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post #1 of 7 Old 08-21-2013, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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16" rims, how big can my tires go?

It is time for some new tires and I'm wondering how big I can go on my stock 2003 F250 super cab 4x4 without any issues like rubbing. Have been looking around and have not found and definite answers.
I use this truck just as a daily driver currently, and I do tow sometimes with it, nothing to crazy though. As far as off-road, mainly just driving through fields and the occasional muddy roads.

Anything helps.
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Whats the current size your running and can you take a tape measure and measure the distance from top of tire to fender and then the front and back of tire to fender (probably at an angle) and whats your wheels offset or back spacing?

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Driver side front. 7 3/4in. Top of tire to fender.
2in from tire to front fender. 2 1/4in tlfrom tire to rear fender.
Passenger side front. 8 1/4in. Top of tire to fender. 2 1/2in from tire to front fender. 2 1/4in from tire to rear fender.

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I think that you're limitied more by the rim width that the available space. Those tires are roughly 31.5 tall, you could go to a 33 inch tire w/out any suspension changed. However, the narrowest 33 on a 16 is a 285/75. I had 285s on an 8 inch wheel and needed to run about 40ish to prevent riding in the center. I put them on 10s, aired up to 50, and all was good.

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255/85-16 is a match made in heaven for a dually on stock suspension.

Selection is limited, but Toyo makes em in both the M-55 and the mud terrain

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Guess ill be doing 285's. Now what tire to pick. Was going to do bfg at's. Any suggestions? I hear bad and good things about all tires on here. I just need a good pair of nice looking tires.
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I have an obs.. but. I think these are great tires (Firestone Destination M/T's 285/75 16's) a/t's are about the same in tread too, and they look amazing. Quite wide looking and the inside rub was fixed with $30 quarter inch spacers. but on your truck theyll probably be perfectly fine.

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