Does anybody have any feedback/experience with any of these tires in 235/85r16 e load range:
General grabber AT2
Yokohama geolander A/T G015
Cooper discoverer A/T3
Cooper discoverer XT/4
Late to the party, but I'll put this info up.They are a hundred more per tire and for 99.9% highway driving at 70 miles a day for work I can't justify the KO2s. These need to handle occasional nonpaved road that may be wet or snowy, snow on the highway, highway, and probably 1 trail ride per year hence these non-extreme tire choices.
Same here on skinny 34's. I find myself downshifting to 3rd on hills to keep the transmission from hunting gears.My old D2 on 255's and stock gears was a dog in the mountains; it couldn't get out of its own way. Of course, I drive like an old lady so it wasn't too much of an....issue :rofl:
No idea. I ran 265/75R16 and 255/85R16 on a D2 with the normal 2" OME lift.
I agree on that for a mildly modified D2 if the goal is to retain it's original design intent of great all-around travel 4x4 blend. However on my lr3 with fender liners modified, I've been test fitting 33" 275/70-18 in bfg at ko2 & duratrac, then also the bfg km2 in ~33" 255/80-17 and 33.7" 285/70-18. The 255 fits really well in full articulation but just seems too skinny for the heft of my 7000-8400 lb lr3 when running standard vs loaded for trips.Doing it again, I would stick with 255/85 on a D2. 285''s are a little too Hot Wheels for me.
Does anyone know if the 215/85-16 or 235/85-16 require trimming as well, or do they clear easier because they're narrower? Planning on an OME 2".Discovery
245/75-16: Popular size for OME suspension lifted vehicles. require slight trimming on the rear wheel well fender, and may also call for adjustment on the steering bumpstops.
215/85-16: Same height as 245/75-16. but narrower. seems to be preferred for the snow and mud.
235/85-16: Same height as 265/75-16 but narrower. And seems to be the most popular size with OME lift.
Don't plan on any highway driving though.
I?ve had a set of 215 85s on a grand Cherokee and they did just fine on the road. They were from tirerecappers and appeared wider than all the ones you see pictures of on the internet. Can?t speak for them being sketch on a discovery but the ones I got were just fine.Are the 215/85 really that sketchy on the road? 235s suck so much power, 245/75 seem like the best compromise