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Old April 25th, 2015, 04:26 AM
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Not sold on the 255/85 for my new 110 build and would like to be slightly wider. I found the Goodyear Wrangler MT/A in 285/75 which gets me another 1.5" in actual tread width. Anyone running this tire right now with a 2-2.5" lift?
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Old April 25th, 2015, 04:34 AM
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I'm running 285/75 r16s in a different mud terrain. Not sure what your brand specifications should have to do with it unless you're just looking for pictures of them mounted on a Defender? I also have a 2-2.5 inch lift and run spacers in the front.
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I'm running 285/75 r16s in a different mud terrain. Not sure what your brand specifications should have to do with it unless you're just looking for pictures of them mounted on a Defender? I also have a 2-2.5 inch lift and run spacers in the front.
Doesn't have to be GYs. I didn't see many other manufacturers in that size. Mind throwing up a pic?
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What size spacers are you using. I have 265/75 KM2's that do a fair bit of rubbing on the radius arms.

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What size spacers are you using. I have 265/75 KM2's that do a fair bit of rubbing on the radius arms.

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Try adjusting your steering stops.
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Doesn't have to be GYs. I didn't see many other manufacturers in that size. Mind throwing up a pic?
Pics in my registry. Boosts with BFG MT KM2s in 285/75 R16 with spacers from EZ Accessories, and KM1s in the same size on black steel ANR1534 wheels with no spacers.
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285-75-16 with 2" HD TF springs. No rubbing, no issues so far
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Thanks for the pics. The stance is exactly what I'll have, and I like how the tires still fit within the flares. My truck is Arles Blue too!


The 285/75 requires a 7.5" or wider rim, but I am running TF Anthracite wheels which are 7" wide, of if beadlocked 8". Anyone have any issues with mounting them on a 7" rim? I assume that .5" won't matter...
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Try adjusting your steering stops.
I would but I don't want to make my turning radius any worse than it was when it had 7.50 X 16's on it.
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sure thing. The combo seems to work well
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I would but I don't want to make my turning radius any worse than it was when it had 7.50 X 16's on it.
You're not making it worse, you are just adjusting the stop so the tire doesn't rub the radius arm. The affect on turning radius is negligible.
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Hmmm
I don't know? My turning radius sure got a lot wider when I adjusted mine...
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You're not making it worse, you are just adjusting the stop so the tire doesn't rub the radius arm. The affect on turning radius is negligible.
My turning radius got noticeably wider and now tires rub with the new 265's. Correct me if I'm wrong, wouldn't wheel spacers alleviate the rub while tightening up the turn radius?
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I don't know? My turning radius sure got a lot wider when I adjusted mine...
Whether the tire stop is adjusted properly, or the radius arm is acting as the tire stop, the difference between the two is minimal. Simple geometry.

What's affecting your turning radius is tire size and wheel offset.

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My turning radius got noticeably wider and now tires rub with the new 265's. Correct me if I'm wrong, wouldn't wheel spacers alleviate the rub while tightening up the turn radius?
Yes, your turning radius will change with different wheel and tires, especially if they now rub. Wheel spacers will help a lot.

The point I was trying to make is that if your tires already rub, adjusting the stops properly won't significantly change your current turning radius - but they'll keep your tires from rubbing on the radius arms.
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goodyear wranglers with kevlar sidwall

Hi, I have been using them for a few years now and just had a new set installed on my truck this last saturday. My truck has an old man emu 2" lift . The tires have worked well for me in deep powder dirt, loose and hard sand, rocky roads and highway pavement. I use to run goodrich MTs until the new tread design came out. That is when I switched over to goodyears tire. I actually lost two of the goodrich MTs to sidewall thorn punctures out driving through the high desert areas in Owens valley, CA / no more thorn punctures with the kevlar sidewalls. I attached some pics for you.
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Hi, I have been using them for a few years now and just had a new set installed on my truck this last saturday. My truck has an old man emu 2" lift . The tires have worked well for me in deep powder dirt, loose and hard sand, rocky roads and highway pavement. I use to run goodrich MTs until the new tread design came out. That is when I switched over to goodyears tire. I actually lost two of the goodrich MTs to sidewall thorn punctures out driving through the high desert areas in Owens valley, CA / no more thorn punctures with the kevlar sidewalls. I attached some pics for you.
Great pics, thank you! That's the size I've decided on.
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Great pics, thank you! That's the size I've decided on.
You're welcome for the pics. . When shopping for the tire I got the lowest quotes directly from a local goodyear tire service center. around $230 a tire - no waiting to get the tires either... they had them in their local warehouse + they were freshly made "03/15" When I bought goodrich tires they always had to be ordered and I occassionaly would get 3 good tires and one old stock - dried out tire....the shops could never balance the old stock tire because it had outgased unevenly - so they would have to order an additional tire. (This occurred on two different sets of goodrich tires at America's tires.
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