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Hello all,

Well, as some of you will notice I'm from Dubai. I own a Stealth FJ Cruiser 2010 model, it currently has 285/75/R16 BF Goodrich All Terrain KO's Load Range D and Mickey Thompson Classic I 16x10 rims on her and it's about time for a tire change. I have a few questions and your help would be appreciated.

Firstly, I bought these BF's not a while ago but due to the excessive tire rubbing from the front body bush mount, they started to wear faster than usual for any other car maybe. I can't do a body mount chop since in here it would even get up to the extent of the car not being registered due to changes to the "chassis". Lame, I know, but ah well what can we do. I loved the BF's, even though they did have a bit of annoying sound on highways.

In Dubai, UAE, our off-roading is different, think of it as Glamis in the US, we're nearly the same as Glamis in everywhere around the country when it comes to "off-roading" places.

First question: What kind of tires should I get?, I'm really happy with the BF's but they're really heavy + the rubbing is just annoying and I'll have to replace tires every little while because of that and I can't do anything about the body mount chop. Lots of people recommended me the following:
Nitto Dune Grapplers
Hankook (No idea what the tire name is)
Maxxis
Nitto Terra Grapplers
Geolanders

P.S: I've never done any alignments for the tires, tie rods, casters, camber, etc. for the BF's at all, thought I'll do for the new tires at once, but that wouldn't be the source of the problem for the tire rubbing, would it?

I'd love to hear your opinion too

Second question: I'm more of a highway person since I go and get back home from University everyday and that's about 80 miles for a whole trip. Average speed on a highway is 75-80 mph, the car has a 3" lift, whenever I put it on cruise control it would just rev up hard so it can be stable at about 75-80 mph whichever I choose, and it keeps doing this annnd this of course brings the fuel consumption to another level, in other words the car is not aerodynamic at ALLLLL, it keeps annoying me sometimes, I know it's an FJ and not a Porsche but hey, many people managed to solve issues like these why not give it a try? Question is what can I do to keep the car stable on speed and not actually have to rev up everytime to keep on a stable speed that I want. On windy days, it's like impossible to drive the car without having to get dragged to the direction of the wind even on low speeds.

Will appreciate the help!

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BFG Baja T/A would probably be what I'd give a shot.
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BFG Baja T/A would probably be what I'd give a shot.
Thanks for the fast post.

Unfortunately I checked the website and they have 315's .. those are way too big and would rub even on a slight steer!

Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S, 285/75/r16, would these even rub on a U-turn?

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Try the general grabber in a red letter.

below is a link to 4wheeler mag. have a buddy who has them on is HD2500 and takes it to the Imperial dunes in Yuma AZ with his Rail and loves them.

From what I have heard they have a lot of float on sand

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Try the general grabber in a red letter.

below is a link to 4wheeler mag. have a buddy who has them on is HD2500 and takes it to the Imperial dunes in Yuma AZ with his Rail and loves them.

From what I have heard they have a lot of float on sand

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Try the general grabber in a red letter.

below is a link to 4wheeler mag. have a buddy who has them on is HD2500 and takes it to the Imperial dunes in Yuma AZ with his Rail and loves them.

From what I have heard they have a lot of float on sand

New Dot Approved General Tire Grabber Sand Dunes Photo 7
Heard about these too, they're on the discount tire FJ, gonna look into them too. Thanks.
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To solve the rubbing and the cruise control problem you must go one size less, which is 275/70/16 or 265/75/16 you will also re-gain power due to the lighter weight of these tires and less road drag (you will loose about 15 lbs per tire) thats a lot!! Anyway, it might not look right as you already have a 3 inch lift on your FJ.

The other option is to change your wheels to 17 inch & use tires size 275/70/17 or 285/70/17

What lift kit do you have?
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To solve the rubbing and the cruise control problem you must go one size less, which is 275/70/16 or 265/75/16 you will also re-gain power due to the lighter weight of these tires and less road drag (you will loose about 15 lbs per tire) thats a lot!! Anyway, it might not look right as you already have a 3 inch lift on your FJ.

The other option is to change your wheels to 17 inch & use tires size 275/70/17 or 285/70/17

What lift kit do you have?
These tire sizes are way smaller and make the car look ugly.

Got TRD front and back shocks, stock springs, tuff dog spacer lift.
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Installed Geolandar 285/75/16

No tire noise
Better stability on highways
Still holds an aggressive look

I love 'em
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Installed Geolandar 285/75/16

No tire noise
Better stability on highways
Still holds an aggressive look

I love 'em
Where about in DXB are you? Why don't you come dune bashing with us. We are out every friday.
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