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I have seen several threads about them but i was curious who is running or has ran 315/75/r16 on the stoock width rims. it is time for some new treads and i have been running 285/75/r16 and with the leveling kit i put on i want to go larger. just want to be sure i will be alright running these on stock rims, cause with the transmission also needing redone i dont have the money to buy new rims too.

Or if any one has an old set of either size i wouldnt mind buying a used set of tires to last until i get out into the working world in a couple more months.
 

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Hey buddy you and me are in the same damn boat... I need tires too and my tranny is goin out :[ :lol: I'm running 305/70/R16's on my stock rim so I don't see why you can't run 315/75/R16's...
 

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running 315/70/17 on stock rim looks great no problems. my friend has 35X12.5 mickeys on his dually which are 6 inch wide wheels....go for it
 

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Contact AYP tires or Raul @ Stealth to see what kind of deals they can get you. It might be cheaper than getting used tires. :thumb:
 

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thanks for the info guys, just wanted to be sure no one out there was having any problems with the thinner rims. i didnt think there would be any problems, but i appreciate the quick responses.
 

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Hey buddy you and me are in the same damn boat... I need tires too and my tranny is goin out :[ :lol: I'm running 305/70/R16's on my stock rim so I don't see why you can't run 315/75/R16's...
i hate it too, but i think i found my answer to the tranny. a shop back home will do it up right for $2500. now i just need the time and money to go get it done. they say they got all the parts set and ready to go because they do so many in bakersfield so it should only be out a day. day and a half at most.
 

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I got stock rims and 315-75-16 Buckshot mudders on her. I used to have 285-75-16 Liberators on it. The bigger tires are not as stable as the 285s were, took me some getting used to. Also they grab the leaf springs if I turn too sharp which makes the turning radius even worse. I think they also hurt mileage too. I love the way they look but think I’ll go with 305s the next time and try to find a heavier side wall. Whatever you get make sure they are rated for enough weight and air pressure.

Here is what they look like on the stock rims;
 

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thanks for the info
 

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315's will work with your stock wheels, but the tires will rub on your leaf springs when you try turning the wheel all the way. I would run a 295/75/16 if I were you. It is almost as tall, just about 1" +/- of a 315 and it shouldn't rub as much if at all.
 

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My tire guy who is very intelligent said on a stock ford rim anything bigger than a 265 will create advanced wear because the rim is not wide enough. He also said the wear would be mostly in the middle area of the tire.

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As long as your tires are aired properly you will not have that problem. My buddy ran 315/75r16 procomps on stock wheels and got 40k out of them with even wear. Just keep em inflated properly and rotated regularly
 

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yeah i am on my second set of 285's never had a problem. think i got 60,000 outta the bridgestone a/t revo's and i am 50,000 into these nitto terra grappler a/t's. cant say anything bad about that. thinking with the long trip to illinois my truck will be making with the cal poly quarterscale trailer i will stick with the 285's for now.
 

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The 295s will not rub on the springs. I had them up till one month ago on the stocker rims. Good setup and in proportion with the leveling kit. Im running Dick Cepek FCIIs 305/60R18s now with KMC Revolvers and a -12 offset (black of course)..........crazy awsum!!!!
 

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i have 34-12.50-16's on stock wheels and they rub when you turn hard. im looking to get some new wheels with 35's
 

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Yeah i am thinking i just might wait til i have the money for rims and tires to upgrade to the 35's. Thanks for all the info guys.
 
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