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Old 07-06-2014, 09:10 PM
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Re: Long Term Experience with 275/55/20

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Definitely a negative, but if I feel better driving it, gives me additional clearance and is better off-road and snow I'll take it any day.

VPExhaust how is it on the highway? I do a fair amount of highway driving so want to make sure there isn't a big negative with the level and larger tires? thanks!
Maybe half an inch at most for additional clearance, but if that's worth it to you, that's your choice. I just know for my decision making process I realized I only wanted them because they look better and fill up the wheel wells more. Which I reflected on and definitely isn't the best choice. I'd rather save ~$1,000 over the course of a year instead.

I just think people should be aware of the MPG drawback if they are considering it and you guys hadn't yet mentioned it in this thread.

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The tires likely eat into fuel economy. I drove my jeep about 4 thousand miles per year. I do not notice.
It really doesn't matter if you drive it a mile or a thousand. You're still not going to get the same gas mileage. So if you're paying attention to it, you will notice.

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Re: Long Term Experience with 275/55/20

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Maybe half an inch at most for additional clearance, but if that's worth it to you, that's your choice. I just know for my decision making process I realized I only wanted them because they look better and fill up the wheel wells more. Which I reflected on and definitely isn't the best choice. I'd rather save ~$1,000 over the course of a year instead.

I just think people should be aware of the MPG drawback if they are considering it and you guys hadn't yet mentioned it in this thread.



It really doesn't matter if you drive it a mile or a thousand. You're still not going to get the same gas mileage. So if you're paying attention to it, you will notice.
I think you would get .75" on the clearance and 1.5" on the total height from stock. Am I wrong on that? I definitely here you on the MPG, nothing to take lighty, but if it gives more a more well-rounded 'Jeep' I'll take it. I mean I woud go to 18", but I already have the 20s" and do like the look just not the amount of rubber. I'm more concerned if the lift/larger tires will noticeably affect passing power and ride on hwy.
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I think you would get .75" on the clearance and 1.5" on the total height from stock. Am I wrong on that? I definitely here you on the MPG, nothing to take lighty, but if it gives more a more well-rounded 'Jeep' I'll take it. I mean I woud go to 18", but I already have the 20s" and do like the look just not the amount of rubber. I'm more concerned if the lift/larger tires will noticeably affect passing power and ride on hwy.
I'm not positive on total height gained with that tire size, but I just don't think it's enough of a reason to justify a better off road tire on that alone. And I'm sure you probably wouldn't even notice them on the highway while psssing if they are slower. At least at higher speeds you'll feel less but on surface roads, I guarantee you feel the difference.
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