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to replace the one that I cut the sidewall on last weekend. I wanted to go to 285/75/16, however costco and america's tires wouldn't without selling me new rims. Did you guys buy new rims when you put on that size?
 

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No That size fits a 16x7 rim. They are just being part changers and not thinking about it. Look around by just the tires at one place and install them someplace else if you have to.
 

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That size does call for new rims, But there are none for us. You will have balancing problems with that size and factory rims.
Ii am waiting for new rims. You can "Force Balance them on the rim and get it real close. But I'll tell ya. I'd have much rather stuck with the next size down and next MPG up.

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USMC XTERRA said:
That size does call for new rims, But there are none for us. You will have balancing problems with that size and factory rims.
Ii am waiting for new rims. You can "Force Balance them on the rim and get it real close. But I'll tell ya. I'd have much rather stuck with the next size down and next MPG up.

MC
So if that is the case, my only choice in keeping the stock rims is going from a 265/70 to a 265/75?

I just think the truck will look like shit with the 2.5 inch lift and a close to stock size tire.
 

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Well if its fitting in a 7x16, the 255/85/16 will fit. I had a set (BFG M/T) on my FJ-70 and I loved it. Most people don't like it because they are narrower and have "less flotation" but they have +/- the same contact area as the 265/75/16 and lower rolling resistance (for the same thread pattern).

I am very likely to get them after I lift my X.

255/85/16 on a Tacoma
 

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you can go with 285...just be aware that the tire manufacturers usually recommend an minimum of a 7.5" rim for that size tire..so yeah, balancing might be alittle harder. saying that, i've had 285/75R16 BFG AT on my stock rims for 12k miles now, and haven't had an issue with vibration at speeds, or hard balancing or anything.

shoot, there's been a couple people with balancing issues of those same tires in stock sizes (265/75)...

the whole, won't install thing is kinda irritating. they assume you don't know anything, or they will only follow the rules. but you leave and a jeep guy comes in, they'll install the same tires on a 6" wide rim no questions asked alotta times.
 

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spikheel said:
to replace the one that I cut the sidewall on last weekend. I wanted to go to 285/75/16, however costco and america's tires wouldn't without selling me new rims. Did you guys buy new rims when you put on that size?
If you are only replacing ONE, you have to get the same size as the others.
 

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which is what I ended up doing. So I got a stock size tire, but in the BFG A/T KO.
 

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So you got 3 Rugged Trails and one KO? That's probably going to wear odd. Although the size is the same, I bet the actual width and diameter is slightly different.
 

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So you got 3 Rugged Trails and one KO? That's probably going to wear odd. Although the size is the same, I bet the actual width and diameter is slightly different.
it is now my spare, though...
 

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Keep us informed on the tall skinny tire. I'm interested in them. I'm a firm believer that they perform better in the snowy trails here in CO...
 
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