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I'm curious about the effect on your mileage. I know I took a big hit when I put KO2's on my Jeep Liberty diesel. But off-road it was worth it! It went anywhere. Were your OEM tires the 225 or 235 width? My BL came with the 235's which add about 1/2" clearance over the 225's.

 

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So I pulled the trigger and joined the truck tire gang. Issue I was having was did I want to play it safe and find 245/65 or go tall and skinny and attempt 235/70. Well pretty happy with the results.

They clear! Even at full lock. But just barely. We are talking by say a quarter inch at full lock.

I pulled the trigger on the Firestones of all the available choices (and there are not many in this size) bc they were rated excellent in the mountains and damn it the Badlands needs better than fake ATs. Also I paid $155 per tire the list of $218. And a $60 rebate.

All said and done gained a inch lift from the bigger tires and it looks bad ass with the extra sidewall.

Any questions let me know. PSA this is a Badlands. Pretty damn sure these are not going on the lower suspension models unlifted.

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So did you go with the 230
So I pulled the trigger and joined the truck tire gang. Issue I was having was did I want to play it safe and find 245/65 or go tall and skinny and attempt 235/70. Well pretty happy with the results.

They clear! Even at full lock. But just barely. We are talking by say a quarter inch at full lock.

I pulled the trigger on the Firestones of all the available choices (and there are not many in this size) bc they were rated excellent in the mountains and damn it the Badlands needs better than fake ATs. Also I paid $155 per tire the list of $218. And a $60 rebate.

All said and done gained a inch lift from the bigger tires and it looks bad ass with the extra sidewall.

Any questions let me know. PSA this is a Badlands. Pretty damn sure these are not going on the lower suspension models unlifted.

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did you go with 235 or 245?
 

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So going with 245's it's only 1/2" lift, correct? Tires are only 1" taller. And 235's it's only 1/4" lift?

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Why do you have them at 37 PSI? The placard on the door says they should be 33 and if you check them on the tire pressure calculator you’ll find I should be even less than that with your new tires higher load rating.
Fair question. I always air tires up to a mid point. Better mpg, and le
Why do you have them at 37 PSI? The placard on the door says they should be 33 and if you check them on the tire pressure calculator you’ll find I should be even less than that with your new tires higher load rating.
Thanks for the mention of this. I did have them aired up too much by the tire shop. Aired down and now less road noise.
 
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So did you go with the 230

did you go with 235 or 245?
235 but here is the difference. These are a 70 sidewall. Stock is 65.
 


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I'm curious about the effect on your mileage. I know I took a big hit when I put KO2's on my Jeep Liberty diesel. But off-road it was worth it! It went anywhere. Were your OEM tires the 225 or 235 width? My BL came with the 235's which add about 1/2" clearance over the 225's.
So far minimal. I am still breaking the truck in we now have 900 miles on the clock. 300 with these tires. And the average hasn't changed yet.
I had the oem 225 Pirellis the taller sidewall gave the truck 1 inch of additional lift.

I chose these over the KO2 bc they weigh about 5 lbs less per tire. And these are rated excellent for mountain driving.
 
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So going with 245's it's only 1/2" lift, correct? Tires are only 1" taller. And 235's it's only 1/4" lift?

D.
Yes and no. Depends on brand. Some with heavy tread can give even more. That said per the tire calculator. Stock 225/65, 28.5" diameter. 245/65, 29.2” diameter. 235/70 30” diameter.

So in theory these lifted the truck about 3/4 inch from axel, and a little more because of the aggressive tread.
 

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I've got an Outer Banks on order in Bronze Smoke, a paint color I've never seen in person and have been having some doubts about, but I like the way it looks in your photos.
 
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I've got an Outer Banks on order in Bronze Smoke, a paint color I've never seen in person and have been having some doubts about, but I like the way it looks in your photos.
Worry not my friend. This is a choice color with a black roof.
 

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Worry not my friend. This is a choice color with a black roof.
I have to agree after finally seeing one (albeit going the other way on the highway) in the metal today. It really is a great color!
 


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Fantastic Buy! How did you get them so cheap?
My Yokohama Geolandar G015’s
Worked out to $130 each installed. They are AT’s with a snow rating.
I’m getting long tread life and quiet. Plus great traction and handling when I need it. Wet or dry.
 

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Did you switch out the spare as well? I like this size but want to keep the spare the same size and it doesn't seem like it would fit in the spare space.
 

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Did you switch out the spare as well? I like this size but want to keep the spare the same size and it doesn't seem like it would fit in the spare space.
I measured the well at 29.5. My 235/65-17 fits with no modifications but is snug.
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