1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

The SKINNY on skinny tires

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

  1. Apr 10, 2018 at 11:15 AM
    #701
    Taco Suave

    Taco Suave Taco Fever

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2014
    Member:
    #136131
    Messages:
    708
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Griffin
    Oxnard
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Off Road
    Go fast stuff
  2. Apr 10, 2018 at 11:19 AM
    #702
    Armyhater458

    Armyhater458 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2017
    Member:
    #229702
    Messages:
    1,876
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Clarion, PA
    Vehicle:
    2012 TX Pro
    OME 887, LR UCA, Dakar 095 (medium duty), Dick Cepek Extreme Country 255/85/16
    Good looking rig!
     
    Sna likes this.
  3. Apr 10, 2018 at 11:19 AM
    #703
    Sna

    Sna fng

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2015
    Member:
    #151425
    Messages:
    1,074
    Gender:
    Male
    Alberta
    Vehicle:
    2015 trd sport 6speed dcsb
    I get it now....I edited my post above to reflect your post.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2018 at 11:26 AM
    #704
    Armyhater458

    Armyhater458 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2017
    Member:
    #229702
    Messages:
    1,876
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Clarion, PA
    Vehicle:
    2012 TX Pro
    OME 887, LR UCA, Dakar 095 (medium duty), Dick Cepek Extreme Country 255/85/16
    That is the only rubbing i have. I only have a couple hundred miles on the tires, but love them so far. Especially for the price. @JimboAnz has been running them for a little longer, you may want to check with him for more longevity and actual use questions.
     
    JimboAnz and Sna like this.
  5. Apr 10, 2018 at 1:57 PM
    #705
    Sna

    Sna fng

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2015
    Member:
    #151425
    Messages:
    1,074
    Gender:
    Male
    Alberta
    Vehicle:
    2015 trd sport 6speed dcsb
    From my google-fu those 16" FJ wheels are 16x7.5, +15mm offset which should translate into a 4.9 bs. I believe adding your 1.25" spacers would make it ~3.6 bs (causing the extra poke). The 16" TRD PRO wheels I want are 16x7, +13mm (4.5 bs).

    I will be going for the 255/85R16 but I just have to decide whether to go with the ST Maxx or the DCEC.
     
    JimboAnz and climber-420 like this.
  6. Apr 11, 2018 at 12:25 AM
    #706
    Taconator_

    Taconator_ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2017
    Member:
    #221655
    Messages:
    1,494
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    18' DCSB TRD OR 4x4
    Looking for some advice.

    I was initially set on the cooper st.. COOPER Discoverer ST
    Load: D
    Weight: 48 lbs

    Until I realized that the dick cepek is E load and only 2lbs heavier.
    DICK CEPEK Extreme Country
    Load: E
    Weight: 50 lbs

    I’m on the 99% on road (with long road trips) and 1% off road. Planning a trip to Death Valley, so most of what I do is dirt unless I come across a rocky obstical. Dick cepek seems like a good choice, wondering what the general consensus is?
     
    Armyhater458 likes this.
  7. Apr 11, 2018 at 7:26 AM
    #707
    Armyhater458

    Armyhater458 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2017
    Member:
    #229702
    Messages:
    1,876
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Clarion, PA
    Vehicle:
    2012 TX Pro
    OME 887, LR UCA, Dakar 095 (medium duty), Dick Cepek Extreme Country 255/85/16
    No regrets with the DCEC for me. Quiet for a M/T which if it is a daily driver should also be considered as well as tread life. I only have a couple hundred miles so I can't say. Earlier in this thread Jimbo Anz has a link to his tread wear update for them.
     
    Taconator_ and Sna like this.
  8. Apr 11, 2018 at 8:17 AM
    #708
    Sna

    Sna fng

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2015
    Member:
    #151425
    Messages:
    1,074
    Gender:
    Male
    Alberta
    Vehicle:
    2015 trd sport 6speed dcsb
    I don’t really need a mud type tire but my biggest concern with the ST Maxx is the weight at 59 lbs each. The DCEC are 50 lbs each (as mentioned) for an E rated mud tire.

    Decisions....decisions. Oh first world problems!!
     
  9. Apr 11, 2018 at 2:54 PM
    #709
    Taconator_

    Taconator_ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2017
    Member:
    #221655
    Messages:
    1,494
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    18' DCSB TRD OR 4x4
    How much do you guys think I can get out of my TRD off road tires with only 5k miles on them? $300?
     
  10. Apr 11, 2018 at 3:09 PM
    #710
    THATCH11B

    THATCH11B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2017
    Member:
    #211520
    Messages:
    718
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Limerick Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma TRD Pro - SOLD
    Mobtown sliders, bed extender, Extang Encore tonneau cover, Husky x-act fit mats, 3M FX Premium 25 tint, Bedrug mat, 255/85r16 ST MAXX’s, Rok Blokz, Rigid Industries 30 inch bumper mount and ditch lights, Subaru tweeter upgrade, MESO LED turn signal upgrade, TRD CAI, MESO LED map/dome, VLED’s exterior LED’s, Weathertech window vents, Redline struts, engine bay LED’s, seat spacer mod, 3x remote start, Mobtown CMC, Mobtown locking storage doors, Prinsu Cabrac, SPC UCA’s, ADS 2.5 remote reservoirs w/adjusters front /rear, 700 # springs, OME Dakar HD leafs, extended brake lines, u bolt flip, bump stops front(Plastic guy’s)/rear(Timbren), ECGS bushing, sway bar delete. Yotaled’s raptor light kit, Method Racing MR701’s, Rondo radio knobs
    $400 easy CL
     
  11. Apr 11, 2018 at 3:12 PM
    #711
    Taconator_

    Taconator_ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2017
    Member:
    #221655
    Messages:
    1,494
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    18' DCSB TRD OR 4x4
    Oooooooooooo this makes things so much more tempting :drool:
     
  12. Apr 11, 2018 at 4:36 PM
    #712
    THATCH11B

    THATCH11B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2017
    Member:
    #211520
    Messages:
    718
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Limerick Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma TRD Pro - SOLD
    Mobtown sliders, bed extender, Extang Encore tonneau cover, Husky x-act fit mats, 3M FX Premium 25 tint, Bedrug mat, 255/85r16 ST MAXX’s, Rok Blokz, Rigid Industries 30 inch bumper mount and ditch lights, Subaru tweeter upgrade, MESO LED turn signal upgrade, TRD CAI, MESO LED map/dome, VLED’s exterior LED’s, Weathertech window vents, Redline struts, engine bay LED’s, seat spacer mod, 3x remote start, Mobtown CMC, Mobtown locking storage doors, Prinsu Cabrac, SPC UCA’s, ADS 2.5 remote reservoirs w/adjusters front /rear, 700 # springs, OME Dakar HD leafs, extended brake lines, u bolt flip, bump stops front(Plastic guy’s)/rear(Timbren), ECGS bushing, sway bar delete. Yotaled’s raptor light kit, Method Racing MR701’s, Rondo radio knobs
    I sold mine w/5k in a couple days w/ numerous people wanting them @$400 no problem
     
  13. Apr 11, 2018 at 4:45 PM
    #713
    Tantaco37

    Tantaco37 Yes those are Cheech and Chong yard gnomes!

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2017
    Member:
    #227165
    Messages:
    1,129
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Western Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    Had a 2017 TRD Off-road, now a GMC AT4
    Had these A.R.E. Overland Truck cap, Cover King Tactical seat covers, OME BP-51 full suspension and dakars, SPC adjustable UCA's, Husky Floor Mats, Mobtown Off-road sliders, Cali Raised light bar and ditch lights and bed stiffeners, mobtown off-road front ifs skid, uniden bearcat CB Amd firestick. Now a super fancy stock truck!
    Here’s the new skinny’s being put to use! Did a lil off roarding with a couple Jeep buddies! Cooper S/T Maxx 255/85/16!
    Only down fall it hurt my gas mileage

    029E3A73-6F5D-42B3-B2D8-72415AD11FCF.jpg
    8774291C-D9C3-4973-BC4B-A42B81B0C6D3.jpg
    B28F8206-0503-45F0-B13C-E51CDFCA6FEF.jpg
    002D7A70-7933-4920-A8DC-D461EB11E0CF.jpg
     
  14. Apr 11, 2018 at 9:05 PM
    #714
    Sna

    Sna fng

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2015
    Member:
    #151425
    Messages:
    1,074
    Gender:
    Male
    Alberta
    Vehicle:
    2015 trd sport 6speed dcsb
    Quoted myself because I'm now also considering BFG KM2's.....
     
    climber-420 likes this.
  15. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:06 AM
    #715
    climber-420

    climber-420 I love tight cracks

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Member:
    #9583
    Messages:
    253
    Gender:
    Male
    PNW
    Vehicle:
    2004 Gold Ext Cab TRD 3.4L V6 Manual
    255/85/16 BFG KM2's, 3" OME lift, Dakar's, Nitrochargers, Grey Wire Mod, ARB Bumper, ARB CKMA12 air compressor, WIts End Pacifier, Warn M8000, Uniden 520 XL CB, rear diff breather mod, full time power to aux 12V outlets, Rago Fab ditch brackets, Titan Rod Vault, Extreme LED's front and rear,
    I think the BFG KM2's are really the best option for the 255/85/16. Tallest, cheapest, lightest in class, and............have quite the following. That is what I will be getting for my 2004 Tacoma.
     
    Sna likes this.
  16. Apr 12, 2018 at 5:04 AM
    #716
    oscolivar1

    oscolivar1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2013
    Member:
    #115568
    Messages:
    2,189
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oliver
    VA
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma Limited
    Bilstein 8112/8100, JBA UCAs, Icon RXT leaf pack, work wheels 17x8.5;-10os, 285/75/17 cooper LTX AT3, Mobtown HC rear bumper and Sliders, SSO front bumper, BAMF greceased grill.
    I was concerned at first to, but weight doesn't seem to be an issue for me at least. I'm also carrying a bunch of added weight and running at 36-37psi.
    IMG_3872.jpgIMG_3549.jpg
     
  17. Apr 12, 2018 at 8:45 AM
    #717
    NOLAMedic

    NOLAMedic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2018
    Member:
    #249163
    Messages:
    272
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2018 Quicksand DCLB TRD Off Road
    Where can I find Them for a C load?? That’s a softer ride, right?
     
  18. Apr 12, 2018 at 9:02 AM
    #718
    scottsglock29

    scottsglock29 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2017
    Member:
    #221676
    Messages:
    887
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    2019 Cement TRD Sport DCSB
  19. Apr 12, 2018 at 9:09 AM
    #719
    Armyhater458

    Armyhater458 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2017
    Member:
    #229702
    Messages:
    1,876
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Clarion, PA
    Vehicle:
    2012 TX Pro
    OME 887, LR UCA, Dakar 095 (medium duty), Dick Cepek Extreme Country 255/85/16
    One thing i would consider in ride quality is the construction of the tire and specifically the side wall. Mine is a daily driver, and that is what drove me to Dick Cepek extreme country over the ST Maxx. The DCEC has a 2 ply side wall i believe. But it isn't stiff and I feel like they ride really nice. They are also more quiet than my other MT's. They have been great in the snow, dirt, wet. I haven't had them in mud, but don't see any issues there either. Give them a look if it isn't a dedicated mudder.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
    Taconator_ and Sna like this.
  20. Apr 12, 2018 at 11:39 AM
    #720
    NOLAMedic

    NOLAMedic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2018
    Member:
    #249163
    Messages:
    272
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2018 Quicksand DCLB TRD Off Road
    They look like they’d be a super all around tire. Admittedly, I’ll be doing mostly mud but even that will be so limited it won’t matter. Probably nothing the locker and MTS couldn’t handle with stock tires honestly.
     
To Top