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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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I just had an OME HD springs shocks installed and Spidertrax 1.5" wheel spacers ready to go, so now my attention is fully focused on tires. I have dreams of wheelin but with my location and the condition of my Commander (very good) I suspect my offroad excursions will be limited. It seems all the trails here are narrow so the potential to significantly scratch the black pain is really high. I'm not scared of a few marks but I don't want to ruin it either since it is still only car. I likely be very selective where I choose to venture off highway. My wife has a car but for winter foul weather the Commander will be our main transportation. I will add that tread wear is not much of a concern because I live so close to work I only put on about 7500 miles a year. I'm set on an all-terrain tires so it won't be as loud as mud terrains for my daily commute to work.

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My research suggests that 265/65/18s are the largest I can run and I could see potentially a little rubbing with those. If I with 265/60/18 I would get a few more tire choices. The smaller size would not only give me more options, fit the spare tire well more easily, and throw the speedometer off less. The larger tire would get me another 0.5" clearance (1") overall taller and thus fill up the wheel better.


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The Toyo Open Country and Goodyear Silent Armor are both available in the 65 profile size. The 60 profile has the same to with the additional option of Michelin LTX AT2.

Any suggestions? At the moment I'm leaning toward the 65 series Goodyear Silent Armor's. They seem to get positive reviews and I can currently get $160 rebates on them.

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I had the silent armor. It lasted me 62k. Good tire.

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I am using these: BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM Off-Road Tire - 255/75R17 111Q
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The 18" wheels is severely limiting tire choices. I considered finding a set of Jeep take-off 17's but it will not only cost me more money, I like the look of the 18's.

I love the look of the BFG MT KM2's but any mud terrain would just not be a smart choice considering how I will be using mine the vast majority of the time.

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