255/85R16 BFgoodrich on split rims cruiser

Submitted: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 11:48
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just put some 255/85r16 bf goodrich mud terrains on my troopy on factory split rims. installed new michelin tubes and protectors and just had 2 flats on a 500 k trip. no nails, just looked like the protector damaged the tubes. anyone has had similar problems? i understand the bf's are tubeless tires but the tire store told me they would work. i wanted to get a little more height for some trips and that's why i purchased them. do i need tubeless rims? if so what rims can i use that won't make the tires extend way out of the wheel fenders? as you may know these tires are very tall but not wide. this is what i wanted. any ideas?
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Reply By: Tony - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 12:37

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 12:37
In your case I would stay with the split rims and go for a better quaility tube ie thicker ones. Most of the tyre places unless you tell them will put on the cheap imports.

Also check the rim liner and make sure it is clean and free of rust, and carefull installation.
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Follow Up By: goingplatinumcomau - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 13:13

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 13:13
So true there mate ........today you have to ask and ask kwestions no matter what your buying.
Example of this was when i brought some stainless steel bolts nuts and washers .........they rusted :(

Unless you buy marine grade stainless steel they will rust ............however that is not explaned when you buy them.

Well lets put it this way there is a bolt seller in brisbane who now has sign up in his shop saying that ......... i went back and slipped a cog bigtime .......... he gave me new bolts and some extras

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Follow Up By: Dozer - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 20:31

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 20:31
Hi Guys
Believe it or not the best tubes available are made of latex. About 40 bucks each but dont hole as easily.
If there is no rust inside the rims, then i think the tyre is too big for the tubes used. You may wish to try a larger tube in them first like a 285x75x16 or similar tube.
You will also have wheel weight problems as the tyres sidewalls will masage the weights off. I have a set of these tyres on whiite tubeless sunrasiers 16x7 rims. they are perfect for this size aswell as 235x85x16.
You could also put the 255 tyres on std Toyota tubeless rims of 16x6 aswell.
Hope this has helped you
Andrew Wollongong
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Reply By: Steve from Armidale - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 16:33

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 16:33

I went to the same tyre 10,000 kms ago. I bought ROH Trek2 wheels in 6 inch width, and got them for around the $100 each mark. The tyres sit just on the fender line so are still legal. Also be careful, as if they are standard troopy splits, they will be 5.5 inch, and below the recommended width for the tyre.

As for the trye....AWESOME rock crawling, AWESOME in the mud AWESOME at Stockton beach (sand), but on bitumen in the rain .....ICE SKATING!!! Just got to get used to them :)
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 17:46

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 17:46
one thing to check or get tyre place to check is theres no stickers left inside tyres before tubes fitted.the glue on the stickers eats into the tube.
i see it all the time just never seen it so soon (500ks)looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Reply By: Member - Willem- Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 18:45

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 18:45
Once upon a time I had 825x16 BFG's on Landcruiser splits and had that many punctures that I gave up very soon and reverted back to 750x16's. It seemed that those tyres needed 6 &1/2 inch or 7 inch rims. I learned my lesson then and there. Upmarket tubes might help and take Diamond's advice on stuff inside the casing.Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: Michael- Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 22:41

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 22:41
Had 235x85x16 on split rims. Also had problems with punctures for no apparent reason. Problem is combination of rough interior of tubeless tyre and split rims letting in dirt that rubs...rubs....rubs and then FLAT tyre. Also yuor tyres are too wide for 5.5inch rim. Buy some Prado tubeless rims (cheap) and solve your problems. Maybe buy a beadbreaker too.
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Reply By: Phil G - Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 12:46

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 12:46
Yep, the tyres are way too wide for splits. Should be on 7-8 inch wide rims. Your 255's must squirm all over the place and tubes don't like that. I'm amazed that a tyre fitter would fit them.

You don't say what model troopy you have, but if its the earlier one with the 6 stud hubs, then the 16x7 Prado rims will have too much backspacing.
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