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post #1 of 7 Old 06-19-2013, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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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

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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

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I have 315's on my truck and only had to shim the bumper out about a half inch

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Is it a 350 Eric?



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Nope 250 with ttb and factory overloads

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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

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