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d1rty

New Member
Founding Guard
Good eye!  If the "slight body mods" needed to run 35" tires is just the high clearance fender flares, that's great news.  Sure hope this becomes an option in the configurator and when it comes time to spec for order.
 

Paachi

Contributor
Founding Guard
Ooh well spotted. I was worried that the 35/ will kick up a lot of debris because they stick out a fair bit. The wheel arches should definitely help. 
 

stickshifter

Contributor
Grenadier Ordered
Maybe a skinny tire will fit better, without as much concern with rocks being thrown up, or rubbing. We really don't know much about fitting larger tires yet...

There aren't a lot of skinny tires that are 34-35 inches in diameter; "skinny" here meaning 10-11 inches wide. Here are a few offerings on 17-inch wheels:

BFG makes the KO2 in 34x10.5 R17, with actual dimensions: 33.5 inches tall by 10.6 inches wide. This is exactly one inch shorter than their 35x12.5 R17 version (actual dimensions: 34.5 inches tall by 12.5 inches wide).

Cooper makes the ST MAXX (which is a great AT tire) in LT 285/75R17, with actual dimensions: 34.06 by 11.1 inches.

Nitto makes the Trail Grappler in 35x11.5 R17, with actual dimensions: 34.76 by 11.42 inches. But this is a MT tire (not an AT tire).
 

d1rty

New Member
Founding Guard
My current favorite tire is the Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT.  It's available in 285/75-17, measuring 33.82x11.5 on an 8" wide wheel.  Old rule of thumb is that for each 1/2" of rim width, you can add/subtract 0.2" of section width, so on the 17x7.5" wheels shown on the prototype tour, that's more like 11.3" section width.

Not pizza cutters, but not mud bogger bro dozer tires, either.
 

stickshifter

Contributor
Grenadier Ordered
d1rty said:
My current favorite tire is the Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT.  It's available in 285/75-17, measuring 33.82x11.5 on an 8" wide wheel.  Old rule of thumb is that for each 1/2" of rim width, you can add/subtract 0.2" of section width, so on the 17x7.5" wheels shown on the prototype tour, that's more like 11.3" section width.

Not pizza cutters, but not mud bogger bro dozer tires, either.

I'm a fan of Cooper Tires in general; nice to hear that you have had a good experience with the Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT. This is how Cooper describes the tire, for anyone who is interested:

The Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT "...is an all-terrain tire built to haul heavy loads and withstand constant punishment from dirt, gravel and other harsh off-road environments. Designed to prevent damage on rocky and gravel terrain stone ejector ledges help maintain a clean tread and enhance traction with the added benefit of rugged traction shoulders. These provide increased off-road traction for rock crawling and mud as well as additional resistance to abrasion and punctures. With engineered tire shape technology the Discoverer AT3 XLT was designed to evenly contact the road which promotes longer tread life and superior handling. It also has a 60,000 mile tread life warranty for all sizes."
Source: https://tiresize.com/tires/Cooper/Discoverer-AT3-XLT.htm
 

d1rty

New Member
Founding Guard
Since we're veering a bit...

I replaced BFG KO2s with the Discoverer AT3 XLTs on my Tundra.  The wet pavement grip difference is night and day - KO2s are not confidence inspiring, but these Coopers sure are.  And through a couple winter seasons and some mild off-roading, I feel like I give up nothing in snow/slush/gravel/grass/rocks as compared to the KO2s as well.  And the best part for all us old guys - the Coopers are nearly silent.  By 40k miles, the KO2s were so loud I needed to replace them.  I'm super happy with the Coopers and won't go back.

So while I will probably order my Grenadier on KO2s, they'll be a place holder until I figure out if I want to change wheels, and definitely will get replaced by Coopers at some point.
 
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