Tire choice quandary?????????
OK, I've probably modified my Jeep Cherokee beyond what would be done for most expedition vehicles, still I seek a little better fuel mileage on paved roads and a ride with a bit less tire noise for those less challanging adventure type treks.
All my research has shown that by lowering the unsprung weight (tire and rim), I can not only increase my fuel economy but also the acceleration. My current tire and wheel choice is on the rather heavier side, 35/12.50/15 BFG KM2's mounted on Raceline bead lockers.
I'm looking for a set of lighter "all terrain" types which I can mount on a light weight rim. Perhaps I can decrease my wheel/tire weight by as much as 30 - 40%.
My problem is that the gearing and suspension on my XJ is set up for a 35" tire. I'm willing to buy larger rims to accommodate a lighter tire but am having a hard time finding a lighter "all terrain" tire with less width and a 35" diameter.
Perhaps someone out there in "expedition land" can help me.
Last edited by Explorer 1; 02-28-2012 at 06:25 PM.
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