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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 September 9th, 2011, 05:23 PM
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Smile Tire Size Poll

Another recent thread has me wondering what size tire is most popular among board members. If this has been done please forgive me and point me in the direction of that thread.

Pretty simple... Pick your size. If your size is not listed pick other and tell us what you're running. If you would like to share why or elaborate on your tire selection feel free! Pic's are always cool!

33x12.5x15
35x12.5x15
235x85x16 = 32x9.5x16
265x75x16 = 32x10.5x16
255x85x16 = 33x10.5x16
285x75x16 = 33x11.5x16
305x70x16 = 33x12.5x16
315x75x16 = 35x12.5x16
7.50 16 = 32x8.5x16
Other
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Old September 9th, 2011, 05:27 PM
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what happened to 255-85R16?

very popular

I have that on my 90

and 235-85R16 on the 110

both KM2
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Old September 9th, 2011, 05:32 PM
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Fixed it. It was in the poll but messed up the post... Boy I really should proof read my post. One might think I'm from Oklahoma or something.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 07:26 PM
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I prefer 7.50x16 for better turning radius, better mileage and, in my experience, better traction.
But it really depends on your individual needs.

Not sure I'd worry too much about the popularity of something in making a decision on a purchase, if that's the reason for your poll.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 08:01 PM
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285x75x16 because that's what I am running I Might go skinnier next time.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 09:02 PM
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I am running 245x85 16 Durotracs on mine

Whats wrong with coming from Oklahoma????
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Old September 9th, 2011, 10:36 PM
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285/75-16 Interco SSR's on Wolf's. At higher PSI and when brand new they measure pretty close to 34" but mine a true 33" right now.

I had 255/86-16 BFG KM's on before. A lot lighter and good off road but I think the SSR's are better in all conditions like snow and rain. I did like how the 255's tuck up into the fender on the trail easily but even with the 285's I just get a little rub on the rear. I ran stock 3:54 gears with the 255's and it was fine but I am looking forward to swapping in 4:10's soon.

Even though they are heavy as hell (especially with the Wolf's) I like the SSR's in this size. But might go the skinny 35" SSR next time around when these wear out.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 10:56 PM
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I am running 245x85 16 Durotracs on mine

Whats wrong with coming from Oklahoma????
I'm running the 245 Dura Tracs on my Tundra. Love them.
Nothing wrong with Oklahoma, not much right up here either Just kidding, poor attempt at humor...


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But it really depends on your individual needs.

Not sure I'd worry too much about the popularity of something in making a decision on a purchase, if that's the reason for your poll.
I agree completely that is why I am running 235's on steely's for overlanding and 285's on Alloy's when I get gussied up for a night on the town.

Really not worried about popularity I run what works best for me. I do find it interesting to see how the community and D90 ownership has changed over the years. I know my views now are 180 from where they were with my 1st 90 almost 15 years ago.
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285x75x16 because that's what I am running I Might go skinnier next time.
I have some new skinnies on now. BF Goodrich Mud Terrain 235/85/16.
Awesome traction on the trail, but it wanders a lot more on the road.

The 255/75/16s my truck came with were even better on the highway even though well worn.

The skinnies look great on the ole-school trucks IMO.
If I'm planning on doing more long distance runs, I'll switch to 275 or 285 BFG AT.
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Old September 10th, 2011, 12:20 AM
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For trail riding I have 34 10.50 16 TSL's on wolfs. Street tires are 285 75 Geolanders on deep dish alloys

On the disco I have 235 85 Mt's

I have a set of 285 75 Km2's lying around as well. Said I wanted to sell them and never sent responders pictures-not sure whats up with that....
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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.
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Old September 10th, 2011, 07:55 AM
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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.
Same here! I just put 5 on the 110 over the summer. A little noisier than the BFG ATs I had before, but so far, I like them just fine. They do rub a bit at full steering lock. This with the stock 110 wheels.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 04:01 AM
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Good idea for a poll. I wouldn't base my tire purchase off of this information but it's useful to know what other people are running. I'm running 235/85R16 BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO.

I'm curious what other folks are running for tire pressure. Mine's 32psi all the way around.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 07:38 AM
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255's at 40 last time I checked.

Does anyone have photos of 235's on the 751/764 springs?
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I love the Michelin XZL 7.50 x 16, I wish they were easier to find.
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Old November 20th, 2011, 01:05 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
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285 75 16...nearly 34 inches in the ssr
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In my gray (grey?) County SW I use Simex Jungle Trekkers 2 in size 34x10.5-16 (unstoppable in muddy terrain) for off-road use and 235-85-16 Pirelli ATs for on-road use. In the white SW I use 235-85-16 KM2s for off and on-road.

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