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Hi  Im running with the Michelin LTX Force not really tested that much in the region , but has great Australian reviews. When I was less experienced @Gauravcommented  on them being very good. Sin

Thanks for this feedback @PaoloMaraziti! I spoke to a few tyre shops this week and most of them have agreed to buy my tyres off of me as they're still quite new. I'll see if they give me good value wh

I would recommend the 275/70/R17 because at the same deflated pressure, more sidewall would give a better footprint than more width . And yes, try to put in the Yokohama as a first choice. Though it w

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Final thought - currently running 275/65/R17 so would you folks recommend an upgrade to 285/65/R17 or 275/70/R17?

Did a side-by-side comparison and while the 275/70 offers a minutely better ~0.29" increase in clearance due to sidewall height increase, the 285/65 offers a ~0.39" increase in width.

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These numbers seem so small that I've been breaking my head over this for the past week, and don't know which to prioritize. Any guidance here would be amazing!

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@munkybizness between the two, I'd use following decision criteria

 

  • Cost 
  • Model/Brand/Thread design/weight - e.g. fancy mud terrain are not the best in sand, I know you made your research
  • Availability in the UAE, e.g. don't buy anything too exotic, when you will break a tyre, it won't cost you too much time and dirhams
  • Compatibility - of course doesn't touch any part fo the car when you steer completely.... 

 

On purpose I didn't comment on the small size difference, because I wouldn't consider material for the choice. I've personally moved from 275/70 R17 to 285/70 R18 and found basically no difference due to the size. The former was a KO2, the latter an AT3 4S. I enjoy much more the lightness of the AT3, more sand friendly thread ...although likely I have lost in sidewall strength and impact resistance. Personally if I had to change it in the future, I'd try the Yokohama Geolander or go with an intermediate solution between AT3 4S and KO2 , like the Cooper AT3 XLT which seem also a popular choice among the local off-roaders. 

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I would recommend the 275/70/R17 because at the same deflated pressure, more sidewall would give a better footprint than more width . And yes, try to put in the Yokohama as a first choice. Though it will not win in a beauty contest in comparison to a BFG, but you would appreciate the lighter tyre much more as you go up the ranks. 

P.S. Am glad to add to the confusion 😜

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1 hour ago, Srikumar said:

I would recommend the 275/70/R17 because at the same deflated pressure, more sidewall would give a better footprint than more width . And yes, try to put in the Yokohama as a first choice. Though it will not win in a beauty contest in comparison to a BFG, but you would appreciate the lighter tyre much more as you go up the ranks. 

P.S. Am glad to add to the confusion 😜

 

4 hours ago, PaoloMaraziti said:

I've personally moved from 275/70 R17 to 285/70 R18 and found basically no difference due to the size

This is not confusing at all! Rather, thank you for clearing it up ☺️

I don't like the BFG profile but much prefer the cleaner look of the Geolandars or the LTX Force. It's between those two at the moment. Not doing drives this weekend so will sneak out to get one of those pairs on!

Thank you gents 🙏🙏

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