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#968061 - 10/16/09 06:24 PM Re: Anyone running 255\85R-16 tires? [Re: Alex Kogan]  
hazy_daze  Offline
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No, offset and backspace are different.

Run the wheels, you'll be fine<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


Fasteddy's advice is occasionally sound...

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#968062 - 10/16/09 06:35 PM Re: Anyone running 255\85R-16 tires? [Re: hazy_daze]  
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YEAH!!!! Got a little scared for a minute:)


'88 Raider. 2.6L dead...2.4L swap in progress, AT, 33's, 2 bouncy seat,AC, CC, 2.25 exh, 2" Tbar, 2" BL, rear DB, rear LSD,4.90's, SW hubs,gen2 uca's, KYB shocks, snorkel, elec fan, MSD.

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#968063 - 10/17/09 02:34 AM Re: Anyone running 255\85R-16 tires? [Re: zarktheshark]  
plh  Offline
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4.5" back offset might have the tires rub on the rear frame rails. Probably not with the 255s but might when you upgrade someday to 12.5" wide tires. The 16 x 7" wheels on my 255s are 4" back offset. The 15 X 8.5" wheels on my 33 x 12.5 are 3.75 back offset. If I were buying the wheels I'd search for 3.75 back offset - better future potential.


  • 88 Raider: 5 spd, 4.62 LSD F & R, T/L, OME Rear Springs, KYB G/A, 33/12.5/15" MTZs, PLH LOs, Justice Bumper, Dual Bouncies, 4D56T in -running soon!
  • 1992 RS M/T
  • 1993 SR
  • 2005 Montero LTD
  • Gen 1 - PARTS FOR SALE
  • http://www.tuffpans.com

#968064 - 10/17/09 03:52 AM Re: Anyone running 255\85R-16 tires? [Re: plh]  
plh  Offline
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Here are a couple photos:

33 x 12.5 MTZ on 15" x 8.5" back offset 3.75"

[Linked Image]


255 X 85 Trailcutter R/T on 16" x 7" back offset 4"

[Linked Image]


  • 88 Raider: 5 spd, 4.62 LSD F & R, T/L, OME Rear Springs, KYB G/A, 33/12.5/15" MTZs, PLH LOs, Justice Bumper, Dual Bouncies, 4D56T in -running soon!
  • 1992 RS M/T
  • 1993 SR
  • 2005 Montero LTD
  • Gen 1 - PARTS FOR SALE
  • http://www.tuffpans.com

#968065 - 10/17/09 11:58 PM Re: Anyone running 255\85R-16 tires? [Re: plh]  
rxinhed  Offline

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My 1-ton has 4 of the 255s in the rear. I'm looking for a local supplier. Who makes the Trailcutter?


#968066 - 10/18/09 01:46 AM Re: Anyone running 255\85R-16 tires? [Re: Alex Kogan]  
0778drz110  Offline
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'88 Raider, 31s and a winch

#968067 - 10/18/09 02:04 AM Re: Anyone running 255\85R-16 tires? [Re: rxinhed]  
plh  Offline
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Quote
My 1-ton has 4 of the 255s in the rear. I'm looking for a local supplier. Who makes the Trailcutter?


I'll guess Cooper actually makes them. They are labeled Tempra.

These look the same:
Laramie

and so do these:
Eldorado

and so do these:
Tempra

and so do these:
Tire Shop

Looks like every sam dick and harry relabels them. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


  • 88 Raider: 5 spd, 4.62 LSD F & R, T/L, OME Rear Springs, KYB G/A, 33/12.5/15" MTZs, PLH LOs, Justice Bumper, Dual Bouncies, 4D56T in -running soon!
  • 1992 RS M/T
  • 1993 SR
  • 2005 Montero LTD
  • Gen 1 - PARTS FOR SALE
  • http://www.tuffpans.com

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