Just installed Mich cross terrain 235-70-16 yesterday on stock EX rims.
Haven't decided if an advantage exists yet. personally I was wanting a smoother quieter ride. They do look a little more macho than stock tires, but I can sense the height difference and the body roll which accompanies a higher CG. I am going to give them a week or two. Don't throw away your take-offs ! .85 inches doesn't sound like much but it might be just enough to mess up the geometry of an already good handling truck.[/quote:dbd50e0cd4]
I have about 1,000 miles on the 235/70/16 cross-terrains and I like them alot, although I do hear what you are saying. The ride is very slightly softer, but not mushy. I have driven some twisty roads and I think they handle admirably, and certainly better than stock. IMHO, they are *much* better tires than the stock Goodyear tires. I feel like I have a better handling E than before with the stock tires and I think the look is improved, as well.