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Old 05-11-2004, 08:08 PM
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305/70/16

Will 305/70/16 Goodyear MT/R's fit without a lift ? And will they work with the optional aluminum rims (16x8) ?
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Will 305/70/16 Goodyear MT/R's fit without a lift ? And will they work with the optional aluminum rims (16x8) ?
Assuming you have a 4x4 F-150...

IMO, they will barely fit on the 16x8 rims but will not fit on the truck with out a 3'' lift...the Gy 305/70/16's MTRs are 33" tall, and the big ***** will prolly rip a fender up with out a lift.

This info was on the first page of this thread.

I wouldn't chance it.
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I have 2002 F-150 with the FX4 package. I want to install a 3" PA Body lift & replace my factory wheels/tires with 16x10 wheels & LT 315/75R/16 tires. If I do this will I experience any rubbing? I'm willing to do a little trimming if necessary but I don't want to crank my torsion bars.

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According to my chart on the first page of this thread, you'll need to go with a 4'' lift to fit the 315/75r16 tires...and even then you may need to trim a bit. I would think about a narrower rim (8''-10'' will work for this size), I would stick with a 8'' - 9'' rim due to all the vibration problems I've seen with the wider rims on a F-150....but 10'' rims will work.
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Hey to all,
I have a link that may or may not help but anyway here she goes: www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
This link will help you with tire height and speedo calculations.
Ex: if you are running 265/70/17 and want to up-size enter 265/70/17 on the left hand side and enter the size you would like to go to on the right hand side. It will tell you: the old height, the new height, and the speedo difference!
Pretty neat huh?
ok well have fun.

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I currently have stock rims but I plan on purchasing MAXX 6 wheels by Helo size 16x10.
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Old 05-31-2004, 01:53 AM
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Look up 10 posts. My truck has 285/75r16 tiresin the pic. I installed a 2" body lift since then though.
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Hello,

Seems that it's a concencus that 33 inch is about as high as you can go. That still leaves about 6 inches of open space (between the tire and the fender) in the front and 8 in the back. I hear everyone talking about raising it even more which sounds like the exact opposite of what we are trying to achieve. Shouldn't we be lowering these trucks? That would look better, I think. Although that is a personal oppinion. Where would it rub anyway?

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Old 05-31-2004, 01:19 PM
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Maybe 6" of space from top to bottom with 33's but less that 1" of clearance in front and less than that when the wheel is turned. That is why a lift is needed. Many people responding to this thread have 4X4's and get larger tires for better traction. Why would you want to lower a 4X4?
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What are the benefits or disadvantages for using a larger tire. I have a 2000 4x2, and was looking to put on 265-75R16 mainly for aesthetics, because they are essentially the same price as the stock size.

So far, this thread has told me that the speedo will read the wrong speed (from the Miata link), and there is a decrease in the towing capacity. Any other drawbacks? Any other reasons to increase in size, even though it isn't that big a jump in size?
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It will get a bit more bouncy...
You could also get 275-70R16. They are about the same height but they are a bit fatter.
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Hey, this seems like the right place to ask this question, it may have been answered before, but here we go.. I have a 98 F-150 Ext. Cab Flareside V8 2wd. I'm looking to put some 33 inch BFG All Terrain K/0's on it, now, will I have to lift it? If so, would a 3inch body lift do the trick and what would be the best lift kit to get? Would it be possible to fit them without a lift? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
You don't have to lift it. It will fit.
If fact if you keep it under 33 in, you might be able to lower it a bit.
These trucks look good lowered. The 4x2's are easier to lower.
Don't raise it. It won't handle as well.
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33" tires will NOT fit on a 2wd F150 without lift. A 3" lift will make it a tight fit and you may need to trim a little off the plastic. Read the entire page one of this thread for more info.

Peter, this person wants to put on All Terrain tires, which leads me to believe he likes the pre-runner look. 4X2 trucks may look good lowered with low profile tires and 22" rims but not big all terrain tires.
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i have the bfg at's 285-75-16's (32.8x10.50) on my 98 2wd f150, had to put a 3.5 inch lift on. the biggest you can go, without a lift you can is 265-65-16's (29.6x10.4). mine handles alot better after the new suspension. check out the post i put on the first page it has all the tire sizes and lift sizes. check out my gallery i have the setup you are talking about. except a suspension instead of body lift.
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I have a 98 F-150 flairside Kingcab 4x4, no lift, I have been running 295.75.16's on Baha 10.16 rims for about 4 years now with no problem. This is the second set I have an got a little scrubbage but a tweek on the torshion bars cleared that up. BTW, I got 65k out of the first set BFG AT ko keeping the tire pressure at 65 psi and still had over 10k of tread left. My son is running them as we speak on his F-150.

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I have a 98 F-150 flairside Kingcab 4x4, no lift, I have been running 295.75.16's on Baha 10.16 rims for about 4 years now with no problem. This is the second set I have an got a little scrubbage but a tweek on the torshion bars cleared that up. BTW, I got 65k out of the first set BFG AT ko keeping the tire pressure at 65 psi and still had over 10k of tread left. My son is running them as we speak on his F-150.
BFG All-terrains.....Can't go wrong with them!

295/75R16's.....is this a typo for 285's?

It's been a real long time since I've seen a 295/75R16 BFG At.....but I may just have my head in the sand!

Good to hear that you've had good luck with them!
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