were horrible in the snow.the abs would kick on whenever i applied the brakes in any small amout of snow(means tires were getting no traction). now i've been a die hard BFG at guy i went through 2 sets of them on my CJ-7, and went through about a set and a half on my 95 grand in 5yrs. when looking at new tires for the 05 i logically looked at my favorite bgf at's . the price for those in the 17 size for the 05 was nuts. a friend of mine recomened the Toyo open country at's. they aren't as aggresive as the bfg's but as of right now with a month of driving on them i really like them.the road noise is no different then the sr-A's I have had no issues with them yet. they would make a good mild trail tire. i moved up one size to the 255/65 17"s and haven't seen any decrease in milage. they were also like $50 cheaper per tire. good luck in your hunt
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Unread 02-25-2009, 05:04 AM   #20
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When I bought my Jeep it came with Dunlop Grandtrek's (245/65/17), and they are a well-behaved tire on the road I'd say. Haven't done any wheeling yet. When they are worn (they have like 7/32's left), I am going to go with Yokohama Geolander AT's in 255/65/17 I think.
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Unread 02-25-2009, 05:29 AM   #21
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I loved my Revos on my old Ram...Thought about getting the Pirelli Scorpions this time around but they did not have any in-house, so Geolanders will do fine for my needs, mostly pavement pounding.
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Unread 02-25-2009, 05:59 AM   #22
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255/75/17 BFG MT

Good performance on road - slightly slippery cornering in the rain.
Good Hydroplane resistance.
Good performance off road.
Good performance in the snow. (with QDII)
Average performance on ice.

I would buy these tires again.. For the price anyway.


Oh, and the spedometer is confirmed off by 5 at 60mph. I had the cruise set at 60, and got pulled over for going 65mph in a 50. Thanks again VT state trooper. The size correction slipped my mind after a few hours of driving
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Unread 02-25-2009, 04:37 PM   #23
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i live in Buffalo,NY and we see alot of snow. when i bought my '05 limited it had the 245/65 wrangler sr-a's on it. the were horrible in the snow.the abs would kick on whenever i applied the brakes in any small amout of snow(means tires were getting no traction). now i've been a die hard BFG at guy i went through 2 sets of them on my CJ-7, and went through about a set and a half on my 95 grand in 5yrs. when looking at new tires for the 05 i logically looked at my favorite bgf at's . the price for those in the 17 size for the 05 was nuts. a friend of mine recomened the Toyo open country at's. they aren't as aggresive as the bfg's but as of right now with a month of driving on them i really like them.the road noise is no different then the sr-A's I have had no issues with them yet. they would make a good mild trail tire. i moved up one size to the 255/65 17"s and haven't seen any decrease in milage. they were also like $50 cheaper per tire. good luck in your hunt
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Unread 02-26-2009, 04:42 PM   #24
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I have Cooper Discoverer ATR's in 255/65R17 flavor. They rub on the swaybar at full lock but there is no interference with "The Bolt."

I like them for all around use and they are comparable to the Revos I had on my last jeep, maybe a little better on road, than the Revos.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 02:56 PM   #25
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i have firestone destination at 255/70/17. before the lift no rub.... no trimming. now with the lift, they look just right.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 04:39 PM   #26
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i will be getting the Wrangler silent armors
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Unread 11-20-2009, 04:41 AM   #27
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Hi all- I just installed a 2" daystar lift (2006 WK Overland) and installed 265/70/R17's. The rub at full lock and I had to trim the upper ball joint bolt. Since I just had the tires installed yesterday, I'm considering having them changed out for P255/70/R17's.

Those with the 265/70/R17's, do you have many problems off road with tire rub?
At the moment I'm really considering the swap to 255/70/R17's but think it might be difficult to find a good selection in that size.

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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:53 AM   #28
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i run 245/75-17 goodyear silent armors. no lift yet. no rubbing or bolt cutting needed. 0-60 time reduced by .5 seconds compared to stock
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Unread 11-20-2009, 11:20 AM   #29
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265/70-17's now 245/65-17's before. Both sets Geolander A/T-S. I love them. Driving around in the cities they did great on ice and in snow. They don't hydroplane in wet conditions either. They make some noise on the road but the economy doesn't change much.
My 245/60 set I have 35k miles on and still a ton of tread left. Need to sell those now that I think about it....
Tirerack has a good comparison of tires.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 11:56 AM   #30
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Wrangler Silent Armor 265/60R18 (30.5")

The full size spare just fits in the spare tire well with a little trimming to the factory hitch.

Here is a shot of the Silent Armor mounted on a JK 18" Gladiator wheel. Sweet!

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