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Does anyone make a 285/70/16? I'm already lstarting to think about new tires. The OR has 265/75/16 that are 31.8" in diameter. I would like to go wider but not taller. That is why I'm thinking a 285/70/16 should be about the same dia. A 275/70/16 is 31.2". Close but I dont want to loose height.
 

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Im not sure who makes that size. I am currently running Cooper ST-T 285/75/R16's. Awesome tires by the way :)
 

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TXterra37 said:
See, I'm looking for something to give me a little height bump but am happy with the 75 width on my 265/75/16 BFGs.
wouldnt the 265 be the width and the 75 be the percentage of the height to width ratio?

or am i thinking wrong?
 

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TXterra37 said:
Yeeeaaah, this is why I'm the newbie and you guys know what you're talking about! So what should I be looking for if I want higher tires?

285/75-16 or 255/85-16. Both are considered 33" tires (diameter)...stock OR is considered a 32" tire.


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255/85/16 is the way to go for performance in most situations. It is a tad more narrow than stock.

285/75/16 looks nicer for lovers of wider wheels. Offers 'more' flotation which is good for select situations.
 

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Here's a good article about the advantages of a narrower tire (255/85-16) for off road purposes.

Oh yeah, they also do a review of the 255/85-R16 BFG M/T tire.


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TXterra37 said:
Thanks for the pointers man. I like the 255/85s but I prefer the ATs and I know only the MTs come in that size.

That's exactly my dilema...I like the idea of running a tire the size of the 255/85's, but would prefer the BFG AT's.

Dunlop makes a 255/85-R16D, the radial rover RVXT. It's a D rated tire, so it should be fairly stout, but I haven't heard any pros or cons concerning that particular tire.

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Here is a sweet tool from BFG that will help you out in understanding all of the marking on tires, size and rating and even manufacture date. And then another cool tire tool from them. I found them VERY helpful. Good luck brother. :)

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/bfgapp/popups/demos/demos_offroad_2.jsp

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/bfgapp/popups/demos/demos_offroad_0.jsp

To answer your question about 285/75R16; yes, Manufacured tires that size are; BFG AT's, BFG M/T's, Nitto Terra Graplers, Nitto Dune Grapplers, Cooper Discoverer STT, Definity Dakota M/T, Firestone Destination M/T, Toyo Open Country M/T, Pro Comp Xterrains (2 ply Version). Those are thos one I know off the top of my head right now. Hope this all helps you.

These are actual 285/75R16 tires, not the equivalent 33X12.5 tires. :)
 

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lowayne said:
TXterra37 said:
Thanks for the pointers man. I like the 255/85s but I prefer the ATs and I know only the MTs come in that size.
Get the Cooper STT Tires. Great A/T in 255/85/16
Cooper does not make the STT in 255/85R16 that i know of, its a 255/70R16 Also I would be more apt to put it in the M/T catagory rather than a A/T tire.
 

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Here is a sweet tool from BFG that will help you out in understanding all of the marking on tires, size and rating and even manufacture date. And then another cool tire tool from them. I found them VERY helpful. Good luck brother. :)

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/bfgapp/popups/demos/demos_offroad_2.jsp

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/bfgapp/popups/demos/demos_offroad_0.jsp

To answer your question about 285/75R16; yes, Manufacured tires that size are; BFG AT's, BFG M/T's, Nitto Terra Graplers, Nitto Dune Grapplers, Cooper Discoverer STT, Firestone Destination M/T, Toyo Open Country M/T, Pro Comp Xterrains (2 ply Version). Those are thos one I know off the top of my head right now. Hope this all helps you.

These are actual 285/75R16 tires, not the equivalent 33X12.5 tires. :)
He wanted a 285/70..

It seems BFG used to make it, but not any longer...
 

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Wiggum said:
brutus_skx said:
Here is a sweet tool from BFG that will help you out in understanding all of the marking on tires, size and rating and even manufacture date. And then another cool tire tool from them. I found them VERY helpful. Good luck brother. :)

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/bfgapp/popups/demos/demos_offroad_2.jsp

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/bfgapp/popups/demos/demos_offroad_0.jsp

To answer your question about 285/75R16; yes, Manufacured tires that size are; BFG AT's, BFG M/T's, Nitto Terra Graplers, Nitto Dune Grapplers, Cooper Discoverer STT, Firestone Destination M/T, Toyo Open Country M/T, Pro Comp Xterrains (2 ply Version). Those are thos one I know off the top of my head right now. Hope this all helps you.

These are actual 285/75R16 tires, not the equivalent 33X12.5 tires. :)
He wanted a 285/70..

It seems BFG used to make it, but not any longer...
Oh, missed that; Numbers get into my head and then go MUSH, so here is the revamp on the list: 285/70R16
Nitto Terra Graplers, Nitto Dune Grapplers, Cooper Discoverer STT and Discoverer S/T, Firestone Destination A/T, Firestone Destination M/T, Bridgestone Dueler H/T Revo. Once again those are just the ones I know of.
 

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I don't think any 285/70-16 exist!
 

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Gerdo said:
I don't think any 285/70-16 exist!
Ah yes, they would be on 17" wheels, not 16" reffer to previous statment about numbers and how they mush in my head. Pretty much don't listen to my last few posts, its all non-sense.
Sorry. :geek:
 
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