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Old 02-05-2014, 06:28 PM
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hey guys, im sure this has been asked a bunch, but I did some searching and couldn't really find what Im looking for, but I may have missed something. If I did just let me know. I have a late 99 f350 ecsb srw that i think has a leveling kit (has 4 leafs in the front) I'm thinking about going with one of these: bfg mud terrain km2, nitto terra grapplers, toyo open country mt, or fuel off road mud gripper. My main question is how big can I go? I have 16" rims. I was going to go with 305/70r16 but was thinking about 315/70 or 315/75 or 305/75. I think I can go with 315 but Im not sure on how wide i can go without rubbing. However I am willing to do a little modification if need be, just don't want to have to do major mods to keep em from rubbing. Im currently running 265/75r16
Also, which are the best? ride wise, traction wise (mud, snow, rain, etc.) wear wise and road noise
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Toyo M/T is a hard tire to beat... I neglected mine and they still ran over 40K miles with a bit of life left... I bet I could have made it to 60K with rotations and better alignment!

Pretty quiet on the hwy for a MT tire also...

Good luck on the sizes, if they are going on a 16" factory rim, stay closer to an 11.5 wide tire if you can...
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Toyo M/T is a hard tire to beat... I neglected mine and they still ran over 40K miles with a bit of life left... I bet I could have made it to 60K with rotations and better alignment!

Pretty quiet on the hwy for a MT tire also...

Good luck on the sizes, if they are going on a 16" factory rim, stay closer to an 11.5 wide tire if you can...
alright those are what I'm really leaning towards
And yeah they are stock size rims 16 diameter and 8.5 wide. If I go with aftermarket rims what would a good combination in sizes be with what I have? Cuz I have a feeling that I'm not going to be able to find any 11.5 wide tires.
And would it hurt to go with a 12 wide tire, for example 305/70r16?
EDIT: I could go with 295/75r16 they're 11.6 wide and almost 33.5 tall
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I had 315/75/16's and they rubbed the leafs at full lock, and would hit the stock bumper if turned and hit a little bump. I dealt with it and they looked good, but when the time came to get new tires, I went with the Toyo AT2 in a 295/75/16. No rubbing, they are much quieter and they still fill the wheel wells nice.
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I had 315/75/16's and they rubbed the leafs at full lock, and would hit the stock bumper if turned and hit a little bump. I dealt with it and they looked good, but when the time came to get new tires, I went with the Toyo AT2 in a 295/75/16. No rubbing, they are much quieter and they still fill the wheel wells nice.
alright cool, are the tires on your truck in the your sig pic the 295/75r16?
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Tires in sig pic are the 315's.
This link should have pictures of the new tires.
Will 295/75/15 fit 02 16" wheels
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The suggested size is 305/75/Rx (x=random rim size). Though most people put 315's.

I'm putting 315/75/R16 Nitto Trail Grapplers on mine which is also leveled. I do expect rubbing but only at full lock on the leafs which really isn't a big deal and I doubt you'll be able to hear it over your 7.3 anyway. You might also want to trim your bumper a little if you see it rubbing against it.

There really isn't a big difference between A/T and M/T tires except the thread design where one is more meant for off-road use (M/T) compared to the other but doesn't affect road use which is generally why M/T's are more expensive.
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