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There are a lot of factors that go into tire wear and performance,
putting tires designed for 9"or 10" rims on our stock 8" rim causes a squeeze on the tire and results in tread squirm under loads such as towing. If you are empty all the time, the wear is not as noticible. If you are looking at wider tires, then consider wider rims.
as mentioned the Dura-tracs have a softer sidewall. I had some problems with the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires on my 2006. They were fine during the colder months, but once summer heat arrived and I was towing in 100° heat, The sidewall bulged out and destroyed the tires. It left a bad taste in what had other wize been a great tire. If you are not towing very heavy, they are a great tire. But I would not use them with a big 5th wheel or GN horse trailer for summer use.
Cooper and some of the other tires mentioned above, just don't offer much in 20" rim sizes. So those of us with the 20" rim size are limited to what tires we can put on our OEM rims. If towing or hauling heavy loads we are kind stuck with the stock tire size 275/65r20 or the plus size 285/65r20 BF Goodrich or the 295/65r20from Nitto. At least if we care about tread life and how long a tire last while towing.
2015 F350 CC SRW LWB Lariat, Leveled, BAKflip, Ultra Predator wheels with Toyo A/T 295/65R20, Firestone Airbags and onboard compressor
2011 F350 CC SRW LWB Lariat - Gone
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Last edited by Painted Horse; 08-23-2012 at 08:42 AM.