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Old 10-26-2010, 12:33 PM
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Re: New Tires Coming Soon!!!

I'm not too worried about the speedo being off since this is not the first time for me with upsized tires. The biggest reasons for me to get a bigger tire overall (side wall and width) is to get more rubber on the road, stuff the wheel wells up, and get a little bit more ground clearence.

Plus a bonus for me is the larger tire (255/70/17) is about $45 less per tire than the stock size (235/65/17).
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:31 AM
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Re: New Tires Coming Soon!!!

Got the new tires installed on Friday with NO rubbing what so ever. I will take pictures later today and get them posted of the after look and how close I was for clearances.
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:07 PM
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Re: New Tires Coming Soon!!!

I put those tires on my former 02 GC Overland and right away I noticed a 2-3 MPG drop. Great tires otherwise as they went through snow great. Just had an issue with dealing with the lower mileage.

When time came for new tires on my current 06 GC Overland, I went with Pirelli Scorpions. They look and ride awesome and also go through snow great. No MPG drop either.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:41 PM
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Re: New Tires Coming Soon!!!

Here are the before and after pictures.. no roof rails or ROLA rack on at this time... having rails refinished with metallic silver paint that matches the rims and the rack is getting the seams welded together to seal it all up.

In case anyone is wondering, there is NO RUBBING anywhere with the size I installed (255/70/17)

BEFORE................................ and AFTER
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:09 PM
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Re: New Tires Coming Soon!!!

Have you taken the vehicle off road? I'd imagine they'll rub a little bit off road.
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Re: New Tires Coming Soon!!!

I love my ATs, and my only complaint is my spedo is off, but that is not the tires fault.
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I love my ATs, and my only complaint is my spedo is off, but that is not the tires fault.
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To me it is not worth the money.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:21 PM
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Re: New Tires Coming Soon!!!

Looks great! I had the Destination ATs on my old Explorer and they were great...No complaints at all!
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:29 PM
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I made my appointment today for my new tires on my WK. Since I am just not happy with the current tires that are on there (plus i have over 65K on the original factory tires) I am going with 255/70/17 Firestone Destination ATs. I am going with a larger size than stock which is 235/65/17 and I do not have a lift. I am lucky that the place I am getting the tires from said they will do a test fit for me and if they don't fit they will just put on a smaller size at no additional charge. Here is a pic of the tire:



They will be installed at the end of the month. I did the calculations and the tires should fit no problem. Will post pics once they are installed along with any mods I had to do to get them to fit.




Nice. Are these black sidewalls special order? I've only seen the OWL.
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Nice. Are these black sidewalls special order? I've only seen the OWL.
IIRC...Only one side is OWL!
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:43 AM
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Re: New Tires Coming Soon!!!

I had the OWL installed on the inside so the black side wall was on the outside... not a big deal to have the OWL on the inside
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