Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Big tires with aggressive tread have more rolling resistance and wind resistance than skinnier tires with street tread. If you're restricted to flat-towing and can afford it get a set of cheap steel wheels and skinny tires, and save your good ones for off road. A buddy says that he can feel the difference tires make when he's pulling the Jeep with his motor home.
But even better is to put it on a trailer. You save tires, bearings, differentials and U-joints, and have the added benefit of brakes on the towed load. And you can still get it home if you break something serious.