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The SKINNY on skinny tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by LadyRed, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. Nov 2, 2019 at 7:38 PM
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    Adude

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    33x9.5R16 C load tire is my hopes and dreams. They always seemed in high demand in a 15in rim.
     
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  2. Nov 5, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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  3. Nov 7, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    I’m getting ready to pull the trigger on 255/85/16 ST Maxx but man they are spendy!!! I can’t wait for Falken and a Wildpeak AT3 in that size anymore.
    I’m running 5100s and a rear AAL for ~2.5”, I expect I’ll be ok...thoughts?
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    As the Little Blue Truck stands currently.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    Hairy Taco

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    If those are OEM spec wheels you should be good to go with your lift
     
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  5. Nov 7, 2019 at 8:19 PM
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    2017 FWC Swift. OME/Dakar lift. 235/85r16 KO2s. ARB bumper.
    First tank with the new 235/85r16 KO2s was just over 18 mpg. Last tank with the 285/75r16 KO2s was mid 14s. I'm pleased.
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 3:56 AM
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    Have you looked at the dick cepek extreme country? It's quite a bit cheaper than the MAXX in that size.
     
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  7. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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    I have, but it’s a straight-up mud tire, not an AT, so concerned about road noise and tread wear.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:15 AM
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    They are, FJ Trail Teams. Thanks!
     
  9. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    So next question...does anyone have a 255/85/16 spare mounted under the bed? I’ve got a fifth rim for a full sized spare but mounting on a swing-out isn’t an option with a hitch bike rack (most of my trips are for biking).
     
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    Upgraded from stock 265/70/16, and lost about 3 mpg. Truck feels so much better on and off road. Rubs ever so slightly in reverse and hard lock.

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  11. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:51 PM
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  12. Nov 10, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    what lift you running?
     
  13. Nov 10, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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    Does anyone here have an opinion regarding KM3 vs ST Maxx? Both are available in 255/85r16, for the same money.

    I was planning on running wild peak ATs on my truck, but I’m getting impatient and want to get tires before a lift. So the logical choice would be to go with the coopers, but, is there any real quantitative downside to going all the way and throwing on a true M/T? Any idea of gas mileage difference/wear life difference? Hoping for first hand accounts if possible.

    Also, if anyone has experience with both the WildPeak a/t and ST Maxx, I’d be interested to read a quick head-to-head. I had the Falkens on my last truck and LOVED them, but haven’t read or heard much of anything in the Coopers other than that they fit.

    Normal dd use, wheeling occasionally**
     
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  14. Nov 10, 2019 at 2:13 PM
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    General HDs in back and Bilstein 5100s in front on lowest setting. Had the front up a notch but like it more down on lowest setting. Should've settled on 4600s all around.
     
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  15. Nov 10, 2019 at 3:43 PM
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    If you might rub think a MT could catch easier on trim material. The Toyo MT and KM3 are my two preferred tires for anything offroad. Just verify clearance first.
     
  16. Nov 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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    Good call. I’m not so worried about rubbing specifically. Should work okay w/ stock suspension, and have zero issues once the truck is lifted. I’m more so just trying to figure out performance/quality/practicality differences for now
     
  17. Nov 11, 2019 at 5:57 AM
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    Yokohama G003 255/85/16 (32psi) on 16x8 -10 offset going to test fit
     
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    I had km2s and now have stmaxx, the bfgs absolutely sucked in the snow we get in central New york, I don't know if that makes a difference to you but the maxxs are awesome at least the first year. We are getting snow later today so I'll see how they do after 10k miles.
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    The KM2 tread block pattern wasn't angled enough. The main valleys only had a little wave to them. They slipped more in snow. You could feel it break loose on each valley. You will notice more tires now have a constant point of contact with the road to minimize this issue.

    Cooper and Toyo did better on slick surfaces. BFG took notice and worked on the problem. Noticed the KM3 faired really well in 3 feet of snow last winter.

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