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255/85 R16 Owners Experience

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by rsbmg, May 8, 2011.

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255/85 R16's?

Poll closed Jun 7, 2011.
  1. My tire of choice has worked great in all conditions

    58.3%
  2. Ran em but didn't work for me, went wider and am happy I did.

    16.7%
  3. Ran wide before now run the skinnies and am much happier

    25.0%
  1. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:07 AM
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    Eric F

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    255 spare tire
    To me unless you rotate in your spare tire during regular rotations, then it doesn't matter if it's the same size as the other four. As it's only used to get you to the tire store. Put the biggest spare you get get that requires the least amount of modification.
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  2. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:16 AM
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    Eric F

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    I hear you, but I don't think I know of anyone who has a full size spare that actually rotates in as part of the regular rotation. I don't even do it and my tires are the same size, plus it's a stock black steel wheel.

    Anyone know how well a 285/70/17 will fit under there?
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  3. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:16 AM
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    SGTCap

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    I'll measure as soon as I can. Think it would be better to measure with the tire off the ground?
     
  4. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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    You do know it's not good to drive on a different sized tire right? and that most offroad parks won't even let you in the trails without a correct sized matching spare?

    Not having a correctly sized spare = :facepalm:

    Read and learn please before telling more people horrible info http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=18

    Don't listen to everything you read on the web:D
     
  5. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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    My spare is an almost worn out 255 from my last set of tires. Should still count and get me home. Just wish it had a little more tread
     
  6. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:21 AM
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    Yes, because both my reference tires will have no weight on them. Also wouldn't hurt to use the same PSI. You tell me and Ill adjust mine to meet yours.

    Also be exact in your measurements and take pics of what/where you are measuring to and Ill conform to what you measure to so the data is worthwhile.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:21 AM
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    I know that it's not good to, I don't need tirerack to tell me that. I don't know anything about offroad parks and their rules, I've never been to any in AZ.

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  8. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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    It is ME telling you it's bad and using their site as a reference.

    So you know it's bad, yet tell others to do it... that's a pretty screwed up thing to say to other members. :der:
     
  9. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:25 AM
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    I didn't tell him to do that, at least I don't think that I did... hm...
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  11. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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    My plan if I have a flat on the rear is to move a 255 from the front to the rear and place the 265 spare on the front. I am sure its not the best for the front diff but it would get me to the trail head or tire shop.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:42 AM
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    Probably be after work tomorrow when I get a chance to do it. Thank you
     
  13. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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    Possibly but I could engage the elocker and that disables the abs system.
     
  14. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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    Locker with two different sized tires is BAD
     
  15. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:07 PM
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    Never mind. You weren't talking about on the same axle. Carry on
     
  16. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    Everyone is different, but if I get a flat it's most likely going to be in a tough section of trail where the last thing I want is some bald old tire to rely on getting me back to society. For this reason I buy 5 tires at a pop and do not rotate it in. This way if I ever get a flat due to horrible conditions I have a similar tire to help get me out.
     
  17. Aug 12, 2014 at 4:29 PM
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    Took some pics. The wood underneath is barely touching the tire to give as flat a surface to measure from as possible. Tire is as 42psi.
    Tread depth w/ about 15k on them [​IMG]

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    29 3/4 as close as I can tell.

    These are the wheels I'm thinking about painting black and installing. Anyone have any tips for painting damaged chrome wheels. They are 8" wide with 4 1/2 BS from what I can tell, maybe 4 1/4

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Hell, anyone know what they are. I picked up 4 on CL for $100. Figured it was worth the chance.

    Pic of the damage. I'm wondering if I should just shoot them with self etching primer and black semigloss Krylon. Even debating leaving the tires on as masking.

    Thought's or opinions?
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Aug 12, 2014 at 4:29 PM
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    Truck was off of the ground in the those pics BTW
     
  19. Aug 12, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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    Pouring down rain and dark here... Ill try tomorrow. I have them all stored outside.
     
  20. Aug 12, 2014 at 9:56 PM
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    3" lift EIBACH coils w/ 5100's front, OME/ Dakar leaf springs w/ toytec adjustable shackles at 1.5" and 5125's out back. 33x10.5x15 KM2's Relentless DIY steel bumper.

    Based on your measurements your just shy of 33" tire which is closer than most tire manufactures. Most tires measure 1"-1.5" smaller than they advertise. A lot of it depends on psi, weight, and other factors but for a used 255/85/16 to measure 32.75" I'd say your size is about where it should be. When I measured my brand new 33x10.5x15 they were exactly at 32" without weight and 40psi.

    My bald 255/85/16 cooper ST's measured at 32". With full tread I bet they would have been very close to a full size 33" tire.


    Edit: here's some info from a thread about tire height
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/292388-why-arent-tires-tall-they-claim.html
     
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