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Old 12-21-2007, 07:21 AM
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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.

Thanks,
Trevis
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:23 AM
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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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Old 12-21-2007, 07:27 AM
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:33 AM
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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

hope this helps
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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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