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285/50/r20 terr grappler g2 vs 275/55/r20 GFC KO2

Just bought a 2015 overland with QL
Want smooth low noise ride on streets, with light to medium trail capability.. NO RUBBING

Using stock 20x8 inch overland rim. Don't want spacers, and can't lift since it's QL.

Looking for feedback on both tires, advice on size fitting, and also a vote on which you would choose.

Tires I ruled out.
Zeon ltz - too many reports of sidewall cracking
Falken wilder generally reviews say tires is so so and loud.

If you have pics of either of those size and brands please post.

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Old 12-29-2015, 09:22 AM
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Re: 285/50/r20 terr grappler g2 vs 275/55/r20 GFC KO2

If you want a taller tire go 275/55. If you want wider go 285/50. Both will mess with speedo and miles, but 285/50 is closer to stock.

I did 275/55 on my last GC. It was taller and gave me more rim protection being it was on a 8" rim. Filled out the wheel well great.

Prob will go with Goodyear Duratrac in 275/55 when I need tires on my new GC


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Re: 285/50/r20 terr grappler g2 vs 275/55/r20 GFC KO2

I like the additional height and the reviews of the ko2 275/55/20, but seeing a lot of notes about rubbing with that size. What tire did you run when you had that suze, any rubbing?

So thinking the 285/50/r20 will give me almost as much height about 0.5 less plus some width which I ussually like the look of, but am a little concerned about such a wide tire on an 8" rim.. and wondering if people have put the nitto g2 in that size on this vehicle and how they liked it.

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If you want a taller tire go 275/55. If you want wider go 285/50. Both will mess with speedo and miles, but 285/50 is closer to stock.

I did 275/55 on my last GC. It was taller and gave me more rim protection being it was on a 8" rim. Filled out the wheel well great.

Prob will go with Goodyear Duratrac in 275/55 when I need tires on my new GC


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I like the additional height and the reviews of the ko2 275/55/20, but seeing a lot of notes about rubbing with that size. What tire did you run when you had that suze, any rubbing?



So thinking the 285/50/r20 will give me almost as much height about 0.5 less plus some width which I ussually like the look of, but am a little concerned about such a wide tire on an 8" rim.. and wondering if people have put the nitto g2 in that size on this vehicle and how they liked it.

I ran Cooper Zeon LTZ in 275/55, and that tire is known to be on the bigger side of that size.
If there is any rubbing of the KO2 is due to its deep treads and rub is on felt liner.
My next choice is Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac.


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Re: 285/50/r20 terr grappler g2 vs 275/55/r20 GFC KO2

Ok will check actual dimensions on ko2 vs ltz if is smaller might mean it has a good chance of fitting. Did you have a good experience with the zeon ltz? Any sidewall cracking?
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Ok will check actual dimensions on ko2 vs ltz if is smaller might mean it has a good chance of fitting. Did you have a good experience with the zeon ltz? Any sidewall cracking?

Loved my Zeon LTZ. I did a lot of highway driving with them so only got about 35k out of them. Slight hum at highway speed. Aggressive tread. Great in snow


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Re: 285/50/r20 terr grappler g2 vs 275/55/r20 GFC KO2

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I like the additional height and the reviews of the ko2 275/55/20, but seeing a lot of notes about rubbing with that size. What tire did you run when you had that suze, any rubbing?



So thinking the 285/50/r20 will give me almost as much height about 0.5 less plus some width which I ussually like the look of, but am a little concerned about such a wide tire on an 8" rim.. and wondering if people have put the nitto g2 in that size on this vehicle and how they liked it.

I'm running the KO2s in this size with zero rubbing in all height setting except park/entry. Even then, it's at full lock coming out of the driveway before it has a chance to raise to NRH.

They do have more road noise than the stock Goodyears. It doesn't bother me and you get used to it very quickly. Of course this is a subjective issue.

Something else to note is the KO2s are a LT tire and have some additional heft. This can be felt on acceleration. I know the Nitto's come in a P rated tire, which might weigh less. Just something else to consider.

I might go with the Nitto's next time around, just for comparison. However, I love the KO2s. Excellent off-road grip and superior water evacuation over the hydroplane prone Goodyears. With all the rain here in Atlanta lately, they have been well worth the investment.


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Re: 285/50/r20 terr grappler g2 vs 275/55/r20 GFC KO2

Great feedback thanks... the weight is something to think about... I am in socal so having the heavy duty winter tire that the K02 is might be overkill.. and the p rating with g2 may make more sense.
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Re: 285/50/r20 terr grappler g2 vs 275/55/r20 GFC KO2

If memory serves me correctly, the KO2s were about 20 lbs heavier a tire than the GYs. Not sure what the weight is on the Nittos. I don't think they had that info published on their site when I was doing my shopping.
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20 lbs for the set? Or per tire?
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Re: 285/50/r20 terr grappler g2 vs 275/55/r20 GFC KO2

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Ok will check actual dimensions on ko2 vs ltz if is smaller might mean it has a good chance of fitting. Did you have a good experience with the zeon ltz? Any sidewall cracking?
I had Cooper Zeon LTZ's on my Ford F150 & had no issues at all with them.

They are an awesome tire in my opinion....but you what they say about opinions.
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20 lbs for the set? Or per tire?
About 20 a tire... the GY tires were 30 something lbs and the KO2s in the larger size and LT tire are 50 something. The KO2s have a lot more plys and tread.
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