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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 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM
    #2301
    SGTCap

    SGTCap Well-Known Member

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    Mine are smaller than other 255s
     
  2. Aug 17, 2014 at 8:19 AM
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    berk

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    Well I got mine for 203$ shipped on eBay. Bi figured that was a pretty great deal.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2014 at 4:53 PM
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    ae111black

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    Got My Open Country Mt's this morning will post pics soon.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM
    #2304
    Mainmoe02

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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.
    Let's see'em! Toyo open country MT is one of the best tires, IMO. Good choice
     
  5. Aug 19, 2014 at 12:07 PM
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    SGTCap

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    I just priced the Toyos. They're proud of those aren't they.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2014 at 12:42 PM
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    berk

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    Yep. However they are a high mileage tire, maybe 45K in our trucks, so keep that in mind.
     
  7. Aug 20, 2014 at 6:20 AM
    #2307
    Mainmoe02

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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.
    That's why I don't have them. I couldn't find a set in my $1k price range (including mounting, balance, and replacement certificates). I settled with my 2nd choice in km2s. My plan was to find the best price online, then have discount tire price match. That way if there are any issues, I'm able to handle it in person. Km2's came in right at $1k and Toyos would have been about $1.3k
     
  8. Aug 20, 2014 at 8:47 AM
    #2308
    KMitch

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  9. Aug 20, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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    Yes they are. No way I'd pay that much for a tire. Got my KM2's for $190 per tire and I picked them up at Discount tire. We got ten of them and worked a deal with a friend of a friend who has a dealer account. Gave him $10 cash per tire...so $100 for 10 min of his time.

    KM2's dealer cost in this size was $180 2 years ago.

    IMO high mileage usually means harder rubber so less grip on rocks.

    Properly rotated KM2's should get similar mileage.

    For 5 tires I hope...
     
  10. Aug 21, 2014 at 3:21 PM
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    Mainmoe02

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    I paid $195 per tire and after the charge for replacement cert's, tax, and mount/ balance, it came out to just under $1K for 4 new 255's ($960 exactly). I felt like it was a good price considering all the other prices I saw. I had them price match
    Www.Onlinetires.Com. At the time they had the lowest prices.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014
  11. Aug 21, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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    ae111black

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    The local Toyo dealer wanted 440 a piece for them. I had My friend at the Local Firestone brought them in for me for 315 a piece...... so Yeah 1.3k was right.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2014 at 3:28 PM
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    OK...Am I nuts to consider changing from 255's > 285's?

    My Cooper ST's are starting to show some wear and it's time to consider new rubber in the near future. The 255 ST's have been great, no performance complaints.

    EDIT: ON second thought I do have one negative comment about my ST's. They have chipped and chunked quite a bit. Now, this need to be taken with a grain of salt considering the abuse they have withstood but it's worth mentioning.

    I'm considering 285's for two reasons.

    #1: I've wheeled more than I expected this summer and I'm starting to run some pretty rowdy trails. Weekends in the truck have replaced MTB'ing as my favorite free time activity. Thinking that maybe I won't have to air down as much with the 285 as the 255, and maybe they would be better in the rocks??
    #2: The 255 exposes my wheels a bit and they are slowly getting chewed up. I figure the 285's wider stance will help reduce the chance of additional damage.

    If I change to 285's or not, the Cooper ST Maxx is high on my list. I live in Northern Colorado, daily driver but my commute is short, trials are always steep rough and rocky.

    Thoughts?
    Cheers.

    Salt
     
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  13. Aug 22, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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  14. Aug 22, 2014 at 7:01 PM
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    Some 255's are taller than some 285's and vice versa. A lot of 285's go down a lot when loaded; I've seen some guys on here that have measured and their loaded 285's are like 32".

    Matt
     
  15. Aug 23, 2014 at 12:10 AM
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    OZ-T

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    How were the Coopers in snow ?
     
  16. Aug 23, 2014 at 6:14 AM
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    @ OZ-T

    The Cooper ST's were good in the snow, both on and off road. I was able to easily ascend some winter trails that other Tacoma's fitted with BFG AT's struggled. EDIT: I Should also mention that the BFG's were 285's....so maybe the narrower 255's were able to bite more in the snow.

    I've never ran a full on snow or studded tire (on this truck) as comparison, but the ST's did pretty well. Plus I should add that I grew up in MN, and live in CO, so winter driving is no stranger.

    (EDIT: I've also added one additional comment to my post above)

    Cheers,

    Lars
     
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  17. Aug 23, 2014 at 9:09 AM
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    Thanks Lars
     
  18. Aug 23, 2014 at 8:52 PM
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    Icon stage 1, Wheelers 3 leaf HD, LR UCA, 265/75/16 BFG KO
    Does anyone have the link to the thread with all the tires in 255 listed?
     
  19. Aug 23, 2014 at 8:59 PM
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