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Old 07-16-2007, 11:01 PM
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With your mods, go back to stock. There'* no reason to pay a premium for wider tires.

Don't sacrifice performance for 'generic tread'. Get directional tread. I suggest Toyo Proxes TPT'*. I've been running them on the Zilla for 3 years.

I'll PROBABLY go with 235'* next year, but you don't have my traction problems.
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The stock size should also help at the gas pump.
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To be honest with you, I really liked the look of those wider tires when we met at the Michigan meet.

If it were me, I would probably pay the extra money and get the look I want. I imagine that there isn't much of a difference that would be noticed in gas mileage, but here again, I would be happy to pay a little more to get the look I wanted.

As long as it is not causing any other problems, I would stay with that size if that is what YOU like.
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well, I didn't realize it was a difference of $100. even still though, I would pay that much if the extra money was not a really big deal.

as far as you mileage goes, I could be wrong, but it doesn't really seem to me that just a little bit smaller tire would make that much of a difference
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yea, when you start running heavy oversized off-road tires ( on 4x4s.... not cars lol ) that will kill mileage, but then again, you are usually more concerned about traction and looks then mileage.

I would think that there aren't really any other benefits to the wider tires besides the look, so if that isn't really important, that $100 could be used elsewhere I am sure.
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:05 PM
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Get Falken ZE512'*, they're directional and have excellent grip, I paid 400 dollars for stock size (225/60/16)
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Shorter diameter tires will hurt mileage, and you have a little extra rolling resistance than a stock width tire. You're also racking up more mileage on the ODO and reading higher on the speedo than you're actually doing.
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