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tire size question BFG K/O2 for 100 series

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by sleepdoc, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. sean2202

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    IMO I don't like Goodyear lost two sidewalls years ago and will never go back.

    Those coopers are ones I will be investigating next time. Have read good things about them except that they are heavy.
     
  2. WingNutLG

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    You know my preferences, no pressure :rofl:

    The BFG's are great choices too though, especially with the current deal. You can't go wrong with either.

    I will say that you might as well go with the 285's...tires take a while to wear down, and if you go with the 265's you might find yourself wishing you went bigger in 6 months.
     
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  3. VCCruzr

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    I just replaced my 265's(not BFG) with the BFG 285's today since it was such a good deal.
     
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    Isn't Kenda a Goodyear Co?

    I thought the Klever and the Duratracks shared a similar carcass?

    I love the tread pattern on the Klevers!

    From Google...

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  5. WingNutLG

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    Nope, no relation. You might be thinking of the Kelly line that Goodyear owns.
     
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    That's it... My bad!

    Kelly Safari TSR...

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    Yup, great tire! Not quite as refined as the Duratrac when it comes to road noise, but a great performer. Inventory on the TSR always seems spotty though, along with its cousin the Fierce.
     
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    Here are a few pics of mine with old style 265/75/16 bfg k/o. New shocks and bushings last fall original springs. Rear was just over 5" from tire to fender. Tires about 1/2 worn.

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  9. planomateo

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    @sleepdoc I've purchased 2 sets of KO2's in the last 5 months on craigslist. One set had about 10k miles on them, I think I paid $550, but had to pay another $100 to get them mounted on the wheels. The 2nd set I picked up a few weeks ago for $150 that have about 50-60% tread remaining (perfect for spare/trailer tires).
     
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    Don't go smaller than 285/75 R16. I have 315's on mine and they still look too small, but I have a disease! :hillbilly:
     
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    What size tire is best for a 100 with 2" lift?
     
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    I ordered some KO2s on wheels using their Presidents Day Sale as well. Surprised they had any left in stock LOL!!
     
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    So I went with the K/O2's through Discount Tire. The sale was great and they were really what I wanted.
    I also went with the 285's and they look awesome. I don't feel like I'm driving on Prius tires anymore.
    Thanks to everyone who shared their experience with me.

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    I ordered some as well with that sale! For my LX, coming from stock and going to 285/75/16's (1.6" taller and .4" wider). can't wait to get them mounted next week!
     
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    My son has those on his 04 LC. They look awesome. Great choice.
     
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    Here's my 05 with KO2 275/70/18 on the stock rims. 2.5in OME. It's a very simple look and I love it. Rides like a Cadillac at 80 mph and floats on bumpy dirt roads. This happens to be the stock tire width but a little taller. Some would maybe want spacers but I like the stock skinny look and it handles great. Here is what the tire chart website tells me. Stock = 275/60R18 = 31x10.8R18 What I have now = 275/70R18 = 33.2x10.8R18 Best part is no rubbing, no trimming, balance and mount the new tires and I was out the door for about $1150 at Discount. Here is the tire chart website I like: Tire Size Chart

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    Hey runnerfan what brand is that bike carrier? Do you have any other shots of it?

    Apologies, not trying to hijack this 3 month old thread but not sure how to reference this picture otherwise.

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    It's the Thule T2 with a 2 bike extension. IMHO it's the only rack worth having, and I ride a lot. Since these are also some good shots of the truck and the tires I'll call these pics relevant. 20170527_134937.jpg 20170528_122852.jpg
     
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    Thanks. Love the kids dust dwgs btw.

    So from my thumb measurement on my screen those are evenly spaced? More to the point it'll take 4 adult bikes?

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    Runnerfan, Is that an oem hitch or aftermarket? Can you fit a 275/70/18 spare with the hitch in place?