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255 v 265 v 285

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by asuflyr, Feb 16, 2012.

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255 v 265 v 285

Poll closed Mar 17, 2012.
  1. 255's

    29 vote(s)
    22.5%
  2. 265's

    39 vote(s)
    30.2%
  3. 285's

    61 vote(s)
    47.3%
  1. asuflyr

    asuflyr [OP] Member

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    Icons, wheeler 3pak, 255-85-16 KM2's, ...
    The great debate! I know its been posted a thousand times. I have All pro coilovers up front, all pro leaf pack in back, and all pro UCA's on a 1st Gen. Any help is appreciated. I have no imagination so pics are helpful.

    **Been searching this and other websites for 3 months now. Relax about using the search function. It's not very good.**
     
  2. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    275
     
  3. tacoman15

    tacoman15 Stop staring at me swan!

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    The search function is actually very helpful. I vote 285's but I'm biased.
     
  4. chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Tire width is only 33% of the consideration when getting new shoes... A little more info? 31's? 33's? 16 17 18 inch wheels?
     
  5. kcbmx

    kcbmx doing my thing.

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    if you go 265 your always going to want 255 (85) and with the 3 tires your limited to in a 255 i would say go to a 285 since there is a wide variety.
     
  6. Mr.Ed

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    smarty pants :D
     
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    TACWUT Well-Known Member

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    Gas is going up to $5 per gallon. Just saying.
     
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    Khaos Well-Known Member

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    I like having a wide contact patch. Makes me think I has more traction.

    Pizza cutters do look badass though.
     
  9. Mr.Ed

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    I did not vote I liked my BFG 265/75/16's I also like my cooper 255/85/16's.
    The 255 are taller and all the vibs were gone. I had the BFG's balanced a few times and I thought the vibs were just my lift. Put on 255/85/16 smooth as silk.
    If I had to pick 255 all day.
     
  10. haddix

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    I have 255 KM2's and I love them. I have had 285's before and they were ok but I believe the 255 is the perfect 33" tire for our trucks.
     
  11. BillJC

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    255/85R16 all the way. I'm still getting 19mpg.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    tire size isn't really a debate per say. each one of those widths is better than the others in certain areas. what kind of wheeling do you do (if you wheel) will determine what's best.

    without that information, all recomendations are only going to be valid from an aesthetics standpoint.

    what are you looking for: bite, float, on road handling, milage? obviously "all of the above" would be nice in a tire, but you have to prioritize in order to get the size best suited for your needs.
     
  13. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    255/65/85
     
  14. colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    damn son, those are some big ol' rimz
     
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Swampers
     
  16. Saskquatch11

    Saskquatch11 TRUCK YEAH

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    uh, wouldn't the rims be taller than the truck?
     
  17. colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    not in canadian inches :cookiemonster:
     
  18. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    42 1/2 below the axle , the rest above

    Duh
     
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    The only reason for this post is to get my Tacoma picture up (yes im an ass). :D

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  20. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Still got your front flaps
     
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