- Nov 9, 2020
- Reaction score
- Southern New Hampsire
Did you calculate in the 2.2% difference in increased diameter for the 305/45 Defenders?It's only been a few months on the new tires but I like math so yeah, let's run the numbers and see where things are at.
- Goodyear Eagle Touring, 285/45R22 23,389 miles travelled, averaged 15.35MPG
- BFG Advantage TA's, 285/45R22, 34,028 miles travelled, averaged 15.56MPG
- Michelin Defender LTX, 305/45R22, 4840 miles travelled, averaged 14.71MPG
The Eagles were burned off pretty quick doing mostly close to home travel. I put the BFG's on right before I started my current project so the BFG's and Michelin will see near identical usage and treatment. Funny to see a 0.85 mpg difference between the tires on the exact same commute. I compared averages from last year during the same dates and the BFG's were fairly consistent at 15.63 so there's definately a difference and the BFG's seem to get almost 1mpg better mileage. I still prefer the traction and ride of the Michelin's though so I wouldn't go back for 1 mpg.
If not then it would be closer to 15 mpg. The Defenders are smooth running tires for sure.
Thanks for the info. I still have time and tread to burn with the Eagles so I still have time to research.