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I have the stock Goodyear, 265 60r 20 on my 21 trail boss lt. What are some thoughts on the best size tire, looks and performance, on the boss? Thx
 
Depends on what you want to do. The stock size is adequate for most off road activities. I have stock 18in wheels.
I went with a 295/70 (34in) tire to fill out the wheel well. Originally I didn’t plan on much off roading but have done more than I thought I would 👍
 
Just put 295/70R18 (34x11.50) Falken Wildpeaks on my 2019 Custom 5.3 yesterday. I am amazed at the improved ride quality and how quiet they are compared to the stock Goodyears.
 

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Just put 295/70R18 (34x11.50) Falken Wildpeaks on my 2019 Custom 5.3 yesterday. I am amazed at the improved ride quality and how quiet they are compared to the stock Goodyears.
Those look good. I was wanting to fill out the wheel wells too. Any trouble with turn radius or rubbing ?
 
Depends on what you want to do. The stock size is adequate for most off road activities. I have stock 18in wheels.
I went with a 295/70 (34in) tire to fill out the wheel well. Originally I didn’t plan on much off roading but have done more than I thought I would 👍
Any trouble with rubbing with the 295’s ?
 
I removed the mud flaps but otherwise I have no spacers and no level kit and also no rubbing. 1/2 to 3/4 inch of clearance from the upper control arm/ball joint (I didn't measure, just eyeballed) but tire deflection happens on the bottom side so I'm not concerned...
 
Just put 295/70R18 (34x11.50) Falken Wildpeaks on my 2019 Custom 5.3 yesterday. I am amazed at the improved ride quality and how quiet they are compared to the stock Goodyears.
I see that you posted this while back. I wanted to ask you how your Wildpeaks have been performing? I have never run Falkens but I here great things?
 
I see that you posted this while back. I wanted to ask you how your Wildpeaks have been performing? I have never run Falkens but I here great things?
Still really happy with the Falkens. I think they have changed the design a bit with the AT4 since I purchased mine but They've held up great!
 
The Falkens are a great tire. Very quiet on the pavement. Wear well and ride decent. If you’re wanting a more off road/ meaty looking tire they’re little on the non aggressive looking side, but quietness on eway , longevity , and snow traction are all above average. Their sidewall could just use some meatier lugs to give it more aggressive look.
 
One counterpoint about the Falkens - weight. I agree on the performance and longevity, but damn they are heavy tires. It's the only reason I won't consider them. The AT/4W now has an SL-rated version that is more reasonable in weight, but if you want to stick with LT-rated tires you're looking at a 65lb tire (standard 33") even in C-range which is nuts. Duratrac, Territory MT, Open Country, KO2/3 all weigh in in the 45-50lb mark in that size.
 
I went with the E rated 295/70/18 Falken AT3s because I wanted that 4080lbs @ 80psi load rating. They weigh in at 68 pounds. The other brands I looked into at this same rating as follows:
Yokohama Geolander 67 pounds
Nito Ridge Grappler 65 pounds
BFG Ko2 65 pounds (had these on my '06 Power Wagon and '05 Suburban and MPG was awful, improved with different tires)
Goodyear Duratrac 65 pounds
Unsprung weight can be an issue but I'm not driving a trophy truck and for me the positives of the Falkens have far outweighed the actual weight! hahaha... Price, sidewall strength, traction profile, lack of road noise, very little change to MPG even with larger size (34.3"x11.9").happy happy happy 🤙
 
I went with the E rated 295/70/18 Falken AT3s because I wanted that 4080lbs @ 80psi load rating. They weigh in at 68 pounds. The other brands I looked into at this same rating as follows:
Yokohama Geolander 67 pounds
Nito Ridge Grappler 65 pounds
BFG Ko2 65 pounds (had these on my '06 Power Wagon and '05 Suburban and MPG was awful, improved with different tires)
Goodyear Duratrac 65 pounds
Unsprung weight can be an issue but I'm not driving a trophy truck and for me the positives of the Falkens have far outweighed the actual weight! hahaha... Price, sidewall strength, traction profile, lack of road noise, very little change to MPG even with larger size (34.3"x11.9").happy happy happy 🤙

But you can't make use of that 4080lb rating since you're limited to 3800lbs per axle. The vast majority of C-rated tires are already rated for well beyond what the axle can hold. Second, yes most E-range tires are frikin heavy...but even the C-range Wildpeak is over 60lbs as I noted. Third, load rating and sidewall strength are not related. Many of the newer C-rated tires have much tougher sidewalls than D or E-rated tires.

If you managed to maintain MPGs with larger, E-rated tires that'd be pretty amazing, because Wildpeaks cost me 2mpg when I tried them on a 1/2-ton. A lot of Jeep guys run them and it's not unheard to see a loss of 4-5mpg on a Wrangler (much lighter vehicle). I imagine if you are comparing MPGs while towing with the stockers and now while towing with the Wildpeaks, I could believe you wouldn't see much of a difference because you were already dealing with terrible fuel efficiency.
 
One counterpoint about the Falkens - weight. I agree on the performance and longevity, but damn they are heavy tires. It's the only reason I won't consider them. The AT/4W now has an SL-rated version that is more reasonable in weight, but if you want to stick with LT-rated tires you're looking at a 65lb tire (standard 33") even in C-range which is nuts. Duratrac, Territory MT, Open Country, KO2/3 all weigh in in the 45-50lb mark in that size.
I went with the E rated 295/70/18 Falken AT3s because I wanted that 4080lbs @ 80psi load rating. They weigh in at 68 pounds. The other brands I looked into at this same rating as follows:
Yokohama Geolander 67 pounds
Nito Ridge Grappler 65 pounds
BFG Ko2 65 pounds (had these on my '06 Power Wagon and '05 Suburban and MPG was awful, improved with different tires)
Goodyear Duratrac 65 pounds
Unsprung weight can be an issue but I'm not driving a trophy truck and for me the positives of the Falkens have far outweighed the actual weight! hahaha... Price, sidewall strength, traction profile, lack of road noise, very little change to MPG even with larger size (34.3"x11.9").happy happy happy 🤙

I checked falkins, toyos, bfgs, and goodyears in 285/70r18 and 295/70r18 and they are all between 65 and 72lbs 🤷 Toyo MTs were the heaviest but their RTs and ATs were only a pound or two less.
 

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