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Old 08-25-2016, 11:57 AM
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Default Speaking of tires, 255 85 16 questions

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I currently run 255 85 why's on the troopy, which a bunch of troopy people swear by on mud. I like the size, but have realized that apparently BFG doesn't make the all terrain in that size. Does anyone happen to know what else might be out there in a similar size/offering? I like the MUDs that are on it, but don't really go crazy with it, so am considering a quieter, more fuel friendly idea.



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Old 08-25-2016, 12:12 PM
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you can go with cooper discoverer or the toyo m-55

easiest is to get some 15 wheels and run 33x 10.5 bfg at
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:20 PM
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I run 255/85r16 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX on my 84 PU. I love them. I feel that they fill that void in between an AT and a MT tire.
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The lack of a BFG AT in 255/85r16 is why I went with 235/85R16. That and roughly a 32" spare tire is about all that can fit under the bed on the 2nd gen Tacoma comfortably. FWIW, very happy with the KO2 so far.

I would have considered the Cooper but Discount didn't have any to look at. Do they even sell Cooper there or is it a special order?
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Special order, down here. took 3 days
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I bought mine from GCR in Wheat ridge on 44th ave. (across from the truck stop). They have the st maxx and stt pro in their front room to look at. They were able to get mine in one day out of the cooper warehouse.
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Nice! Sounds like the ST Maxx might really fit the bill for me. This is a long shot, but can anyone compare them, the BFG all Terrains & Trxxus MT? For noise, durability, and snow/ice grip? Also how well do they all "crawl"? (The Trxxus MT is what I have now. Really like them, but don't really need them if something is more suitable for us)

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I don't feel there is really an answer to that question. It's pretty subjective and would depend on a lot of factors (i.e. vehicle, driving style, experience, etc.) If you really like the trxxus then I would stick with them. At least then you know what you are getting.
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Bill is right, it's pretty impossible to know how to answer the question in any non-subjective way.

I will say in that context that I've had BFG MT (old style) and AT (both old and now new style) tires over the years and I've never liked the way the MT handled snow packed roads even siped.

The old AT I've always found adequate but I have high hopes with the KO2 because it now carries the 3 peak snowflake as an actual winter tire. I'm noticing that they have a road feel (kind of squishy for lack of a better term) and sound that is similar to the Blizzaks she used to use on the Civic, so it will be interesting.

I'm absolutely happy to entertain offers to mount Trxxus on my truck for a head-to-head test this winter.
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It is subjective, but we all ask each other's opinions all the time, so I'm willing to accept that it might not be scientific process. But I know most of you guys have way more experience than I do, so I'll gladly accept opinions all day if anyone has them & is willing to post up. I'd go with the ko2 in a heartbeat if they had this size, because I love them on my fj62. I like the trxus but don't need that much tire or noise (no AC so windows open most of the time). So it seems like a good idea to explore options. Like I said, it seems unlikely, but maybe someone on here has experience running all three.
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