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Old 10-18-2013, 04:48 AM
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tire fitment and cold start help

Not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, but I have a 99 f250 extended cab long box with a 3 inch lift and I'm planning to put a set of 35 12.5 18 Toyo at2s on it am I'm just wondering if they will fit. I've had some people say yes and some say no so I'd just like to be prepared for any obstacles before I run into them. Also any feedback on the tires would be greatly appreciated. I'm getting a really good deal on them (700 mounted balanced and aligned)but if they aren't worth getting I'd like to save my money. I don't do very much off roading, maybe a little playing in the mud or sand but that's about it.

Also wondering about any known ways to help out with cold starts, I live in Michigan and last winter had a few really hard cold starts because my work doesn't offer any outlets to plug in and it sits outside from 10:30 at night until 7:00 am. I tried a jump start pack/inverter hooked to a Christmas tree timer set to start feeding the truck at 4:30 am but it wouldnt hold a charge long enough to even make it to 3am. I considered some type of 3rd battery set up to an inverter and charged by the alternator but don't want to waste time/money if there's a better way. Thanks for any help or suggestions
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:43 AM
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If you have V codes a 3" hanger kit will clear 35", may need a little clearanceing if they have sagged or using wide rims.

have you checked your glow plugs even 1 bad one will make them hard to start.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:35 AM
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Winter Operation, Hard Starting, Hissing Sound Etc...

Read that - good info.

Your Glow Plug Relay may be bad. Might be time to upgrade anyway since the OEM never lasts too long. I put on a Stancor GPR and have had it since Feb 2011 and it still starts strong in the winter. Even after sitting over night at 0-5 Degrees without being plugged in.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:36 AM
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Yes your 35's will fit fine.

You should have no issue starting your truck with a properly operating glow plug system.

Nothing you could install on your truck would power the block heater long enough to make a differance, its a 1100watt heater element. Well maybe a nice honda generator running in the bed...
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:13 AM
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Thank you for the advice/ suggestions. I'm waiting a while to get the tires but just went out and picked up a western plow relay so ill see if that helps. I had heard it works just as well as stancor but was only $19. I was a bit sceptical but when I walked into the store and said to the guy at the counter I needed a plow relay, he immediately walked away and came back with a relay and tossed it up on the counter and said it was the one I needed, I asked him how he knew what I needed considering I never told him a brand or serial/ part number, nothing. I checked and every number matched. He said alot of people use them to upgrade the gpr and since I don't have a plow mount he assumed that's what it was for. I was pretty impressed. And to make it even better they had Travis tritt playing on the radio... that's my kind of store. But anyways ill be sure to keep everyone updated on how it works out and if it makes a difference. Thanks for the help everyone
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:55 AM
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For future reference, what is the part number for the Western Relay? and Brand?
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