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More googling makes it apparent your scale is inverse from ours. Converted to metric...

97kph > 10.7 L/100km, up(down?) to 9.8
105kph > 11.8-
113kph > 11.8
121kph > 13.1
129kph > 14.7

Seem about right?
 

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Yup, you’re bang on. Mine MPGs are never that good overall though. By the time I get to the end of a tank, I’m usually around 11-14mpg.

It’s truly a “Jekyll & Hyde” truck when it comes to MPGs

The truck sees a lot of short trips these days and I drive it fairly hard to get it warm when I can. Weekends are usually spent flogging it on dirt roads shuttling mountain bikes.


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It’s getting to be new tire time. I think I’m pretty set on the Toyo AT 3’s. The other main competitor was Nitto Recon Grapplers, I really like them, but they don’t have the winter rating that drops my insurance, lol.

Any thoughts or input? I’m thinking of staying with the same or very similar size to my 305/65/18’s that are on it now.

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I like a narrower tire in winter. I feel like traction is better.
 

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It’s getting to be new tire time. I think I’m pretty set on the Toyo AT 3’s. The other main competitor was Nitto Recon Grapplers, I really like them, but they don’t have the winter rating that drops my insurance, lol.

Any thoughts or input? I’m thinking of staying with the same or very similar size to my 305/65/18’s that are on it now.

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I just put the Toyo AT3's in a 35x12.5r17 on my truck, no feedback yet. I have a couple hundred miles of road trip this weekend and some light offroading for dove hunting. Curious how they'll do in the Arizona sand.

The sidewalls certainly look beefier than the Nitto TerraGrappler G2's I had before.
 

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Well the Toyo AT3's worked out just fine. I did get "stuck" the very first night after parking in a soft sandy spot. Aired the tires from ~40psi (or whatever the tire shop filled them to) down to 25psi. Never any issues for the rest of the weekend, cruised around dirt, sand, and pavement without a hiccup. Aired back up at the gas station before hitting the road back home.

I plan to setup my own air compressor soon. I have an Expedition airbag suspension compressor that I'm hoping to make useful
 

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Well the Toyo AT3's worked out just fine. I did get "stuck" the very first night after parking in a soft sandy spot. Aired the tires from ~40psi (or whatever the tire shop filled them to) down to 25psi. Never any issues for the rest of the weekend, cruised around dirt, sand, and pavement without a hiccup. Aired back up at the gas station before hitting the road back home.

I plan to setup my own air compressor soon. I have an Expedition airbag suspension compressor that I'm hoping to make useful
That’s great, thanks for the feedback! The more I look into them, the more I like them.


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After getting terrible fuel mileage going up North to pick up the Quad, I decided it was worth while to try and put regular IWEs back in the truck. I swapped out the deletes with Dorman brand (same “warn” supplier as OEM) last night. Only took about 45 minutes to do both sides.

Pulling the empty flat deck with the deletes, netted me about 11.1mpg. I’m pulling the same trailer again today, so I’ll compare and see what it does now.




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Well, got the results I was hoping for.

On the same stretch of road with the trailer, it got 13.2mpg at 80mph.

Even without resetting the gauge, the truck went up to 17.1 mpg on the trip back without the trailer connected.

So I guess I’ll stick with the OEM IWEs and just make myself a valve to “lock” them if I want to for a drag race or something.


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After spending WAY too much time looking at tires and the size/cost/availability options, I'm going back to a set of 285/70/18 Ridge Grapplers. I wanted the new Recon Grapplers, but they are only available in 20" for now.
Heck ya lots of rubber (y)
 

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After spending WAY too much time looking at tires and the size/cost/availability options, I'm going back to a set of 285/70/18 Ridge Grapplers. I wanted the new Recon Grapplers, but they are only available in 20" for now.
Niiiice.
I’m surprise how impressed I’ve been with my ridge Grapplers, I wasn’t expecting to be this impressed even though I knew they would be great. Seriously thinking about the Mickey Thompson Baja boss next just for something different though, that is if I stay with 35s since they don’t have a 37/18 yet


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Niiiice.
I’m surprise how impressed I’ve been with my ridge Grapplers, I wasn’t expecting to be this impressed even though I knew they would be great. Seriously thinking about the Mickey Thompson Baja boss next just for something different though, that is if I stay with 35s since they don’t have a 37/18 yet


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I had them before and really liked them. Moved to the KO2 mainly for the winter rating and they were a solid deal. I like the Mickey’s and have run their older AT on a previous truck, but they wore terribly for me. I’m sure the newer ones aren’t the same though.


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Getting a few small things done on the trucks "refresh". Full Race Intake, EPP inlet tubes, Tow hook mounts and my Sport 20's all taken to the Power coater.
Next up is peeling off the original PPF, so see what kind of damage lies underneath. The game plan is to get the Raptor boards re-coated. At the same time, I'll get the very bottom of the body PTM bed lined and possibly the front bumper if it's in rough shape under the PPF.
 

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