It's tire time - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes Here's where you can post all your topics and questions about wheels, tires and brakes.
Sponsored by Discount Tire

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 03-16-2011, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
They call me Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
They call me Pete is offline  
post #2 of 10 Old 03-16-2011, 08:56 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 
Discount Tire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 903
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Thanks: 44
Thanked 28 Times in 23 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Are you planning on sticking with your stock wheels or are you upgrading them too?

Low Prices! More Choices! FREE Shipping!
At The Store: www.discounttire.com
To Your Door: www.discounttiredirect.com

Sales and Technical: 1.888.459.4080

Found a Lower Delivered Price?

Need Tires for Your Camper or Trailer?

Useful Links:
Tire Calculator
Current Promotions
Interactive Wheel System
Wheels & Tires 101
Discount Tire is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 03-16-2011, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
They call me Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Keeping stock
They call me Pete is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 03-16-2011, 09:56 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Koda22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ruidoso, NM
Posts: 1,831
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Koda22 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 03-16-2011, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
They call me Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I think 35's would be to tall to tow my 5th wheel camper. Not much wiggle room.
They call me Pete is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 03-16-2011, 03:17 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 
Discount Tire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 903
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Thanks: 44
Thanked 28 Times in 23 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

Hope this helps. If we can help you more, give us a call. We mount and balance wheel and tire packages for free and ship them free as well. 1.888.459.4080.

Low Prices! More Choices! FREE Shipping!
At The Store: www.discounttire.com
To Your Door: www.discounttiredirect.com

Sales and Technical: 1.888.459.4080

Found a Lower Delivered Price?

Need Tires for Your Camper or Trailer?

Useful Links:
Tire Calculator
Current Promotions
Interactive Wheel System
Wheels & Tires 101
Discount Tire is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 03-16-2011, 10:16 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
444 ci's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: lancaster ohio
Posts: 443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

444 ci is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
They call me Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
They call me Pete is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 12:20 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 
Discount Tire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 903
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Thanks: 44
Thanked 28 Times in 23 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

16" Wheels: http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...6&bp=8-170&rw=

Low Prices! More Choices! FREE Shipping!
At The Store: www.discounttire.com
To Your Door: www.discounttiredirect.com

Sales and Technical: 1.888.459.4080

Found a Lower Delivered Price?

Need Tires for Your Camper or Trailer?

Useful Links:
Tire Calculator
Current Promotions
Interactive Wheel System
Wheels & Tires 101
Discount Tire is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 12:47 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
DesertSmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rio Rancho NM
Posts: 650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by They call me Pete View Post
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.

2003 F-250 CC 4x4 SB 6.0
Custom 03 Turbo, WPE Intake,
HD 97 Fan Clutch, MBRP Y Pipe,
Scangauge II Rancho 9000XL,
BFG 285/75 R16, Galaxy 94HP
DesertSmoker is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome