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jolee
10-19-2008, 05:47 PM
I am looking for information on tires for my LX with a 2.5 " lift. Would like to use a 285 or 295-75-16. Any ideas on a good town and highway tire that would work well on trails. Thanks

Romer
10-19-2008, 07:47 PM
BFG AT KOs are hard to beat. I ran those before I went to 35's and a more aggressive off road tire.

My daughters 450, my wifes 4runner (never offorad) and my other daughters 4runner all have BFG AT KOs on them. Great in the snow too.

Convert
10-19-2008, 08:17 PM
BFG AT KO's are hard to beat for daily use

Nay
10-20-2008, 09:35 AM
Nitto Terra Grappler.

wesintl
10-20-2008, 09:55 AM
That's basically what I need. 99% street with 2-3 times offroad.

I've been thinking either the Nitto Terra Grappler or the Goodyear Silent Armor.

Azrael
10-20-2008, 10:37 AM
The new BFG MT KM2smight be worth a look. Supposedly they are about as quiet on the road as the AT KOs (which, I should say, I had on my Tacoma and they never failed to live up to my needs).

Corbet
10-20-2008, 11:29 AM
I love my terra grapplers so far. I've only done some light wheeling out of Ouray to date but they preformed as expected. Had one snow drive great there too. Just a little more noise on the HWY over stock michelins

Unlike most I do not care for BFG AT's. My opinion is mainly based on poor snow/ice performance.

Nay
10-20-2008, 11:52 AM
Unlike most I do not care for BFG AT's. My opinion is mainly based on poor snow/ice performance.

Ditto.

wesintl
10-20-2008, 12:05 PM
ditto x3. I don't mind the MTR but I despise the BFG AT's

Uncle Ben
10-20-2008, 12:25 PM
The new BFG MT KM2smight be worth a look. Supposedly they are about as quiet on the road as the AT KOs (which, I should say, I had on my Tacoma and they never failed to live up to my needs).

I can truly tell you that that is not correct information! The traction and road performance has proven itself to me (was not an easy sell!) but quiet they are not! Noise is the price paid for these very high traction tires!

Uncle Ben
10-20-2008, 12:27 PM
ditto x3. I don't mind the MTR but I despise the BFG AT's

AT KO's are OK for mediocre on and off road performance but really are not great in any aspect. IMNSHO

Crash
10-20-2008, 12:33 PM
Really like the Yokohama Geolander AT-S in the 285/75/16 size on the 62 so far and they are very competitively priced. They replaced 33x10.50x15 BFG ATs and I'm very happy with the switch. Great on road performance and the little I've used them off road they were competent although sidewall strength is on par with most radial tires. Watch out for those rocks at sidewall height!! But that is why I have the second set of tires for wheeling, the Swamper LTBs which are most assuredly NOT road worthy, right Ige? Glad to read that you got some good help from 4WP on the replacement of your Swamper, girlfriend.

subzali
10-20-2008, 12:42 PM
We've had the Goodyear Silent Armor tires on the Suburban for a while now; and I must say I had to drive back from Ouray in the snowstorm we got two years ago right before Christmas and it ran straight and true in all the fluff that had vehicles spun off in the ditch left and right!

timmbuck2
10-20-2008, 01:10 PM
Nitto Terra Grappler.

x2 or x3...love mine

jolee
10-22-2008, 03:07 PM
Thanks for helping me with my decision on tires for my LX. The Nitto Terra Grappler in a 295 will be my choice. Next question what is the differential ratio of a 97 LX? Thanks Again

Romer
10-22-2008, 03:35 PM
stock is 4.11

wesintl
10-22-2008, 03:44 PM
post up some pics when you get them on :thumb: I wanna see before I pull the trigger

powderpig
10-23-2008, 07:26 AM
Hopefully Tim N will speak up to using the 295 and the loss of gearing. Nay will undoubtly speak up as well. You will feel a big difference between the stock tire size and the 295. The 285 is only a bit smaller under the axle and will not affect the power of the truck as badly. The Nitto is a heavy tire and will rob even more power from your truck. Any how good luck on your choice.
Personally a good choice for a daily driver is one that gives you the best ecomany and road manors, then putting on the trail tire for that option.
AT's suck at most things for on road manors. and suck at mud for offroad. But it does all depend on what you are trying to achive.

Corbet
10-23-2008, 08:28 AM
after just recently installing my 295's I can't complain about the power loss yet. Maybe its because I also just recently moved to a little lower altitude but the power loss had not been very noticable. Maybe the two canceled each other out?

I'm still riding om my stock springs and under full flex the rears just touch the inner fender.

Wes, send me a PM with your email address or a cell number to send you a pic message of the tires mounted up. my internet powers are limited from my cell phone.

edit: pics added

Enigma303
10-23-2008, 09:18 AM
I would go for either the xtreme a/t Pro comps or Toyo open country a/t or m/t.