Upsized tires to 265/70/17 - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Upsized tires to 265/70/17

I'm not totally unhappy with the purchase but it wasn't quite what I was hoping for.

I went from the OE P255/65/17 Wrangler Adventurer to the Cooper Discoverer ATP P265/70/17. I guess I've seen too many pictures of our trucks using more aggressive all terrain or mud tires (Duratrac, KO2 etc.). I realize the ATP is a mild A/T tire so it shouldn't look super aggressive but I also assumed the truck would look taller than it does. This may also be a function of the overall length of the truck and the fact I used a P series tire instead of the C or E load rating which are slightly taller and have deeper tread. In person it definitely looks more rugged than it did with the OE tires. A crew cab short bed would look even more burly.

I am pleased with the purchase and would do it again but I thought I would post up a few photos for those still sitting on the fence wondering which size and style of tire to buy. With the RC 2" leveling kit up front and the new tires I measured 10.35" of clearance under the front air dam and 9.5" under the rear differential and shock mounts. I have not modified the air dam. I have absolutely no rubbing at full lock moving forward or reverse. The tire specs say height is 31.42" and 14/32nd tread. The LT versions measure 31.65" and 16.5/32nds tread depth. For those who do more rough off-roading and don't worry about a fuel economy hit the LT versions would be the way to go. Same applies to the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 which is a very similar tire.
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For comparison these are the Falken AT3w 265/70/r17s and my wheels are 17x8.5 00 offset. Also my truck is a EC LB with RC 2" and RC 1.25" bodylift so it is a little shorter and taller.
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I'm surprised how much rake you still have in the front with the RC 2" level kit added on. I guess the diesels really do have more from the springs.

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For comparison these are the Falken AT3w 265/70/r17s and my wheels are 17x8.5 00 offset. Also my truck is a EC LB with RC 2" and RC 1.25" bodylift so it is a little shorter and taller.
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Definitely more aggro. Looks nice man. :)

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I'm surprised how much rake you still have in the front with the RC 2" level kit added on. I guess the diesels really do have more from the springs.
It's weird because sometimes it looks more level. I'm really glad I didn't go with the lower leveling kit. :) I just wish I could have the look of the short bed but I need the long bed.

Photo is from last week with the OE tires.
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Definitely more aggro. Looks nice man. :)
Thank you.
Your truck looks good too!
The 1.25 bodylift may be worth looking into...easy to install with hand tools.
Here is a before and after of mine it kinda makes the truck look shorter.

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Added the RC 1.25" bodylift
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Falken Wildpeak AT3 265/70/17, NFAB W2W nerf bars/steps, OEM fog light kit

As soon as $$ permits...Exhaust (catback), Stereo upgrades

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4 - 16" OEM steel wheels w/ stock tires, TPMS, lugs and center caps $200.00

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Thank you.
Your truck looks good too!
The 1.25 bodylift may be worth looking into...easy to install with hand tools.
Here is a before and after of mine it kinda makes the truck look shorter.

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Added the RC 1.25" bodylift
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That definitely look better. Unfortunately my house is full of short people who already have trouble getting in and out as well as putting our mountain bikes over the tailgate. At 6'3" it doesn't bother me but those sub-5.5" people complain. Haha

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That definitely look better. Unfortunately my house is full of short people who already have trouble getting in and out as well as putting our mountain bikes over the tailgate. At 6'3" it doesn't bother me but those sub-5.5" people complain. Haha
I hear you, just figured I would throw it out as a suggestion.
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As soon as $$ permits...Exhaust (catback), Stereo upgrades

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1 - NIB Performance Accessories 2" leveling kit $70.00 Shipped
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After not getting the Coopers to ride the way I wanted, America's Tire was happy to swap them out to the Goodyear Duratrac in the same size. I'm a happy customer.

They look great too!




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In my humble opinion the Duratrac's look better. You have an awesome looking truck! When I'm due for tires I'll be going for these!!
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In my humble opinion the Duratrac's look better. You have an awesome looking truck! When I'm due for tires I'll be going for these!!
Thanks! I agree the Duratrac really enhanced the look. Even with the odometer conversion math I'm seeing about 1mpg or more drop in fuel economy but that was expected. Once I get a 1,000miles on them I'll feel confident in the final loss number and post it up. Right now with all of the crazy storms it is difficult to determine the loss.

The MUCH better looks, increased ride height and traction are worth the loss for me.

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look much better!!!
Im gonna go to a 255/70/17 to retain the stock width but add height. Id love to go with Duratrac's but im going with Falkin AT3W mainly cuz of the cost and they do just as good
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I have the twin to your truck, I like the tires, looks good. Are they noisy on the road? I have the Retrax cover on my truck and I am going with just the 1.25" leveling. My wife struggles enough as it is getting in so I won't go any higher. Looks good.

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Have to say...but I am biased since I have them too...The Duratrac is a really good looking tire. The raised edges on the side wall makes them look really aggressive like a mudder but they still ride pretty nice an not overly loud. They are a pain in the butt to put tire dressing on though. I got a Tru Shine tire kit that I used over the weekend. Since they were new tire I only had to use the cleaner twice on each tire and then three coats each of the tire shine. They look really good. I will let folks know how well it holds up. Supposed the last a LOOONG time and not wash off even with a pressure washer. It is supposed to be permanent and only very occasionally have to give it a touchup coat. Keeps tire looking black and new.

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