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Kevin08Hemi 04-23-2011 07:11 PM

Terrible gas mileage with 305/55R20
 
Hello fellas, I just put on some 305/55R20 Nitto Trail Grapplers and my gas mileage weny from 13 City/18-22 Highway to pretty much 11mpg city/14 mpg highway going 70. Anyone else taken a huge hit?

MTtruckr 04-23-2011 07:27 PM

Same thing happened with mine. I was getting like 9/13-14. I took them off and went with 285/65/20 eventually. They are great looking tires though.

HEMILANCER 04-23-2011 08:03 PM

what tires were u running before?

Kevin08Hemi 04-23-2011 08:06 PM

Stock 275/60R20 wrangler hp

platinuminjected 04-23-2011 09:07 PM

if your really worried about your gas mileage ill trade ya tires:)

HEMILANCER 04-23-2011 09:32 PM

yeah that isn't a big change in size your problem is the weight difference in the tires and the aggressive tread takes more effort to roll. on pavement those tires are trying to "dig" which is what they are made to do.

MTtruckr 04-27-2011 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HEMILANCER (Post 508939)
yeah that isn't a big change in size your problem is the weight difference in the tires and the aggressive tread takes more effort to roll. on pavement those tires are trying to "dig" which is what they are made to do.

Plus the fact 305/55/20 Trail Grapplers are about 80lbs a tire. That's a heavy tire for that size. Over double the stock 275/60/20 :158:

PEvil 04-27-2011 10:40 AM

I also noticed quite a drop in MPG when I put the same size Trail Grapplers on. I watch my engine load % on my Superchips monitoring system and at 60 mph it is in the area of 65% load compared to 45% load with the stockers. I was expecting some mileage loss but not nearly this much since they are close to the same size as stock. Also, when my tires were shipped via UPS they had them listed as 65 lbs each on the shipping info.

erm 04-28-2011 05:03 PM

You've added some wind resistance, some rotating resistance and some unsprung weight with those tires. I'm not surprised your MPG's went down. I saw some improvement when I went to a narrower, taller tire.

DARB24 04-30-2011 11:01 AM

i now get about 8 around town with my 315's


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