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Help with Tires Sizes 2wd 96 F250 Tow

I have read and searched lots of posts trying to pin down a decision on tire sizes and I welcome any experience or opinions.

I have a 96 F250 XLT 7.3 with original Alcoa Alum wheels. I have some Michelin LTX LT235/85R16 10PR that need to be replaced. I mainly use the truck for a 75 miles a month of on road driving. I mostly use the truck to pull my 31ft, 7500lb Airstream Travel Trailer.

I would like a nice quiet and comfortable set of tires that will probably dry rot before they are worn out. I have only driven about 10K total in the last 3 years. The truck only has 96K on it now.

I do occasionally pull my trailer out of my yard when it is wet. Yes, I have gotten stuck. I want a tire that is about 85% road and 15% off in design with maybe an MS rating.

I am also trying to decide between the original 235/85 and 265/75 sizes. I want to pick the size that will give the most comfortable ride.

I am focused mainly on Maxxis, Kuhmo and Toyo because of the pricing offered by my tire shop buddy.

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Look into Hankook Dynapro AS. I just sold 2 sets for one of my commercial accounts on work vans. I believe they were the RH03. Quiet on the road with an open tread to get through the wet grass. Just my opinion.

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i would go with the 265's for myself simply bc they look alot better then the 235's on a truck,out of the 3 brands you suggested i would go with the Toyo A/t

but if he can get them the Copper Discover ATR is another really nice tire

if these tires are to aggresive then look at the Mastercraft Courser HTR

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i have a set of 285s on my 2wd 350 they are bfg all terrain ko usedto have 265s but got 285s b/c of the look wish i just got 265s b/c the 285s rub a little . i think they are both e-rated not really sure check out discount tire theyve treated me really good. oh and you prob wont get stuck . i think they are pretty queit considering the tread but i really cant hear a whole lot. str8 piped lol
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