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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 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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    CanisLupus

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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.

    Matt
     
  2. Aug 9, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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    berk

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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.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2014 at 1:44 PM
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    Spare tire skid plate? :notsure: :D
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2014 at 7:17 PM
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  6. Aug 9, 2014 at 8:26 PM
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    I banged/cut/wished it to be about 3/4" higher, but without major cutting it won't go any higher. I like the tire skid idea, maybe just a 1/4" aluminum disk or something. Possibly in the future cut he entire cross brace out and make a new one out of 1" DOM or something. Probably over thinking it though. And at least if it's a cool looking tire to see under there! Is photo really spotlighted the situation tonight.

    image.jpg
     
  7. Aug 9, 2014 at 8:28 PM
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    berk

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    Also, curiously the new size wanders and takes a lot more steering effort than the 285's did. I would've guessed the opposite to happen, but hose 285's were very responsive and good tracking, these are like you'd expect a mud tire to act. But very different indeed. Is there any chance the handling is affected by the fact that these are on 8" rims? Like the side wall are so flat they let the truck wander? Psi is running around 34/34 right now. Need to learn how to do a chalk test to determine of this is the right psi.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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    Berk,
    Nice looking truck! I really like the std cab looks (but own an Access Cab for the additional room out of the weather).

    For the record, my spare is on a swing out gate at the back of the truck and I have a 3 gallon air tank where the spare was under the truck.
     
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  9. Aug 12, 2014 at 6:07 AM
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    I've got some 8" 4.5 BS rims in my shed I was gonna use when I go to 35s. NoW I just might get them out and painted to try on my 255s
     
  10. Aug 12, 2014 at 7:17 AM
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    Why do these look so much bigger on everyone elses trucks? DO the Maxxis Bighorns run small? I feel like they look dinky on mine and awesome on everyone elses trucks.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2014 at 7:25 AM
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    Just got a new phone so I don't have many pics but uploadfromtaptalk1407853306895.jpg [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. Aug 12, 2014 at 9:24 AM
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    The toyos actually are quite a bit bigger, are those coopers? Maybe that's why.
     
  13. Aug 12, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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    They are Maxxis Bighorns
     
  14. Aug 12, 2014 at 9:52 AM
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    Did you get your alignment done before getting new tires? If not I would recommend it.

    My 255 KM2's run so great on road I never put my 265/70 Duratracs back on so my guess is something is wrong because mine don't wander one bit.

    Provide a measurement and we will check... I have a brand new KM2 and also a Interco 255 I can measure for comparison.
     
  15. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:07 AM
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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.
    E
     
  16. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:08 AM
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    No I didn't have aligned. I wasn't aware that switching tires would affect alignment?
     
  17. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:09 AM
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    Well, my original thought was it's good to have a spare wheel, and tire in the outback, but also would make tire rotation easier. In retrospect I should've saved the 350$ and left the spare alone.
     
  18. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:16 AM
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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?
    E
     
  19. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:16 AM
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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?
     
  20. 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
     
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