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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 13, 2014 at 11:27 AM
    #2261
    slolane

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  2. Aug 13, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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    berk

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    Definitely. Wouldn't look right with the turds. Plus, they $$$!
     
  3. Aug 13, 2014 at 11:56 AM
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    Desert Drifter

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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...
     
  4. Aug 13, 2014 at 11:58 AM
    #2264
    Krazie Sj

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    Keep the rims. Looks great as is!
     
  5. Aug 13, 2014 at 12:28 PM
    #2265
    Mainmoe02

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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
     
  6. Aug 13, 2014 at 1:11 PM
    #2266
    FMF

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    Yes I just made a road trip from Houston Tx to Washington DC
     
  7. Aug 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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    FMF

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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.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2014 at 12:07 PM
    #2268
    berk

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    I just measured my actual diameter and 255/85 toyo MT is 33.75"

    EDIT: I just remeasured with a more accurate method and they are in fact 33.5", inflated on a 8"rim.
     
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  9. Aug 14, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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    BradyT88

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    On or off the truck and what width wheel are you running? and if on the truck, what PSI?
     
  10. Aug 14, 2014 at 12:24 PM
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    berk

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    On truck, but off ground, 30 psi, 8"wheel
     
  11. Aug 14, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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    SGTCap

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    Wow. If I don't go to 35s my next tires will be Toyos
     
  12. Aug 14, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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    SGTCap

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    I saw the pics you posted the other day on this thread but do you have any of the entire truck?
     
  13. Aug 14, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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    BradyT88

    BradyT88 Skinkwerks Rockware & Fabrication!!

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    They are going to measure smaller with the weight on the tire, but that still is pretty tall on an 8" wheel. My new KM2's with weight on them measure just a touch over 33". BFG rates them at 33.3" tall but I'm sure that is off the vehicle and on a 7" wheel IIRC.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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    berk

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    Truck had no weight on it. Tire was lifted until it was barely touching ground then measured.

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  15. Aug 14, 2014 at 6:43 PM
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    Looks damn good
     
  16. Aug 14, 2014 at 8:36 PM
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    berk

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    Thx I love these tires. I had to break the bead on all 5 today to add more stainless media for my dynamic balancing experiment. Went from 6.4oz to 8oz. It was working with 6.4 but sometimes had a wobble in the steering wheel at different speeds. I'm using 1/8" stainless polishing media from ebay. It runs about 10$/lb

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Aug 15, 2014 at 6:02 AM
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    jamtoz

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  18. Aug 15, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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    XXXX

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    New 255/85/16 KM2 on steel 16" x 7", 6 Lug, 5.5" Bolt Pattern wheel

    33-1/2" @ 43psi
    [​IMG]

    Used Interco Trxus MT on steel 16" x 7", 6 Lug, 5.5" Bolt Pattern wheel
    (tires look brand new...just no knobbys on them. Traded it for Taco stock spare tire & wheel I had laying around......unknown mileage. Tread is super deep compared to a KM2.

    33-13/16" @ 43psi
    [​IMG]


    Both measured sitting up level on a level floor. Measurements are from floor to a level that was held level. Pics are just for reference...I only have 2 hands :D

    Ill have to check that thread out

    Not bad.
     
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  19. Aug 15, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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    BradyT88

    BradyT88 Skinkwerks Rockware & Fabrication!!

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    35.5" on a 7" wheel? Was that a typo and supposed to be 33.5" :eek:
     
  20. Aug 15, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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    XXXX

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    ah...yep... :eek: :D

    Ill edit it...dam sausage link fingers
     
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