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Old 02-19-2014, 05:38 PM
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Tires for F350 DRW

I'm sure this question has been done to death, but couldn't find an exact answer...I have a 2006 F-350 DRW, Lariat, Crew cab, 6.0, 8 ft bed. I use it as a regular driving vehicle, when needed, and also to haul a 2 horse gooseneck trailer that weighs 4100 lbs empty, but about 5700 lbs normally. Right now there are Transforce tires on there- LT245/75R17. When I look up these tires, it shows they are for light trucks...not sure what they're doing on my truck then, unless I'm missing something.

So my question is, I need new tires and am looking to find out what similar drivers are using and what works best. This is my first truck, I've had it for 2 years, but only the second time it's needed new tires.

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I think the tires are supposed to be 235/85/16. My tires right now are some old cooper A/Ts that were on my truck when I bought it. Im getting ready to get a nice set of mud tired but I havent decided which brand yet.
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You ARE a light truck.
Medium Duty -

Heavy Duty -

Do you want highway tires only or all terrain? 2wd or 4wd?
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:36 PM
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Wow, in comparison I can totally see that I am! Thanks for the clarification, I suppose I was thinking "light" as in a Sierra or Tundra, or the like.

I forgot to put in the OP that my truck is 4wd. I have only had to use it twice though in 2 years, since I haul in generally ideal conditions and mostly on highway. I do have to drive on grass/mud occasionally, typically at various horse farms. Not sure if that is enough to warrant all-terrain, but like I said, I am new at this.
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I have Hankook highway tires in front (2wd) and their all terrains in back. The all terrains are very stiff, and even at 35PSI, I'm wearing out the middles of the tires first. If I had more weight, they would be wearing perfect.
You need to check the load rating for proper weight capacity.
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So my question is, I need new tires and am looking to find out what similar drivers are using and what works best. This is my first truck, I've had it for 2 years, but only the second time it's needed new tires.
I run Michelin LTX M/S2 LT245/75R17 -Love em-they also have an A/T version of the same tire. The Michelin's also have a 70K tread warranty.
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How do you rotate the tires on a drw? Or do you?
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The only true way to rotate the tires is to have them dismounted and placed on a different wheel there is a specific order here is a link that shows tire rotation.

Rotation - Discount Tire Direct
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The only true way to rotate the tires is to have them dismounted and placed on a different wheel there is a specific order here is a link that shows tire rotation.

Rotation - Discount Tire Direct
Very true.

Since I'm 2wd, I have steer and drive tires for the heck of it.
And I just flip the fronts, and then flip the inner rears with each other and the outer rears with each other. Not perfect, but direction of rotation is changed, so it works.
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