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Old 03-16-2011, 05:05 AM
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It's tire time

I have a bone stock 04 350 crew (265/75-16) and looking to fill up the wheel wells some. Been looking on here for a while but most have made upgrades to suspension to get tires they want to fit. Any suggestions/pics much appreciated.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:56 AM
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Are you planning on sticking with your stock wheels or are you upgrading them too?
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:51 AM
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Keeping stock
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:56 AM
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I would toss a leveling kit on there, and get ur self a nice set of 35x12.50....I love how they fill up the wheel well.....or skip the leveling kit, but u might rub not sure
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:06 PM
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I think 35's would be to tall to tow my 5th wheel camper. Not much wiggle room.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:17 PM
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Your stock wheels are only 16x7. This is going to limit you on tire sizes. Tire manufacturers don't recommend running anything wider than the 265's you have now and there aren't any taller tires than what you have now without them also being wider.

If it were my truck, I'd upgrade my wheels to a 16x8 and then run a 285/75R16. This is a fairly common tire size, there are some great options in this size and it would be about 1.25" taller than what you have now.

With your 5th wheel I'd recommend sticking with a tire that is no wider than 295 and make sure they are E rated. Tires that are E rated and 295 or narrower will still have the 80psi max pressure (like your stock tires do), E rated Tires that are 305 or wider only have a 65psi max and they can feel squishy and slow to respond under heavy loads.

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Old 03-16-2011, 10:16 PM
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i have a stock 03 f-350 and i just put on a set of 16x8 raceline rockcrusher wheels and a set of mastercraft courser mt tires 285x75r-16 tires and they rub a little when you go to full lock on the steering. i am going to look into a leveling kit to get rid of the rub hope this helps.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:59 AM
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Well can't swing new wheels/tires(just bought a brand new camper) at this time so I guess I'll just go with stock size.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:20 PM
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Congrats on the new camper.

If you change your mind we do have 16x8" wheels for under $100 each after instant savings. We can put together a shipped, ready to be bolted on package for just over $1200.00 right now; 16x8 (AMO Buckshots or MB72) with LT285/75R16E Terra Grapplers.

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I have a bone stock 04 350 crew (265/75-16) and looking to fill up the wheel wells some. Been looking on here for a while but most have made upgrades to suspension to get tires they want to fit. Any suggestions/pics much appreciated.
I would look at getting a 285/75 R16 at a minimum even with stock rims.
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