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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 11:25 AM
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    travis.diller

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  2. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:28 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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  3. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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    Reeves

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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.
     
  4. 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
     
  5. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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    Reeves

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    Possibly but I could engage the elocker and that disables the abs system.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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    SGTCap

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    Locker with two different sized tires is BAD
     
  7. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:07 PM
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    SGTCap

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    Never mind. You weren't talking about on the same axle. Carry on
     
  8. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    XXXX

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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.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2014 at 4:29 PM
    #2229
    SGTCap

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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]
     
  10. Aug 12, 2014 at 4:29 PM
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    Truck was off of the ground in the those pics BTW
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. 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
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2014
  13. Aug 13, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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    Well now my truck and trailer are all rocking the same size tires, 255/85 16 BFG Muds. I even managed to fit a 255/85 in the stock location for the spare tire under the bed. Now my question to every one, should I leave the old school toyota land cruiser split rims on the trailer. Or should a swap them out with the same rims I have on the truck?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Aug 13, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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    Keep the cruiser wheels
     
  15. Aug 13, 2014 at 11:56 AM
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    FMF, your whole rig looks nice as is. Nice trailer you have there. I would not swap out the wheels on the trailer unless you can't figure out where to put the cash, ..just send it my way...
     
  16. Aug 13, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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    Keep the rims. Looks great as is!
     
  17. Aug 13, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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    your whole setup is looking sweet. Keep the wheels as they are is my opinion

    were you in texas recently? I swear I saw a truck exactly like yours recently
     
  18. Aug 13, 2014 at 1:11 PM
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    Yes I just made a road trip from Houston Tx to Washington DC
     
  19. Aug 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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    The only thing that stays in the back of my mind is that these are split rims which means they have a tube instead of the tire holding the air. Now I do have one full size spare on the truck but if it where a very shitty day and I where to get two flats on a trail. There is no way I can patch a tire tube on the trail like you can with a tire on a standard rim.
     
  20. Aug 14, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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    On or off the truck and what width wheel are you running? and if on the truck, what PSI?
     
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