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Yes, I just went out to the garage and checked. Never thought about that. I never use the back window. It will still open and close normally with about 1/2" clearance.
Thanks for checking this FB! Even if it did'nt open; I am still going to do this; I was just curious.
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Thanks for checking this FB! Even if it did'nt open; I am still going to do this; I was just curious.
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really looks great, i was convinced on getting KM2's until I saw your ride....
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Those look great on there.
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really looks great, i was convinced on getting KM2's until I saw your ride....
I was debating on getting a mud tire as well. But from what I read I should be able to get a little better life out of these. Also figured there would be less chance of rubbing.

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That is a fine looking ride. I was leaning toward the same tire in 265 instead of 285 because of the need for a lift and the decrease in MPGs. After seeing your pics (thanks for posting!) I am back to plotting for the 285s.

I'd sure like to see how your mileage changes with these new treads. I understand that we can't put a price on satisfaction, but it would be good to get the facts. One person posted that he estimated a 3 MPG drop with MTs. I know there are a lot of variables when measuring mileage, but if you could give a best guess it would help with my decision-making dilemma.

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That is a fine looking ride. I was leaning toward the same tire in 265 instead of 285 because of the need for a lift and the decrease in MPGs. After seeing your pics (thanks for posting!) I am back to plotting for the 285s.

I'd sure like to see how your mileage changes with these new treads. I understand that we can't put a price on satisfaction, but it would be good to get the facts. One person posted that he estimated a 3 MPG drop with MTs. I know there are a lot of variables when measuring mileage, but if you could give a best guess it would help with my decision-making dilemma.
I'll try to keep my eye on it. Just filled up the afternoon I got the tires. Probably will be sometime this weekend before the old gas light comes on. I hope. I have not paid too much attention to the mileage I got before this only because I drive highway some days and through the city other days, I get bored going the same way to work all the time. The great part is with the 3" lift and the 285's it still fits in the garage! Barely.

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Your pics went to work on my subconscious and today I found myself in the local off road shop checking cost for a light OME lift kit, installed. Quote was $1,100. BFG TA KOs quoted at $229 ea plus $20 mount and balance. I can save a few bucks by getting tires from the local Big O shop and they can also do the front end alignment and they have the high end balancer that, if I understand it correctly, the FJ needs.

So, as near as I can estimate, your posting of those awesome pictures is going to cost me around $2,300.

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Your pics went to work on my subconscious and today I found myself in the local off road shop checking cost for a light OME lift kit, installed. Quote was $1,100. BFG TA KOs quoted at $229 ea plus $20 mount and balance. I can save a few bucks by getting tires from the local Big O shop and they can also do the front end alignment and they have the high end balancer that, if I understand it correctly, the FJ needs.

So, as near as I can estimate, your posting of those awesome pictures is going to cost me around $2,300.
Just doing my part to help stimulate the economy. As far as mileage goes from your previous question still watching. Only driven about 170 miles so far on this tank. I still got a good bit of fuel left. I usually get to about 270 to 280 miles before the gas light comes on. Hopefully I will get close to that. I usually fill up as soon as the gas light comes on. When I have to get gas next I will post up my mileage for that tank.

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