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33x12.5x15 4 2.34%
35x12.5x15 5 2.92%
235x85x16 41 23.98%
265x75x16 24 14.04%
255x85x16 48 28.07%
285x75x16 35 20.47%
305x70x16 2 1.17%
315x75x16 2 1.17%
7.50x16 15 8.77%
Other 8 4.68%
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Old November 20th, 2011, 08:28 AM
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Question for Mike or anyone else who is willing to guess. What size is this: http://www.eastcoastrover.com/221.html
33x11.5 SSR

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/133.html

After looking at Interco's website they don't actually have a 33x11.5 but several that are close. Maybe mike will chime in.
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Old October 27th, 2015, 09:31 PM
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4 year bump to see if folks have found a new favorite size that they're running now
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Old October 28th, 2015, 07:14 AM
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4 year bump to see if folks have found a new favorite size that they're running now
Dick Cepek Extreme Country MT's now available in 255/85-16. Found them last night on Onlinetires.com
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Old October 28th, 2015, 08:08 AM
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Currently running 285/75-16 BFG M/T's (old school, not even KMs.. LOL!). But I think I am going to try 255/85-16's next time..

Considering the:

Toyo M/T's
BFG KM2 M/T's
Maybe even Duratracs..
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Running 285/75 km2 and will go narrower next time.
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Old October 28th, 2015, 09:03 AM
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Wish Duratracs came in 255/85, that would be my winter tire.

But wow, just looking around, not sure if anyone saw this???

BF Goodrich Tires - 255/85R16, Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 | 4WheelParts.com




Buy 4 km2s at $188 each with free shipping and get $70 off... that's a crazy deal.
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Old October 28th, 2015, 10:08 AM
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Running 285/75 km2 and will go narrower next time.
I too want to go a little narrower next time, but my 285s have served me well in the rocks in Uwharrie.
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Old October 28th, 2015, 10:10 AM
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Old October 28th, 2015, 10:22 AM
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245/75 R16 because 200TDi

Honestly, if I could of found a 235/ 85 in a non "Light Truck" tire I would have went that route.
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Old October 28th, 2015, 11:17 AM
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I went from stock NAS size (265...) to 255/85/16 and I am very happy with the more narrow tire. No more rubbing at full turns and turns more easily. The tire is a bit bigger than I had anticipated (I was fully convinced I had ordered 255/75/16) so I may need to perk up the suspension a bit to compensate.
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Stock NAS size was 265/75-16. Which in itself was a first. ROW was 235/85, 205 or 750r16.

I'm at 255/85 BFG MT now which looks good on a 90 and performs great especially with my crazy carryover suspension from my D1. The latter is a bit stiff for the lighter 90 but I've gotten use to it.
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Old October 28th, 2015, 11:27 AM
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Great timing on this. I am currently running 285 75 16 old MTR's and they are rotting out from under my truck. I am getting scared to drive it on the highway and was looking into tires this morning. If I am honest with myself, I do about 99.9 percent of my driving on the road, but want to have a trail worthy tire when the time comes. I also do not drive this truck much, and the tires will likely age out before wearing out. That said, the Hankook mt's got good reviews. Anyone running those?
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Old October 28th, 2015, 11:29 AM
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285/75/16s rubbed on stock rims. 265/75/16s ATs were good. But I am currently in love with the Cooper Discoverer ST 255/85/16. I think they are getting harder to find. Love the size and it comes with holes for putting in snow studs. Also running them on OME 2 inch lift.

3 inch lift went with 33x12x15 KM1s noisy


Running 33x10x15 KM2s nice .
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Old October 28th, 2015, 03:45 PM
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This has been posted elsewhere on this forum, but on defender2 they have a thread full of pictures with all manner of wheel and tire size combos:

DEFENDER2.NET - View topic - The definitive wheel and tyre thread..HOW THEY LOOK

Apologies in advance if I am crossing forum boundaries
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Old October 28th, 2015, 04:42 PM
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But wow, just looking around, not sure if anyone saw this???

BF Goodrich Tires - 255/85R16, Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 | 4WheelParts.com




Buy 4 km2s at $188 each with free shipping and get $70 off... that's a crazy deal.

That is a sweet deal.
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Old November 4th, 2015, 12:30 PM
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Dick Cepek Extreme Country MT's now available in 255/85-16. Found them last night on Onlinetires.com
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Wish Duratracs came in 255/85, that would be my winter tire. But wow, just looking around, not sure if anyone saw this??? BF Goodrich Tires - 255/85R16, Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 | 4WheelParts.com Buy 4 km2s at $188 each with free shipping and get $70 off... that's a crazy deal.

I ordered these yesterday.
Guy called me today and said they are on national back order.
Bf Goodrich is telling him 4 to 6 weeks......

Ughhhhhh
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Old November 4th, 2015, 08:29 PM
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I am running 245/75-16 mainly because of the 300Tdi and I do a lot of mountain driving. I really wanted to go with a 235/85-16 but would have been an 1" taller and I am already pushing my gearing in the mountain passes. This is with an automatic in an RRC so probably a little heavier than a Defender. I am running the Duratracs and they have been great. Really amazed how well they do in ice and snow.
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