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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. Feb 20, 2014 at 9:14 AM
    #1781
    TacoFMS

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    When you guys are hammering the pinch weld flat which direction do you hammer to? towards the engine or towards the fender? I just bought a set of 255/85r16 Maxxis Bighorns and trying to get ready for a wheeling trip this weekend.

    Pics for proof and to show off the new tires.

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  2. Feb 20, 2014 at 9:50 AM
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    FMF

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    Check out my build page. I have a OME lift about 2.5 inches and my KM2's on stock 16's do not rub at all off road.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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    Desert Drifter

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    I think the key here to running the 255/85 tires with minimum mods to use STOCK WHEELS. I have a new set of Cooper ST's in 255/85R16 on 8"wide, 0 ffset Method DoubleStandard whels and took them off because of rubbing on the front fender flares. I have a second set of tires/wheels in good shape so it was no problem.

    I have since bought a set of used but very nice condition 16"x7" Gen 1 alloy wheels (the ones with 5 twisted spokes). I am hoping these will clear up my clearance issues. So now I need to pull a couple of my Coopers off the 8" wide wheels and put them on the 7" wide wheels, mount them on the front and see what happens. I am thinking of having the 1st ggen wheels powder-coated before I put the tires on them.. They are not bad, but there is just no gloss to them after scrubbing with Purple Power and a stiff brush. Thinking the dull surface will be hard to clean.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2014 at 4:04 PM
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    BradyT88

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    I used a grinder to put a cut in mine every 2-3 inches and alternated the folds.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2014 at 9:52 PM
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    TacoBrah

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    Icon stage 1, 255/85/16 KM2
    Read through this entire thread. I want me some 255s next time I get tires. Will BFG ever make an all terrain in this size?
     
  6. Feb 20, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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    TacoBrah

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    Icon stage 1, 255/85/16 KM2
    Yeah I was thinking about that, I am a BFG loyalist though. Maybe by the time I need tires in another year or two they will have a 255 KO.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2014 at 5:13 AM
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    BDJ

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    Are the ST Maxx's rated "D" or "E"? And will the 255's fit my stock TRD-OR? I've read mixed answers on this question. Maybe this particular thread can give me a straight answer.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2014 at 5:53 AM
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    They will fit. I've seen pics just can't remember where i found them.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2014 at 6:38 AM
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    St Maxx is E rated.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2014 at 8:56 PM
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    Brushguard, 255/85/16 Cooper ST, Rear bumper with tire carrier( Body Armor), Toolbox, bed mounted High Lift with All Pro mounts.
    After following this topic for months I went with the 255/85 Cooper ST.



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  11. Mar 11, 2014 at 7:43 AM
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    Sub'd In a month or so I'm getting 255s, anybody running them with wheel spacers? Pics?
     
  12. Mar 11, 2014 at 4:05 PM
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    Looks SNISTER, son! What width wheels you running?
     
  13. Mar 11, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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    Those are the stock steelies so 7" wide.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2014 at 5:11 PM
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    Thinking it's about time to get my truck looking and running the way i want it to. Here's hoping i can get some questions answered first.

    255/85R16 Cooper ST-Maxx
    16x8 ProComp 7089, 4"BS, -12mm Offset
    Bilstein's w/ 885 Eibachs front
    Bilstein's w/1.5" AAL rear

    If i run those rims, will it help or hinder any possible rubbing? I'm looking for the bare minimum for banging, bending and patching. Still need full articulation.
    Does running a 33" tire need a re-gear? I have a 6-speed standard, don't do a lot of super-slow crawling. How much of a power loss am i looking at?
    Anyone have pics of a similar set up? I'm going with the 669$ Bilstein set up from Toytec.

    Thanks!
     
  15. Mar 18, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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    That's going to hinder your stuffage. You're going to be all over the flares.
     
  16. Mar 18, 2014 at 5:37 PM
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    I'd recommend 4.5" BS and a more narrow wheel.
     
  17. Mar 18, 2014 at 5:52 PM
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    I'm running 16x8" wheels with 4.5" BS and I just barely clear the flares at full stuff and I think that has a lot to do with the fact that the wheels are cambered in at full stuff as well. Makes lock to lock pretty tight...

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  18. Mar 18, 2014 at 6:14 PM
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    numbah57

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    255/85-16 on 16x8 procomps

    Ate the shit outa my inner fenders and cab mount. Trimmed up the fenders, now they only rub the cab mount every so often.
     
  19. Mar 18, 2014 at 6:16 PM
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    ChamYota

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    I have 16x8 Wheels... 4.5 Backspacing.. They gonna rub the shit out of my fenders.. :eek: :anonymous:
     
  20. Mar 18, 2014 at 6:20 PM
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    When I remember I'll have to take pics of all the trimming I have done to fit at full stuff (I have super bumps which are a lot shorter than the OEM's). I beat the hell out of everything with a BFH as well and it still rubs a little at full stuff. My flares are basically intact though and my cab mount is untrimmed (doesn't rub on it). I should mention I also have a 1" body lift or I would be rubbing like crazy!
     
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