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255/85R16 Tires

Without tires you cannot drive your vehicle. That much is known. But what is the first thing you need to consider when buying new tires? The simple answer is the tire size. Every tire has a tire size, which consists of numbers and letters – all telling us important information of the tire width, sidewall, and rim diameter. All of these determine what type of characteristics the tires can offer.

255/85R16 Tire Size Explanation

  • 255 - This number represents the tire’s width in millimeters, measured from one shoulder to the other. In this case, the tire’s width is 255 mm (10.04 inches).
  • 85 - The aspect ratio is expressed as a percentage of the tire’s height to its width. A 85-aspect ratio means that the tire’s height is 85% of its width (in this case it is 216.75 mm / 8.53 inches).
  • R - This indicates that the tire was manufactured with a radial construction, which is the most common tire construction type used today.
  • 16 - This last number denotes the diameter of the wheel in inches. This tire was manufactured to be mounted on 16-inch (406.4 mm) wheels.

Factors to Consider When Choosing 255/85R16 Tires:

It is important to match the tires to the vehicle’s needs, but tire size is not the only factor you have to consider.

Vehicle Compatibility:

Match the tire size to your vehicle. Check whether 255/85R16 tires will work with it and purchase tires of the right tire size.

Tire Type:

After deciding on the tire size, figure out whether you need snow tires or all season tires (maybe even summer tires) for your specific application.

Tread Pattern:

255/85R16 tires feature a specially designed tread patterns. This enables the tire’s performance in versatile weather conditions.

Budget:

Create a budget! 255/85R16 tires can be pricey and creating a budget range will help you decide between different tires more easily.

Brand and Quality:

Research the tires you are interested in before finalizing your purchase. Get the quality tires that work best for your vehicle.

Load and Speed Rating:

Matching load ranges, load indexes, and speed ratings to the vehicle’s needs is crucial to ensure a secure performance.

Tire Maintenance

Proper tire maintenance is crucial to ensure the tire’s lengthened usability. This helps protect the tires from tread and external damage.

Conclusion:

If you are looking for tires that offer excellent handling, traction, and even driving comfort, the 255/85R16 tires might just be for you. Following your vehicle’s recommended tire size, if these tires work for your vehicle’s needs, they will ensure your driving safety. Just be sure to get the tire types that work in your intended applications.

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  1. Goodyear Endurance ST 255/85R16 129/125N E (10 Ply) Trailer Tire
    Goodyear
    Goodyear Endurance ST 255/85R16 129/125N E (10 Ply) Trailer Tire
    255/85R16
    All Season
    Highway
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    MSRP $334.75 per tire $299.99
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    SKU N986318-99
    Type Trailer
    Load Range E (10 Ply)
    Speed Rating N
    Performance Highway
    MPN 724862519
    Overall Diameter 33.1
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 85
    Brand Goodyear
    UTQG N/A
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Country of Origin USA
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 255/85R16
    Load Index 129/125
    Section Width 255
    Model Endurance
    Rim Diameter 16
  2. Hankook Vantra Trailer ST01 Steel Belted ST 255/85R16 129/125N E (10 Ply) Trailer Tire
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    MSRP $329.75 per tire $269.99
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    SKU N1497729-99
    Type Trailer
    Load Range E (10 Ply)
    Speed Rating N
    Performance Highway
    MPN 2021440
    Overall Diameter 33.1
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 85
    Brand Hankook
    UTQG N/A
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 255/85R16
    Load Index 129/125
    Section Width 255
    Model Vantra Trailer ST01
    Rim Diameter 16
  3. Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx 255/85R16 123/120Q E (10 Ply) MT M/T Mud Terrain Tire
    Cooper
    Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx 255/85R16 123/120Q E (10 Ply) MT M/T Mud Terrain Tire
    255/85R16
    All Season
    Mud Terrain
    In Stock (10+)
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    MSRP $417.75 per tire $347.99
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    SKU N899587-99
    Type Light Truck
    Load Range E (10 Ply)
    Speed Rating Q
    Performance Mud Terrain
    MPN 170074004
    Overall Diameter 33.1
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 85
    Brand Cooper
    UTQG N/A
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 255/85R16
    Load Index 123/120
    Section Width 255
    Model Discoverer S/T Maxx
    Rim Diameter 16
  4. Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 LT 255/85R16 123/120Q E (10 Ply) MT Mud Terrain Tire
    Yokohama
    Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 LT 255/85R16 123/120Q E (10 Ply) MT Mud Terrain Tire
    255/85R16
    All Season
    Mud Terrain
    In Stock (10+)
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    MSRP $367.75 per tire $303.99
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    SKU N1289161-99
    Type Light Truck
    Load Range E (10 Ply)
    Speed Rating Q
    Performance Mud Terrain
    MPN 110133349
    Overall Diameter 33.1
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 85
    Brand Yokohama
    UTQG N/A
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 255/85R16
    Load Index 123/120
    Section Width 255
    Model Geolandar M/T G003
    Rim Diameter 16
  5. Falken Wildpeak M/T 01 LT 255/85R16 123/120Q E (10 Ply) MT Mud Terrain Tire
    Falken
    Falken Wildpeak M/T 01 LT 255/85R16 123/120Q E (10 Ply) MT Mud Terrain Tire
    255/85R16
    All Season
    Mud Terrain
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    MSRP $313.75 per tire $271.99
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    SKU N1376021-99
    Type Light Truck
    Load Range E (10 Ply)
    Speed Rating Q
    Performance Mud Terrain
    MPN 28516036
    Overall Diameter 33.1
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 85
    Brand Falken
    UTQG N/A
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 255/85R16
    Load Index 123/120
    Section Width 255
    Model Wildpeak M/T 01
    Rim Diameter 16
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