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View Poll Results: 255/85 R16's?
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 10-25-2013, 08:31 PM   #1522
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I am soooooooo glad I went with 255s!!!

What bumper is that? Looks awesome!!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:32 AM   #1523
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What bumper is that? Looks awesome!!!
It's a Brute Force Fab hybrid ... Several members here are running it (for good reason).
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #1524
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:56 PM   #1525
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What bumper is that? Looks awesome!!!
Looks like a Brute Force hybrid.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:55 PM   #1526
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I am soooooooo glad I went with 255s!!!

Careful wheeling. Those tires are sticking out under them fenders pretty far. 2" spacers?
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:05 PM   #1527
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What air pressure are most of y'all running with the KM2s?
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What air pressure are most of y'all running with the KM2s?
I rarely go below 20 psi, but I am also a lot heavier than most on here so I get a lot of squish at 20 psi. Any lower and I don't think the gains are worth the loss in clearance.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:58 PM   #1529
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Got my new 255/85r16 and wheels put on. I'm running 35 psi right now and they ride pretty good. I read that 28-30 psi is better though. Had to trim the fender flare and pinch weld but that was expected.



I had the KM2s siped. It's hard to see.
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I am soooooooo glad I went with 255s!!!

Looking Good! I went with the Cooper 255/85R16 on Method doublestandard wheels. Need to get them on the truck and some pics in here! I went to Glamis sand dunes last week and kept the 265/75 Dura-trac tires on as thay are 10mm wider and hve plenty of tread. The 'tracs did well in that SOFT sand at 20 psi.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #1531
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I am soooooooo glad I went with 255s!!!
SICK bumper. Looks amazing!

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What air pressure are most of y'all running with the KM2s?
I tend to go around 38/40. I have a heavy beast. I go down to 12 in the fine beach sand out here, and usually from around 18-22 on rocky trails.
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I had the KM2s siped. It's hard to see.
I was shocked at how much mine chunk normally. Have you noticed anything with the siping?
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I just put the tires on today, so I don't know if they will chunk or not.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:23 AM   #1534
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My Cooper 255/85R16's rub on the front fender flares right at the lowest spot. This ieven in city driving like up driveways. Have to look up a few posts about trimming the flares.

Coming from 265/75R16 I barely notice the lack of power on the street. Have the V6 with 3.73 gears, thinking 4.56 gears might be too deep for freeway cruising and 4.10 better all around. ECGS suggested "4.10's not worth the effort, step up to 4.56 for a noticeable change". Locker and probably gears next Spring so plenty of time to decide. Doing on board air next so that I can air down for trails and re-inflate easily. So air for ARB locker (maybe two) will be ready to go.

Now to find those flare trim threads....
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Cool. Please let me know. And to clarify, chunking only happened to me while doing a bit of rocky offroading, not through normal driving.
I see the same thing.
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I see the same thing.
Me too. I have chunked my up pretty good, but I wheel in some nasty sharp rock so a little wheel spin does a number on the tires...

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^^ Yeah. I never expected the tires to wear well compared to A/Ts or similar, but it was the chunking over rocks that got me. Still feel totally confident in the KM2's, though. I don't give two thoughts to the rocks my truck may wheel on. And the 255 means I have excellent maneuverability that still amazes me!!
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^^ Yeah. I never expected the tires to wear well compared to A/Ts or similar, but it was the chunking over rocks that got me. Still feel totally confident in the KM2's, though. I don't give two thoughts to the rocks my truck may wheel on. And the 255 means I have excellent maneuverability that still amazes me!!
Yeah, mine have held up pretty well on the rocks. Only punctured one sidewall so far abusing them pretty hard. I had a stick go through a previous rock gash, so it was just bad luck really. haha
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Wheel spin is what kills them. Me being open/open right now and there's no way around a lot of wheel spin.
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Wheel spin is what kills them. Me being open/open right now and there's no way around a lot of wheel spin.
Yep. Having both lockers helps some, but just involves me getting stuck more often. haha
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