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Old 06-02-2010, 12:01 PM
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Biggest tire I can install on a 01 F350 with stock 16" rims

Hello all,
I am looking at getting new tires for my truck. I thinking I'll go with a Bfg 305/70/16 Will this fit my stock truck?? I was told that they will by one and wont by another?? Any info or pics would be great!!! Later Killian
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:05 PM
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You will probably need a leveling kit in the front.I had the same size on my 02 excursion with the leveling kit and 315/75/16 with the leveling kit.
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what kind of leveling kit did you go with??
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:15 PM
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What I dont want is to make it ride rougher or loose towing capablity!! She already rides like a lumber wagon!!
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:32 PM
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Ready -lift.2.5 inch.Actually rides better now than before.
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305/70/16 will fit on a stock suspension truck with no problems! My dad runs them on his truck and I love the look of it. I've got 285/75/16 on mine and no issues here either.
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I have the Rancho 3in leveling kit (front spring replacement) and I had to dremel the front air dam with 305 70 R16s. Trying to decide if I can stuff 315s in there. FWIW, the kit made my truck ride better too.
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I have a 2003 front leaf sprung F250 - with stock suspension I had LT305/70R16 fitting on stock 16x7 Lariat rims with no problems. Later I added 2.5" Rough Country add-a-leafs. Now I'm running LT295/70R18 - 35x11.50x18 Nittos on new 18x9 DC2 wheels - all still fits fine.
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Not to thread steal, but how did those 305's and 315's wear on the stock 16'' wheels...A little later down the road I plan to put on 2.5"-3" leveling kit with block and shocks and was wanting to use my stock wheels...but not if they are are going to wear funny...I have also heard of people saying that there is too much bulge with that size tire on a stock wheel..."it's dangerous for roll over reasons"...
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Not to thread steal, but how did those 305's and 315's wear on the stock 16'' wheels...A little later down the road I plan to put on 2.5"-3" leveling kit with block and shocks and was wanting to use my stock wheels...but not if they are are going to wear funny...I have also heard of people saying that there is too much bulge with that size tire on a stock wheel..."it's dangerous for roll over reasons"...
I ran 3 sets of 305's on stock 16x7 Lariat rim. 2- sets of Nitto Terra's and the last set was the Kumho KL-78 AT's. The Nitto's I averaged about 35-40K from a set, the Kumho's I got about 30,000 (but I was really really hard on these). The only wear issue I had was daily driving - to air down a bit for a flat footprint otherwise you will wear the centers. But that was the limit of it. My truck is a heavy hauler, missions work truck, daily driver. Last year I hauled 22 cords oak, locust & walnut firewood, towed on average 9-10K on the hitch every few months - logged 40,000 miles. This is the norm for this truck. In 3 sets of tires (LT305/70R16 on stock 16x7 Lariat rims) I never had one blow-out, one blown bead, one flat for that matter.

People will tell you that it is unsafe because of the risks. Their right. But there are risks in everything we do with and to our trucks let alone in our daily lives. Just getting out of bed and heading to work poses multiple risks but we all do it over and over again every day.

Get the 305's. Air them down for a flat footprint and enjoy the look of the truck.
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