Yea so I’m thinking the Geolandar G015might give better fuel economy than the Wildpeak AT Trails due to less weight and skinnier tread, and if that’s the kind of highway that can be had then I’ll have no issues. I really want to see what the 215/60/16 Geolandars feel like, but I also really want my car to hit the 7.5” clearance mark (my old 04 Colorado was 7.5 inches when new and I took it anywhere you can make it with 2wd and those $75 Goodyear trail tires from Walmart)....Actually took that pic to soon, mileage went up to 29.6
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215/65r16 Falken wildpeak trails. Quiet on the highway. Awesome off road. Geolandars have a weaker sidewall. Only rubs cause of the rally armor mud flaps and only while braking and turning at the same time. Without the flaps no rubbing. 2" front, 2.5" rear lift. Tires will fit and not rub on a unlifted car. Mounted these before I got my lift.
The tires alone got me an extra inch clearance when pressured up.
From what I have read up online when doing a few months research the g015's tend to pop sidewalls easy from rocks. With the design of the falken wildpeak trails it's alot less likely but not impossible. Plus the price and availability I had to go falkens. Been on them for more than 10k and love them.Any tire under 235 is only 4ply, I believe
What is the typical reported highway mpg for you?From what I have read up online when doing a few months research the g015's tend to pop sidewalls easy from rocks. With the design of the falken wildpeak trails it's alot less likely but not impossible. Plus the price and availability I had to go falkens. Been on them for more than 10k and love them.
What size wheels are you running? I’m looking at getting some 17x8.5 38mm wheels on 235/55r17 which are also 27s. Hoping I’m able to fit themIf you worried about your acceleration and fuel economy then lifting your car and putting on big tires is probably not the best idea for you. It will affect both and not positively, but for those of us that are doing this for the fun Factor then it shouldn't matter very much, or at least it doesn't for me.
As far as clearance, if you go much beyond 27 in tall tires you're going to have clearance issues between the front bumper and fender front to back. It's true that adding a lift isn't going to help you clear bigger tires because you are going to run into space issues front to back before height is even a factor.
Now, if you're the creative type then just pull out your old friends Dremel and sawzall and get to work and you should be able to fit 28in tires all around. I have 27s on mine, but I'm running hella big spacers "50mm" that caused a visit to rub town (not in a good way) whenever I went full lock. This time I pulled out a box knife, a hammer and some big a** channel locks to roll the rearmost part of the fenders near the door.
It's been great since then.
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