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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 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
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014
  2. Aug 23, 2014 at 9:09 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Thanks Lars
     
  3. Aug 23, 2014 at 8:52 PM
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    Does anyone have the link to the thread with all the tires in 255 listed?
     
  4. Aug 23, 2014 at 8:59 PM
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    OZ-T

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  5. Aug 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM
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  6. Aug 23, 2014 at 9:20 PM
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  7. Aug 24, 2014 at 4:32 PM
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    berk

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    So coming from half worn 285/75r16 toyos to the 255/85 I'm noticing the ride to be stiffer, harsh almost, and a lot of wandering/shimmy on the hwy. Any others notice this? I kinda miss he handling of the 285's they were very nice.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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    My 255/85/16 Coopers are better than my 265/75/16 BFG's in snow. That is deep 3"-14" of snow. Tacoma's are 1 wheel drive unless in 4X4 (my 08 TRD is). When i'm driving on snow packed/ice covered roads the 265 has more traction. Driving in snow, not plowed packed roads the taller 255 is the way to go. I purchased the 255/85 Coopers after looking at the specs. The cooper tread width is wider than the MK2 but the sect. width is wider on the MK2 than the cooper.
    All I can say is the cooper 255 on roads in deep snow was better. On the lake or roads with packed snow the wider tire was better.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Aug 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM
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    I wanted to say in 4X4 the 255/85 were still better in deep snow than the 265'S.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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    Anyone in here running 255's without their fender flares? I have mine off right now to paint black but I'm kinda liking the way it looks without them. Makes my armor and tires look more substantial.

    I'll post pics tonight after work, but I'm cirious if anyone else has taken there's off as well.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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    Mine are off on the rear. My tires partially ripped them off so I removed them until I get them trimmed.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Aug 25, 2014 at 4:59 PM
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    Some pics
    With flares

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Without

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sorry for the shitty "taken outside Kmart on my way to buy fuses" cell phone pics
     
  13. Aug 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM
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  14. Aug 26, 2014 at 5:21 AM
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    I have thought of doing this for a while now. Looking forward to your pics. If I could find a base model in all white to swap fenders and bedsides and front bumper with I might do this. The offset on my trd rims has tires even with flares. Without flares they would stick out just enough to be awesome.
     
  15. Aug 26, 2014 at 9:47 PM
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    But the holes in the fenders? I like my fenders. They fend off scratches pretty well. I drive down rabbit holes though.
     
  16. Sep 1, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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    Went ahead and put them back on. Painted black to match my rack, wheels and tool boxes. I think it looks better

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  17. Sep 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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  18. Sep 1, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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  19. Sep 4, 2014 at 8:18 AM
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    Well, I killed one of my ST 255's last weekend so it's time for new rubber ASAP.

    I'm considering the Cooper ST Maxx, but on the fence about sticking with 255's or giving 285's a swing.

    Anybody going to talk me out of 285's? :)

    Cheers,

    Salt
     
  20. Sep 4, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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