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snrusnak 04-16-2011 08:39 AM

Tire weight differences?
I've been going back and forth on tires for several reasons (Availablilty due to odd sizes mainly) and now am looking at either the cooper zeon ltz or falken wildpeak both 285 70 17. I'm trying to compare the specs of the tires but can't find a weight on the cooper. The falken weighs 61lbs!!! that's a heavy tire! I'd assume the cooper would be 40 some lbs. How much of a difference would 20 lbs make? I like both tread designs and tires in general, the coopers will run me over 1k installed, and I can get the wildpeaks for less than 900 installed, so im tempted to get the falkens, however, I don't want them dragging me down with extra weight. Anyone know the weight of the cooper and how much this will effect my driving? btw I'm mostly on road, looking for lighter setup for better performance/acceleration/mpg....almost never go offroad, but want the capability(i work in construction, sometimes the sites are poorly maintained.)

RedRam10 04-16-2011 12:38 PM

Here's a PDF that has the weight of the LTZ. Hope it helps.

erm 04-16-2011 01:02 PM

I looked at the .pdf above and that size tire isn't listed. So I went to the Cooper site and it's listed but they don't have the weight specified there.

In answer to your question about differences in weight and their effects.

You've probably read stories here and elsewhere in which someone went up in tire and wheel size, and they complained that their truck felt sluggish, that it lost power. Larger components weigh more and when you add more unsprung weight out there at the corners, you affect your performance. If you can keep the increase on unsprung weight down, your truck won't feel like it's dragging a supertanker anchor.

snrusnak 04-16-2011 01:34 PM

Thanks for the help, I can guess that the cooper in my size might way roughly 50lbs from the other sizes....that's still 10 lbs lighter. Yeah I know how it works, I was just wondering how bad it would be to be adding 10 extra pounds. Does anyone know how much the stock goodyears weigh? 265 70 17, they are also not listed on the site...I believe my new wheels are actually lighter than the stockers (but that's an unconfirmed internet info lol), so if I can keep my tire weight down I'd be very happy...especially with a 4.7L and 3.55's

erm 04-16-2011 01:35 PM

Good luck with your choice. You may be reduced to going to a tire store and having them weigh the tires for ya! :D

snrusnak 04-16-2011 03:30 PM

Yeah thanks, the only problem is I've gone to a couple shops and no one has them, they need a deposit to order them. I think I'm going to go with the coopers, plus I think they are an american brand, so I'm all over that, even if that particular tire isn't made here, I'd rather give my money to an american company than a foreign, especially the way things are right now. I'm putting tires on my truck and my wife's car once we get our tax refund, so what's another $100-150.....right? lol. Less weight FTW! haha

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