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Old 02-05-2013, 04:12 AM
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Tires for 2011 F250

I have the 2011 6.7 f260 crew cab with 17 rims.

Ready to get new tires and rims. Should i stay with 17 or change?

I was looking at the nitro grabbers mt? anyone have any luck with these?

Also if i run 35's do i need to lift it?
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It all depends on what you care about the most. The ride/performance or looks. A 17" or 18" rim will ride better on the street with more sidewall on a 35" tire than a 20" or 22" rim will for sure. Price point is a big factor also, bigger wheels means a lot more $$$ for tires. A 35" tire for a 17" rim might be $250 where that same brand 35" on a 20" might be $500.

I have never even heard of a Nitro Grabber MT tire...I would stick with Toyo Open Country M/T or Nitto Trail Grappler both with the E load rating version. If you want something less aggressive be sure you still get the E load rating otherwise it will wear out sooner with the heavy weight of our trucks, especially if you tow.

With a stock or conservative offset you can probably clear 35's with minimal rubbing on stock suspension but a small 2.5" readylift or leveling kit from Icon or Carli would definitely help a lot. The rim width is a big factor here also, you can't run a 20x10 for example without a level and even then it will rub most likely. stay at 9" widths or smaller if you're staying stock height regardless of your rim diameter.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:32 AM
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It all depends on what you care about the most. The ride/performance or looks. A 17" or 18" rim will ride better on the street with more sidewall on a 35" tire than a 20" or 22" rim will for sure. Price point is a big factor also, bigger wheels means a lot more $$$ for tires. A 35" tire for a 17" rim might be $250 where that same brand 35" on a 20" might be $500.

I have never even heard of a Nitro Grabber MT tire...I would stick with Toyo Open Country M/T or Nitto Trail Grappler both with the E load rating version. If you want something less aggressive be sure you still get the E load rating otherwise it will wear out sooner with the heavy weight of our trucks, especially if you tow.

With a stock or conservative offset you can probably clear 35's with minimal rubbing on stock suspension but a small 2.5" readylift or leveling kit from Icon or Carli would definitely help a lot. The rim width is a big factor here also, you can't run a 20x10 for example without a level and even then it will rub most likely. stay at 9" widths or smaller if you're staying stock height regardless of your rim diameter.




Wow great info. I live in Vermont so i dont do alot of highway driving. Alot of driving is on dirt or snow covered roads. I dont do any off roading or nud.I got the snow plow package with mine. I think that upgrades the front springs so it sits pretty level.

Id like to keep the stock rims for now and put on a 35 x12 on my 17;; rim. Not sure what size that works out. Not sure if my stock rim is wide egnough for a 12'' wide tire. This great help. Thank-you
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Wow great info. I live in Vermont so i dont do alot of highway driving. Alot of driving is on dirt or snow covered roads. I dont do any off roading or nud.I got the snow plow package with mine. I think that upgrades the front springs so it sits pretty level.

Id like to keep the stock rims for now and put on a 35 x12 on my 17;; rim. Not sure what size that works out. Not sure if my stock rim is wide egnough for a 12'' wide tire. This great help. Thank-you
Do you plow with the truck? Those plow package springs will add a lot of stiffness to the front end of the truck that is completely unjustified if you don't plow. The springs are made to accommodate an addition 800-1000 lbs. A set of our replacement leveling springs would keep you about the same height (maybe a bit taller) and smooth the ride out substantially.

I digress, I agree with Axis2011KR, the Toyo mud terrains will be, by far, the best tire for you. If you're constantly driving through snow, try a 285/70/17 as most of our customers battling those conditions find a narrow tire handles snow best.
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Do you plow with the truck? Those plow package springs will add a lot of stiffness to the front end of the truck that is completely unjustified if you don't plow. The springs are made to accommodate an addition 800-1000 lbs. A set of our replacement leveling springs would keep you about the same height (maybe a bit taller) and smooth the ride out substantially.

I digress, I agree with Axis2011KR, the Toyo mud terrains will be, by far, the best tire for you. If you're constantly driving through snow, try a 285/70/17 as most of our customers battling those conditions find a narrow tire handles snow best.

285/70/17 how wide is that. I really wanted to get close to 12'' wide on a stock 17'' rim. I think my rim width is onlt 7-3/4'' wide
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You easily could. If you want that, check out a 305-315 wide tire. The owner of Carli ran a 37x13.5 17 tire on his stock rims (7.5" wide) without issue. I wouldn't worry too much about rim width.
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You easily could. If you want that, check out a 305-315 wide tire. The owner of Carli ran a 37x13.5 17 tire on his stock rims (7.5" wide) without issue. I wouldn't worry too much about rim width.


im still going back and forth on tires. My last truck i had was a 150 and i ran the bfg all terains. Those were great on hard packed snow covered roads
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They're awful on HD trucks. Their sidewalls are weak, even when E-Rated and are known for causing Death Wobble in the F250/350 and Dodge 2500/3500s. They'e great tires on 1/2 tons but don't seem to work great on the HD trucks.
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had any luck with those Dunlop frience? I think they are. Not sure
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285/70/17 how wide is that. I really wanted to get close to 12'' wide on a stock 17'' rim. I think my rim width is onlt 7-3/4'' wide
285/25.4= 11.2 wide x 1.4 (ratio x2) = 15.7" + 17" (rim diameter) = 32.7"
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