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Old 04-15-2014, 10:01 PM
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Re: Off Road 18"s

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Here some images of BFG A/T 265/65/18's fitted to a 2014 Overland. At least I hope they appear - some challenges posting them from my iPad.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:27 AM
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Thanks Russell. They look good. Any rubbing detected yet?
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:39 AM
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Thanks Russell. They look good. Any rubbing detected yet?
No sign of rubbing. They are about 30mm greater diameter than the oems, which makes them only aBout 15mm closer to anything, which is OK. Only potential negative I've found seems to be an increase in fuel consumption, but yet to actually test this, and allow for the correction to the distance measurements. But it does seem high at the moment.
Mind you, by the time I add the arb bullbar, consumption probably goes out the window anyway.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:34 PM
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No sign of rubbing. They are about 30mm greater diameter than the oems, which makes them only aBout 15mm closer to anything, which is OK. Only potential negative I've found seems to be an increase in fuel consumption, but yet to actually test this, and allow for the correction to the distance measurements. But it does seem high at the moment.
Mind you, by the time I add the arb bullbar, consumption probably goes out the window anyway.
The larger diameter raises the gearing so helps fuel consumption. Also you will probably be running higher pressures than with OEMs so that also helps. But yes, the heavy ARB bull-bar will blow all that.

One member whose name escapes me, did the Top End with BFGs with only slight rubbing of the felt liner. Otherwise they worked great. He started off with the Kumhos and totally destroyed them in no time. BFGs would have been my second choice after the Bridgestone D697s.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:14 PM
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The larger diameter raises the gearing so helps fuel consumption. Also you will probably be running higher pressures than with OEMs so that also helps. But yes, the heavy ARB bull-bar will blow all that.

One member whose name escapes me, did the Top End with BFGs with only slight rubbing of the felt liner. Otherwise they worked great. He started off with the Kumhos and totally destroyed them in no time. BFGs would have been my second choice after the Bridgestone D697s.

After your post, I went and checked more closely. On full lock there is slightly less gap between the front inside of the tyre and the felt liner than I can fit my finger in. Say 10 - 15mm. It is exacerbated by the fact that the liner bulges a bit towards the tyre at that point. In any case, I can see that with a lot of lock combined with suspension movement, it could rub.
I found the top end post - it was Hickers, and although he doesn't specifically specify the size, he talks of a "265 profile", so I'm sure it would be the same as my 265/65/18's. I don't see how you could run anything larger though, as some appear to do.
My comment on the fuel consumption was because while the higher gearing should be an improvement, I always thought the chunkier off road tyres would be harder to roll than the oem's, and I don't know which would win!
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Re: Off Road 18"s

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275/65R18 fit without grief though the spare wheel well will protest a little, especially if they have a square shoulder.

From there up it could require an offset change, and the guard liners would be "very close"

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I just tried 275x65x18 BFG's and they rubbed both in front and back at normal ride height so I am going to have to go to the 265x65x18s.

These are on a 2014 Overland with the Quadra-lift. Not planning to replace the spare tire.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:31 PM
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Re: Off Road 18"s

Fab report. BFG what? Pictures or details of where the contact occurs?

I'm going to guess it's the very corner of the shoulder, and very minor, as nearly all other 275/65R18 fit but are close at this point.

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Re: Off Road 18"s

I was under the impression the BFG's wouldn't fit, and so am looking at the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF-10's (P265/60R18). They came recommended by my tyre guy who reckons they are better value than the coopers or the BFG's (he sells all three). I can also get them at a good price.
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Re: Off Road 18"s

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Fab report. BFG what? Pictures or details of where the contact occurs?

I'm going to guess it's the very corner of the shoulder, and very minor, as nearly all other 275/65R18 fit but are close at this point.

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Sorry, no pics. They took them off to put the standard tires back on.

BFG All-Terrain T/A KO 275x65x18.

With the wheel turned all the way, the front tire rubbed on the wheel well liner on both the front of the tire and the back.

It seemed like the liner was loose and was able to push out of the way but not sure how to restrain it. I was in normal ride height. Was even worse at entry/exit setting. My fear was that the lugs may grab the liner and rip it off instead of wearing in.

Will get some pics with the 265X later today to show what clearance there is with them. (I hope)
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I was under the impression the BFG's wouldn't fit, and so am looking at the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF-10's (P265/60R18). They came recommended by my tyre guy who reckons they are better value than the coopers or the BFG's (he sells all three). I can also get them at a good price.
Yep, from my research on the Hankooks I came to this conclusion too, but I would have gone for the LT275/65R18.

I'm still waiting on the ST Maxx, I keep getting told 2 weeks, if it keeps going on that way, I'll go for the Dynapros.
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Sorry, no pics. They took them off to put the standard tires back on.

BFG All-Terrain T/A KO 275x65x18.

With the wheel turned all the way, the front tire rubbed on the wheel well liner on both the front of the tire and the back.

It seemed like the liner was loose and was able to push out of the way but not sure how to restrain it. I was in normal ride height. Was even worse at entry/exit setting. My fear was that the lugs may grab the liner and rip it off instead of wearing in.

Will get some pics with the 265X later today to show what clearance there is with them. (I hope)
Here is the pics. They are taken at entry/exit height. I assume this approximates when the suspension flexes.

The first shows the front tire at the front of the wheel well. Very near the plastic trim around the wheel well. I expect it would be pretty expensive to replace that trim.

The second is taken at the back of the front tire. You can see that I can't get my finger between the liner and the tire. I can force it but don't know how to hold the liner away from the wheel.

Will be Off Road later this week at Seymour, MO to check things out.
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