|08-10-2014 06:27 PM|
|08-10-2014 05:25 PM|
|CopyGuy||255/80/17 Cooper ST Max|
|04-15-2014 10:07 PM|
|04-15-2014 09:48 PM|
|04-15-2014 09:41 PM|
|Sbuffett||But with no lift and no spacers will the 285/75/17's rub? Also since 99% of my time is on the pavement is the 285 just gonna burn more fuel and float on the Canadian snow in winter?|
|04-15-2014 09:34 PM|
|jadmt||I can not say enough about the 285/75-17's tall and skinny but not fashion model skinny lol.|
|04-15-2014 08:24 PM|
|Sbuffett||I'm considering the st max in 255/80/17 as well, are these tires that much heavier than stock? Wondering if it will shag the stock carrier, if so I may consider the duratracs in factory size. Why is it so hard to find a tall skinny tire? I want a 265/85|
|04-15-2014 04:04 AM|
The ST-Maxx is the best AT I've ever used. That said, they're the best in the mud of any AT I've used but they're not a mud tire. GA clay mud is thick/slick/nasty business but I feel pretty secure with these tires. In runnier mud where you can find the bottom, absolutely no problem.
|04-14-2014 08:53 PM|
Man, times have changed. These are _not_ pizza cutters.
These are pizza cutters.
|04-14-2014 08:38 PM|
|wheatbackdigger||Installed my pizza cutters today. Cooper S/T Maxx 255/80r17 on stock Rubi rims. Ditched the Duratracs 285/70R17 with 1.5" spacers for the Coop's. I have to say it is a much better ride on the highway. The Duratracs were ok, but the Coopers are much quieter and smoother ride. Grant it, they are two different type tires. It will be awhile before I test them off road, but right now I couldn't be happier. Feels like I got much more control of the jeep vs the jeep controlling me.|
|04-14-2014 06:34 PM|
|04-14-2014 02:46 PM|
The road noise in minimal. Slight hum at 75. Rides better than the stock Goodyears. Seems a little more tippy around strong corners but never the feel of being out of control. My lift is at 1.5 in front and .75 in the rear with a 1" Body Lift as well. Mileage seems to be the same. The 3.6 didn't notice the change, still hauls ass. I have 373's and an automatic.
Hope this helps.
|04-14-2014 07:10 AM|
|04-14-2014 06:06 AM|
|afrank||Hey OnlyoneJeep nice looking setup you have there .... couple of questions, what kind of suspension/lift is that? And what's your impression on the on road manners especially compared to stock tires, how noticible is the handling, noise, mileage, etc. thanks.|
|04-14-2014 04:07 AM|
Lots of people have asked me how well the 255/80-17 fit on the stock spare carrier.
|04-13-2014 07:42 PM|
I've always loved the pizza cutters!
My 255/80/17's KM2's
|03-12-2014 10:07 PM|
Love my pizza cutters!
|03-12-2014 09:06 AM|
|SilverMiner||While it's one of the best options we have, I would really love to see it in 255/90R17. Now that would be the ultimate overlander tire for me.|
|03-11-2014 09:24 PM|
|03-11-2014 09:08 PM|
I mentioned these in the other pizza cutter thread. I like these tires.
|03-11-2014 12:35 PM|
Cooper just announced a bunch of new sizes for their ST/Maxx tires LT255/80 R17 Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx Tire Item-90000019974
I haven't heard a single bad thing about these tires yet, though until now they have been limited to Load Range E and only 9 sizes.
|03-08-2014 05:17 PM|
|reade||Gotcha, I also need to keep in mind how much time I'm on pavement as opposed to needing that. I do wish I was out more but the simple truth is I'm a 2-5% er. Maybe I need two different sets?|
|03-08-2014 04:08 PM|
|03-08-2014 02:11 PM|
|reade||Do they yield better gas milage? I'm thinking of trying 10.5s next time instead of 12.5s.|
|03-08-2014 02:08 PM|
|colt44||I forgot to ask, what kind of mounts do you have for your driving lights? Are they the grill mount ones?|
|03-08-2014 02:04 PM|
|colt44||I've always liked the skinny tire look. It looks good on your JK. But since you drove 275 miles to work today I want to ask how it does on highway? I've got a '95 ready for tires and would like the skinny look but first I would like to know if it changes driving experience, meaning tracking at speeds over 60 mph. I've got a new JK and not planning on swapping out 255's but maybe on old jeep. It does see some highway miles.|
|03-08-2014 10:12 AM|
|03-07-2014 09:14 PM|
|03-07-2014 06:17 PM|
Different backspacing, wheel spacers etc. all change front end dynamics. Wider track changes slip angle, which hurts steering response. Big tires are heavy, which translates to higher unsprung weight, a real handling killer, on or off road. Not to mention the hit on fuel economy.
The Jeep engineering team did an incredible job designing a highly capable offroad vehicle that can still be safely driven on an 80 mph interstate highway. Or threaded through urban street traffic. While getting 20+ mpg; my JKU with low rolling resistance AT tires is doing 25 mpg hwy.
It's one thing if someone is modding the heck out of his Jeep for offroad racing or recreational mudding etc., but when it still needs to safely run on regular roads, some of this stuff -- especially big tires and lifts -- is pretty questionable.
|03-07-2014 04:44 PM|
What is news to me is that "Pizza cutters are a threat to society" as someone claims.:jaw drop: Maybe a public service announcement or a bulletin should be issued.
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