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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. Sep 4, 2014 at 7:49 PM
    #2301
    4Running Daily

    4Running Daily Long Live ZS

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    My Km2's are at 13K and look like they have maybe 5k more miles. Like wth? I've had them for a year.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2014 at 8:05 PM
    #2302
    ae111black

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    Been real busy but here's a pic of my DCSB with my toyo's
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Sep 5, 2014 at 5:53 PM
    #2303
    Mainmoe02

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    What are the load rating of the tires you have now to the toyos? I'm guessing they are probably both E rated but it wouldn't hurt to check, maybe the toyos were C or D rated?
     
  4. Sep 5, 2014 at 6:41 PM
    #2304
    SGTCap

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    You have a link to those tires?
     
  5. Sep 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM
    #2305
    samiam

    samiam Always here, never there

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    That's a good looking setup.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM
    #2306
    SGTCap

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    So what do you think so far? How much do you drive that truck? How is it on the street and highway? Have you regeared?
     
  7. Sep 5, 2014 at 8:41 PM
    #2307
    Maxx

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    I run around 44 on my D load Cooper STs. Try increasing your pressure. I had the same issue at lower pressures. Check out the Toyo Load Index charts here.

    http://toyotires.com/tires-101/tire-load-and-inflation-tables
     
  8. Sep 6, 2014 at 4:11 AM
    #2308
    sst3wart

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    + 1 to what Maxx said. Also you have a lot of new tread. The tread flexes some and will give you that wandering feeling. I have the same experience with my new ST Maxx tires (18/32nds of tread) give it a couple thousand miles and it will get better. I also saw this when I worked at Goodyear. Guys would come back saying it feels like they're in a boat with the back end moving around like that.

    Spencer
     
  9. Sep 6, 2014 at 4:44 AM
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    Fifthwind

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    I had a similar issue without the rubbing, though I have trimmed the inside of my mudflaps for a little more clearance. The 255/85/16 (33x10) Cooper S/Ts that I run benefitted immensly from road force balancing. I think the skinny aspect being so close to the rim width transmits the road surface straight along the sidewall to the rims giving much more feedback. Personally I like it for the highway and run pressures in the 50's.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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    You running wheel spacers on that?
     
  11. Sep 6, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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    numbah57

    numbah57 GIVE THE MALL A BREAK...WHEEL THAT SHIT

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    My truck drives the same way going from 265's to 255's
     
  12. Sep 6, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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    Desert Drifter

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    Photos are looking great guys!

    These tantalizing shots of the Tacomas on skinnies is making me want to get the truck out for a taste of the desert soon!
     
  13. Sep 7, 2014 at 1:28 AM
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    Maxx

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    You have to crank it up. If you look at the index charts and check the standard P rated tire vs the LT tire you will notice that higher pressures are required on road. Pump them up to 40 PSI and go from there. Drive on them for about 20 minutes to build up some heat then check check your tire pressure. Get back to us with the hot and cold tire pressures and your feedback. It's trial and AIR.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2014 at 10:51 PM
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    TacoBrah

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    Icon stage 1, 255/85/16 KM2
    Do 255s get better or worse mpg than 265/75/16?
     
  15. Sep 10, 2014 at 3:18 AM
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    I got slightly better mileage when I switched from BFG KM2 265/75 16 to 255/85 16 BFG KM2.
     
  16. Sep 10, 2014 at 6:49 AM
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    Enigmaaron

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    I got about the same or slightly better mpg after switching from 265/75R16 Firestone Destination AT to 255/85R16 BFG KM2.
     
  17. Sep 10, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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    Maxx

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    I lost 2 MPG going from stock Dunlop's to 255/85R16 Cooper ST. Not from 265.
     
  18. Sep 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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  19. Sep 10, 2014 at 8:06 PM
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    SGTCap

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    Anyone know how they ride on the street and highway? My truck is still my daily driver and will be for the foreseeable future.

    They're proud if those tires BTW. Almost $2k for a set of 5...ouch
     
  20. Sep 10, 2014 at 9:10 PM
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    CanisLupus

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    According to my ultragauge, I went from 16.4-16.5 with my 265/75/16's to 16.3-16.4 with my 255/85/16's. This was also around the time I got my roof rack, so I attribute some of that loss to the rack as well.

    TL;DR: about the same MPG

    Matt
     
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