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235-85-16? anyone running them?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by johnnyturbo, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    just checking to see if anyone is using this size on thier gen II tacos. Its primary use is on 3/4 ton chevys, but im thinking it may be better in snow conditions to have more weight on a smaller contact. also may be better for fuel consumption
     
  2. Mar 25, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    :crazy: way to skinny for my taste but it would be good on gas. And Welcome :wave:
     
  3. Mar 26, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    thanks Lee, you should see me on here a bit now. I have "plans" haha.

    Anyway, I got a tire dropped off so I could put it up to the truck and see how it would look. I would be getting BFGs if I decide its the size I want.

    here are a few pics.

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  4. Mar 26, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    And I thought my tires were skinny...
     
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    What is the 235/86/16 tire being compared against? Is that the stock 265/70/16 tires? Did you go with the 235s? If so, did it rub against the mud flaps and the inner wheel well? Did you use wheel spacers with 235s?
     
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    About to pull the trigger on a set of 235/85/16 BFG mud terrains. It says it is a full 32" tire. From what I have read, it won't rub because it is so skinny, right?
     
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    Nice thread ressurection.

    235/85R16 is the same diameter as the 265/75R16. I see a lot of people running them here in montana for snow tires. I have seen several people run them year round with a good AT. I put some 235 BFG ATKO on but then switched them out for sock size because I wanted my gearing back with the 4cyl. There is no rubbing or other problems with a stock truck. The road manners will be a little different with the tall skinny tire, but i didnt mind. The ride will be a little rough due to the 235's only coming in E Rated, but I didnt notice too much difference, it is a truck after all. I am now running 245/75R16(stock size) E rated and like the ride and handling. I recently have been lusting over 245/75R17 tires, wich are a 32" tire with a good compromise on width, not too skinny but not too wide, just right. If you want to try the 235's go for it there isnt really any reason not to.
     
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