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who offroads a 255?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by hard2kill, May 10, 2011.

  1. May 10, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    hard2kill

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    ive read the posts...just curious to hear from guys that daily drive and wheel there taco with 255-75-17 ? i parked next to a rubicon today and they didnt look to bad....there 32+ inches tall so they have clerance (i was gonna go with 285-70-17) im ordering my billys this week :D ....i will run them on stock wheels with probly a 1in or 1.5in spacers....seems like a great mix of mpg's light weight,traction,and there cheap......the other question is do i get bfg km's,firestone m/t,nitto trail grappler,or mtr kevlar....the bfg's are the cheapest ? i daily drive my truck and am really gonna focus on true wheeling at least once a month plus muddy jobsites,hunting etc........love some input on how the skinny tire does/hold up....i plan on a trip to rausch creek next month with some friends if anyone may be interested....
     
  2. May 10, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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  3. May 10, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    ^thread there looks great. I got a chance to go to Rausch Creek with my 255/85 equipped truck and I was very pleased with how they did. I only got to go on the green trails so I can't talk about serous offroad performance, but it seems that nothing at Rausch is a total cake walk.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/of...h-creek-meet-april-9-10th-picture-thread.html

    Here's a link to the meet pictures.

    I've also done some light mud and driving on the beach (also pulling out another stuck vehicle) and I didn't feel like they were in any danger of leaving me stuck.
     
  4. May 12, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    any other guys?
     
  5. May 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i ran 255/75/17 KM1s and they were great on and off road. you can prolly get them pretty damn cheap still off ebay. they only make that size now especially for the rubicons.
     
  6. May 13, 2011 at 2:49 AM
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    990 for 5 at dtd
     
  7. May 13, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    wat?
    back when i got my km1s, i paid like $460 shipped off ebay. (4)
     
  8. Nov 20, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    thread update i got my km2's in 255-80-17 about 15,000 miles ago now and they have been amazing!!! didnt affect milage made highway driving much better and at 15psi it grabs rocks like crazy and pulls through mud i drive the highway 70+ ,iles a day at 80mph and there great after 15,000 hard miles there probly only worn down 35%...looking at 40,000 miles from these if i dont get 35's before then....
     
  9. Nov 20, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    I was / am seriously considering the 255/80/17 km2's for my truck but have recently considered opting for the 255/75/17 Hankook ATm
     
  10. Nov 20, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    huntark03 I'd rather be hunting!

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    I've got them and really like them!
     
  11. Nov 20, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    You've got which ? The km2's or the Hankook ATm's ?
     
  12. Nov 20, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    km2's......the hankooks are too soft for the trails i run.....km2s are great and ive run many,many m/t and a/t tires.......
     
  13. Nov 20, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    OZ- if you dont want a m/t look at the cooper st's there a good a/t that ive run in 265's before and you can get them in 255-80-17...but the km2's are nice and easy for street use
     
  14. Nov 20, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    I will , thanks
     
  15. Nov 20, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    I can't seem to find anyone in Canada that has the Cooper st in 255/80/17

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    Just went on the Cooper tire site , you can't get the ST in 255/80/17
     
  16. Nov 20, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    im pretty sure 08pretaco runs them....? maybe they stoped making them recently?
     
  17. Nov 20, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    Maybe he's running 255/85/16
     
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    get some 16in fj rims ...problem solved :) lol
     
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