Tires, Tires, Tires

Rocky

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Apr 23, 2004
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I did 255/85 briefly until a breakdown on the way to a B2B killed it off......Was happy with the performance. Those same tires are on my d90 now. It felt like a dog in the mountains recently.....but the header to Y pipe gasket blew.....killing performance. MPG was awful tto.
 

knewsom

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La Mancha, CA
Haha glad to see some dudes breathing some life into an old thread!

Last Disco 1 had pretty new 265/75r16 BFGATs and an OME 2" lift so th choice was made for me. About to land an 04 D2 that's bone stock. Plan on mostly using it for daily, but for some adventuring and utility as well while I turn the RRC into the epic beast she deserves to be.

Not sure if I want to lift it. Keep going back and forth between General Grabber APT in 265/60/18 (30.5") and General Grabber AT/X in 285/60/18 (31.5"). Since my D1 didn't seem ungainly or anemic with the same diameter as the AT/X, I'm feeling pretty tempted, but I also kinda want this to look like a mostly stock truck with a few clues that it's more than a grocery getter. You think I'll be able to wheel enough for satisfaction with the 265/60r18s? Or will I constantly be wishing I'd gone big?
 

Levi

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Jul 27, 2004
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Cheyenne, WY
Haha glad to see some dudes breathing some life into an old thread!

Last Disco 1 had pretty new 265/75r16 BFGATs and an OME 2" lift so th choice was made for me. About to land an 04 D2 that's bone stock. Plan on mostly using it for daily, but for some adventuring and utility as well while I turn the RRC into the epic beast she deserves to be.

Not sure if I want to lift it. Keep going back and forth between General Grabber APT in 265/60/18 (30.5") and General Grabber AT/X in 285/60/18 (31.5"). Since my D1 didn't seem ungainly or anemic with the same diameter as the AT/X, I'm feeling pretty tempted, but I also kinda want this to look like a mostly stock truck with a few clues that it's more than a grocery getter. You think I'll be able to wheel enough for satisfaction with the 265/60r18s? Or will I constantly be wishing I'd gone big?
Drive it for awhile and see how you like it compared to your old lift and take it out a couple times and see if it's good enough for you before you lift it. Most of the dirt mine has seen was on the stock springs and it always did really well but I remember how nice that extra 2" was once I got it. I've been daily driving my DI for the last couple years and thought about taking it back to stock for that long forgotten ride before I bought my last set of tires.
 

salvvia

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BIG WHEEL ROVN IN KNOXVEGAS TN.
Running 235/85/16 dick cepek extreme country on d1. Rear stock springs moved to front for 2"lift .Rear has 2" taller springs not sure the brand plus spring isolators on top and bottom of rear springs it makes a difference, no rub unless hitting a hard bounce. running a slim line rte on front or would have to probably do some trimming. They ride suprisingly quite on road for a mudder and do great on rocks and mud, just took them out to Windrock a couple of days ago. Summit racing had them for 668.00 for 5 delivered. had them mounted local for 80 bucks

http://www.dickcepek.com/tires/extreme-country/
 

mrbieler

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Sep 15, 2004
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Lost Angeles
Ran 215/85 for about 35k miles. Could get squirrely at highway speeds. Ran 235/85 for about 40k miles after that. Now running 245/75. I had to cut a little off the rear wheel sheet metal with 235/85's.

Running OME MD springs.