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Originally Posted by Gone4Wheeling View Post
I bought 5 Toyota 17" x 7.5" rims with 15mm offset to install a set of all terrain tires to use when traveling to go offroad, mostly in Colorado. All other times I will keep the stock 20" set on the vehicle. I'm partial to BFG All Terrain tires since I've gone through 3 sets on my 1996 Ford Bronco with no complaints whatsoever.

While most people are trying to install the largest size tire they can, I'm considering keeping the BFG KO2 near the original 20" tires diameter and width. In fact I am leaning towards the 235/80-17's which are 31.8" diameter vs 31.9 of the 20" wheels and width of only 9" vs 9.6" of the 20" wheels. These are load range E tires also. The other options are 245/75-17's (31.5" x 10" load rang E) or 255/75-17's (32.1" x 10" load range C1).

Leaning toward the narrower tire which should help slightly on gas milage and in rocky terrain should be better. I know the load range E tires will be harsher, but when traveling, I pull a small travel trailer which impacts ride quality anyway and having the tougher tires when offroad is likely worth it.

Any thought/comments or recommendations?
I have a 4Runner SR5 which I outfitted with BFG KO2 tires, original size, load range E.

First, load range E is important for off roading in Colorado because the rocks have sharp edges on them (granite) unlike the rounded rocks, say, in Moab (sandstone). Thus the Load range E will not get chewed up as much as lesser road range tires.

Second, I have not notice these KO2 road range E tires ride rougher than the OEM tires that came on my 4Runner. The KO2 tires actually have a bit wider tread than the OEM tires, even though they are the same size.

I have been very happy with my KO2 tires.

If you do much difficult off roading, I would suggest a good skid plate package (I have the RCI skids), and possibly a modest lift (I have 3" front, 1" rear "leveling" kit).
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