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85 series tires

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tolovana, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. tolovana

    tolovana Registered Member

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    Is it just me or would anyone else like to see an 85 sidewall ratio series of tires? Perhaps a winter tire in 275/85R16 (34.4 tall, 8 tread width) highly siped, block tread, that was pinned for studs. Or, how about a 295/85R16 (35.75 tall, 9 tread width) A/T tread for the summer?
     
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    BFG makes a 255/85R16, but only in the M/T.
     
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    tolovana Registered Member

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    Yea, there's a few in that size but I'd like to go a bit taller. Anyway, I guess it's just me...
     
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    There is also the Coyote 305/85R16
    Swamper SSR 35x10.5
    ...and the Michelins: 9.00 & 11.00R16, 325/85R16

    IMO more variety is needed in the 85 series profile with an AT or MT tread.
     
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    I had heard Denman had quit making the Coyote. Are they being made again?
     
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    I agree with you, but not that many people want them in the U.S. If you havent noticed a lot of people like the look of a "wide" tire. Other than sand, deep snow, or deep mud, in which you need float, a tall narrow tire wins hands down for fuel economy, handling, and fitment.
     
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    Exactly... My days of thrashing my rig in some deep mud hole or up some rocky slope are over. I'm not knocking it, it was a lot of fun but very hard on my truck. Now days I spend most of my time on the road, of which about five months worth are covered in snow and ice, or easing down some trail to a fishing hole on a summer weekend. All of which favors a tall tire. I believe the 900x16 is an ideal size, fits without a lift, but there's just not much to choose from in the A/T or M/S designs.
     

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