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ok im looking at getting new tires for my new FJ, i want the All Terrain T/A KO's and ive seen tons of FJ's with them. my question is do i need new different sized wheels? or can i use my stock alloys? do those tires come in the right size for my bone stock FJ?
 

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ok im looking at getting new tires for my new FJ, i want the All Terrain T/A KO's and ive seen tons of FJ's with them. my question is do i need new different sized wheels? or can i use my stock alloys? do those tires come in the right size for my bone stock FJ?
The 285/70R17s will fit perfectly on the stock alloys, which is what I have on mine. I believe they also have a 265/70R17 which you should probably get if you do not have a lift.

With the SAW suspension (about 2.95" of lift) I do not have much clearance around the body mounts and upper control arms with the 285s, but the 265s should be fine on stock suspension. When I first had my 285s put on, the day before the suspension was put on, I had to remove the front mud flaps or the tires would have been rubbing on them. Even after I removed the mud flaps, I still only had about 1/8" clearance until the SAW was installed.
 

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Great responses here, Thank you all for helping out. I apologize for my delayed response, I was in NJ for the later part of last week and this weekend.

As for your question, MountainMan08:
The BFG TA KO is an excellent tire. They do make them in a both the 16" (265/65-16) and 17" (265/70-17) stock options for the FJ. Here's a link: BFG TA KO Stick with the stock sizes if you want to keep from rubbing and they will be a great tire for you.

Note: "C" noted after the tire size indicated the tire is a 6-ply, "D" indicates an 8-ply tire and "E" indicates a 10-ply tire. The more plies in a tire the high load capacity the tire is able to handle and the more tire pressure that is required for proper wear. Also heavier ply tires generally feel stiffer on the road. 2008 FJ's came with 4ply XL tires. "XL = Extra load = reinforced side walls"
 

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Great responses here, Thank you all for helping out. I apologize for my delayed response, I was in NJ for the later part of last week and this weekend.

As for your question, MountainMan08:
The BFG TA KO is an excellent tire. They do make them in a both the 16" (265/65-16) and 17" (265/70-17) stock options for the FJ. Here's a link: BFG TA KO Stick with the stock sizes if you want to keep from rubbing and they will be a great tire for you.

Note: "C" noted after the tire size indicated the tire is a 6-ply, "D" indicates an 8-ply tire and "E" indicates a 10-ply tire. The more plies in a tire the high load capacity the tire is able to handle and the more tire pressure that is required for proper wear. Also heavier ply tires generally feel stiffer on the road. 2008 FJ's came with 4ply XL tires. "XL = Extra load = reinforced side walls"
ok so if I wanted to go with 265's on my 17's mainly city (75%)highway(25%) driving no towing what would you recomend?
 

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I think the BFG is a great tire for you. You are going to be seeing a bit of weather there in BC so it should do well for you. The 6-ply tires will be fine, I am not trying to scare you. Some people just don't realize when they buy an 8 or 10-ply tire that it will stiffen their ride. Then they assume every tire built by that manufacture is "hard" beacuse they are used to a standard 4-ply tire. The 6-ply will actually be a great tire for you. They will respond better when you turn and they are only a little step up from the stock 4-plys in stiffness so you should quickly get use to it. Your truck will respond like a Truck should and actually the T/A Ko's ride very smooth.

Normally with the amount of highway driving you do I would suggest looking at an even more hwy designed tire like the Nitto Duragrappler but I think you are going to want the extra taction that the T/A KO provides being that it is an all terrain and the road and weather conditions you get in BC. Maintain them with the proper pressure and rotations and you should get many miles out of them. It's not uncommon to get over 60K miles out of them. Many people do.
 

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I think the BFG is a great tire for you. You are going to be seeing a bit of weather there in BC so it should do well for you. The 6-ply tires will be fine, I am not trying to scare you. Some people just don't realize when they buy an 8 or 10-ply tire that it will stiffen their ride. Then they assume every tire built by that manufacture is "hard" beacuse they are used to a standard 4-ply tire. The 6-ply will actually be a great tire for you. They will respond better when you turn and they are only a little step up from the stock 4-plys in stiffness so you should quickly get use to it. Your truck will respond like a Truck should and actually the T/A Ko's ride very smooth.

Normally with the amount of highway driving you do I would suggest looking at an even more hwy designed tire like the Nitto Duragrappler but I think you are going to want the extra taction that the T/A KO provides being that it is an all terrain and the road and weather conditions you get in BC. Maintain them with the proper pressure and rotations and you should get many miles out of them. It's not uncommon to get over 60K miles out of them. Many people do.
I would just like to comment that I have always had really good luck with Discount Tire here locally. It is pretty cool that you have taken the time to answer some questions since this stuff is really confusing to us non-tire types.

Thanks again,

RogerSan:cheers:
 

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I am going to need some of these tires too before the Summit. I'll be calling! 285/75/16

Quick question for you: Will one of your stores mount the tires on my wheels? Is it cheaper if I have you drop ship the tires directly to a local store?

Thanks in advance for your answers!
 

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I am going to need some of these tires too before the Summit. I'll be calling! 285/75/16

Quick question for you: Will one of your stores mount the tires on my wheels? Is it cheaper if I have you drop ship the tires directly to a local store?

Thanks in advance for your answers!
We generally do not ship product to our stores. I would recommend you contact them and see what they can do for you. They can usually match our online prices :bigthumb: If for some reason they can't, we can ship the tire to you and the store will install it for $19.99.
 

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Great responses here, Thank you all for helping out. I apologize for my delayed response, I was in NJ for the later part of last week and this weekend.

As for your question, MountainMan08:
The BFG TA KO is an excellent tire. They do make them in a both the 16" (265/65-16) and 17" (265/70-17) stock options for the FJ. Here's a link: BFG TA KO Stick with the stock sizes if you want to keep from rubbing and they will be a great tire for you.

Note: "C" noted after the tire size indicated the tire is a 6-ply, "D" indicates an 8-ply tire and "E" indicates a 10-ply tire. The more plies in a tire the high load capacity the tire is able to handle and the more tire pressure that is required for proper wear. Also heavier ply tires generally feel stiffer on the road. 2008 FJ's came with 4ply XL tires. "XL = Extra load = reinforced side walls"
Hi..
i have bf ko2 (265/70 R17 E load)on my Fj since feb 2017.. i’ve loaded them with a preasure of 35 psi same as it is recommanded by toyota on the door side sticker. On wet roads, The car is slipping and sliding like driffting bmw. On light snow, it requires 4*4 to move and it is not safe. On ice i was subjected for an accident while i was drive at 14k/h. My reputation for this tire was negative. Please can you support me what is the altimate preassure for these tire note that i had decreased the preasure to 30 psi.. Many thanks ..
 

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Just another data point here. I am running 275/70R17 E and could not be happier. I have a 2.5 lift, but decided on 275 just to avoid any issues with bmc and such. Did my first 5-tire rotation last month and still tracking straight as an arrow.

For what its worth, I run Nokia Hakkapeliitta snows for the winter...
 
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