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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. May 16, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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    bzzr2

    bzzr2 Well-Known Member

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    damn that is a lot of weight in the bed at 3150lbs!!! image you still had stock leafs :eek: so with your extra 3/4 inch offset outwards still not getting any rub is great!
     
  2. May 19, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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    Spitfire

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    XXXX: In response to you claiming the Allpro leafs won't improve my problem with the rear tire contacting the fender at full stuff. Two problems with your claim. First, the leafs do move the axle back slightly. Second,even if they didn't the physical height of the leafpack moves my factory bump upward about 2" which will prevent the axle from up travelling as far as it did previously and by extension preventing the contact I had previously. Your suspension theories are correct, but you missed the details. The devil is in the details.
     
  3. May 19, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    denali climber

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    toyota needs to make bigger wheel wells on their 4x4 's
     
  4. May 20, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    When fully flexed the tire will go into the wheel well. :cool:
    I had it up on two wheels once (opposite corners) and the rear tire was inside the wheel well.
     
  5. May 20, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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    XXXX

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    Funny...I called AP today and they said the leafs put the axle in the same location. Hmmm... where did you get your info from?

    and next .....your new leafs wil be 2" thicker then the old... please tell me what you have and are going to. I'm very interested.

    also I have NEVER heard of anyone saying their bump stops would stop axle wrap..... :rofl: dats a good one
     
  6. May 20, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    lightningcow

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    More pics. No rubbing with me driving on this mountain road and that's about as wild as I get. Anything is better than the stock rubber, but these Coopers really are quite nice.

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  7. May 20, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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    Spitfire

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    You called AP? Great, I measured it on my truck and muscled the axle back during install. Thats called direct information, which you seem to be sorely lacking. You can see in the attached picture that the new leaf pack is substantially thicker. I never said bumpstops would li it axle wrap, but the bump will stop up travel at a distance equal to the distance the bump stop was elevated. Thats pretty simple, so even you can comprehend it.

    Its obvious you are the smartest guy you know. Don't expect the rest of us to agree with your self assessment..

    image.jpg
     
  8. May 20, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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  9. May 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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    ome Dakars in rear and ome 882's in front. 255 85 16's maxxis bighorns
    finished mine today 255 85, love this tire size

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  10. May 20, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    carcharias

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    Whoa. Logan, those look mean! Don't think I've seen anyone run those tires before. Would love to hear what you think of them in a few months, especially being in that CO weather! :thumbsup:
     
  11. May 21, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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    ome Dakars in rear and ome 882's in front. 255 85 16's maxxis bighorns
    thanks, their maxxis bighorns, measured at exactly 33 inches tall, louder on the highway than my bgf ats but not to bad at all
     
  12. May 21, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    Guy who thinks he is the smartest in the room is usually the dumbest.
     
  13. May 22, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    My rims are the stock rims and the tire def rubs front of rear wells even after dakars installed. I am running Toyos which I hear are the tallest in this size but still it onky rubs stuffed going very very steep. Will have to stop mid hill next time out.




     
  14. May 22, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    Might as well be pavement from the looks of these pics. No offense but get it going up hill really steel, I mean steep with large ruts and let me know.
     
  15. May 22, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    Might as well be pavement from the looks of these pics. No offense but get it going up hill really steel, I mean steep with large ruts and let me know.
     
  16. May 22, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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    That was my point, I use the truck as a truck and really nothing more. No wheeling or anything of the like. If I haven't rubbed yet...I won't.
     
  17. May 26, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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    CASTRATE

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    Thinking about going with 255/85r16 when the factory dunflops are toast. I have a DCSB 4.0 4x4 6 speed.I know re-gearing to 4.56 or 4.88 would be ideal, but it will be several years before I can manage that. How do these trucks due in terms of pulling and driving with this setup? My previous vehicle was a 1 ton Cummins, so I'm already feeling a HUGE lack of power. How significant is the power loss when going from 245/75r16 to 255/85r16? I drive about 50% highway & 50% city. I don't plan on ever towing more than 5k lbs, and don't tow very often. I like to play offroad a bit, but nothing too crazy.
     
  18. May 27, 2013 at 5:42 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    Well Tacos aren't race cars to begin with.
    I have them on my 4Banger with stock gears and it does just fine. I even had over 3K lbs in the bed and it had no problems.
     
  19. May 27, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    I too came from a Cummins before buying my Tacoma, a pretty heavily modified Cummins at that, so I know what you're feeling. I have 255/85s on my truck and I have to say I was actually expecting to feel a bigger difference then I did. Really the only thing I noticed is that it will drop out of overdrive on the highway occasionally on bigger hills. I have towed my Mustang since adding the 255s, that was about 4500 lbs with the trailer. That trip was about three and a half hours and had absolutely no problems at all. I have also towed a friends Mustang the same distance, but his car is almost 4000 lbs by itself, so I was probably pulling 5500-5700 on that trip, noticed it was heavier but still no problem. My truck now has more miles on it lifted and on 255's then it did stock, and I don't regret the decision to go with 255's at all.
     
  20. May 27, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    MisterM70

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    I run the Toyo MT's in this size and they are probably 1.5 or 2 x the weight of the stock tires. The biggest thing I noticed is starting and stopping. You will probably want to upgrade your breaks when you wear through you current pads. Definitely acceleration from a dead stop has been compromised but I hardly notice.

    I have a stick too so I don't worry about shifting out of OD like previous poster. As for regearing, I debated and decided against it as I am enjoying the lower hwy rpms at 75-80 mph.

    OR if I need the torque I just put it in 4 low. The truck will go anywhere excpet big ass boulders, and probably would if I did not mind some body damage, which I would considering it is a 2012. Already has the desert pin stripes! The onk y thing that has stopped me is a 6 foot waterfall (no water). The MT's rule in my opinion. Especially here in AZ where it is oh so rocky.
     
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