My hubby is currently deployed and he asked me to get new tires put on his truck before he gets home.
Here is what we currently have:
2004 F150 4wd
Nitto terra 285 70R17, current tires
He wants a good tire that is good for pulling our horse trailer and on the highway due to 30 mi drive to work, but also A/T to drive up into the mountains on dirt, rough rds.
Willing to go smaller. Big concern is having a good tire to pull the horse trailer.
Any detailed suggestions welcomed...please just don't say certain brands etc or send me to certain sites. I really want to know what is a good tire to do these things that is not going to cost me a fortune.
CAN ANYONE HELP ME FIGURE OUT IF I CAN GET A DIFFERENT SIZE TIRE FOR MY HUSBANDS TRUCK?
It is not like I am trying to ruin his truck....he asked me to find a better even possible tire that is good one.
I'm a big fan of BFG ATs they're load range e, which are more than enough for towing. They're also not too loud on the highway, yet aggressive enough that you should be able to get around decently off-road as well. They last forever, but they're pricey up front.
I too love the BFG All Terrain T/As. You can go closer to stock size with a 265/70-17 load range "C" tire. The "C" tires have all the load capacity you are likely to need on a F-150, and they cost less than the load range "E" models, and weigh quite a bit less which helps fuel economy and is less stress on the drivetrain and brakes. Good Luck!
i have an 04 f150 4x4 lariat with 18" rims, and i have nitto terra grapplers, 285/75/r18, they are an all around good tire, but there what you already have. just be prepared to spend 800 to 1000 bucks. but if at all possible do get the all terrain BFGs. they look the best!
My opinion is the cooper ATR. Great traction in the hills and quiet on the pavement. They will last 50,000 if taken care of. I run 315/70R18 on my powerstoke and they are lasting great with towing and regular driving.
If you like the BFG AT KO tires, but not thrilled about the price, then look up the General Grabber AT2. It is a very similar tread design to the BFG for much less money. It comes in just about any size you pick and for maximum towing, get it in the LT metric. The load range is higher than the P metric. The trade-off: P metric sizes are cheaper than LT metric.
I have heard that the BFG's tend to wear down quick for the first 50%, then slowly after that. Not personal experience, just what I've been told by a few friends running them.
A good site to look for pricing as well as real-life reviews by people using the tires is Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels. Haven't read anything other than good reviews for the General Grabber AT2. It's one of the tires I'm considering for the future.
Good luck finding the right tire for the truck!
I currently have the bfg's A/T on my truck, they are pretty good in the snow, dirt and on the road, they do tend to wear quickly though...I have 30k on mine and am looking to replace them soon, they are a bit pricey in 18" but all in all they are good on and off road as long as your not muddin'
I am looking to buy new tires and rims for my truck
I have a 04 F150 Heritage and I am going to put a leveling kit on the front and was looking to put a spring helper on the rear I was thinking 2 1/2 inches or so. I was thinking after doing that I would be able to run 33's on my truck what are some sizes I should look at for tires and rims so I don't end up rubbing wheel wells and such? If someone could help it would be great. thanks.