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bjf December 28th, 2011 10:42 PM

255/85/16
 
Will 255s fit a 90 without a lift? Without issue?

CDeWan December 29th, 2011 02:40 AM

Barry,
I ran the 255s stock and the only problem I had were on hard bumps where the wheels hit the flares but I was running aftermarket rims with more of an offset so the wheels were not as tucked under as stockers. Love the Cooper Discoverer 255 85 as you can add studs to them in case you want to take a trip up to Big Bear or Mammouth.

rover4x4 December 29th, 2011 08:16 AM

235/85 if you're stock.

Broncoduecer December 29th, 2011 05:18 PM

That's what I run, KM2s. I had to adjust to stops a bit as the rubbed at full lock and sometimes under articluation they rub in the rear. Not much though.

bjf December 29th, 2011 05:19 PM

Do you have a pic?

rover4x4 December 29th, 2011 05:57 PM

My 255's rub the rear fenders. My steering radius improved drastically over the 255's. Wheat are your goals for the truck, if I was running stock suspension id keep it on 235's.

bjf December 29th, 2011 06:01 PM

It's on 265 all terrains. Was offered km2s as a trade but they are 255s. They are on a truck with a lift.

cdb December 29th, 2011 06:10 PM

I have a 2" spring lift with those exact tires and I think you could add those Disco rubberized spring isolators (Expedition Exchange has them) to your stock setup and not have any rubbing issues. Gives you a 1/2" lift and softens the vibrations from the road.

bjf December 29th, 2011 06:14 PM

Not a bad idea

aaronlam December 29th, 2011 08:00 PM

Hi. Just so I understand this clearly... in a tire number... the first is the width, second is the ratio height to width... last is obviously radius.

So saying 255 vs 265 vs 235 is actually referring to the width of the tire... not the height.

from: http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp
255x85R16 = 33in x 10in
265x75R16 = 31.6in x 10.4in
235x85R16 = 31.7 x 9.25in

Right? And stock NAS Defender 90 tires are 265x75R16... at least for the '97.

Broncoduecer December 29th, 2011 08:25 PM

3 Attachment(s)
Here are a few pics.

Like the jeeps behind the 90 hehehehe

down_shift December 29th, 2011 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bjf (Post 319288)
Do you have a pic?

Here is a before and after, 265/75 to 255/85.
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...95&postcount=3


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