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Koz 08-23-12 10:59 AM

LT Tires on GX460
 
Is anyone running LT tires on their GX? If so, which brand and size?

I'm starting to get ready for a cross country trip for early next year (will be towing a travel trailer). I plan on replacing my tires with the Michelin LTX M/S2 (275/65/18 - E rated LTs). I also plan on upgrading the brake pads and rotors.

The trailer I'm towing has somewhat weak brakes and depends on the tow vehicle's brakes to help more then the average trailer. I will be traveling through mountainous areas and need/want to upgrade the brakes. Has anyone upgraded their brakes? Again, if so, any recommendations would be appreciated!

Koz

Eppieguy 08-23-12 11:12 AM

Obviously I haven't done anything to my new GX but I have used R1 concepts for brake pads and rotors on my Tahoe for years and thought very highly of them. Call them, they are very helpful and will ask you under what conditions you will be driving and recommend the proper brakes for your application.

Koz 08-23-12 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eppieguy (Post 7441297)
Obviously I haven't done anything to my new GX but I have used R1 concepts for brake pads and rotors on my Tahoe for years and thought very highly of them. Call them, they are very helpful and will ask you under what conditions you will be driving and recommend the proper brakes for your application.

Thanks, I've seen them (and was considering them) and they seem to be reasonably priced.

Koz

Koz 08-23-12 12:36 PM

I'm leaning towards these;

Premium Dimpled and Slotted Brake Rotors

http://brakeperformance.com/brake-ro...ake-Rotors.php

Koz

closenough 08-23-12 07:06 PM

I installed EBC Green on my last Toyota truck and was very impressed with the grip they gave. I will consider them again for my GX, probably next Spring.

Capirato 08-23-12 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Koz (Post 7441262)

Is anyone running LT tires on their GX? If so, which brand and size?

I plan on replacing my tires with the Michelin LTX M/S2 (275/65/18 - E rated LTs.

Koz

I replaced my tires with Michelin LTX M/S2. I am very pleased with them.

~ Cap

Koz 08-24-12 04:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Capirato (Post 7442550)
I replaced my tires with Michelin LTX M/S2. I am very pleased with them.

~ Cap

I know the LTX M/S2's are excellent tires, I was just hoping someone had experience with either LTs or the bigger size (275/65). I really don't think the 3/4" bigger diameter will be a problem.

Koz

Capirato 08-24-12 04:38 AM

Original tire 265/60/18
Sidewall: 6.26 in
Radius: 15.26 in
Diameter: 30.52 in
Circumf: 95.88 in
Revs/mile: 660.82

New Tire 275/65/18
Sidewall: 7.04 in
Radius: 16.04 in
Diameter: 32.07 in
Circumf: 100.77 in
Revs/mile: 628.78

When speedometer is reading 60mph
you are actually traveling 62.91mph.

Koz 08-24-12 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Capirato (Post 7443010)
Original tire 265/60/18
Sidewall: 6.26 in
Radius: 15.26 in
Diameter: 30.52 in
Circumf: 95.88 in
Revs/mile: 660.82

New Tire 275/65/18
Sidewall: 7.04 in
Radius: 16.04 in
Diameter: 32.07 in
Circumf: 100.77 in
Revs/mile: 628.78

When speedometer is reading 60mph
you are actually traveling 62.91mph.

My GPS radar shows actual speed (Passport 9500ix).

Don't leave home without it! lol

Koz

Capirato 08-24-12 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Koz (Post 7443227)

My GPS radar shows actual speed (Passport 9500ix).

Don't leave home without it! lol

Koz

Your new larger tires will extend your warrantee by recording less miles than actually driven. lol

~ Cap

Koz 08-24-12 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Capirato (Post 7443505)
Your new larger tires will extend your warrantee by recording less miles than actually driven. lol

~ Cap

Ya, but will kill my gas milage!

Koz

SaniDel 08-24-12 12:08 PM

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Not if you follow the "Tire Change Calibration" procedure!
Regards,

SaniDel

Capirato 08-24-12 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SaniDel (Post 7443783)

Not if you follow the "Tire Change Calibration" procedure!
Regards,

SaniDel

My question now is:

Does it change the Odometer Readings ??

That's what the Dealer goes by.

Cap

tazdevl 09-07-12 09:27 PM

Just picked up some LTX M/S2's. Seems quieter than the Brdgestones (POS tire IMO), rides a bit firmer, handles better and tracks straighter on the highway. My guess a lot of that is due to the stiffer sidewall on the LTXs. GX feels flatter in turns.

Front range got a bunch of rain today and I can definitely say the tires do MUCH better in the rain than the Bridgestones.

One other thing, the new tires are 2lbs lighter than the Bridgestones. May result in a slight improvement with acceleration and gas mileage. Time will tell.

tazdevl 09-08-12 08:42 AM

Btw tire calibration does nothing for the odo or speedo. Those are regulated components in the car. It just relates to the nav.


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