lets talk tires! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-19-2013, 11:03 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 894
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
lets talk tires!

Ive currently got a set of firestone transforce HT's 235/85/16s that where on the truck when i bought it. my tread is about 50% but the side walls have looked better. They look like they are starting to dry rot.

my questions are 1. should i worry about this right now? im not towing any loads, just DD'ing this pig right now. My buddy tells me these tires have really thick rubber and i have nothing to worry about. im trypically pretty safety conscious. but every time i see them i second guess driving it.

2. my longer term plan is putting about 3 inches of lift on her. whats about the biggest tire i can run on her with the height shes at now? I may end up going with some used tires, then go larger wheels and tires later.

im already tire poor right now, having to buy a new set of 305/35/18s for the car, now possibly for the truck. when it rains it pours right
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-20-2013, 12:53 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 260
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If they are load rating E tires they have a very thick sidewall so not much to worry about if its not to bad.
As for tire size on a stock height 250. 285/75 r16 is about all u can go without rubbing the bumper with a 4 inch lift 315/75 r16 which is a 35 basically will fit without rubbing

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-20-2013, 03:05 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: dodge center mn
Posts: 1,418
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have 315's on my truck and only had to shim the bumper out about a half inch
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-20-2013, 03:13 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 260
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is it a 350 Eric?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-20-2013, 03:22 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: dodge center mn
Posts: 1,418
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Nope 250 with ttb and factory overloads
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 06-20-2013, 03:30 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: dodge center mn
Posts: 1,418
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
heres a pic of the front
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 06-20-2013, 07:45 AM
Can you hear the derail??

 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 20,336
Thanks: 6
Thanked 97 Times in 90 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
4x4 and 4x2 have about a 4" difference in height stock on f350's biggest you can go is about a 31-32" tire, without issues, on a 4x4 you can go about a 34 with little issues, I've done this on a 2wd and a 4x4, stock height 350 suspensions
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors