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Old 11-22-2011, 02:19 PM
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Tire replacement on my 09 2wd S-Crew?

I have the stock 265-60-18 michelins now & Ive always liked the BFG all-terrains but they are not made in my size.
What size should I use on the stock rim?

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IIRC BFG makes the All terrain TKO in the 265/65/r18

Would be just a tad taller than the 60 series. The 65's are much more common, most of your ford and chevy 4x4;s use this size for their 18's.

just hold on to your hat when they quote you a price.

Helped a friend tire shop for his z71 and the best deal going in the 265/65/18 was Cooper AT3's in that size. $910 out the door, but included some perks. everything else was about 1200 total.

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I guess everyone can have a different experience with tires but I have put many miles on Michelins and have found them the best riding and highest mileage tire I've ever used.
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Yea the main thing I didn't like about the Michelins was they would get stuck on top of wet grass LoL.
Ive got something like 47,000ish miles on mine right now.

Should I even consider even going taller than 265/65/r18?
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Michelin makes BFG if it makes you feel any better.

No aruguement about Michelin, it is just that their tread patterns are usually less agressive and they typically cost considerably more. I suppose it is all in how you use it ....

Cant tell you anything about tires taller than the 265/65/18 ... i would suppose they make a 70 or even 75. but i can tell you that is going to be quite a bit of tire. Ask your tire dealer and see if they have ever done it. I've seen 285/75/16's on the older ford 4x4's, but cant speak to the 2 wheelers.

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Just noting .
Michelin LTX M/S2
265/60/18 @ 30.5, SW 10.7" & TW 7.2" on 8" rim. 37lbs (stock 2x4)
265/65/18 @ 31.5, SW 10.7" & TW 8.2" on 8" rim. 39lbs
265/70/18 @ 32.6, SW 10.7" & TW 8.3" on 8" rim. 41lbs
275/65/18 @ 32.1, SW 11" & TW 8.3" on 8" rim. 50lbs (stock 4x4)
275/70/18 @ 33.2, SW 11" & TW 8.4" on 8" rim. 53lbs

Cooper Discoverer ATR
265/60/18
265/65/18
265/70/18
275/65/18 (x2 different ones ct5524 & ct5525)
275/70/18

Discoverer S/T MAXX
275/70/18 @ 33.4, SW 11.2" & TW 9" on 8" rim. 60lbs

Firestone Destination AT
265/60/18
265/65/18
265/70/18
275/65/18
Firestone Destination AT LTR
275/65R18
325/65R18

BFG Rugged Trail T/A
275/65/18 @ 32.3, SW 10.3" & TW "na" on 7.5" rim. 43lbs

BFG Rugged Terrain
255/70/18 @ 32.1, SW 10.3" & TW 8" on 7.5" rim. 40lbs
265/60/18 @ 30.5, SW 10.7" & TW 8.6" on 8" rim. 36lbs
265/65/18 @ 31.5, SW 10.7" & TW 8.5" on 8" rim. 44lbs
265/70/18 @ 32.6, SW 10.7" & TW 8.4" on 8" rim. 40lbs
275/65/18 @ 32.1, SW 11" & TW 8.7" on 8" rim. 50lbs
275/70/18 @ 33.2, SW 11" & TW 8.6" on 8" rim. 52lbs

BFG AT KO
265/65/18 @ 31.7, SW 10.7" & TW "na" on 8" rim. 56lbs
275/65/18 @ 32.1, SW 11" & TW 9.2" on 8" rim. 56lbs
275/70/18 @ 33.2, SW 11" & TW 9.2" on 8" rim. 57lbs
285/65/18 @ 32.7, SW 11.5" & TW 9.2" on 8" rim. 60lbs
305/65/18 @ 33.7, SW 12.2" & TW "na" on 9" rim. 65lbs
325/65/18 @ 34.6, SW 13" & TW 11" on a 9.5" rim. 70lbs


Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
285/70/18 @ 33.7, SW 11.5" & TW 9" on 8" rim. 62lbs
305/60/18 @ 32.6, SW 12.2" & TW "na" on 9" rim. 65lbs
35X12.5R18 @ 34.8, SW 12.5" & TW "na" on a 10" rim. 67lbs
36X13.5R18 @ 35.5, SW 13.6" & TW 10.7" on a 11" rim. 75lbs
37X12.5R18 @ 36.8, SW 12.5" & TW 9.6" on a 10" rim. 74lbs
38X14.5R18 @ 37.5, SW 14.7" & TW 11.5" on a 12" rim. 82lbs
40X14.5R18 @ 39.5, SW 14.7" & TW 11.3" on a 12" rim. 85lbs

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One thing worth noting would be the weight of the tire. the Michelins are likely to get better mileage due to being lighter. Depending on how much more you'd have to pay, you could do a Rate of Return and see if they are worth it ... guessing maybe 1 mpg better?

the LTX AT2 come stock on the 4x4's, and the tread pattern does look plenty agressive for most types of use.

I dont know your brand loyalties, but I'd give cooper a hard look. Ive got a set of Discoverer ATR's and have been amazed at the traction they have provided through out their life. Now Cooper has the AT3, which replaces the ATR, but I'm going to be hard pressed not to buy another set of coopers.

this is the reason I wont buy a truck with 18" wheels ... the choices are so limited and the prices are considerably more.
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One thing worth noting would be the weight of the tire. the Michelins are likely to get better mileage due to being lighter. Depending on how much more you'd have to pay, you could do a Rate of Return and see if they are worth it ... guessing maybe 1 mpg better?

the LTX AT2 come stock on the 4x4's, and the tread pattern does look plenty agressive for most types of use.

I dont know your brand loyalties, but I'd give cooper a hard look. Ive got a set of Discoverer ATR's and have been amazed at the traction they have provided through out their life. Now Cooper has the AT3, which replaces the ATR, but I'm going to be hard pressed not to buy another set of coopers.

this is the reason I wont buy a truck with 18" wheels ... the choices are so limited and the prices are considerably more.
Buy a truck with 20s and come talk to me...talk about limited sizes.
To the OP...the 275/65/18 is the stock 4wd size and your truck can be programmed by the dealer to accommodate for the increase because the tire size is already in the computer.
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So looking like this area.
265/65/18 @ 31.5--31.7
265/70/18 @ 32.6
275/65/18 @ 32.1

I may do the level kit on the front depending on looks but my truck levels out when pulling my car & trailer so I dont know how bad it would drop the rear when loaded.
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Not to start an argument here but being older than most of you, I have drive more miles on 2wd in lots of different condition. People use to get around just fine with their 4x2's long before 4x4 were being sold commercially. Grant it the 4wd trucks are great for what they were designed for and I'm sure Ford loves taking your money for the extra cost of four wheel drive trucks. I can remember when it was rare to see a 4x4 and drivers were still getting around just fine.

So, what do you think has changed?
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Not to start an argument here but being older than most of you, I have drive more miles on 2wd in lots of different condition. People use to get around just fine with their 4x2's long before 4x4 were being sold commercially. Grant it the 4wd trucks are great for what they were designed for and I'm sure Ford loves taking your money for the extra cost of four wheel drive trucks. I can remember when it was rare to see a 4x4 and drivers were still getting around just fine.

So, what do you think has changed?
from the stories my father in law has told me, I would guess that people's willingness to do the work has changed.

snow tires, load sandbags,hang chains, dig when stuck, ect.

I drive a 2wd for work, and even with limited slip and good all-terrain tires their mobility can be limited in adverse conditions. Ever seen a chained up 2wd being pulled out of a hole by a 4wd? It has happend.

that being said, some say the best use of 4wd is to back you out of the mess you just drove into in 2wd. I tend to use it to make sure i dont get stuck, but for some it just seems to get them in that much deeper.

I suppose we are all just a little bit spoiled. But i will agree, a 2wd with good tires and a decent amount of weight can go through a lot of stuff, especially with a limited slip and a driver that knows how to make it work effectivly.
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Well Ive run up on a deal on some new 275/65/18 BFG Rugged Trail T/A.
Not sure how they will look on my stock height 2x4 truck though.

BFG Rugged Trail T/A
275/65/18 @ 32.3, SW 10.3" & TW "na" on 7.5" rim. 43lbs.
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Well I had them mounted late this afternoon. Big difference in the look LoL.
Still hadn't decided if I will do any leveling & Im not in a rush to do so.
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Not sure what kind of weather you get where you live, or what type of use your truck will see, off road, towing, ect, but I'd be curious what you think of the Rugged Trails based on the way you use your truck.

Our 2004 came with the rugged trails, and naturally I've formed an opinion based on the type of use our trucks see.

Just curious what you will think after using them for a while.
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I dont do any off-roading in which I didnt get the 4wheel drive due to the extra cost of "everything" dealing with it.

I like the look & feel of a AT type tire in any weather.
My 2000 f150 I had came with Michelins & when they needed replacing I switched to BFG Land terrains & then when they needed replacing I went to BFG All Terrains.

When I bought my 09 in 2009, it came with Michelins & so now I was at the point of needing replacements & wanted the BFG All Terrains but couldnt bring myself to justify it this time due to cost-(money) & weight-(power loss & reduced mpg).
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