EXACTLY! The gas mileage concern is a distant second to me. I think it was USMC that posted about the 285's being on the dealers okay list, but that sounds like it may be a dealer specific item, and I've never actually verified this report.OregonX said:I think the bigger concern for most people was that their dealerships wouldn't honor the warranty in the event of a blown diff(s) because of 1" oversized tires.
I think someone determined that there was an official "Nissan approved", if you will, list of aftermarket tires that you could order through your dealership, and that there was a 287/75R16 BFG AT/KO on that list. I don't know if anyone has successfully used that in their defense.
I'm losing that much, no doubt, but I put the bigger tires on with everything else, so I don't know where the tires end and the winch, bigger fenders, etc begin as far as mpg loss.mcampana said:Muzikman must have magic tires. Or just drives ont he free way alot. Everyone ive talked to w the bigger tires says they lose on average 3 to 4 mpg.
You're 100% right though. And you have every right to be mad. If an offroad truck can't go to 33s, much less have a more or less dependable diff on stockers, then it's the manufacturer's fault.dezurtrat said:I just get hot when I start hearing how Nissan wants to make blanket statements about bigger tires and denying warranty claims on the diffs.
My scangauge tool that calculates fuel economy will take into account different diameter tires than what came on your vehicle stock and recalculate the mph and mpg's IIRC.TXterra37 said:Not to try and get too off-track here, but for us guys who have the bigger tires is there a way to get our odometers & speedometers re-tuned so they're more accurate?
Currently there is not. It's all controlled inside the ECU so you would have to reprogram it, which Nissan says they can not do.TXterra37 said:Not to try and get too off-track here, but for us guys who have the bigger tires is there a way to get our odometers & speedometers re-tuned so they're more accurate?