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Biggest tire for 16x7 stock rims

I have a 2002 f250 7.3 diesel Lariat 2x4 with stock rims which I believe are 16x7. Current tires are Michellin 265x75x16. Also have a 2" level kit up front. Wanted to know if anyone is running 285x75x16 on these rims. Discount tire says no, others say yes. What's the real story? Thanks!!
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Thanks Colin. Anyone have any pictures or can comment on tire bulge, etc? Also wanted to know how they handle and wear, although I realize wear is much a function of tread type and brand. Thanks
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I have a 2002 f250 7.3 diesel Lariat 2x4 with stock rims which I believe are 16x7. Current tires are Michellin 265x75x16. Also have a 2" level kit up front. Wanted to know if anyone is running 285x75x16 on these rims. Discount tire says no, others say yes. What's the real story? Thanks!!
Although that is a sweet tire size, usually an 8 inch wide wheel is Nominol with a 7.5 inch wide wheel as a minimum. Discount will not mount a tire on a wheel that is not within the manufactures specs.

Gotta find a ghetto tire shop.

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They will mount 265/75r16 for you...

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Although that is a sweet tire size, usually an 8 inch wide wheel is Nominol with a 7.5 inch wide wheel as a minimum. Discount will not mount a tire on a wheel that is not within the manufactures specs.

Gotta find a ghetto tire shop.
When the rim is that much thinner than the tire, the tire WILL stand up in the middle as psi goes up. I have seen 285s on factory wheels, and running at max psi, the outer shoulders don't even touch the ground.

I ran my 285s on a 10 inch wheel and had NO tread wear issues at 50 psi. You don't need to fiddle fart around with the suspension to run a 285 on a 10 inch wheel, either.

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Thanks for all the responses. Sounds like lots of folks put 285s on stock 7" rims but its not optimal. The 265s are just kinda small and we don't really want to buy new rims. May have to delay the tire purchase until we can save for the rims. Appreciate it!
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