Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-14-2008, 11:14 PM   #1
Senior Member
cellularSTEVE's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,070
Toyo Tire Upgrade-4:10 gears OK?

So after being at yesterdays meet&greet in SoCal and seeing all the nice rigs, I have decided to go with larger tires.

Before I do so, I would like some advice.

Here is what I have:
  • 1. Currently running BFG AT 285-75-16.
    2. I have 4.10 gears.
    3. Standard brakes I suppose
    4. I have the V10 with the SMB 4x4 package
    5. A lot of road driving and offroad trips on fire roads, rocks, dirt

I am strongly considering Toyo M/T 315-75-16 E Rated.

Several of you have convinced me that the Toyo's are better than the BFG's (though I have always liked my BFG M/Ts on my Jeeps).

So what I would like to know is the following:
  • 1. How do they handle on the road? A couple of you said they pull at freeway speeds?
    2. How are they as far as noise? (especially compared to BFG A/Ts)
    3. What do you think of running this size with 4.10 gears especially on the low end?
    4. Since I have the 16" rims, I assume I have the standard brakes. Anyone running this size tire without upgrading their brakes? If so any noticable difference?
    5. Any negatives with this tire?

Thanks very much.


'05 Ford V-10 4x4 SMB "50" White
'00 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 Highly Modified
'04 Jeep Grand Cherokee- wife won't let me modify it. :-(
Does anyone really read this stuff other than surfgeek?
cellularSTEVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 496
Re: Toyo Tire Upgrade-4:10 gears OK?

You probably did the tire upgrade since you posted this. But to put in my two cents, my van has 4.10 gears and 285's. It's better on the highway with bigger tires but I can see why people change gear sets to keep the crawl factor really low.

I guess 4.86's and a Gear Vendor Overdrive Part #3D0271K

PS. I'd like to know what's involved with upgrading to E450 brakes. Do you know?
j.whitbread is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.