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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. Mar 28, 2020 at 8:20 PM
    #4821
    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.
    Clearing the suspension arms is all about the make and model of the parts. I have stock lowers, and SPC uppers, sway bar in place.
    Clearing any rub on the frame is based on the alignment, and starting with the cam bolts rotating the lower arms fully out should be considered, if, you have uppers adjustable for caster.
    I trimmed the inner of my mud flaps to both keep the flaps, and avoid rub while turned and under full compression.
     
  2. Mar 29, 2020 at 10:03 AM
    #4822
    TacoEspecial

    TacoEspecial Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100 885 AAL Toyo MTs 255/85x16
    Yep, also have superbumps up front.
    I added the superbumps just before I lifted the front.
    They really smoothed out my ride, no more front dipping at stops or quick slow downs.
    I'll go to better shocks once I finish adding my armor, already have my shell and some stuff.
    Looks nice and has enough lift to get out there... when we can.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2020 at 10:12 AM
    #4823
    TacoEspecial

    TacoEspecial Well-Known Member

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    Had to remove my sway bar, was touching the bottom of the passenger side shock.
    This is my truck now, actually I have added a winch since this pick.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  4. Mar 29, 2020 at 12:31 PM
    #4824
    Sacrifice

    Sacrifice Motorcycle Goon

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    Pelfreybilt Front Bumper,BAMF sliders, Airflow Snorkel,Mini D2S Retrofits, ADS Rear Shocks, Deaver U402 Leafsprings, 35s, AllPro +2LT
    I know this is a dumb question.

    Any v6 autos with armor? Anyone have an average mpg if so?

    I have 315/75/16s (35s) and im getting anywhere from 10-13.5. Usually solid average of 13 day to day stuff. Just looking to see if downsizing eventually would get me back up to 15ish. Havent been offroading much anymore so id like to gain some highway mileage for when i go dirtbiking.

    PFA:
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  5. Mar 29, 2020 at 5:13 PM
    #4825
    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 do.
    LCA and gas tank plate too. I have a cap with a rack and a Prinsu as well.
    The armor barely had any effect, probably a wash with the improved air flow underneath.
    The racks were a big negative, probably 2 mpg.
    Tire weight seems to be the biggest issue, more weight to spin, lower mpg.
    15 around town, 17 highway up and down hills at 65ish, can get 19 on long turnpike and interstate trips if I stay at 65.
    Whens she is naked, I have seen 20-22, but I drive like a trucker on long runs.
    Your results may vary.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2020 at 9:02 PM
    #4826
    Sacrifice

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    Pelfreybilt Front Bumper,BAMF sliders, Airflow Snorkel,Mini D2S Retrofits, ADS Rear Shocks, Deaver U402 Leafsprings, 35s, AllPro +2LT
    Appreciate it. Definitely going to consider going down. I went from stock to the 315s so i have no 33 experience
     
  7. Mar 30, 2020 at 5:07 AM
    #4827
    EubeenHadd

    EubeenHadd Bit of a derp

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    33's, custom freeform pinstriping and some sweet dents
    By chance, did you correct your speedometer when you swapped to 35's? I thought my MPG's went down a bunch on getting 33's, but a good chunk of that ended up being the gauges just reading off by 8%.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2020 at 6:03 AM
    #4828
    Sacrifice

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    No but i correct for that when i calculate the average
     
  9. Mar 30, 2020 at 6:14 AM
    #4829
    Nazupag524

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    2.5 Icons up front, Dakars and 2.0 Icons in the rear, 1.25" Spidertrax on front, TRD Intake, Fog Light Mod, Weather Tech, Debadged, Addicted front bumper, XRC 9.5K
    I run with a front bumper, winch, skids, bed rack and a full size spare. 255/85-16 Coopers. 15-17 mpg.
     
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  10. Mar 30, 2020 at 11:39 AM
    #4830
    Sacrifice

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    awesome just what im looking for.
     
  11. Mar 31, 2020 at 5:26 AM
    #4831
    gage mgm

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    i got the 5100 with the 888 coils and AAL and jba control with the 255. No rubbing whatsoever
     
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