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Wheels / Tires Lightweight 255/85R16 options

Tom

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I really like the fact that 255/85R16 will fit the stock body without significant rubbing, but I'm not eager to jump straight to a heavy E-rated tire in the process.

The Cooper ST Maxx and Toyo Open Country M/T are in the 60lb range. That's a huge jump from the relatively lightweight stock tires on the 3rd gen. It's also largely unnecessary for the places I visit.

The Cooper Discover ST in 255/85R16 looks like an interesting compromise.
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It's not the most modern tread pattern, but it has decent ratings across the internet. It's M+S rated and even pinned for studs if you really want to go that route

Best of all: It's D-rated, and the tire has a claimed weight of only 48lbs. The tread pattern isn't full M/T, which should make for decent road manners.


Is anyone running these? I know they're not as aggressive looking as the ST Maxx or the other 255/85R16s, but for my purposes I think these could strike the right balance for moderate wheeling with good road manners.
 

Rob Daman

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I don't know about the discovery but I can add that the Toyo MT are very tall and will be more than 33 inches. I was considering them but the price was really high
 

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I really like the fact that 255/85R16 will fit the stock body without significant rubbing, but I'm not eager to jump straight to a heavy E-rated tire in the process.

The Cooper ST Maxx and Toyo Open Country M/T are in the 60lb range. That's a huge jump from the relatively lightweight stock tires on the 3rd gen. It's also largely unnecessary for the places I visit.

The Cooper Discover ST in 255/85R16 looks like an interesting compromise.
DiscovererST_full.png

It's not the most modern tread pattern, but it has decent ratings across the internet. It's M+S rated and even pinned for studs if you really want to go that route

Best of all: It's D-rated, and the tire has a claimed weight of only 48lbs. The tread pattern isn't full M/T, which should make for decent road manners.


Is anyone running these? I know they're not as aggressive looking as the ST Maxx or the other 255/85R16s, but for my purposes I think these could strike the right balance for moderate wheeling with good road manners.
I wouldn't be hesitant about these. I have a few friends that use these on other trucks and they have no complaints about them as far as tread offroad and quality goes. It does look like you have a decent increase in tire size without as much of the rubbing issues.
 

Mikestaco17

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hey guys , check out dick cepek extreme countrys I run them in 255 85 16s honestly they wear great , and I was very impressed with these tires in all the heavy wet snow we had up here this year , passing stuck trucks and emergency vehicles with ease , I love them , also I got a buddy that has the mastercraft courser cxt in 255 85 16s they also do very well but not as aggressive as the cepeks I run , ive heard good things about toyo m55s in 255 85 16s a few guys up here run them on fullsize trucks up here on farms and in the quarries hope this is helpfull
 

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Hmmm I know the Cooper ST Maxx are pretty quiet compared to most. Found a cheap supplier right now for them at $287 a tire plus shipping in maple money not American
 

Mikestaco17

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Hmmm I know the Cooper ST Maxx are pretty quiet compared to most. Found a cheap supplier right now for them at $287 a tire plus shipping in maple money not American
I see that 4wd.com has the cepeks under 200 a tire , oooooh the price difference in Canada didn't no that I'm sorry . I'm looking for a video of road noise with the cepeks now.
 

Mikestaco17

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if your looking for the biggest 255 85 16 the toyo open country mt is the biggest in height and in width and in Weight
 

Mikestaco17

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Much trimming or heat gun? Would love a little offset not worried how borrow they look just curious
I have plenty of room even when stuffed no rubbing , stock steel wheels I have are I believe 16x7 with my 1.5 inch wheel spacers I'm sticking out or poking out the same as an 16x8 at a much less price then wheels , these wheels and tires work well on and off road . so all are aware I'm on a low budget build , as you can tell by my 4cylinder utility cab 4x4 and its ben highly rewarding and fun
 

Mikestaco17

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suspension specs = low range off road 3/1 lift level kit bilstein 5100s front set at 0 and rear 5100s diff drop , carrier bearing drop , east coast gear supply needle replacement bushing , obviously just the beginning of a long drawn out build haha
 

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I have plenty of room even when stuffed no rubbing , stock steel wheels I have are I believe 16x7 with my 1.5 inch wheel spacers I'm sticking out or poking out the same as an 16x8 at a much less price then wheels , these wheels and tires work well on and off road . so all are aware I'm on a low budget build , as you can tell by my 4cylinder utility cab 4x4 and its ben highly rewarding and fun

I know this is a very old post and I honestly don’t expect a reply but in the rare chance you do… I just bought a 2022 4cyclinder 4x4 (same as yours but 2022). I was really looking into 255 85 16s but was worried that the engine might not have the power to turn them super easily? I read all your other replies and it seems like you enjoy the size but I’m curious if it feels super sluggish now? It is my daily truck but I am very into the outdoors and it will see a lot of time off the pavement
 

zsmith4472

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It's a Tacoma, made by Toyota, you can put basically whatever you want on these things it'll run fine. I don't see an issue with 255/85's on 16's. You should have 265's on yours if you bought it new correct?
 

406Camper

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D DrFish , that's what I have... AKA Pizza Cutters.

I had a little rubbing, but was able to remedy that with my ICON UCA's which are very adjustable.
 
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