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255/75/17 BFG MT's

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 06Bluez, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Feb 11, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    06Bluez

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    Im thinking about buying some 255/75/17 BFG MTs. They are like $96 a pop. I know its a skinnier tire but what you guys think?

    I wont have to worry about rubbing anymore!! :D
     
  2. Feb 11, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    Anybody run this tire size?? I need some input. Do you like? Do you not like? They handle good or bad? Look to skinny? :confused:
     
  3. Feb 11, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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  4. Feb 11, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i've had mine for almost a year now and no probs at all. i got mine for $450 shipped off ebay for the 4...then tirerack was selling them a couple months ago for like $60 a tire + shipping and i got one for my spare
     
  5. Feb 11, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    I just found those threads lol. I just aquired some dick cepek dc 1's 17" and wanna put some tires on them.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    wat?
    how wide are the rims? 8" or 9"?
     
  7. Feb 11, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    I think 9" ill measure when I get home. Would 9" be a problem?
     
  8. Feb 11, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    wat?
    the tires might look a lil weird on the rims b/c they are rated for like 7-8.5". the tires will run on there, but depending on the rim BS, they might rub
     
  9. Feb 24, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    i'm running those exact tires. right now stock but at the end of this week i'm planning on having my bilsteins on and AAL.

    are my tires going to look tiny?????? i have alot of life left in them and don't have the money to buy bigger ones right now.....

    are they going to be big enough to turn the billy's up to 2.5???
     
  10. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    wat?
    i've got 3 1/4" in the front and 3" in the rear and they do look kinda dinky. i'll be taking them off as trail rims/tires only and getting some 285/75/16's and rims for DD
     
  11. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    Im sick of my damn 285/65/18's they rub so much with my 3" lift!!!! I rub at U turns full lock I rub at barely turning the wheel when backing up, I rub when I pull into a parking lot and wheel is slightly turned. The only time I dont rub is when im on the free way. Im sick of it and all the girls that ever drive in my truck get scared when they hear it. As you can see im frustrated with it. :mad::mad::mad:
     
  12. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    wat?
    did u trim anything at all?
     
  13. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Just saw this thread- Yep, I'm running them. I love them, they dont rub, are surprisingly quiet on the highway(quieter than my cooper AT's I used to have) and are awesomely cheap. BTW, I'm running mine on a set of 17x9s too.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    wat?
    mine are getting louder and louder as more miles go on them...had mine for about 20k miles
     
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    x2... simple fix for that...
     
  16. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    Oh really? Hope mine don't do that too much. I don't mind some tire noise but I don't want it to get too extensive. I think I probably have about 6K on mine now.
     
  17. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    wat?
    oh yeah...they'll get louder...especially after u chunk them a bit too
     
  18. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    so far I've only noticed 1 chunk taken out of one of the back tires but have seen some grooves in a few tread blocks.
     
  19. Feb 24, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    Yes I have done a lot of trimming. I think I need the pinch weld mod which I'm hesistant to do. The Nitto TG's are just a wider tire on the top compared to BFG AT and other similar tires and cause a lot of rubbing.
     
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