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Can we get photos of the rear so we can see how wide the tire looks?
Below is the picture from the back. Love it!

Also a pic of my other Honda... :grin:
 

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looks great, how a truck is supposed to look :D

i think ive decided on these: Michelin*Defender LTX M/S

anyone try these tires before?

I want quiet tires that still have a bigger tread look like A/T tires, these are the only thing i can find that look beefier but not A/T
Well, there's always snow tires. They look more aggressive than A/T tires. Only problem is severe wear when temps are above 45 degrees. Heck, they probably grip rocks better than A/T tires, too...and may be cheaper...but probably no 8- or 10-plus available. :p
 

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Ive heard the defenders are great for light off road and even grip OK on snow/ice in the winter time (Driving on lake ice fishing), all while being quiet on the highway and better on the MPG than A/T.. plus they look a little more truck-like than stock tires.

All around i cant find a better tire for year-round usage, and i plan to get 255/65 instead of 265/60 because they are a little taller sidewall.
 

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Below is the picture from the back. Love it!

Also a pic of my other Honda... :grin:
That's enough Jigaloo, not only am I going to have to find some rolling hills to photograph my truck next to but I'm gonna have to get the roof rails now too. Looks great BTW!!!
 

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Ive heard the defenders are great for light off road and even grip OK on snow/ice in the winter time (Driving on lake ice fishing), all while being quiet on the highway and better on the MPG than A/T.. plus they look a little more truck-like than stock tires.

All around i cant find a better tire for year-round usage, and i plan to get 255/65 instead of 265/60 because they are a little taller sidewall.
I too WAS looking for all around types...and here's my 2 choices after much readings:

1/ BFG All Terrain TA KO2
2/ Nitto Terra Grapplers G2 ( have these currently on my BE :) )

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Thank you to all the Ridgeline owners that have posted to this forum. I have found the information interesting and helpful.

Joined 265 Club.

My first posting for a 2017 RT Sport G2.

Installed 265/60r18 XL Nitto Terra Grappler A/T G2 tires. The XL (extra load) tires are a better fitment than the LT E rated 10 ply all-terrain tires. The LT tires for this size can weigh 50 pounds or more for each tire. The Nitto TG 265/60r18 XL weigh 38 pounds. The original tires Firestone Destination LE2 245/60r18 weigh 33 pounds. Therefore these Nitto TG's in the larger 265 size add an extra 20lbs below the vehicle's suspension (reasonable) whereas an LT tire such as the BFG KO2 in this same size would add 68lbs below the vehicle's suspension (unreasonable in my opinion, but certainly do-able and possible).

The Nitto TG's G2 add minimal road noise, nothing that you might notice, especially if you were not paying attention to the noise, or had the radio or stereo on. I have these XL tires (max pressure 50psi) inflated at 35psi, some people recommend 41 psi for this XL tire. The ride is now a bit stiffer due to reinforced sidewalls in the XL tire, I do like this feel, as it feels more truck like. I did find the original RT G2 ride too soft for my liking, too car-like in my opinion, however a type of ride which some other drivers may certainly appreciate.

I should also mention that I do have the Truxxx 1-1/2" leveling kit installed which nearly eliminated the front-end rake of the 2017 Ridgeline. A very good decision in improving the aesthetics of the truck. I mention this though, because I would certainly recommend the 265/60r18 tire size for the truck (the largest tire I believe this truck can accommodate) but keep in mind I do have that 1-1/2" front end lift. With the 265/60r18 Nitto TG G2 XL tire I still have an inch of space between the tire and the wheel well, even at full turn. I can place my hand around the entire tire with my hand when checking for clearance.

Keep in mind this tire size may affect the reading of the speedometer and odometer when measuring road speed and mph. However it is only affected by 3%. Driving 33 mph, off by 1 mph, 66 mph off by 2 mph, and 99 mph off by 3 mph. I manage and evaluate this difference by believing that automotive manufacturers calibrate their speedometers by running them a little "hot" to avoid liability, therefore the 3% difference between the 245 and 265 tire makes the speedometer more accurate.

Other modifications and accessories, Weathertech floor mats front and back fit perfectly and look sharp. Powder coated brake calipers. Retrax Pro MX tonneau cover (matte black).

I would certainly recommend the Retrax Pro MX tonneau cover. It looks sharp, and operates well. My plan is to place the drain tubes from the canister when I get the BedRug mat on order, which is expected to ship first of the year 2017.

I do recommend the the Retrax Pro MX if you don't mind giving up a foot of cargo in the front end, still some space under the unit. The truck is utilized in our household as a sport utility truck, and not a work truck. Secondly, keep in mind the under bed trunk cover lid will be restricted to some degree. Do your own research to determine if acceptable. My son, whose truck it belongs (nice dad) was disappointed at first with the lid restriction and the partial loss of light from the cargo bed side wall light. However after getting the unit installed and using it, he loves it. You can still reasonably access the trunk with the tonneau cover even closed, placing and taking out groceries. Also you will get another 5 inches or so if access when the tonneau cover is pulled back. I plan on perhaps wiring a light into the trunk (not necessary) and also purchasing a Dynolock or Pop n Lock aftermarket tailgate lock (remote controlled by key FOB) to fully secure the truck bed (necessary).

The Retrax Pro MX could possibly be designed with bed wall cap flanges that mimic the Ridgeline aerodynamic design, a liitle odd at first, but definitely get use to it). The Ford F-150 has the same aerodynamic issue. If you want a tonneau cover that sits inside the truck bed walls with a "square" flush look, consider the BakFlip tonneau cover expected out in January 2017. I straddled between these products, but decided on the Retrax due to overall durability and expected longevity of the product. Although I do believe the BakFlip appears just a bit more sleek, but you needed to fold it up for truck bed access. Lastly when you want full access to your bed you need to fold the BakFlip against your rear window, obstructing your view. When exactly do you want a full unobstructed view of your bed? Yes, when your truck bed is full of stuff. I am happy with the Retrax, but I suppose I could have been happy with the BakFlip product just as well. However, I would have become disappointed with the product down the road when it began to deteriorate. This Retrax Pro MX will definitely last the lifetime of the truck.

I will attempt to add some pics (couldn't figure it out, so pics are in Ridgeline "Garage" gallery).

I think most Ridgeline owners will appreciate how the 265/60r18 tires fill out the wheel wells. So with the leveling kit adding 1-1/2 inches and the tires adding 1/2 inch to the height of the vehicle, I now have the truck sitting a full two inches higher, and leveled. That may not seem like a lot, but the truck now looks like a truck, and I am happy, and so is my son.

If there are any questions I will attempt to answer them over the next two weeks.
 

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Omg they really fit and you have no lift what so ever. Great my favorite tire of all time. Will last forever also looks great on your truck.will be putting them on my 2017 rtl soon.i see they are the ta ko2 tire but if they fit original ta ko bfg should also fit
 

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Had the bfg at ta ko original tire on an 2013 fj cruiser as quiet as an all terrain tire can be. Very quiet this ko2 tread looks almost the same except for the wall.this is in response to plex
 

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Please note that the KO2 sizes that fit new Ridgeline are E rated tires and with it comes a huge weight penalty. As you can see there are a lot of guys that don't care but then there are others that aren't even sure what weight ratings are.
 

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Please note that the KO2 sizes that fit new Ridgeline are E rated tires and with it comes a huge weight penalty. As you can see there are a lot of guys that don't care but then there are others that aren't even sure what weight ratings are.
Very true. I am currently running some BFG KO2's on my Taco, but in a load range "C", which are not as heavy as the LT265/60r18. Just looking at TireRack's collection of another potential size (255/70r18) is interesting:

Tire Rack 255/70-18 list
 

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RT Sport, can you post a picture of your truck? I'm interested in the G2 tire and wanted to see how they look on your truck with the lift.
 

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My 265's weigh 37lbs each. They also ride much nicer than the stock tires.
You missed the sarcasm I think.

37lbs is freaking awesome. Mine are 40 pounds.

The tire that is predominately used in this thread is over 50 pounds.
 

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Jigalloo...can you give me an update on the tire....any regrets,maybe the weight?...still no rubbing?...levelling kit yet....is one available?....Thanks
 

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Hey man, I put 255/55/18 KO2 on my 2G Ridgline, I noticed in your post you said you ended going home with 265/60/18 KO2's from Discount Tire. I thought i was really close to the inside shock tower with mine and thought i couldn't go any bigger. Do you have any rubbing with these tires or do you have aftermarket add ons to fit them.
 

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265 60 18s fit just fine. If they rub it's usually on the fender liner inboard rear of the front wheel wells.

Either size will not hit the strut.
 
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Definitely an upgrade over the factory look. I think the leveling kit you mentioned will help substantially...

Personally I think getting rid of some of your chrome may help toughen it up a bit too ; )
 
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