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255/85r16 vs. 33x12.5x15 ???

Anyone running these on a 2002? I have a 3" SL and stock wheels. I've been eyeballing the BFG KM2's in 255/85/r16. Lets see some pics if you have them! Anything would be a big help. Let me know what you had to do to fit them and how they work for you.

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Those are super skinny, actually skinnier than stock for 02. Stock with for 02 is 265. I would at least go up to that.
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Im running 31's in a 255 right now. Im digging the skinnier tire but was wanting to see if anyone has gone with these pizza cutters. I have seen tons of great things about them on every other forum except for here.

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I'm running the KM2's and love them but they are 33/12.5
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Regardless of preference on width, those are a full 33" tire so in a situation where you're compressed and turning you will have some metal rubbing if you don't at least bash in your pinch seams.

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Regardless of preference on width, those are a full 33" tire so in a situation where you're compressed and turning you will have some metal rubbing if you don't at least bash in your pinch seams.
Is that with a 2" BL too? Or could I just trim some metal with my 3" SL. I know the BL adds more clearance for bigger tires but Im wondering if just by clearing metal the 3" will be enough at neutral to clear the tires.

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I'm running the KM2's and love them but they are 33/12.5
How are those treating you? Did you have to upgrade the steering as well due to the bigger contact patch?

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Not much to add, but wanted to say there is nothing wrong with going skinnier than stock.

the 255/85/16 is a common tire the Toyota guys I run with use. More affectionately called "pizza cutters"

Lets you fit a tall tire without a lot of the clearance issues associated with turning.

I think KM2s are some of the only ones in that size viably available.

I have no help with XTerra fitment though

EDIT: this thread seems to have a lot of good info on fitting 33s. Seems like minimal trimming on 33x12.5s so it cant be that bad

http://www.clubxterra.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8580

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How are those treating you? Did you have to upgrade the steering as well due to the bigger contact patch?
I love my KM2's. Had them over 2 years now and still have about 70% tread left but i have DD tires that i use when i'm not wheeling. Just went wheeling a few weeks ago and had no issues at all when everyone else was slipping on trails. I won't buy any other MT.
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EDIT: this thread seems to have a lot of good info on fitting 33s. Seems like minimal trimming on 33x12.5s so it cant be that bad
http://www.clubxterra.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8580
Thanks, Ill take a read through.

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