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Running different sized tires...
Now this may come up from time to time, but please hear me out.
I went to order 6 new tires (from the state's distributor) slightly larger and they only have 4 and they can't locate two more right now.
Now this got me to thinking ... Hmmm .... (not always comming up with a good idea, I know!)
Now why couldn't I use this to my advantage and slightly reduce drag by only having 4 tires on the ground while daily driving unloaded (about 85% of the time) and then once loaded the sidewall deflection of the (again slightly) larger tires will allow the smaller diameter tire to also carry the load.
I assume we all have seen older rigs (both big semi and med duty trucks vans) with mismatched tires mounted on the drive axle. We've also seen 'duallys' run around with single tires in the rear. (silly looking to me, but one never knows the reason others do the things they do)
Anyway has anyone tried this (pros / cons) and really what's the worst that could happen as I will not be loading my F-450 with any bigger load than my 1/2 ton GMC has been hauling for the last 3 years. (basicly under #1000 in the bed OR towing #7000 off the bumper)
Hope to hear some opinions and examples if you have them.
Last edited by Back-To-Doo; 09-23-2011 at 04:32 PM.