senza said:Eric - I read the article you linked re "oversized tires" and my comments are:
mechanical advantage - correct observations,with the emphasis on the degree of size upgrade....a 265 x 60 is 0.49" taller than the stock tire(+1.6%) barely noticeable
increased mechanical forces: generally innacurate...slightly more breaking force required because of the larger diameter, but the wear and tear on brakes /suspension / bearings is dictated by the weight of the vehicle,not the diameter of the tire. Faster wear of these components will not happen.
suspension geometry: bogus - wheel/tire diameter has no effect on suspension geometry
driveline geometry:again, bogus, no effect whatsoever.
I have run 265 x 60 's for 10 mths/21,000 kms and the only negative is a little extra dirt thrown on the side of the vehicle from the extra width.