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Old August 27th, 2006, 11:56 AM
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want to see driveway pics of 285s

I have the OME 2"lift and I am trying to make sure i want the 285s over the 265s, if you have before and afters that would be awesome.
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Old August 27th, 2006, 04:57 PM
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Go with 255 85 R16s.
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Old August 27th, 2006, 05:07 PM
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what combination of springs? hotrod?
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Old August 27th, 2006, 05:10 PM
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i have 751s and 764s or was that question for Ron?

I don't want this thing to be any slower at hills than it is, plus I worry about the axles with the 255s.
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Old August 27th, 2006, 05:40 PM
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The 285's are heavier than the 255's--they are almost the same diameter. 265's are smaller, probably 32's from memory. Some people like the added width of the 285's and there is truth to that, but I prefer the 255's for a few reasons, including looks. The weight and cost are both lighter.
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Old August 27th, 2006, 07:02 PM
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Old August 27th, 2006, 07:51 PM
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255's, will post 285's tomorrow
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Old August 27th, 2006, 08:09 PM
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The white 90 has OME HD front and MD rears (751-764 I think) and yes it has the hotrod look when the rear is empty. Put the rear seat in, and regular gear and she sits level.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 01:11 AM
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Here's my truck. 2" lift and 285/75/16.

No clearance issues.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 04:49 AM
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Here's a bunch of pictures of my truck with a 2" lift (OME springs, Bilstien shocks), NATO wheels, and BFG Mud Terrain 285/75's:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/defende...7594243738438/

I'm quite happy, although highway performance is somewhat impacted. I go about 10mph slower up big hills with the same throttle as the stock tires. Ride quality is great but I need to install the caster bushing kit because high-speed steering is kind of squirrelly.

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Old August 28th, 2006, 08:13 AM
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does the D really become that much more of a dog with the 285's/255's? seems like a 3:75 or so in the diffs would be ideal with those tires
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Old August 28th, 2006, 09:09 AM
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My NAS D110 with 285s

This is my old NAS D110 with 285/55 R16, OME heavy front, and OME light rear with 1" block. The light rear with the 1" block made for better wheel travel and ride. By the way if anyone sees #375/500 let me know.
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Here's my SW on I think 2" springs with 285s.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 01:22 PM
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I noticed a small drop in acceleration, as well as a slight decrease in engine braking on steep downdills in 4 wheel low.

Overall, the driveability hasn't changed much. My Diesel Landcruiser was WAY worse when I put the 33's on it.

I am contemplating going to the 4:11's beacuse I may take another step up in tire size.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 02:57 PM
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so everyone was happy with the switch, It is a small tire size change, but I have noticed in the past it can make a huge difference on the highways, In St. louis everything is on a highway, so I don't want to have to drive around in 4th. anybody wish they kept 265s or wish to switch back?
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Old August 28th, 2006, 03:17 PM
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Aaron,
I had put BFG MT 33" 12.50's on my old 90 from 31" Yokahama AT's and noticed no change in acceleration or really road manners for that matter. It was a little louder of course, but again, not really a big deal. The difference offroad was unbelievable.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 03:43 PM
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Go with the 285's, see photo. I run OME HD fronts, MD rears, 15x8 wheels. The tires touch the flares only when really twisted, I have removed the sway bars.
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I had 285's before switching to 255's. I have OME 2" sprinds. I did have some tire rub at full turn. Once I saw the 255's on the truck, I loved the way it looked.Tall and skinny vs. Tall and wide IMHO.
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I dont think the 75's are very wide at all. the 85's must look like pizza cutters? Maybe someday i will see a Defender in person its been a long time.
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Old August 29th, 2006, 10:22 AM
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It's been a while but I'm pretty sure I'm running 751/764 OMEs. I get slight rubbing at full turn. Someday I'll actually adjust those stops.
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