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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.