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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 3, 2014 at 4:57 PM
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    Should be real nice. The Toyo M/T are heavy tires in 285/75 so a bit lighter in 255/85 shouls be a great match for our Taco's. They have a great look too.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM
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  3. Aug 8, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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    Okay well I jumped on the 255/85 bandwagon today, replacing my 285/75 toyo MT with 255/85 toyo MT. I chose the same tire as I was VERY pleased with the performance of this tire both on and off road. Silky smooth and long lasting.

    Initial impression of new size is that it's going to take getting use to driving them! They feel MUCH different than the 285's. Like the steering wheel is wandering more and turning takes what seems like twice as much steering than with the 285's. Strange I know? I'm pleased to see them on my wheels though, which are 8"W and 4.875" backspaced. Sucked in the stance about an inch all around and looks hot. The tire has a sort of flat appearance due to the wide rims, but the rim is not exposed and I think it makes them look very tough. I don't care if my rims get chewed a bit anyway. Take a look!

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  4. Aug 8, 2014 at 7:27 PM
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    This shows the tuck factor on an 8" rim which I found to be hard info to find during my research.

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  5. Aug 8, 2014 at 7:49 PM
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    I also went ahead and slapped a full size spare under the rear deck and I'm a tad disappointed in how it seems to reveal downward. I would've never attempted with the 285 but my thought was that these are basically same width as stock. Well, they are a bit wider, and a whole lot bigger, and the combination makes it sorta stick out. Good for in the outback but I may keep my stock spare for most times I'm thinking

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  6. Aug 8, 2014 at 7:57 PM
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    Did you have 245's before? If you had 265's, then your 255's will, by default, be skinnier.

    Matt
     
  7. Aug 8, 2014 at 8:19 PM
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    I had 285's but I had a stock spare, and I think it's a 245?
     
  8. Aug 8, 2014 at 8:27 PM
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    Then it would be wider, causing it to hang just a little lower than the stock spare.

    You can get a Tiregate, mount the tire in the bed, or get a rear bumper with swingout if you want to get it out from under the bed.

    Matt
     
  9. Aug 8, 2014 at 10:35 PM
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    I don't want it anywhere else.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2014 at 10:41 PM
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    Did you check out the thread about fitting a 33" tire in that location ? There is a bit of work to do to get it to fit up in mya
     
  11. Aug 9, 2014 at 12:09 AM
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    Yes I read several, and I did the work, and then some. I have it up as far as it will go without major mods. I'll probably felt used to it. Just a shame to lose departure angle over that's all.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2014 at 3:29 AM
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    When you go wheeling throw the spare in the bed. I do this every time, not a big deal, and a good idea regardless of tire size stored under the bed. Two reasons: 1. Departure angle and so it's not vulnerable to scraping on rocks. 2. It's a lot quicker/easier to pull the spare out of the bed on the trail, depending on what situation you're in when you get a flat could be a huge time and hassle saver.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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    Did you cut the ends off of the brackets that hold the tire in place? The ends of the bracket closest to the rear bumper/ hitch receiver need to be cut to allow the 33" tire to sit flush in the stock spare location. If you had a 265 in there before then you should have about .4" more clearance since the tire is a little skinnier.
     
  14. Aug 9, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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    Hum, no I just beat the two brackets closest to the axle back up and away, the brackets by the bumper looked like more structurally important so I assumed they were not on the chopping block. That would gain me about an inch which would be nice. (Don't say it)

    Aren't those reinforcing the spring perch? I'm pointing to the point of contact of the tire.

    THANKS FOR THE IDEAS BUT IDEAS AT INVOLVE MOUNTING TIRE ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE STOCK LOCATION ARE NOT USEFUL TO ME. I don't know how I can make this more clear. I don't want to lose bed space, ever, and I don't want a tire hanging off the rear of the vehicle, ever. If it won't fit under, I'll go back to a stock size, in a stock location. No offense guys it's just not something interested in and I'll tell you why. My bed is full of gear most times I'm off road, and I want the option of having a camper or other things in the tailgate area, not to mention the inconvenience of a swing rack on the back is just too much for me.

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  15. Aug 9, 2014 at 11:40 AM
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    Do you have to CMC? to clear them?
     
  16. Aug 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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    We're just trying to help man...you complained about it sticking out, yet you don't want to store it anywhere else. There's really no alternative...

    The space under the bed is designed for a stock sized spare, and any other size won't fit the same as the stock. That's all there is to it.

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  17. Aug 9, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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    yeah I know, no worries I just felt like I was repeating myself. In actuality I was on a customer service call to Sirius satellite radio that was possibly making me a bit edgy haha. I cut a bit more and the tire is still very visible, but I'll prolly get used to it. Don't really have a choice now. What I should've done is waited to buy the 5th wheel and tire until actually verifying the fit. But that me. Learn after, not before.
     
  18. Aug 9, 2014 at 1:44 PM
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    Spare tire skid plate? :notsure: :D
     
  19. Aug 9, 2014 at 5:50 PM
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    I'm sorry, on tapa talk I can't tell what year truck you have so when I see posts I just think it's a 1st gen, since that's what I have. But since your a second gen your stock spare location might be different than mine on my first gen. Like I said, I had to cut the ends of the brackets to make the 255/85 fit in that spot. That being said, since your a 2nd gen it may not apply to you if toyota changed up the spare tire brackets.
     
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