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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. Jul 15, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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    cstallings

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    Lower rpms...does this mean better mpg?
     
  2. Jul 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    4Running Daily

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    Anyone know the best place to get Toyo Open Country M/T in this flavor?
     
  3. Jul 15, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    KM2s look sick Justin. So what is your total amount of lift before tires? Much noise or vibe at highway speed?
     
  4. Jul 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    Thank's, before tires we had it sitting a little more than 2.5" from stock. The noise is not bad at all, & no vibes.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    blt2tuk

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    The letters have been buffed off the side wall. Although you can still see some of the logo on a couple of the tires The guy said the ended up with them because somehow in manufacturing someone forgot to change the name plate on one side so they where stamped gateway on one side and co op grip spur on the other. I've put a couple of miles on mine now and I have no complaints. They are loud on the road and they do get flat spots being a bias ply and the fact mu truck usualy sits 5 days a week, but i knew this when i bought them. Pretty much a budget off road wheel and tire combo is why I made the purchase. They have been everywhere on everytrail I have been on with ease. The mud isn't a thing to worry about. The tread still looks great. They flex the side wall and all very well. And everyone thinks there tractor tires and they love how knobby they are.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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    Would you have to regear if you occasionally pulled a 3000pound trailer with the KM2s?
     
  7. Jul 16, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    I pull my open car trailer and Mustang quite often. I have no problems with stock gearing and my 255/85 KM2s. Usually tow in 4th gear at around 65-70 mph no problem. Trailer is right at 1500 lbs. empty and my Mustang weighs around 3400 lbs, so I am right at 5000 lbs.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2013 at 4:55 AM
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    ARE Zseries cap, Thule rack, Icon 2.5" Coilovers, Icon 2" rears, 1.5" Wheelers Progressive AAL, FJ rims in silver, BAMF sliders.
    Fiveology, thanks.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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    Fiveology. what kind of MPG's do you get when you aren't towing? How many miles per tank before your light comes on?
     
  10. Jul 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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    Hey I'm interested in the 255's but I have 17's. Would I be aiming for a 255/75 or 80? No lift as of now. Also are tires more plentiful in 16? I'm seeming to only find a handful of tires in 255/75r17 Most are the tires that come stock on the rubicons, a type of destination a/t, and the mud terrains that are like 200 a piece. Only other cheaper alternative would be the threadwrights. I'm skeptical about retreads though.

    Any advice would be very helpful.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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    I drive my truck so little that I have never really paid attention. If I get gas once a month in my truck that's a lot.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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    Fiveology

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    3" Lift OME 885's with a top plate spacer in front, Toytec AAL in rear, OME Nitrochargers, DWreck/FamousFab bolt on sliders, 255/85R16' KM2's
    255/80r17 would be the equivalent size for a 17" wheel. The 255/75r17 as you have found is a pretty rare size (basically the BFGs from a Rubicon and a few other tires). I never really looked because I have 16" wheels but I think there are a few more options in 16 then in 17.

    The 255/75r17 I would think would fit at stock height with no or minimal trimming. Also the 255/75 BFGs from a Rubicon can usually be found as take offs, from guys lifting their brand new Jeeps, fairly cheap. Check Craigslist, or some of the Jeep forums they are on there all the time.

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  13. Jul 18, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    Well the 80 fit without a lift? I'm in between that or the 265/70(75).
     
  14. Jul 18, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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    3" Lift OME 885's with a top plate spacer in front, Toytec AAL in rear, OME Nitrochargers, DWreck/FamousFab bolt on sliders, 255/85R16' KM2's
    Standard answer: you can make just about anything fit, how much are you willing to cut?

    Nelztaco is running 255/85r16's on his truck with minimal lift.

    Lightningcow is running 255/85r16's on his truck with no lift.

    Search those user names to see their trucks, or just go back a few pages in this thread. They have both posted pics here.
     
  15. Jul 18, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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    Any new offerings in the 255-85-16? I'm in the market, my old BFG KM's (Not KM2's) are about done. I know choices are limited, any new AT style tires? Or is it still just the Cooper ST for all terrains?
     
  16. Jul 18, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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    Bump. I'm considering being a guinea pig and ordering these off ebay.
     
  17. Jul 19, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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    There was some talk either in this thread or somewhere else on TW about the Cooper ST MAXX being released in this size. Don't know if that has happened yet or not.
     
  18. Jul 19, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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    I think the Maxx's are supposed to be out in the fall...some people (including me) in this thread have been e-mailing Goodyear about trying to push Duratracs in this size. If they actually listen, I doubt it would be less than a year for them to start making them.

    Matt
     
  19. Jul 19, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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    Just checked their site the other day and nothing yet. :tumbleweed:
     
  20. Jul 19, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    That would be good. I'm running BFG KM1's in 255-85/16 and they are worn, maybe another 1500 miles left in them. Because my truck is primarily used on weekends and trips I may be able to wait a few months but when the rain starts falling I'm going to be in trouble without new meats.
     
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