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255/85r16

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by hks3sgte, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. hks3sgte

    hks3sgte

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    Since there is not much of a selection of tires for 18" wheels, I decided to buy 1999 16x8s and mount some 255/85R16s...

    Despite many people's comments regarding the width, I much prefer this size than a 285... steering feels so much lighter than the stock tires and they fit the wheel well perfectly. No, the handling is not worse.

    I'll be taking a trip next weekend and report on how well they performed off road.

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    Great looking truck! Those rims look sweet painted.
     
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    That's a GOOD size!
     
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    did you paint the wheels yourself or get them powdercoated?
     
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    Do you have a 33" spare?
     
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  7. hks3sgte

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    No, I'm still waiting for somebody to give up a 16" wheel. Anyone????:D

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The wheels were rattle canned by wife and myself... she loves it! She says it doesn't look like a minivan now...:doh:
     
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    what color did you use? I used rust-o-leum flat black, just need to put some tires on them now....cant decide ARB or BFG for xmas?!?
     
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    did you sand the wheels first, is the paint holding up good?????
     
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    I've been using these tires for over a year. Off-road the work very well. I've had no flats and grip fantastic. To have a smooth off road ride, air down to about 20-25 or lower. On road a little noisy. So far I've been happy. Good choice.
     
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    I used Brite Touch Flat black. I had the same on my MR2 Turbo and held up great so I used it on the TLC!

    I Didn't sand them (even though the instructions said so :doh:), but I did clean them with dish washing soap and then rubbed them down with rubbing alcohol to clean them off. They're holding pretty well. But if they don't, I have some more cans waiting for them! :grinpimp:

    Sounds good! I know a lot of Aussies use them too with different results. I'll post up my results regarding the size and the tire next week.

    Thanks for your interest!:cheers:
     
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    i sanded my wheels but i didnt rub them down in alcohol. Oh well, i used rust-o-leum automotive primer as a basecoat and RoL flat black.
     
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    Looks great! I wish they made 255/95-16 (35").
     
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    I think these are certainly a good choice. Tires in this size are LT rated, no P rated crap. Are these load E tires? Personally, I like the 285's due the the popularity of the size and availability of differnt types of tires.

    You should find a used tire that measures 33" and mount it on the 18" rim. Better than nothing...
     
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    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    is the gap between rim and brake components very small?

    cooling issues?
     
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    They are Load D. And Thanks for the used tire idea!:cheers:

    The gap is small on the rear. No cooling issues. The 16s fit perfectly.
     
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    Ok, I have a southwest trip coming up in a few weeks. If anybody wants to sell me a 16x8 wheel, please PM me. I would love to have it for my spare. THANKS!
     
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    Search ebay for 16" Land Cruiser Wheel.

    There is one for $74.99 and a bunch more for $100+.
     
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    Thanks, but I should mention that I prefer local because of shipping! :eek: