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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 6, 2014 at 4:44 AM
    #2301
    Fifthwind

    Fifthwind Master of None

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    Barcelona Red 09 DCOR- Icon 2.5" ECOs w/CDC - 14" 700lb, ICON 2.0 RR Ext rears, AP EXPO pack, Diff Wedge, Diff and Skid Drop, Discoverer S/T 255/85/16, Ride-Rite Bags w/ Daystars, ARB Bull/winch Bumper, Warn 8k, ARB CMK12, Budbuilt skids, BAMF bolt on sliders BAMF diff diaper, bedlights, hoodlights, BAMF CB, etc.
    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.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2014 at 7:15 AM
    #2302
    SGTCap

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    You running wheel spacers on that?
     
  3. Sep 6, 2014 at 11:29 AM
    #2303
    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
     
  4. Sep 6, 2014 at 4:22 PM
    #2304
    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!
     
  5. Sep 7, 2014 at 1:28 AM
    #2305
    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.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2014 at 10:51 PM
    #2306
    TacoBrah

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    Icon stage 1, 255/85/16 KM2
    Do 255s get better or worse mpg than 265/75/16?
     
  7. Sep 10, 2014 at 3:18 AM
    #2307
    FMF

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    I got slightly better mileage when I switched from BFG KM2 265/75 16 to 255/85 16 BFG KM2.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2014 at 6:49 AM
    #2308
    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.
     
  9. Sep 10, 2014 at 1:35 PM
    #2309
    Maxx

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    I lost 2 MPG going from stock Dunlop's to 255/85R16 Cooper ST. Not from 265.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM
    #2310
    BradyT88

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  11. Sep 10, 2014 at 8:06 PM
    #2311
    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
     
  12. Sep 10, 2014 at 9:10 PM
    #2312
    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
     
  13. Sep 12, 2014 at 9:40 PM
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    luka

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    hit around 16k miles on my Toyo's, rotated them for the 4th time, and they got a little louder now and I noticed my mpg's improved...

    maybe they finally broke in? I was running them a little high on the psi and lowered it back down to 42ish, feels and wear pattern looks good again.
     
  14. Sep 12, 2014 at 10:38 PM
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    ae111black

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    Yeah 1.25" spidertrax
     
  15. Sep 12, 2014 at 10:40 PM
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    ae111black

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    Been running mine at 32 front and 29 in the rear and they seem perfect.
     
  16. Sep 13, 2014 at 8:26 AM
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    mh.meier

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    255 KM2's
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  17. Sep 14, 2014 at 1:37 AM
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    luka

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    I'm probably rolling around with a lot more weight, which should account for the variance. I was rolling around at 50-55 for a few months :eek:
     
  18. Oct 4, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    How much lifting needed to fit 255s?
     
  19. Oct 4, 2014 at 3:04 PM
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    BradyT88

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    None. They fit without rubbing on stock wheels. If you are running non stock wheels you'll have to do a little trimming.

    Lift =/= tire clearance*

    *unless you are a mall crawler, do a body lift or a drop bracket lift.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2014 at 3:04 PM
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    meatman

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    Anyone know if they make an AT in this size tire?
     
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