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Old February 11th, 2008, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rover4x4
I have the stock tires on the OME HD/MD and I think they look fine. I am not sure 285 or 255 when I get tires next time.
Yes, yours do look good. The fact that there muddies and on nice rims helps a lot. What make are they?

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Old February 12th, 2008, 07:47 AM
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Old February 12th, 2008, 10:17 AM
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285's have the advantage of a little more grip and floatation but this comes at the cost of weight (particularly rolling weight) which leads to more wear on components like brakes, axles, gas mileage, and the inevitable back that has to lift the tires.

255's have the advantage of cutting through crud like mud with a solid bottom and being lighter.

The difference in floatation/grip are there but minimal--you could argue it, but after driving both tires in Colorado and Moab, I did not notice that much of a difference.

I also prefer the look of the thinner 255's, so that is what I went with. Either tire would be appropriate and awesome.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 05:06 PM
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I wish I could find a set of both to try for a few miles before I buy. either way it will be another set of BFG MT's great tires. Maybe by the time they wear out Ill have another Rover...... Does anyone know the weight difference of the 285 vs' 255. A friend of mine just put 235/85s on a RRC I think they are to skinny.

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