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post #1 of 2 Old 07-29-2009, 09:48 AM Thread Starter Rookie
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Never ending tire size question.

I tried doing a search and I'm not exactly sure what the answer is.

I have a 2000 F250 PSD. I have 3 leaf springs up front and the truck sits level. I plan on getting a plow for the truck this winter and I'm curious as to what yall think I should get as far as tires.

I'm not sure if the extra leaf will allow me to fit a larger tire but what I'm looking for is the tallest tire I can get. I don't want anything really wide because I drive a lot in snow... I don't want to have to deal with any rubbing issues.

What size works best for my set up. 285/75 R16, 305/75 R16, or 315/75 R16? Am I missing any sizes that would get me the tallest / narrowest tire?

Also I've been reading good things about the Wrangler AT/S 10 ply tire. Any one have good experiences with these and plowing? I had a Ranger with BFG Goodrich AT's and that truck did well in the winter. The guy at the tire store is trying to get me to get some Toyo ATs.

Thanks for the help.
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The biggest you should go is probably the 285s. You COULD go 315, but then youd have to be concerned about rubbing your springs at full turn, which will probably happen with stock rims... Dont quote me on that tho.. Spring rub is predominantly what you should worry about. My 02/3 currently has 285s on it, BFG ATs on stock rims with no rubbing, but I will NOT be purchasing them again as they really REALLY suck on heavy trucks in muddy terrain. Wranglers are good tough tires, and a good choice. Also consider the Cooper Discoverer series. The Toyo recommendation isnt a bad one either. I cant give you any thoughts on plowing since it only rains here.

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