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)
Nitto Terra Grapplers
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!