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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 21, 2013 at 9:05 PM
    #1281
    CanisLupus

    CanisLupus Previously "MGMTacoFF"

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    Goddamn! Your truck looks badass with the tall and skinnies.

    Matt
     
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  2. Aug 22, 2013 at 6:11 AM
    #1282
    dorkmagus

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    Thank you! Here's another pic from that trip. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Aug 22, 2013 at 4:29 PM
    #1283
    CASTRATE

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  4. Aug 22, 2013 at 4:34 PM
    #1284
    XXXX

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    In case anyone wanted to know these tires do good at around 40psi sitting for long periods of time without distorting :D
     
  5. Aug 22, 2013 at 8:17 PM
    #1285
    CASTRATE

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    What would be a good psi to drive on? Just had my km2s installed today. Gonna tinker around with pressures, but don't even know where to begin
     
  6. Aug 22, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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    CanisLupus

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    I run my 265/75/16 KM's (E) at 40 front, 38 rear and it seems to do well.

    Matt
     
  7. Aug 22, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    XXXX

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    Depends on weight of truck. Mines heavy and running 40/38. Chalk test is key.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    CASTRATE

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    How exactly do I do the chalk test?
     
  9. Aug 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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    XXXX

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    Air up to 50psi. Put chalk lines on tires going across not around. Deflate both front tires in 2psi increments equally until tires have full contact with road.

    Google tire chalk psi and better explanations will be found.
     
  10. Aug 23, 2013 at 9:31 AM
    #1290
    XXXX

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    Oh and follow same with rear.
     
  11. Aug 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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    CASTRATE

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    Awesome! Thanks. How far should I drive before stopping and checking lines?
     
  12. Aug 23, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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    100 -200 yards....depends on the chalk and tires.

    I got lucky when I got mine and used a brand new concrete parking lot to do them. I didn't even have to chalk. I just drove with them at 50psi and deflated until the entire tire was covered in concrete dust and once it was covered I let another 2psi out.
     
  13. Aug 23, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    I check my tire in a parking garage. There is dust every where
     
  14. Aug 23, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    Cool beans. Now if I could just find chalk. The wally world in my town sucks, and doesn't really organize anything
     
  15. Aug 23, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    XXXX

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    Get kids street chalk
     
  16. Aug 23, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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    That's what I ended up getting. (With glitter in it)
     
  17. Aug 23, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    get some ketchup and a friend for some fun with it later

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Aug 23, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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    Gabassman

    Gabassman Drive it like a 4WD

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    How many miles are you folks getting out of the various tires. Which ones and how many
     
  19. Aug 24, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    CASTRATE

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    I actually have a friend that owned a crime scene clean up company. He just closed it to persue his hobby as a career, but I bet he could get me some good stuff
     
  20. Aug 24, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    I've got about 150 miles on my km2s so far, so I am of no use
     
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