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Tall=Worse Vibes?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by nhgranite, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Aug 4, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    I looking at getting 235/85/16's. I aired up my stock size tires to 40psi and it seemed the vibes were worse. I like tall skinnier tires as i plow snow and there's mostly no sand on my trails.

    I not paying 7-800 bucks on duratracks, km2's etc.. to have them make it worse. Anybody have any experience on this?

    Dakar leafs, billies at 2.5.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    They're pretty much the same as a 265 75 16, except the width of course. You won't have any vibe issues.


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    from the online tire size calculator
     
  3. Aug 4, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    Well i have 70's on now and that's 30.61 to 31.73. over an inch. i also want to fill out the wheel well.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    Then you should look into 255/85's. :)
     
  5. Aug 4, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    Not much in that size and what i have seen is pricey. That is the size i would really like.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    What's your price range?
     
  7. Aug 4, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    like to keep it around 700 w/shipping. cooper sst's, bfg at ko's. duratracks for 740 all at discount tire.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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  9. Aug 4, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    how do you like those. i've had maxxis atv tires. there quality.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    I loved them. I had a rear take 6 plugs because of a railroad spike. They were great off road and in snow and rain.
     
  11. Aug 4, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    I wonder how they would perform on a Tacoma .

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  12. Aug 4, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Matt has the same size on his (17 inch rim equivalent)
     
  13. Aug 4, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    I'm looking at the 255/80/17 KM2

    You know I love you Bien
     
  14. Aug 4, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    That's what he has I believe


    Unfortunately, I know........
     
  15. Aug 4, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    You said you have had good performance in snow with this size ?
     
  16. Aug 4, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    With the Maxxis, yes
     
  17. Aug 4, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    I may have to consider them as well then , that seems to be the only knock against the KM2's
     
  18. Aug 4, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    Never ran the KM2's but I'm getting a set of Duratraks now. Dropping back to a 265/75 also. Save some MPG's
     
  19. Aug 4, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    Interesting , I thought that the mileage was comparable from 255's to the 265's
     
  20. Aug 4, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Well, I was filling every 4 to 5 days with the 255 and the milage was showing 350 at the idiot light. Now on the 265 I can stretch 7 days and about 400 at the light. Mind you my tank is 3 (?) gallons bigger.
     
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