Anyone got 235/75R17 tires? Please share your experience and pictures. I have 245/70R17 but I am curious to try a narrower but bigger diameter tire on my 2019 Pilot
I think I know what you are referring to. I have 245/70R17 Blizzaks winter tires. Because tires 1 inch bigger, the transmission doesn't shift as crisp because the computer thinks the car is going slower than it is. As a result, the engine revs hang a little. I learned to modulate this by letting of the gas and the tranny shifts sooner. Also, Eco mode seems to shift a bit prematurely, so it works really well with bigger tires. If I drive in normal mode and don't ease off the throttle, the car just hangs in higher RPM, similar to sport mode, just not as aggressive. So technically, I have more power than needed.I am running 245/70/17 on my 2006 ridgeline and often feel like I’m lugging it. It’s only 3.5% taller than the stock 245/65/17 and looks great IMO, but I’m switching back from these general grabber AT2 to stock size all seasons in the spring. I am tired of feeling like I’m lugging my 138,000 mile truck that may be starting to get a bit tired. I don’t want to think that the oversized tires contributed to my truck’s demise.
Well, OEM tires were H (130 mph) and Discoverer is T (118 mph), so not a huge difference. To be honest, the tire guy was more confused by 17 inch wheel than he was about tire speed rating. I doubt he even knew what it was. In any case, I am perfectly fine with 118 MPH speed limit.Why Cooper tires?
Did the tire shop have any objection to installing tires with a lower speed rating than that of the OEM tires?