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Unread 11-25-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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255/85r16 on YJ-Any issues and what rim are you running?

Darn it all I thought I had it all figured out and then I see an article about a size I hadn't thought about.

Anybody running 255/85r/16 on their YJ? I was going with 33x10.5 but I really like narrow tires

This is an interesting size and might work well for my needs. Trxus MT's are available in it...

Thoughts on this?


On a side note what tire size would be max for the 4" flare on the Metalcloak?

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Unread 11-30-2011, 12:20 AM   #2
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Bumping for curiosity.

The local Discount Tire says this was a stock size for Rubicon's. I'm interested in these tires for my yj.
So far I've found Maxxis Bighorns, BFG KM2s, and Toyo mud terrains in this size. But no confirmation (other than the website) for these in Truxus MT.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 04:33 AM   #3
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I dont see what your asking here. Will they fit? Yes, but your going to need a 16 inch rim, the stock YJ rims are all 15 inches.
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I had those on stock rubicon rims when I first got my yj. They rubbed the flares on speed bumps
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Unread 11-30-2011, 11:41 AM   #5
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I think this is an ideal tire for the YJ driver who prefers a taller but more narrow footbrint.

The issue comes down to backspacing.

Those in the know, is the tire height or tire width the bigger issue on spring rub?

16x8 aftermarket rims all seem to be in the area of 4.5" backspacing and I'm not sure if that is enough. I have found one very nice wheel from Discount tire which actually has 4.25 backspace.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...r=2&wd=16&rw=8
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I am looking at a set of 2012 take off rims. The are 16 inch with 225/75R16. Would these fit on my 92 YJ? They are just steel rims but I need a set of winter rims.
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I am looking at a set of 2012 take off rims. The are 16 inch with 225/75R16. Would these fit on my 92 YJ? They are just steel rims but I need a set of winter rims.
No. JK rims are 5 on 5" BP while your YJ is 5 on 4.5". And am I the only one who gets irked when the term "take offs" gets used when talking about stock or OEM parts?

Ideally, I think I've found the best tall tire with a narrow footprint in the Q-78 size. Pretty awesome if you ask me.
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No. JK rims are 5 on 5" BP while your YJ is 5 on 4.5". And am I the only one who gets irked when the term "take offs" gets used when talking about stock or OEM parts?

Ideally, I think I've found the best tall tire with a narrow footprint in the Q-78 size. Pretty awesome if you ask me.
Thanks for the input on the bolt pattern. I found a set of 2007 Jeep Liberty 16s with tires that have the 5 on 4.5". The tires are 225/75/16. It looks like these would work?

I've heard/used the phrase take off rims for a long time. It implies OEM rims that saw no service (changed at the dealership) or less than one season so they are great for restorations.
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