Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > Nite, Nascar & Other Limited Edition Ford Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2000, 12:30 PM
dougg dougg is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 94
dougg is starting off with a positive reputation.
Tires for a 92 F150 Super cab

Hello all,
I am a pround new owner of a 92 F150 supercab "Nite". I was very happy to find this site. I have been searching the posts have found it to been very helpful.
Thanks to all!
Now to my question.
I need new tires. I would like to go with the stock tire size 235/75/15. I also like the BFGoodrich AT tires but, as you should know firestone makes bad tires so all tire brands are out of that size.

Does anyone know of a source for 235/75/15 BFgoodrich AT Tires or others?
If not what other sizes could I put on my truck?

Thanks

Doug

__________________
92 F150-302-4EOD Auto-Nite supercab LongBox.
Bassani Y-pipe W/Cat flowmaster force II cat back
Front leveling springs

99 Isuzu Trooper
94 Pontiac Grandprix 3.1
04 Searay 180 Sport!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2000, 01:19 PM
russe russe is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 45
russe is starting off with a positive reputation.
Tires for a 92 F150 Super cab

Summit Racing Equipment or Tyres International should have what you are looking for. Also, the largest size I would recommend on that particular truck is 31x10.50R15 with good clearance.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-05-2000, 10:21 PM
erics erics is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 44
erics is starting off with a positive reputation.
Tires for a 92 F150 Super cab

Doug -

I too have a '92 Supercab. I HIGHLY recommend you go to the following size: P265/70-R15. The previous owner put Dunlop Rover Touring LT's in this size on my truck and I think they look great! In fact, the 265/70-15 was the largest 15" size available in that particlar brand of tire. They look more substantial than stock without looking too radical. See photo links below to see how they look. Sorry the photos are not very good.
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1161757&a=8543466&p=27689438
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1161757&a=8543466&p=27969254

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-06-2000, 09:51 AM
dougg dougg is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 94
dougg is starting off with a positive reputation.
Tires for a 92 F150 Super cab

[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 06-Oct-00 AT 10:56 AM (EST)[/font][p]Thanks Eric,
Nice Truck!


How does your truck ride with the wider tires? Any adverse effects? I have had wider tire on other trucks and the just didn’t drive right. But then again the other trucks weren't as big as this one. Snow traction is important to me. I have read that wider tires will down grade snow traction.
It this true?
Also does this size tire change the gear ratio?

Thanks Again

Doug

__________________
92 F150-302-4EOD Auto-Nite supercab LongBox.
Bassani Y-pipe W/Cat flowmaster force II cat back
Front leveling springs

99 Isuzu Trooper
94 Pontiac Grandprix 3.1
04 Searay 180 Sport!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-06-2000, 10:21 PM
erics erics is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 44
erics is starting off with a positive reputation.
Tires for a 92 F150 Super cab

[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 06-Oct-00 AT 11:25 PM (EST)[/font][p]Doug- Thanks for the accolades! I think the truck drives OK with the wider tires. But I only recently bought it, so I don't know how it would be with the stock size.

You are correct regarding snow traction, but I think the improvement in handling and braking in the dry more than offsets the slight detriment to snow traction. Just my opinion, I live in Virginia and don't see much serious snow. Tire/tread design, tread depth, and tire pressure will have more influence on snow traction than a 5% change in aspect ratio...

As far as drive ratio, I did the math, and the outside diameter of the stock 235/75-15 tire is 28.88 inches whereas the 265/70-15 is 29.6 inches, a 2.5% difference. Since the perimeter of the tire is a linear funtion of diameter (perimeter = Pi X D), then we can assume the distance traveled in one revolution of the tire, and thus the gearing, are also 2.5% different. In other words, since the 265/70 is 2.5% larger diameter, your speedometer will read 2.5% slower and your effective final drive ratio will drop by 2.5%. Which is the same as changing my current 3.55 rear differential into a 3.46. Not a significant change, IMHO. Also - be aware that the variation in diameter among different brands of the same numerical size can be as much as or greater than +/- 2.5%!

Also out there is the 275/60-15 (BFG Comp T/A HR4), but that only calculates to a 27.99 inch outside diameter, which will effectively increase your drive ratio compared to stock, speeding things up a bit and hurting your mpg a little. i don't know how well they'll squeeze onto the stock rims though...


Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-07-2000, 10:54 AM
bgodkin bgodkin is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Stanton, Suffolk England
Posts: 931
bgodkin is starting off with a positive reputation.
Tires for a 92 F150 Super cab

the 275/60r-15's will fit stogk rims without a problem. I had them on a 90 model F150 regular cab shortbed. The ones I had were Hoosier Radial GT's. I wish I could find another set of them. they held the road excellent and wore really good.

Brad
__________________
Brad Godkin
1986 F350 XLT
CC/SRW 6.9 auto
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2000, 11:28 AM
dougshome dougshome is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 6
dougshome is starting off with a positive reputation.
Tires for a 92 F150 Super cab

http://www.dougshome.com/f150sig.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2000, 06:04 PM
deleontow deleontow is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: San Jacinto CA
Posts: 891
deleontow is starting off with a positive reputation.
Tires for a 92 F150 Super cab

Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2000, 06:04 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > Nite, Nascar & Other Limited Edition Ford Trucks

Tags
26570, 31x1050r15, 92, big, clearance, f150, ford, put, size, stock, super, tire, tires, wheel, wide

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup