Ordered 255/75R17 - Crazy?

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    Perfect for the snow out here. Plus I don't like a wide tire. Old fart syndrome maybe... These were taken early September- there's a foot and a half of snow on the ground now.

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    Here's another example..
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    Thanks!

    Plenty wide enough. I love the look of the 285’s but I think the 255 will do just fine and he’ll keep some mpg’s.
     
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    Disregard wording with pics on previous post. Not sure what happened.
    Just wanted to say in a nutshell; thanks to Gsaff I ended up going with falken wildpeaks at3w 255/80r17 and couldn't be happier. At least half an inch space at any revolution. Outside of maxtrac 2.5inch level. No other tire/wheel mods, trimming or rubbing. One day in and I don't notice any negative ride difference, but still early.
     
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    Nice, looks awesome. Thats the same tire I ordered. I tried to get them through 4wheelparts in Salt Lake, but after I ordered they said they were back ordered by like 2 months! So I had them cancel the order. Then, I tried through tiresnationoutlet.com as I couldn't find them in stock anywhere. They were due in yesterday and only one showed up. UPS says they don't know where the other 3 are even though each has its own tracking, and now are doing a 'investigation'. So needless to say its been a nightmare trying to get these tires. If you know of a good source that ships let me know. Thanks
     
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    The stock 265/65/17 Hankooks are 35lbs. My Nitto Ridge Grapplers are 43.65lbs with a 2.5" level kit and I can tell the difference (rolling mass) from the stock tires. Not a huge difference but it's noticeable. Lost about 1-2 mpg city and highway was a few more especially once you're going over 70 mph. You're definitely going to see a reduction in mpg's with that much more weight.
     
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    I have these with no lift and no rubbing at all. I take it off road and never had them rub.

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    Interesting happenings... this is the short version lol

    I installed the Ford/fox 2.0 kit, wanted the Falken Wildpeak AT3 in a 255/80/17 after lots of reading and reviews. I couldn’t find them in stock anywhere. The Nitto Ridge Grapplers, while a touch heavier and beefier in the same 255/80/17 were a close second and readily available. I had a very reputable tire store mount and and balance them. There was a lot of vibration, lag, drop in gas mileage. I have run BFGoodrich and Goodyear DuraTracs in even bigger sizes than these on my old Frontier, so am use to the feel of a more aggressive and large tire. These Nittos did not feel right. I went to my local ford dealership to have them test drive it and make sure everything was still aligned. They said they were out of balance. I called the tire store and they said no prob it happens sometimes, we will rebalance for free. Everyone was super helpful, and the guy at the tire store had a new 5g ranger as well, so we were swapping stories and setups. The balance felt better, but still not what I wanted. I was disappointed as I missed that smooth ranger ride with the upgraded fox suspension. I ended up finding some Falken Wildpeaks. With my ford credit I had them mount and balance them. When I drove away I got on the highway and they felt as smooth as the stock Hankooks. Still a really aggressive tread and great in snow and mud. My suspension feels great as the vibrations are gone and I can actually feel the compression and ride more accurately. It is really amazing how smooth they are. Now I understand all the positive reviews for them. Needless to say I have my hankooks and the mottos for sale! I love my ranger again! I’ll get more photos but here’s a fun one. Thanks to everyone on here for all the info too

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    That's surprising with the Nittos,glad you got it straightened out though. I've had them on now for over 3,000 miles and love them. While mine are a smaller size 265/70/17 they're just as quite as the stock Hankooks and the ride is very smooth. The only difference I notice between these and the stock ones are the rolling resistance when you let off the gas,the Hankooks obviously roll a lot further.
     
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    Yeah that’s crazy. I’ve heard nothing but good things on these Nittos. Maybe a bad set? I dunno but I frickin love the Wildpeaks
     
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    I don’t think your store was balancing them correctly. I had a set of 33s on a 16inch rim on my 1st gen Tundra and they were smooth and by far the best looking tire. Had no issues off or on road. I’ve also had the Falkens in a 32 on my Tacoma. There were also great tires but got a quick puncture in one of them. Which can happen to any tire. But none the less I think the Nittos are by far the best looking tire. Only downside with them is the price.
     
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    Good to know. I could have Ford balance the nittos, but am over spending time on this, and I love the look and feel of the wildpeak so will stick with those. And they’re a bit lighter too.
     
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    Sometimes a tire is "out-of-round", straight from the factory, so you may have gotten one of those.
     
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