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Old 03-28-2013, 10:22 AM
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I recently had a private message from cranger11 about my thoughts after owning the 265/75s for a while and I'd thought I'd share my response with everyone. I don't have the truck anymore due to a need for better fuel economy. However for this same reason, I was disappointed with the 265/75s. They were obviously bigger so they looked good, but KILLED my fuel economy. After doing some research I found it wasn't just because if the diameter, but also the weight! As a matter of fact, the weight of the tire had the biggest effect. It had a high load rating for use on large trucks, but was too over kill, heavy, and a little rough riding for my small Ranger. I returned the tires to Discount after only a couple weeks and went a little different route. I bought some 15x8 aluminum wheels and some 31x10.50R15 BFG tires. The diameter was a little smaller, but the tires weighed MUCH less! My fuel economy came back to exactly what it was with the stock tires and it rode nice! I could not have been happier with the end result and was so happy I made the switch. If fuel economy is at all a concern, I'd suggest doing the same. The 31s were much less expensive than the 265/75s, so after getting my money back, and then selling my factory wheels, I had enough to buy the 15x8 aluminum wheels without having to take more money out of my pocket. 265/70s have a lower load rating and didn't weigh as much as the 265/75s so I'm sure that would have helped a lot too, but definitely never regretted the 31s. Just thought I'd share.
I want to ask a question, when you got the 75s, did you crank your Tbars or at stock hight, I have the 75s ready to go on I the next couple days and don't know if I should crank the Tbars before doing it, another thing is was there any rub at full lock, didn't get to try it before throwing the winters back on
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:38 PM
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Default Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???

Also another question,
Those who have the 265/75/16 did you recalibrate your speedometer and all? How much does this cost and what exactly is involved?
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:22 AM
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Also another question,
Those who have the 265/75/16 did you recalibrate your speedometer and all? How much does this cost and what exactly is involved?
Use a tuner.

EDIT: I responded in more detail within your thread here: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/gener...-had-done.html
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:50 PM
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Use a tuner.

EDIT: I responded in more detail within your thread here: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/gener...-had-done.html
Thanks, any idea if I was to get it done what this usually costs? Do tire shops do it ??

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