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Old 01-15-2009, 03:23 PM
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2009 F-150 tire sizes

The two wheel drive XL comes with a p235/70R17 tire standard. Looks like you can get lower profile P255 and P265 tires also. I won't be mud bogging or anything like that, but I'm wondering if the narrower tire is better in snow and rain. Here in Michigan should I get the narrower tire? Would the wider tire tend to "float" on the snow and be more likely to hydroplane in the rain?

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In Maine, very rarely do you see an efficient work truck with big tires mounted. The stock size tires are the most efficient for snow. I would actually look for an all terrain tire in the standard size, IMO.

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Tim,

Thanks for the info. Makes sense. Same weight, less surface are, more pounds per square inch to cut through the rain and snow, rather than float on it.

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