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Old 11-25-2006, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Biggest tires on stock rims

Hi, I would like someones expert opinion on what is the biggest tire I can put on a stock steel rim 17x7.5 on a stock unlifted 2007 F350...I would like to put on 305/70-17s Goodyear MTRs...would I have any luke with this...and would these tires be good for snow and ice...sipped or unsipped???? thanks
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Biggest tires on stock rims

Goodyear rates that tire as (1-10, 10 being best) 7 Dry,6 wet, 8 Snow, 10 Off Road, 4 noise and recomends it on a 8-9.5 inch rim. The 315/70-17 is rated by Goodyear as 8 Dry, 8 Wet, 9 Snow, 9 Off Road and 6 noise. I was looking into that tire for my F-250 on the 17X7.5 rims, but they said it was recomended for 8.5-10 inch rims. BFD makes a 315/70R17 but it is also recomended on 8.5-10 inch rims. Has anyone put these on the 7.5 inch rims?
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Biggest tires on stock rims

What size are your rims??? What are you planning on putting on your truck??? Going to new wheels really makes the whole tire experience much more expensive...somebody I am sure can fill us in on the way to go here!!!
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Biggest tires on stock rims

Check out this thread going. http://forums.thedieselstop.com/ubbthrea...;gonew=1#UNREAD

I've got the same size rim as you do 17X7.5 and it sounds like the biggest tire we can put on without extra "maintenence" is 285/70R17. Anything bigger and you'll have to more closely monitor tire pressure, rotate more and have more side rolling on the tire in turns. Two guys who tried a tire set made for a wider rim both recomended against it. I don't want to add on the expense of bigger rims right now either, I actually really like the stock rims. I am thinking of going with the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor 285/70R17. They are rated by Goodyear as 9 Dry, 9 Wet, 10 Snow, 9 Off road and 8 noise. Haven't found any threads that spoke negatively about these tires. FMC put 265/70R17 stock on my truck and it just looks out of place. I've got a buddie that'll buy mine off me if I go bigger for his Explorer, otherwise I'd just ride these out then go bigger rims/tires. I can't really lift the truck any because at the end of the day it has to fit in the garage....my wife's one and only rule.
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Biggest tires on stock rims

i saw a brand new f250 king ranch down in savannah ga with 325 bfg AT's on stock, 18 inch rims. it looks like the truck had no lift and was freaking sweet. i waited for the guy to come out of the hunting lodge for 15 minutes to ask about his rig, but my buddies were leaving to go quail hunting and i never got to ask. truck was burgendy with a brush guard, and a warn winch. by far one of the best looking superduties ive ever seen.

from what i have been told, 315's on a stock rim are no problem with the new trucks w/ no lift. i wanna know about 325's.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]
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Re: Biggest tires on stock rims

That sounds sweet....I think the King Ranch 18 inch rims are 8.5 wide...which opens the door for bigger tires, 305,315 and 325.
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old post but I hear 315 70 17 is the largest tire with minimal to no rubbing on a stock 4x4 17 inch rim
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I do not know how pertinent this is to your discussion but I just bought an '04 with 285-75-16's on it. (original is 265) The problems I have encountered are minimal. There is a visible sidewall pinch because of the narrower rim but by adjusting tire pressure I was able to get a full tread contact. This is an easy thing to determine. Possibly you are aware of chalk testing a tire but if not, by taking a piece of white chalk, the bigger the chalk the better, mark a line across the tire and drive the vehicle for a few hundred yards in a straight line. Stop and see how the chalk is wearing off of the tread. if it is wearing off even you are good, outside wear needs more pressure, inside wear needs less. I do drive mountain roads and have not noticed any excessive tire roll because of the narrower rim. I am presently down to 55psi front and 45 psi rear with an empty bed. The one positive is that the ride quality on So.Cal. freeways is better than stock size tires at factory pressures. If you have TPMS all this is out the window. hopefully this is of some use.
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It really depends on how much ballooning you want. You could put 12.5 wide tires on a 7.5" wheel which would give you a good amount of ballooning which is excellent for offroad use.

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If you have TPMS all this is out the window. hopefully this is of some use.
On a 2011 the computer can be adjusted by the dealer to allow lower pressures.
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