low profile truck tires - good or bad??
Posted October 03, 2008 - 04:36 AM
Someone has a nice set of 17" chrome wheels which came off a 2wd Ranger so I know they will fit, but they are low profile 245/45/17 tires. Will these tires make for a harsher ride? Plus since they are more of a performance tire pattern vs. an all terrian pattern I assume the snow handling will be worse.....right?
Posted October 03, 2008 - 05:01 AM
Posted October 03, 2008 - 05:10 AM
These are 235/40/17. When I first put them on, I was surprised by how much my handling improved. The truck seems to grip the road a whole lot better now. Sure I gave up a little on the ride quality but to me it was worth it
Posted October 03, 2008 - 06:25 AM
Posted October 03, 2008 - 06:53 AM
I however, didn't notice the ride quality being much harsher than stock and it handled fine but so did it before the tires. They handled better than the Michelin tires I've had on there but that's more because they were Toyo's that were more of a performance tire. They didn't handle much if any better than the Toyo's I had on the stock wheels or the Falkens. Although I will say the Toyo's are the best tire I've run and I highly recommend them.
Posted October 03, 2008 - 07:00 AM
I couldn't get over how much I liked the look.
Here is what I hit. It's a little deaper than it looks and kind of has that lip of asphalt.
Here is the back half of the wheel that got stuck in the car. We had a time getting it out. Finally we got it pried out with the tire iron that came with the car. It was two of us trying to get this thing out.
Front of the wheel
The wheels I had to borrow from my buddy that was riding with me to drive home on. These were off his 91 Accord he had just purchased. Hadn't even picked it up yet and we had to go get the wheels off of it.
I lucked out as I was in an area where my phone said no signal well no bars but it let the call go through to get someone to come pick us up. Then I also lucked out as the guy with me had just bought that 91 Accord and let me borrow his wheels to get the car home. I had the stock wheels at home so I just put them back on when I got home.
Posted October 03, 2008 - 02:28 PM
Another area that wold also be negative effected would be off road performance. Basically for the same reasons as for the pot hole issue. Big pointy rocks and low profile tires don't like each other.
Posted October 03, 2008 - 06:19 PM
Posted October 03, 2008 - 09:05 PM
I kind of want a set of 18" Konig Unkowns but am afraid of this happening again. I have 2 good Toyo tires I had for a week and one day. Were brand new when I started I want to use. I may have 4 good tires but not sure if those tires are good or not. Would have to see but I have at least 2 good ones. Still have the chalk markings on them and all. I hate to waste them.
Posted October 06, 2008 - 06:20 PM
Posted October 06, 2008 - 07:27 PM