Does it make sense to change OEM Dueler H/T with Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S OWL?

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Hallo Jeep Lovers

I am clashing with myself a bit as far as changing OEM Dueler H/T 255/70R18 tires with a more aggressive Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S OWL 265/70/R18.

Mathematically speaking, the bigger Cooper gives 14 mm per diameter and only 7 mm per radius of a more aggressive look.

As I am not going to lift Sahara and mainly will stick to asphalt roads and sometimes riddled with holes and maybe country dirt roads, I wonder if such an investment makes sense to me?

Tires 255/70/R18 Dueler​
Tires 285/65/R18​
Tires 265/70/R18​
Tire profile in mm
178,5​
185,25​
185,5​
Rim 18" in mm
457,2​
457,2​
457,2​
Tire diameter in mm
814,2​
827,7​
828,2​
The difference in mm/diameter
13,5​
14​
 

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IMO it won't make much of a difference visually or functionally, the Coopers are only a bit more aggressive and just a bit larger. If you just want a bit more tire under the Jeep that's fine, but I wouldn't expect much difference overall.

I think I'd wait and use up the current tire set, you may have a clearer idea of what you want from your Jeep a year from now and may want to use that $800 (guessing) on something else
 
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IMO it won't make much of a difference visually or functionally, the Coopers are only a bit more aggressive and just a bit larger. If you just want a bit more tire under the Jeep that's fine, but I wouldn't expect much difference overall.

I think I'd wait and use up the current tire set, you may have a clearer idea of what you want from your Jeep a year from now and may want to use that $800 (guessing) on something else
I also think that it is better to exploit OEM tires, and later decide what to do. The visual difference might barely noticeable, or not worthy of 800 USD
 
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