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255/85/r16 or smaller for my truck

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Ermine, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Oct 16, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Ermine

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    I have a 2011 V6 Auto 4x4 with a OME 3 inch lift on it. I am planning on getting some new tires to go on some 16 inch TRD wheels. I was thinking of going with the 255/85's because of their height. But will I lose alot of power and mpg by doing this? Or is it better to get a smaller tire. Thanks
     
  2. Oct 16, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Whats your other option? If its a 285/75/16 you will get better MPG and not feel as much of a power loss running the 255's
     
  3. Oct 16, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    I want a tire around 33" but the other option is a smaller tire 32".I want 33" tires but I have heard from some that I would have to regear. Not sure if thats true or not. I was thinking the 255/85's are narrow so I would not have issues with rubbing. But not sure if the bigger tire will cause the truck to not preform that great.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    Brand new truck, brand new lift, brand new tires...i thought wildland firefighters didnt make that much money! lol. I would go with the 255/85.
    I think that is the perfect set up.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    OK. Thanks I will go 255/85 like I was thinking. Too bad they don't make a 255/85 in all terrain.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    The cooper s/t comes in a 255. Maybe you should look into it if you want an a/t.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    thankyou I will check that out. I like all terrains
     
  8. Oct 16, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    Look at my Sig pic, 255 cooper st. Love em
     
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