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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. Aug 3, 2013 at 11:39 AM
    #1261
    CanisLupus

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    From what I've seen of these sizes, they look noticeably skinnier in pictures than they do in real life. Just a thought.

    Matt
     
  2. Aug 3, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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  3. Aug 3, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    TBlack

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    I really want to run these tires on my 2013 tacoma dcsb prerunner. I dont have any lift and I dont do any off roading. Do you think I can run these without any major rubbing or any at all, or would I need some kind of a lift to fit them?

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  4. Aug 3, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    BassMaster06

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    Meh

    Thanks fellas
     
  5. Aug 3, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    CanisLupus

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    Going to need at least a 2'' lift to avoid major rubbing issues.

    Matt
     
  6. Aug 4, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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    TBlack

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    Thanks Matt. Will have to look into that.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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  8. Aug 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    I hope those new Coopers are legit. When my Hankooks wear out I'm definitely hoping to grab a set.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    ckeene9

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    Any word on estimated mileage life on the coopers? I can tell my KM2's aren't going to last.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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    Look back a page or two I posted links to 2 trucks running 255/85r16s, one with no lift, one with a very small lift. Might want to send a PM to those two owners and see how the tires are working out for them.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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    Looks great! By far my favorite 4Runner bodystyle!
     
  12. Aug 19, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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    Pretty sure I'm squeezin' the trigger on 5 KM2s tomorrow. 255/85r16 of course
     
  13. Aug 21, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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    So this was discussed in the tread above but not in the detail I'm looking for. I've searched without success so here it is.

    I have a set of Black FJ TRD wheels ariving on Friday. 7.5" wide rims.

    I'm very intertested in 255's, specifically the Discoverer S/T as it looks to be a good fit for me and Colorado. This tire is within spec for this wheel as the rim is 7.5" and the tire is rated for 6.5" to 8" wide rims. However Cooper recommends a 7" wide rim. So this wheel would almost be the max width for this tire.

    I don't mind earning some dents and scratches, but I'd prefer not to destroy my wheels that quickly because the tire is too narrow.

    Anybody run this tire/wheel combo and have any comments?

    Thanks,

    Salt

    edit - 7.5" wide wheels so should be ok?
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  14. Aug 21, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    255's are rated to a 8.5'' wheel, but as I have said before in this thread, I wouldn't want to be close to that especially if you air down when wheeling. 7.5'' should be ok though.

    Matt
     
  15. Aug 21, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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    If you are going to go offroad concern for your wheels should be thrown out the window, they will inevitably get trashed regardless of setup. Any wheel width that is within the manufacturer's spec width range for the tire is fine.

    One thing to note, sounds like from recent posts in here that the Discoverer S/T is no longer available or hard to come by (at least in a 255). You'll need look for the Discoverer S/T Maxx which has yet to been seen in the wild in a 255.
     
  16. Aug 21, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    Goin' in tomorrow to get my 5 km2s put on. Sofa king excited
     
  17. Aug 21, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    Never did post here after I put my bfg mt km2s on. 255/85/16

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  18. Aug 21, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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    Yeah those are about as good as its gonna get. Most guys that I've seen run 8 inch wide wheels. I think 7.5 is perfectly fine
     
  19. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    OK, thanks.

    Salt
     
  20. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    My KM2s are still going strong with over half tread after 20-25k miles. ;) Oh and I'm running 8" wide wheels FWIW.

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