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post #1 of 11 Old 10-04-2011, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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Largest tire size on "limited" excursion.

I have read that 285/70/16 is the largest i can go without any rubbing issues. Does that sound right? Do i need to go with a specific ply?

I am most likely going to purchase from www.treadwright.com as i have gone through 3 sets of their retread tires in the last 4 years and they have all been amazing.

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I have read that 285/70/16 is the largest i can go without any rubbing issues. Does that sound right? Do i need to go with a specific ply?

I am most likely going to purchase from www.treadwright.com as i have gone through 3 sets of their retread tires in the last 4 years and they have all been amazing.
3 sets in 4 years? Why do you think that's amazing?? How much to mount and balance? Wow shipping is crazy high. You must drive more than me lol. 3 sets lasts me 10 years.
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i put 160k miles on my truck in 4 years so yeah i drive quite a bit.

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I don't know about Excursions, but my 2001 F250 is 2WD and factory height. The tires I have on now are about 32.7 inches. There is just minimal rubbing when the wheels are turned at a drastic angle.

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i put 160k miles on my truck in 4 years so yeah i drive quite a bit.
Which tires are you getting with that kind of mileage. I checked out their site after I read your post and if the quality is good enough I don't see a reason not to save $400 on a set.


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The tires were all on a 2007 toyota FJ cruiser. I went in oder on the tires.
Every tire i ordered had the Kedge grip option wich is either crystals or almond shells mixed with the tire compound. As you drive the shells pieces fall out and give you tiny holes in the rubber adding to the gripping power.

This is with the last set of tires. The all terrain. I deff used the tires to their fullest.


Agressive mud terrain.
These lasted the shortest amount of time. But did GREAT in mud and offroad.


Less agressive mud terrain
These lasted longer, did good in mud and offroad byt not as good as the aggressive mud.



The all-terrain.
These by far lasted the longest. Did ok in mud, great on gravel roads.




I only had one issue with the tires. The first set i got of the mud terrains one of the tires developed a bubble in the tread. I called treadwright and sent them email with pics. I was getting pretty close to ordering my next set and in that set one of the tires was free. They stand by their product and unless you puncture it yourself or mess the tire up yourself. As far as i understand it they will replace the tire if it goes bad.

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I do not have a site where you can download my images. However. tell me what resolution you need for your monitor and i will get you some links to download backgrounds.

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I have Nitto Terra Grappler 285/75/16's and i have zero rubbing issues. They also fill the fender well nicely
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Nice!!! Got any photos of your truck?

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Nice!!! Got any photos of your truck?
I'll post a side pic when I get a chance. Being a single dad and working full time doesn't leave many of those HAHA!

Side note, I was looking at the Tread Wright website, and I do believe that will be the place I'll order my next set of tires! I don't know if it'll benefit you, but I can tell then you sent me? Maybe get you a discount! If you're interested, PM me your name and I'll tell them you sent me!
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