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    Default Ranger Tyre Replacement

    Hi everyone,

    Looking for some experienced help, I need to replace the tyres on my wildtrak 4x4. Decided to go with bfg’s.
    Now the guys at TWT recommendation was to put on the
    285/70R17 ‘S. I originally thought of going with the 265/70R17 ‘S.

    Anybody have experience with the 285’s? My Suspension is stock.

    They put both on to see if there would be any rubbing. Even took it for a short drive to check that there is no rubbing and all seems fine. I really like the way the 285’s fill the arches but concerned around gear ratio’s etc.

    Some recommendations thoughts and advice would be much appreciated

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    265 (1) & 285 (2)
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    Default Re: Ranger Tyre Replacement

    I would stay with the 265ís , the 285 would have a negative effect on fuel consumption as well as making the upshifting even more sluggish on the 6 speed auto. They are stock on the 10 speed Raptor, that is a different setup.
    For me with the type of driving I do the 3.2 6speed auto is the happiest with the 265/65R17 . December 2019 I did a trip to the Delta going trough Kgalagadi and fitted 265/75R17ís on one of my 3.2ís . Consumption went up from 11lt/100km to 13lt/100km normal driving.

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    Default Re: Ranger Tyre Replacement

    I do not drive a Ford but can vouch for what Basterbak is saying. Definitely a loss by going up in profile even slightly. I believe these transmission systems are very sensitive to tyre profiles / sizes.
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    Default Re: Ranger Tyre Replacement

    Would definitely not go 285.

    One size up on profile (65-70) is max recommended without getting into issues down the line.
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    Default Re: Ranger Tyre Replacement

    TWT salesman talking thru his @ss.

    stock is 265/65/17, going up to 265/70/17 very common and marginally noticeable on fuel consumption and power loss...285/70/17...thats basically a 33", 1) it will rub unless your vehicle is lifted, 2) you will feel it on fuel consumption, 3) you will feel it regards to power loss...

    4) altho the Raptor comes with 285/70/17 BF's its not the same as the one the salesman trying to sell you, the Raptor version is alot lighter and rated at 113/116s while the tire you are looking at is 121...much heavier


    safe choice go with 265/70/17 but even that expect a 2km/L drop if you are going from Dunlops/GoodYears/Continentals
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    Default Re: Ranger Tyre Replacement

    Thanks for all the comments. Decided to go with the 265/70 R17ís

    my Speedo seems to be 100% accurate now vs GPS speeds👍.

    have not done enough mileage to give a view on consumption. They do look nice on the vehicle.

    Cheers and thanks
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