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255/85/16 KM2 Question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by redtacoma88, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Mar 4, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    Hey guys, I was curious how much lift would be required for 255/85/16 KM2's. I am planning on bilstein 5100's @0.85 with eibach coils for around a 2.5" lift. And a 1.5" aal in the back. Would that setup be enough to clear 255/85 km2's? I am ok with minor trimming but do NOT want to do a cab mount chop.

    Also if anyone knows how is the performance in mud? Will the skinny width make them perform worse in the mud? I do a lot of mudding with friends and dont want to be the guy stuck.

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  2. Mar 4, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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    Sounds like you know what you're doing. :thumbsup: There is an interesting article on skinny vs wide tires that's worth a read, has something to do with rolling resistance. It swayed me to buy 255 vs 285-305 something along those lines. I think your setup is ideal just make sure you use about 4.5" of backspacing on your wheels.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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    BUMP for how they perform in mud/ will they fit?
     
  4. Mar 5, 2013 at 5:21 AM
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    Eibach coils and 5100s at .85, I'd say yes with minor rubbing / trimming. I can't answer how good they are in mud b/c I just got mine 2 weeks ago but there is a whole thread about 255/85s in the wheels and tires section with tons of info.
     
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