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post #1 of 10 Old 10-02-2008, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Well, after 35,000 miles and despite diligent rotationing, the ol' MTRs are a mess. So it's time to re-tire (I wish retire as well...).

The stock tires, LT245/75R16 are 30.7" diameter and 9.7" width. I don't get offroad beyond occasional jaunts into the pasture next door; no rocks, just dirt and grass.

I'd like to explore putting LT265/75R16 on which are 31.7" and 10.5" (the new Fuzion ZTi from Bridgestone).

After exhausting searchs of JF, I think I can live with the occasional rubbing that may occur if I turn the wheels to the extreme but I can't even remember when I last did that (if ever). I don't want to lift presently - maybe a few years down the road; I don't have the facilities nor the proper tools (I keep leaving the proper catalogs open to the proper pages around my birthday and Christmas but to no avail...).

Could I trouble you with your thoughts?

Thanks much!


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post #2 of 10 Old 10-02-2008, 07:45 AM
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The 265's will work great for you stock LJ. I don't believe you even rub. The Rubi wll look great with a little bit more rubber. Post pics when you're done.

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If you want to stay with 245/75/16, then check out the Firestone MT's. I had them and they were great in the rain, wore nicely and handled rocks and mud well. They are a load range C tire which made the ride quality like night and day!!
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Those Firestones are highly rated but they are basically just like the MTRs - not the greatest for DDing on the highway everyday. The MTRs were fine as well until about 3000-4000 miles ago (now have 34K on them) - suddenly the tread started getting crazy (but uniform) wear patterns. Two different shops checked alignment and it was dead on.

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Did you do a 4 or a 5 tire rotation? Just wondering 'cause, seems 5 tire would help last longer IMO.
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Also can't go wrong with BFG AT for a DD. They work great on the road and will help you get across any light wheeling you might do.
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-02-2008, 08:48 PM
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I'd recommend the Goodyear Wrangler silent armour's. They are probably the best tire that you could get for what you are wanting to do with them.

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You know, I probably should have done a 5 tire - would have lasted longer; at least a bit. But the tread wear is on all of them so that would mean I would have run into this wear in 8000 miles anyway.

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I do kinda like the BFG ATs; I'm tending towards the Fuzion XTi. A bit less money and seems like an exciting tire as well (at least the XTi version).

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I like the Goodyear Silent Armors as well as the TripleTreds (bought them for my wife's Subi and my daughter's Xterra) - they're all quite a bit more expensive than the Fuzions.

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In general, I was more curious about the tire size fitting well enough.

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The BFG ATs are a great all around tire. If taken care of the they typically go 50k to 60k miles. They might cost more then the Fuzions but I think with tires your typically get what you pay for. I have no experance with Fuzion tires and I'm sure they are up to the task of handling your driving duties.
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Ron, That's exactly the tire size I want to run on my 05 Rubi Unlimited. Did you install them yet & do you like them? How bad do they rub? PLEASE POST SOME PICS! Thanks, Mike

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Well, after 35,000 miles and despite diligent rotationing, the ol' MTRs are a mess. So it's time to re-tire (I wish retire as well...).

The stock tires, LT245/75R16 are 30.7" diameter and 9.7" width. I don't get offroad beyond occasional jaunts into the pasture next door; no rocks, just dirt and grass.

I'd like to explore putting LT265/75R16 on which are 31.7" and 10.5" (the new Fuzion ZTi from Bridgestone).

After exhausting searchs of JF, I think I can live with the occasional rubbing that may occur if I turn the wheels to the extreme but I can't even remember when I last did that (if ever). I don't want to lift presently - maybe a few years down the road; I don't have the facilities nor the proper tools (I keep leaving the proper catalogs open to the proper pages around my birthday and Christmas but to no avail...).

Could I trouble you with your thoughts?

Thanks much!

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