New Tires for 2020 Limited (275/65R18 vs 285/65R18)

UnloosedChewtoy

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Greetings all. As I mentioned in my intro thread in the other section, I'll be ditching the 22" rims and moving to some 18" Rebel rims. I really do like the design of the 22-inchers, but I do not want those large rims for winter/mild-offroading. So I now have some Rebel rims sitting in the garage, and am now driving myself insane with tire research.

I don't want to go a lot larger over stock size, as I'll already be losing some MPG/power by going with a heavier tire. I think I've settled on 285/65R18 or 275/65R18. It comes down to LT (E rated) vs SL.

If I go 275/65, it'll be Falken Wildpeaks. If I go 285/65, it'll be General Grabber ATX. Based on the research I've done, the Grabbers are a little better at everything, but they aren't available in many sizes below LT (E), and the Falkens are well reviewed.

Looking for any advice you can give. Thanks in advance!
 
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Personally I'd go taller with a 275/70 R18. Not a huge weight change and quite a bit of options in that size, which should be OEM in my opinion
Thanks for the reply. The OEM 22" rubber is light. About 16 pounds per tire minimum was the smallest increase in rubber weight I could find, going to E. The Falkens in E were by far the heaviest, at about 27 lbs difference.

In 18" SL-rated, it was about 8 pounds difference in rubber with the Falkens. If I had gone with a different tire, it would have been closer to 4-6 lbs difference. I'm hoping the rim weight difference will cancel that out, or mostly cancel it out, but I could not find weights on the factory rims without tires. We'll see what happens.
 
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