Sharing my USED TIRE PURCHASE experience so you guys can hopefully avoid a similar mistake.
I bought a set of BFG Mud Terrain 255/86R16 tires off ebay
a couple months ago. These are not the KM2, but the earlier KM style. They were used and on wheels that were a bolt pattern and offset that will not work on our Tacomas. The photos showed plenty of tread and the wear looked normal. We struck up a deal without the wheels and I bought them. They arrived promptly and I stacked them in my shed.
I ordered a set of Method wheels and just yesterday had an appointment to get the tires mounted on the new wheels at a trusted off-road shop.
The shop told me and showed me several chunks missing at the bead of he used tires and advised me that they were dry rotted and would likely ply separate if mounted. Only one tire was deemed good.
So my "deal" on used tires turned into a big fairly expensive mistake. I paid $650 for 5 tires (including shipping them 1,000 miles to me) and had to trash 4 of them.
I have good tires (Duratrac 265's) on the truck, but I do want to try this 255/85R16 fitment. Now I have to start all over again. At least I have a spare in this size, and new wheels ready to go.....
Now thinking of going with the Cooper ST because TireCrawler has them for $182 each, but it may be after Christmas before I have more $ to burn on truck mods.
Just think TWICE before buying used tires my friends!