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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. Nov 10, 2013 at 3:23 AM
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    Desert Drifter

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    My Cooper 255/85R16's rub on the front fender flares right at the lowest spot. This ieven in city driving like up driveways. Have to look up a few posts about trimming the flares.

    Coming from 265/75R16 I barely notice the lack of power on the street. Have the V6 with 3.73 gears, thinking 4.56 gears might be too deep for freeway cruising and 4.10 better all around. ECGS suggested "4.10's not worth the effort, step up to 4.56 for a noticeable change". Locker and probably gears next Spring so plenty of time to decide. Doing on board air next so that I can air down for trails and re-inflate easily. So air for ARB locker (maybe two) will be ready to go.

    Now to find those flare trim threads....
     
  2. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:23 AM
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    ckeene9

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    I see the same thing.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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    Me too. I have chunked my up pretty good, but I wheel in some nasty sharp rock so a little wheel spin does a number on the tires...

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Nov 10, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    carcharias

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    ^^ Yeah. I never expected the tires to wear well compared to A/Ts or similar, but it was the chunking over rocks that got me. Still feel totally confident in the KM2's, though. I don't give two thoughts to the rocks my truck may wheel on. And the 255 means I have excellent maneuverability that still amazes me!!
     
  5. Nov 10, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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    BradyT88

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    Yeah, mine have held up pretty well on the rocks. Only punctured one sidewall so far abusing them pretty hard. I had a stick go through a previous rock gash, so it was just bad luck really. haha
     
  6. Nov 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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    ckeene9

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    Wheel spin is what kills them. Me being open/open right now and there's no way around a lot of wheel spin.

    1397777_10151986398646514_1480711304_o.jpg
     
  7. Nov 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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    BradyT88

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    Yep. Having both lockers helps some, but just involves me getting stuck more often. haha
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Nov 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    I love the look of tall skinnies.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Nov 10, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    ^^Friggin' love the look!

    Ha! Nice!

    Truth. We began a rocky trail yesterday, and it was 2wd for a bit just to see how far until I had to switch. Turns out I had to switch to 4wd earlier so I didn't lose more tread. I still open/open every chance I have to get my skills up. :D
     
  10. Nov 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    F/R lockers coming in two weeks. Interested to see and feel the differences.
     
  11. Nov 10, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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    Night and day. Enjoy!
     
  12. Nov 10, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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    I feel like that is just more wear and tear on the vehicle and I paid a lot of money for that front locker so I am going to use the damn thing! haha
     
  13. Nov 10, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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  14. Nov 10, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    You're not wrong! Lockers FTW! :D
     
  15. Nov 11, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    I put the Cooper ST in 255/85R16 on and have the tires rubbing the flares right at the back edge of the wheel well even on street driving. I have been looking (and yes searching TW forums) for an easy fix to this. Do I need to cut back the full diameter of the flare like I saw on a couple posts? If I just "cut off the part that rubs" I will loose the inner edge that faces the tire and it will allow mud and water to get between the flare and the steel fender...

    Can one of you link me to a thread that is not a week long job or some other solution please?
     
  16. Nov 11, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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  17. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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    looks good. What is the size/backspacing of those wheels?
     
  18. Nov 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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    255/85/16 fit on a 8in wide rim okay? Or should I stick with a 265/75/16 with a 3in lift? Debating what size KM2 I want! :D
     
  19. Nov 14, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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    1" less width, a little more diameter and a longer side wall. This seems like a very good tire too... hmm.
     
  20. Nov 14, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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