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255/85/16 or 265/75/16

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Taco76087, Feb 21, 2011.

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Which size

Poll closed Mar 23, 2011.
  1. 255/85/16

    14 vote(s)
    17.7%
  2. 265/75/16

    47 vote(s)
    59.5%
  3. 285/75/16

    18 vote(s)
    22.8%
  4. stock

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Feb 21, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    Taco76087

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    Well I am looking at getting a new set of tires here soon, and would like to go up a size, what do you guys think 255/85/16 or 265/75/16. I have the billies at 1'' in the front right now, and about 2.5'' lift out back.

    I have narrowed it down to either duratracs or km2
    TIA
     
  2. Feb 21, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    malander

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    1" in front and 2.5" in back? What set up is in the rear? I would say 255s but I don't know how bad rubbing will be with only 1" in front
     
  3. Feb 21, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Taco76087

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    I can move my 5100's up to 2.5'' if need be. I've got an AAL in the rear, but have a shell so it took away dome of the lift (3'' aal)
     
  4. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    steve o 77

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    honestly, do you really wheel enough to justify the 255's? I know I haven't been lately so I downsized to 265/75's and gained about 3 mpg, plus no more rubbing on the frame at full lock.

    Either way if you go 255's, definitely go with the km2's.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    Cooper S/T is the way to go if you go 255/85/16. They don't have a lot of lug on the side, so this results in a less of a chance to rub the frame. Mine barely kiss the frame at full lock to the right, but the irrelevant because I have a 2nd gen.

    For you, as a general rule, I would go 265s for keeping it simpler.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    steve o 77

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    had those before the BFG's, and they didn't just kiss the frame at full lock lol. Not horrible rubbing either though. I was also never able to balance them so I finally got rid of them.

    For the record, mine were blemished bought on ebay.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    255's freaking rock! :woot:
     
  8. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    I'm sorry, sucks you had bad tires. Another thing why I didn't get the KM2s was they are mud terrains and I hear they are no good with snowy roads conditions which is not a rarity here in CO.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    that is true unless you sipe them. My old S/T's were absolutely awesome in snow.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    I think I'm going to go with the Goodyear duratrac in a 265/75/16.

    255/85/16 = lost mileage
    285/75/16 = 3" lift or higher
     
  11. Feb 22, 2011 at 6:47 AM
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  12. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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  13. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    Yeah go with the 265/75/16 duratracs that's what im runnin but mine are e rated
     
  14. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    That's my issue is getting some 255s or 285s but load ratings are outrageous in those sizes.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    I have run 255/85/16 for the last 120K w/o problem.
    Some loss in power but still plenty for anything I ask my truck to do, including some towing.
    As far as mileage I also installed a Truespeed tire calibrator to help the tranny shift correctly and give me an accurate odometer and MPH. And to avoid tickets - I know if my speedo is reading 70mph I am not going 78mph.
    FWIW - http://www.superlift.com/accessories/truspeed.asp

    just my .02.
     
  16. Feb 22, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    The coopers tat I have come in D load rating. I don't really notice a difference in ride from them.
     
  17. Feb 22, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    My coopers rode way rougher than my old P rated pathfinders, which was to be expected at load range D. Now my load range E BFG's ride even rougher than the coopers, but not bad at all.

    It is the diameter that really kills power, not the weight.
     
  18. Feb 22, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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  19. Feb 22, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    i have 255/85s maxxis bighorns and i haven't noticed much or any power loss, and my mpgs have only dropped like 1 mpg. also i have no rubbing but i do have a little more lift then you, and i do have a 2.7 but i did exhaust and the deckplate mod, so that may have helped my mpg, and power loss. oh and the bighorns are great in the snow.
     
  20. Feb 22, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    Thanks for the input guys.
     
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