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Old August 16th, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Aesthetically speaking...

I'm just going to man up here and be honest. My question has to do with how something would "look" on my vehicle. I know, I know, but I figured with all the technical knowledge being thrown around on these threads might as well start a new thread on whether or not 285's make a defender look too fat in that dress...

Question is:

255 X 85 tires mounted on genuine steel WOLF style wheels (16) or 285 X 75 mounted on Alloys?

Again, not concerned with which tracks better, sinks/floats better on sand/mud, improves turning radius, or the positives/negatives of gaining/losing one MPG.

I saw a thread that touched on the subject but I wanted to know I anyone could upload some pics to give me an idea...

I'm a newbie and promise that this post will one day be followed by a genuine technical question personally approved by Chuck Norris.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 09:38 PM
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Here is your answer: Do what feels right to you! Some people like the skinny tire look, some like fat tires.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Is it just me, or has it become impossible to trust anyone less than a couple hundred posts?
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Old August 16th, 2012, 10:07 PM
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I hear it takes exactly 2,176.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 10:12 PM
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I'm a fat tire guy. But that's just me.

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And hay, ony 160 more posts and I'm good in your book. :-)
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Old August 16th, 2012, 10:24 PM
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I'm a fat tire guy. But that's just me.

------ Follow up post added August 16th, 2012 10:14 PM ------

And hay, ony 160 more posts and I'm good in your book. :-)
Haha, yeah I'm fat tire now but I was looking to change things up.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Recently had this debate with myself, though it was more function over form. But then someone said that the "wide" 285 tires would make it look jeepish (since many jeeps have the wide tire/spacer look). Pretty much sealed it for me and went 255s and have been very happy.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Old August 18th, 2012, 01:54 AM
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best of both worlds go 255 85s and wheel spacers..give the wheel well a fill out but have the skinny tire .
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Limited selection of 255/85's. Thats why I went with 285's.
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Old August 18th, 2012, 03:43 AM
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Limited selection of 255/85's. Thats why I went with 285's.
Are you going with a <gasp> street tire?
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Old August 18th, 2012, 03:48 AM
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Are you going with a <gasp> street tire?
General Grabber AT2's right now. Will need new rubber before too long though. But keep in mind, my truck sees the interstate quite a bit.
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Old August 18th, 2012, 07:16 AM
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I was trying to refer to the guy who joined last week under various accounts and was starting random threads just to stir the pot.

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Old August 18th, 2012, 12:32 PM
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I was trying to refer to the guy who joined last week under various accounts and was starting random threads just to stir the pot.
No worries - pretty unreal people open ghost accounts to disrupt threads.

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I was trying to refer to the guy who joined last week under various accounts and was starting random threads just to stir the pot.
No worries. It's unreal that people open ghost account to disrupt threads.
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Old August 18th, 2012, 01:30 PM
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I'm rock'n the "skinny" tires.
You can see pix in my registry.

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Old August 18th, 2012, 03:05 PM
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I'm rock'n the "skinny" tires.
You can see pix in my registry.

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Old August 18th, 2012, 04:30 PM
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It depends on how you use the truck. I highly recommend 2 sets. One street set and one offroad set.

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see now I TRY to be prepared all of the time, cant hold off for a Zombie attack while I'm-a-changin the olde tyres! just dont see that workin out.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Not to derail this thread or anything, but I had a question for you "skinny tire" guys. Has anyone ever ran STA Superlug 9.00x16's? Just curious about their comfort and off road capabilities. Opinions elsewhere online say they are noisy on the highway, but its not like my truck is quiet in the first place so I was wondering if anyone else noticed any other downsides to this tire. Thanks.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 11:44 AM
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9.00 are about a 36" tire so it will take a little bit of work to fit them.

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Allegedly a fat 35 will fit without rubbing on a 2" lift(?). I imagine the skinny 36 would be fine... Just a hunch.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Sorry... skinny 36 (TSL MT) with a 2" lift rubs on turns at any speed and god help you if you have to make a turn uphill quickly... (drives me nuts!). If you can afford unlimited plastics/don't care, then go for it. I'm looking to downgrade to 35s.
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