Originally Posted by AquaForester
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.
Originally Posted by VPExhaust
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.