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Old February 2nd, 2007, 07:55 AM
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Tires? pro- cons Regrets

I have been looking at tires for about a month now. Right now I have the stock BFG 265/75/16 AT's. I keep thinking I want to go larger but not sure. How many of you out there put larger tires and then regretted it? I wantint to go MT's this time. should I go with stock size 255/85/16 or 285/75/16's I currently have 2" lift. with the larger sizes you you notice a loss in power? What about wheel spacer? I have the stock alloy rims.Let's see if we can narrow this down.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 08:56 AM
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With the lift the 285/75 fit fine and will look good. Going to the 255 is just personal preference of some but I think they are a bit thin on the stock alloys.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 09:55 AM
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If you ride lot's of rock, I suggest 285. Protects the rim better, especially the alloy.

If it is mud, I prefer the 255. The traction seems better.

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Old February 2nd, 2007, 10:40 AM
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Keep in mind your turning radius is better with 255 85 also.
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I've put larger tires on and everytime I have regretted it.......that I didn't go bigger!
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 11:26 AM
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I've put larger tires on and everytime I have regretted it.......that I didn't go bigger!

That's what she said...............
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 02:51 PM
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255: http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...r/DSCF2064.jpg
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 02:59 PM
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I've been running 285 Good Year MTR's with the 2 inch lift and really like the combination. I do have 8 inch steel wheels, but the tires are covered by the flares. The tires perform great off road, I had them siped. My D-90 is a daily driver and they are nice road tires too. I never drove the rig with stock tires so can;t comment on power loss.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 04:21 PM
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Steve, just a quick thread-hijack:
It looks like you have the belt rail setup for a soft top on your truck, or is it just a black line where hardtop meets the body?
Now back to the tire discussion.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 05:11 PM
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Hi Trae,
I just painted the stock sill plates. The passenger side is corroded real bad, (I have a replacement), but wanted to hide the rust.
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Love the SSR's. Have the 33 12.5's right now. Going bigger when they wear out. Can never go too big. No regrets.
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How much more of a dog was the SW when you put on the 285's?
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Old March 28th, 2008, 12:43 AM
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One more reason to like 255's. Less weight, better response... Sorry, just a 255 junkie....
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Old March 28th, 2008, 06:14 AM
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Im not sure on the pizza cutter. 235/85's are way to narrow. If the 255 is anything close to that I know it wont work for me.
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I'm a big fan of the 235/85's - they work well in the conditions down in Georgia
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The only regret I have with my 7.50x16 G90's is that I drove them on the tarmac too much. They wear out way too fast on the road
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Old March 28th, 2008, 04:44 PM
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I saw your truck down at Dobbins, I have added a little heavier springs so I think the 235 would look a bit out of proportion. Most likely will go with the 255 as the turning radius would really go to shit with the 285's and stock rims.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 09:37 PM
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I have been looking at tires for about a month now. Right now I have the stock BFG 265/75/16 AT's. I keep thinking I want to go larger but not sure. How many of you out there put larger tires and then regretted it? I wantint to go MT's this time. should I go with stock size 255/85/16 or 285/75/16's I currently have 2" lift. with the larger sizes you you notice a loss in power? What about wheel spacer? I have the stock alloy rims.Let's see if we can narrow this down.
I am in the exact same situation. BFG AT 265/75 on steel grey modular. I am beetween 255/85 or 285/75 for
next set. Don't know yet. May be I will flip a coin...
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Old March 29th, 2008, 10:19 AM
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I just changed from GY MTR 33" to 35". I am very pleased. My one piece of advice is that the bigger and wider the tire the dirtier the truck. They spit and fling crap all over the side of the truck. You may not like that.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 04:55 PM
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Ain't that the truth. I crap in my window tracks from the tires chucking stuff in there
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