I need tire size, and would like tire type info ASAP
On my almost new to me truck I have secondary rubber showing on the outer edges of both front tires that came with it so I need to buy replacements very soon, I've done a ton of searches online and simply can't find anything that covers what I'm looking for even though I've seen trucks with this done in the past.
I have stock 16" rims on my 03 4x4 SRW which has the leaf spring front suspension. (I think the rims are 7.5" or 7 wide?)
I want to put a taller, but NOT a MUCH wider tire on my truck that will fit with stock suspension set up with no to minimal mods. (think military-ish appearance to the tire)
I want to:
Have an E rated tire to ensure I can keep a stiff pressure/sidewall for highway driving/performance. (I bleed pressure all the time for snow/mud/sand conditions.
increase ground clearance at least a little
keep good snow traction, and good water displacement in rain
maybe boost mileage a bit
have little to no spring rubbing
not have obnoxious road nose... I'm already driving a diesel and like my stereo up a little, if I add tire noise, I won't be able to hear myself complaining about bad NJ drivers and warning them how they are taking their life in their hands by cutting me off.
I do NOT want to increase the rolling resistance a ton
I do NOT want to have to do a ton of mods for fit, I don't mind trimming some plastic here or there, or doing some shimming, I'm replacing the bumper soonish so trimming it wouldn't even kill me honestly, but I don't want to get involved in a TON of changes.
I do NOT want it to look goofy
I want an exceptional traction tire, and would LIKE it to look aggressive but performance trumps appearance. In the past I've run BFG AT's and Hankook Dynapro All Terrains on my Explorer and Tundra that I was very happy with. I hear the BFG's don't hold up as well on the Super Duty's, but have seen guys run them. I've also been considering the Michellin MS/2 tires which are very plain jane looking for my taste, but supposedly have performance comparable to the BFG's but with longer wear and quieter running. I'm curious about the dynapro Mud Terrain option, but I'm worried that it won't do well enough in ice/rain and may be too noisy. Much of the snow here in NJ turns into ice pretty quickly so it's a consideration.
Anyone out there with a SRW 4x4 that did a narrow taller tire on a stock set up that can tell me what sizes works?
Anyone run a taller narrow tire that performed exceptionally? Current size is a
265/75/16 and they stand about 29.5" tall, they'd probably be an even 30" with fresh tread.