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I'm learning more info on things to consider when swapping out wheels -- need to make sure the load rating of the wheel being considered is more than 50% of the vehicle's heaviest gross axle weight rating. It looks like the Touring trim's heaviest GAWR is 3142 lbs, so I'll need to get wheels with a load rating of at least 1,571 pounds. The KMC Bullys have a load rating of 1,752, exceeding the GAWR by 181. Should I be concerned with cutting it so close? It looks like the Black Rhino Overlands have a load rating of 2700 (but they weigh about 9 pounds more each and cost about $100 more).


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What did you decide concerning the KMC Bully wheels? They are on my shortlist as well. Also looking at a couple of the KMC XD series wheels.
 

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I ordered the Bully wheels and the Terra Grapplers and am having them installed next week. Will post pictures once installed.
Can't wait to see them!

I'm trying to decide how I'm going to manage a full size spare. Eventually I'll be mounting it to my camper trailer but in the mean time I'm not a huge fan of my options. @Jondz 's roof box is the most eligant solution I've seen, but I'm not crazy about lifting the tire overhead. I'll be curious to see what you might try.
 

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I'm on the fence whether to drop money in to new wheels and tires.

If I keep the OEM wheels, I wonder if a 275/45-20 would cause any rubbing issues?

OEM tires (265/45-20) are 10.4" wide and 29.4" tall.

275/45-20 tires are 10.8" wide and 29.7" tall.

These Cooper tires look really good to me: http://us.coopertire.com/tires/cooper-zeon-ltz.aspx

 
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I'm on the fence whether to drop money in to new wheels and tires.

If I keep the OEM wheels, I wonder if a 275/45-20 would cause any rubbing issues?

OEM tires (265/45-20) are 10.4" wide and 29.4" tall.

275/45-20 tires are 10.8" wide and 29.7" tall.

These Cooper tires look really good to me: http://us.coopertire.com/tires/cooper-zeon-ltz.aspx

Those look real cool, and with differences of 0.4" (width) and 0.3" (height) I would venture to guess they would fit.. but at any case, please keep us updated what you find on these bad boys...
 

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^ Yeah, that's my guess too. However the OEM wheels are 8.5" wide which is the bottom end for a 275 tire.

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^ Yeah, that's my guess too. However the OEM wheels are 8.5" wide which is the bottom end for a 275 tire.
Hey 407 guy, I have 265/50/20 all terrian cooper AT3 4s tires on my PP tourney . No rubbing , didn’t have to change rims . Works great., quiet , sharp looking an a great tire for any weather look at the reviews. I’m in the Sierra Mountains in Ca during ski season . Also those Zeon’s Tires don’t last long .
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I'm on the fence whether to drop money in to new wheels and tires.

If I keep the OEM wheels, I wonder if a 275/45-20 would cause any rubbing issues?

OEM tires (265/45-20) are 10.4" wide and 29.4" tall.

275/45-20 tires are 10.8" wide and 29.7" tall.

These Cooper tires look really good to me: http://us.coopertire.com/tires/cooper-zeon-ltz.aspx

I have gone through 2 sets of Cooper Zeon LTZ tires on my LR4. It's one of the few offroad tires that fit the 19" LR4 wheels. They are great when new, rather quiet on the highway. But the more they wear, the louder they get. By the end you can't wait to get rid of them. The other irony is that when new they tend to dig into sand so not the best beach tire. But the more they wear down, the better they become in sand. Not a good winter tire form my limited experience. The spaces between the tread blocks clog with snow. Nokian winter tires are best in winter.
 

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They are great when new, rather quiet on the highway. But the more they wear, the louder they get. By the end you can't wait to get rid of them.
Have you tried swapping/rotating the tire & wheel to the other side of the vehicle? Tread blocks (leading edge versus trailing edge) do not wear evenly which may contribute to tire noise.
 

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Have you tried swapping/rotating the tire & wheel to the other side of the vehicle? Tread blocks (leading edge versus trailing edge) do not wear evenly which may contribute to tire noise.
Yes, that does not matter. The more they wear, the louder they get regardless of rotating. And there are probably 100 other LR4 forum members that have posted the same experience with the Zeons. Most of us have moved on to 19" Conti TerrainContacts. Not as aggressive off road but quieter on-road.
 

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Looking good Shadow! Nice score. Do the 17's ride a lot better than the 20's?
Had the dealership swap them before driving off the lot, so to be honest, other than two very short test drives, didn't get much experience on the 20's. Bigger concern for me is planned light off roading, where I definitely wanted smaller, more aggressive tires. Figured having brand new 20" wheels would be easier to sell than lightly used.
 

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^ Looks good!

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