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285/75/r16 Tires Could Cause Rollover

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Summer is here soon, and like many people here do I see is get 285/75/R16 tires.

I currently have 245/75/R16 Duratracs which are awesome, but I will use them mainly for winter.

I have been planning to get these BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A® KO2 Tire's, https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/tires...p.2086898.html

However, the manual says the Xterra could roll over.

Is it really that big of a deal if the tire is one or two inches bigger than factory spec? I see many FJ's, Jeeps, and Taco's with tires that seem to be much bigger than stock. So Xterra should be ok too right?

I know fuel economy degrades, and the speedometer becomes inaccurate and the Xterra becomes slower, but to rollover seems like I would need tires 6-10 inches bigger, 1 or 2 inches bigger seems to be silly.

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Bigger tires could lead to rollover?

And boobs can lead to motorboating

they’re both fun tho


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oh ok so maximum I should get is Pro-4x size 32"?

the 245's I have currently are 30.5" and are even smaller than factory regular S I believe they are 30.8-31.1ish, which makes me feel like I'm missing out on the fun
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man 245's! someone must have been trying to squeeze some fuel economy out of it... or something idk lol

I'd be most trucks/ suv's have multiple disclaimers about the increased possibility of rollovers. i mena, heck its already more likely to rollover than just about any car.

bigger tires will raise the center of gravity, which will result in it being more top heavy and yes, more likely to roll.

you might even feel alittle more tipsy in the turns...... that said, i dont think anyone on this site has rolled their x, not that i remember at least, and most of us have larger than stock tires.
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The Xterra is already a narrow(ish), high vehicle. If you turn to fast, it will roll over (mine even has a sticker on the sun shade to say so...). While it would be a contributing factor, I would be hesitant to say that going to a bigger tire will make that much of a difference in whether your vehicle will roll over, and most of the people who do increase the tire size generally know what they are getting into.

If you are scared of changing your tires to prevent rollover, you will want to avoid a good number of mods that the guys here do on this site, such as suspension lift, or rear tire carrier, or steel drop-in roof rack, as all of those lift your center of gravity and increase the chances of the vehicle tipping. In fact, loading things on the roof rack will increase the chance of rolling.
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man 245's! someone must have been trying to squeeze some fuel economy out of it... or something idk lol

I'd be most trucks/ suv's have multiple disclaimers about the increased possibility of rollovers. i mena, heck its already more likely to rollover than just about any car.

bigger tires will raise the center of gravity, which will result in it being more top heavy and yes, more likely to roll.

you might even feel alittle more tipsy in the turns...... that said, i dont think anyone on this site has rolled their x, not that i remember at least, and most of us have larger than stock tires.
Yea the previous owner did rrreeaallllyy looong road trips and not much off-roading, but I am more so the opposite of that.

Sure the tires are good, but 245's man dam. Barely taller than a murano or rav4, which gives me small brain farts lol
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Raising CG height with larger tires and especially a lift will increase chance of rolliever, same scenario. However, provided you don't drive like an idiot and use your head, it'd be unlikely.
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Stop over-thinking things, slap those things on, and send it! In all seriousness, the tires won't cause a roll over, incorrect mauevering and cornering procedures will.
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Personally I dont worry about such things. The awesomeness of big tires offsets any reservation I have about negative impacts.

Life is too short to drive with small tires.

Btw Crappytire has a sale on Goodyear Duratracs.. $60 cheaper per tire than the BFGs...
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please post a pic of the xterra with 245's. never seen that before. theyd be the same height as the stock 265 65 70 of the SE but 1.5 " skinnier...
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