Hey Marsh... looks awesome with the lift and new tyres! I love white sidewall writing... all tyres should have that because it just looks cool.... Can you tell me about running 265/70's; in particular, does it throw out your speedo by much? Affect fuel economy or power much? What air pressure are you running in them?
I'm asking because I'm currently running 265/65r17 on my fj rims and would like to go a bit bigger. My other option I'm considering is 285/65r17. Very similar rolling diameter as the 265/70s but a bit more width (to fill out those guards a bit more
) but I've heard pushing that the extra width really sucks the power and effects fuel economy noticeably. I'm not sure if that's true.
I've been away since just after Christmas so have spent a fair bit of time with the Lux. The tyre and suspension combo is awesome, feels so much more capable off road and better on road too.
Tyre pressure - I've been running 36 psi all round on the bitumen and adjusting according to conditions when off road.
Economy - I haven't really been tracking... At a really rough estimate I'd say 600kms per tank.
Power - haven't noticed anything major. The car has been loaded and a bit on the roof too so that all affects things.
Speedo - looks pretty much on actually but each car is different.
One note - the tyres are scrubbing a bit on the mud guards at certain angles. This is weird given my old tyres were the same size and didn't scrub. I put it down to the chunk of the KO2s. I've contacted Ultimate Suspension and they think I should be able have the wheel alignment set to avoid scrubs... I will sort it when I get home. If a wheel alignment doesn't resolve this, I'll probably get Superpro adjustable upper camber arms.
Here's a photo from my trip: