Originally Posted by BrentwoodBob
So what is the verdict? I have a 2015 Overland 4x4 High Altitude Diesel. I have been going back and forth on deciding weather I'll have any rubbing issues. Weather its in the exit mode or full lock. I love BFG's but I'm wondering if its a good idea or not. I know I can have them mounted but can only test the range so much. The dealer isn't going let me take them off road and see what happens. So I'm not sure what to do.
Bob, it comes down to, what is important to you? What do you want from your tires?
Some reasons to get the larger A/T 275/55-20s more off-road oriented tires:
- better off-road traction
- stronger protection from hazards (sharp rocks, nails, etc)
- better protection for your rims, against scratches and dings from curbs and such
- if you like the look and appearance of the larger, aggressive tires on your rig
- deeper, aggressive tread pattern
- the taller sidewall has more room to compress on bumps; a less harsh ride over irregular road surfaces
Some reasons to stay with the stock or similar 265/50-20 street-oriented tires:
- better street handling, tighter turn-in, more responsive handling
- lower cost, generally
- most likely a longer lasting tire (lowers the cost even more)
- less road noise (quieter tire)
- if you like the look and appearance of the sleeker, lower profile tires on your rig
- replacement tires are likely easier to find; they are more readily available
Weigh the reasons that are important to you. Another option is to get a larger-than-stock tire that is street oriented, like a 275/55-20 road tire.
If you will not be taking your rig off road, or only rarely going off road, it might be better to stay with the original or similar tires. I have gone to the trails at Hollister Hills, and the soft sand dunes at Pismo Beach, with the original street tires. Our Jeeps are very capable and you can go to these places on street tires.
Hope this helps.