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My tire of choice has worked great in all conditions 7 58.33%
Ran em but didn't work for me, went wider and am happy I did. 2 16.67%
Ran wide before now run the skinnies and am much happier 3 25.00%
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:12 AM   #2221
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Yeah those are it... 10mm offset

How do these tires work with these wheels? I have the wheels and came with 265 sized tires stock. I was wondering if the 255s seem too narrow for a wheel this wide.

Do you have any rubbing as a result of these tires on these wheels? Looks like 3" lift on that DC?
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Yeah those are it... 10mm offset

How do these tires work with these wheels? I have the wheels and came with 265 sized tires stock. I was wondering if the 255s seem too narrow for a wheel this wide.

Do you have any rubbing as a result of these tires on these wheels? Looks like 3" lift on that DC?
255's are rated up to a 8.5" wheel so the TX wheels (7.5") are just fine. No rubbing, and I'm sitting at about 2" of lift in the front.

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Ah, thanks, ya wheel lip is the difference.

FYI I just ordered toyo mt in 255/85 for 203$ea on ebay, free ship. I've been running this tire in 285 and it's really nice tire. Can't wait to try the thinner version.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:15 AM   #2224
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255's are rated up to a 8.5" wheel so the TX wheels (7.5") are just fine. No rubbing, and I'm sitting at about 2" of lift in the front.

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Up to an 8" rim width.
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Ah, thanks, ya wheel lip is the difference.

FYI I just ordered toyo mt in 255/85 for 203$ea on ebay, free ship. I've been running this tire in 285 and it's really nice tire. Can't wait to try the thinner version.
Should be real nice. The Toyo M/T are heavy tires in 285/75 so a bit lighter in 255/85 shouls be a great match for our Taco's. They have a great look too.
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:59 PM   #2226
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Up to an 8" rim width.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:24 PM   #2227
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Okay well I jumped on the 255/85 bandwagon today, replacing my 285/75 toyo MT with 255/85 toyo MT. I chose the same tire as I was VERY pleased with the performance of this tire both on and off road. Silky smooth and long lasting.

Initial impression of new size is that it's going to take getting use to driving them! They feel MUCH different than the 285's. Like the steering wheel is wandering more and turning takes what seems like twice as much steering than with the 285's. Strange I know? I'm pleased to see them on my wheels though, which are 8"W and 4.875" backspaced. Sucked in the stance about an inch all around and looks hot. The tire has a sort of flat appearance due to the wide rims, but the rim is not exposed and I think it makes them look very tough. I don't care if my rims get chewed a bit anyway. Take a look!
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This shows the tuck factor on an 8" rim which I found to be hard info to find during my research.
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I also went ahead and slapped a full size spare under the rear deck and I'm a tad disappointed in how it seems to reveal downward. I would've never attempted with the 285 but my thought was that these are basically same width as stock. Well, they are a bit wider, and a whole lot bigger, and the combination makes it sorta stick out. Good for in the outback but I may keep my stock spare for most times I'm thinking
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I also went ahead and slapped a full size spare under the rear deck and I'm a tad disappointed in how it seems to reveal downward. I would've never attempted with the 285 but my thought was that these are basically same width as stock. Well, they are a bit wider, and a whole lot bigger, and the combination makes it sorta stick out. Good for in the outback but I may keep my stock spare for most times I'm thinking
Did you have 245's before? If you had 265's, then your 255's will, by default, be skinnier.

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I had 285's but I had a stock spare, and I think it's a 245?
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I had 285's but I had a stock spare, and I think it's a 245?
Then it would be wider, causing it to hang just a little lower than the stock spare.

You can get a Tiregate, mount the tire in the bed, or get a rear bumper with swingout if you want to get it out from under the bed.

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I don't want it anywhere else.
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I don't want it anywhere else.

Did you check out the thread about fitting a 33" tire in that location ? There is a bit of work to do to get it to fit up in mya
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Yes I read several, and I did the work, and then some. I have it up as far as it will go without major mods. I'll probably felt used to it. Just a shame to lose departure angle over that's all.
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Yes I read several, and I did the work, and then some. I have it up as far as it will go without major mods. I'll probably felt used to it. Just a shame to lose departure angle over that's all.
When you go wheeling throw the spare in the bed. I do this every time, not a big deal, and a good idea regardless of tire size stored under the bed. Two reasons: 1. Departure angle and so it's not vulnerable to scraping on rocks. 2. It's a lot quicker/easier to pull the spare out of the bed on the trail, depending on what situation you're in when you get a flat could be a huge time and hassle saver.
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Did you cut the ends off of the brackets that hold the tire in place? The ends of the bracket closest to the rear bumper/ hitch receiver need to be cut to allow the 33" tire to sit flush in the stock spare location. If you had a 265 in there before then you should have about .4" more clearance since the tire is a little skinnier.
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Did you cut the ends off of the brackets that hold the tire in place? The ends of the bracket closest to the rear bumper/ hitch receiver need to be cut to allow the 33" tire to sit flush in the stock spare location. If you had a 265 in there before then you should have about .4" more clearance since the tire is a little skinnier.
Hum, no I just beat the two brackets closest to the axle back up and away, the brackets by the bumper looked like more structurally important so I assumed they were not on the chopping block. That would gain me about an inch which would be nice. (Don't say it)

Aren't those reinforcing the spring perch? I'm pointing to the point of contact of the tire.

THANKS FOR THE IDEAS BUT IDEAS AT INVOLVE MOUNTING TIRE ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE STOCK LOCATION ARE NOT USEFUL TO ME. I don't know how I can make this more clear. I don't want to lose bed space, ever, and I don't want a tire hanging off the rear of the vehicle, ever. If it won't fit under, I'll go back to a stock size, in a stock location. No offense guys it's just not something interested in and I'll tell you why. My bed is full of gear most times I'm off road, and I want the option of having a camper or other things in the tailgate area, not to mention the inconvenience of a swing rack on the back is just too much for me.
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Hum, no I just beat the two brackets closest to the axle back up and away, the brackets by the bumper looked like more structurally important so I assumed they were not on the chopping block. That would gain me about an inch which would be nice. (Don't say it)

Aren't those reinforcing the spring perch? I'm pointing to the point of contact of the tire.

THANKS FOR THE IDEAS BUT IDEAS AT INVOLVE MOUNTING TIRE ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE STOCK LOCATION ARE NOT USEFUL TO ME. I don't know how I can make this more clear. I don't want to lose bed space, ever, and I don't want a tire hanging off the rear of the vehicle, ever. If it won't fit under, I'll go back to a stock size, in a stock location. No offense guys it's just not something interested in and I'll tell you why. My bed is full of gear most times I'm off road, and I want the option of having a camper or other things in the tailgate area, not to mention the inconvenience of a swing rack on the back is just too much for me.
We're just trying to help man...you complained about it sticking out, yet you don't want to store it anywhere else. There's really no alternative...

The space under the bed is designed for a stock sized spare, and any other size won't fit the same as the stock. That's all there is to it.

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