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Old 11-25-2004, 02:17 PM
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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?
same question.. I have I too have a '00 F150 4x2 with p235/70/R16's on stock rims.. sure would like to make this puppy look a little better w/o spending a fortune.. I was thinking of buying different wheels.. have to think more about it now..

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Old 11-25-2004, 02:57 PM
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OK.. sorry that I have posted so many questions on this.. here's my (not promised.. but maybe?) last question on tires..
I currently have (puny) 235-60R16's.. Stock on the '00 F150 4x2 is 235-70R16..
now if I calculate correctly, stock would be 28.95 inches. There is a gentleman that has 285/50/R20 tires / wheels for sale. I calculate that these would be 31.22 inches.. from the post on the 1st page, it looks like I would need to add a lift kit. Is this the case?

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Old 12-01-2004, 05:39 PM
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Not sure about your question wayne, but...
I am posting b/c I finally got my new tires on my '98 4x4. I had nearly bald stock size tires (don't even know what that is, b/c I don't care). After going through this thread again I decided to be safe and go with the size everyone knows will fit, a 285/75/16. I went with BFG All Terrain's, total cost was $773 after mounting, balancing, road hazard, etc. It is amazing how much better it looks now. Maybe after these I will try some a little bigger now that I can see how much room I have to spare down there with the 285's. We'll have to see next time.
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Old 12-01-2004, 06:11 PM
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Not sure about your question wayne, but...
I am posting b/c I finally got my new tires on my '98 4x4. I had nearly bald stock size tires (don't even know what that is, b/c I don't care). After going through this thread again I decided to be safe and go with the size everyone knows will fit, a 285/75/16. I went with BFG All Terrain's, total cost was $773 after mounting, balancing, road hazard, etc. It is amazing how much better it looks now. Maybe after these I will try some a little bigger now that I can see how much room I have to spare down there with the 285's. We'll have to see next time.
Hate to rain on your parade, but where did you buy your tires at? I just paid $680 for the whole shebang at Sam's club for the exact same tires for my 4x4 2 days ago.

Maybe you could talk to the place that sold you them and tell them you could could have paid $100 less for the same thing?? Maybe they'll give you the difference back?

Might be worth trying.
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Old 12-01-2004, 07:22 PM
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Hate to rain on your parade, but where did you buy your tires at? I just paid $680 for the whole shebang at Sam's club for the exact same tires for my 4x4 2 days ago.

Maybe you could talk to the place that sold you them and tell them you could could have paid $100 less for the same thing?? Maybe they'll give you the difference back?

Might be worth trying.
So.. you added 285/75/16's to a 4x2.. does it have a lift kit.. or is it stock? I was going w/ 265/75's, but if 285's will work, I will go w/ them...

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Old 12-02-2004, 04:42 PM
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stock was a 235-70-16. I am just looking to get the tallest and widest tire I can get to kind of fill up the wheel wells. It seems the 265-75-16 is the next common size. Will I have rubbing problems with these?
I think i got hijacked by a multi-poster. Can someone help me?
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Old 12-02-2004, 05:50 PM
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Hate to rain on your parade, but where did you buy your tires at? I just paid $680 for the whole shebang at Sam's club for the exact same tires for my 4x4 2 days ago.

Maybe you could talk to the place that sold you them and tell them you could could have paid $100 less for the same thing?? Maybe they'll give you the difference back?

Might be worth trying.

Sams club Orlando, FL. All 4 tires with mounting, balancing, valve stems, tire fees, roadside hazzard, flat service, blah blah blah. Total was $746.xx actually, not $780, sorry.
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Old 12-03-2004, 07:24 AM
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Sams club Orlando, FL. All 4 tires with mounting, balancing, valve stems, tire fees, roadside hazzard, flat service, blah blah blah. Total was $746.xx actually, not $780, sorry.
It must be a regional thing.

Are you sure that you don't want to drive to South Dakota Sam's club to get your tires?

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Old 12-03-2004, 12:38 PM
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It must be a regional thing.

Are you sure that you don't want to drive to South Dakota Sam's club to get your tires?

I somehow think it would cost more than the $70 difference in gas....

just for me to get out of Florida
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Old 12-04-2004, 08:31 PM
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LT245/75R16 w/7700 Payload Group

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I don't know...I have the 3 1/2 inch leveling kit (2inch blocks rear)
fabtech says I can run 295/75/r16's but the 285's look nice (see gallery)

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Old 12-05-2004, 01:50 PM
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Hello All,

Well I have always been a Ford 150 fan, fortunately for me, I am now a true fan. I have recently purchased a new 2002 F150 XLT 4x4 and happy as hell. I love the truck, but am some what embarassed by the stock tires. I think they are small and hence why a tire mod will most likely be my first modification. I would love to lift the truck, but I have underground parking and for the time being, I will be limited to a tire mod. So, allow me to present my first question to the forum.

1) This is what I know, or presume to know. 245/75/16 on stock 16x7.0 rims. However, other members have posted that they have stock 16x8.0. How do I find out for sure what size rim I have? The label in the door jam on my truck says 16x7.0.

2) Presuming I have 16x7 rims, and according to the other posts, I am limited to 285/75/16 tire without a lift, will this tire fit on my rim??? I have one guy saying that I will have to get a bigger rim which is not really in the budget.

I suppose that was the biggest questions, however I have one more.

3) Presuming that the 285's do fit my rims, BFG's seem to be getting good marks from fellow members but I have not be by their shop yet. However in my part of the world, I have been getting good service from Bridgestone and Goodyear do not seem to know what the hell they are talking about. Any recommends on tire brand? Keep in mind that 90% of my driving is on-road with the other 10% for off-road in the desert or down to the beach ie. sand, not mud/dirt.

So far I am very impressed with the site, the maturity level of the members and the helpful advise. I'm looking forward to the replies.

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Yes, you could squeeze a 285/75R16 on a 7.0 inch rim, but I don't reccomend it.

Too find out your rim width, any tire shop can measure it for you.

If you are interested in what a 285 bfg looks like on a F-150, check out my gallery.

IMO, just about any tire will perform the duties that you are asking, regardless of the name.
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Old 12-06-2004, 03:24 AM
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Thanks Superrangerman2002,

Had a look at your truck, looks sharp.

My mistake, but the tire is a 275, not a 285. Any chance that would fit on the 16X7 rim? Just wondering with the 10mm difference in tire size would make a difference in the final mounting options.

As for the rims, if I was to upgrade to a different rim should I stick to a 16 or go up to a 17? And for the width, in another post you said 10 was to wide, so that leaves an 8 or 9. Any suggestions!?!? Is there a "perfect" match for tire to rim?

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