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Old 09-03-2006, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Largest tire on a stock F250

I am going to have to get some new tires. I would like to go with something larger than stock. I currently have 265/70/16s on stock rims.

What is the largest tire you can run on a stock 250? I prefer either a mud terrain or fairly aggressive all terrain.
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Re: Largest tire on a stock F250

Friend of mine has 305/65/16's I think on the stock rims. I know they are 305's but I'm not 100% sure on the side wall.

He plows with this truck and tows a bobcat and trailer. He's had them for years with no rubbing or issues.

They are Goodyears, but I forget the exact type.
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Re: Largest tire on a stock F250

I got 305/70/17 on my stock 06 F250. I think 315/70/17 would have easily fit as well. One member on here is running 37's on stock wheels with 6000lb springs up front.
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Re: Largest tire on a stock F250

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What is the largest tire you can run on a stock 250?

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On a 2001 4x4, without lifting the front suspension or pushing out the front bumper or rubbing on the front end, then most folks can run LT285/75R16. Although the tire makers say you need at least 7.5" wide wheels for 285s, lots of folks run them on the stock 7" wide wheels with no problem.

A few can run LT295/75R16 without rubbing. Those are obviously too wide for stock wheels, but some run them anyway.

Almost nobody can run LT305/70R16 or LT315/75R16 without rubbing on the stock front end. So if you want to run tires that big, you'll need to invest in both wider wheels and a front end "leveling kit" or mild lift.

For tire brands with good A/T tires, there are lots of choices. Cooper Discoverer is probably the best price for a really-good tire. BFGoodrich AllTerrain is the most popular. Toyo, Goodyear, Bridgestone and several others also are in the hunt. I prefer Michelin tires, but they don't make the big meats with a Michelin name on them - they leave that to their BFGoodrich division. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/warmsmile.gif[/img]
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Re: Largest tire on a stock F250

I have the 285's. No rubbing at all.
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On my HD eddition the tires are 34"X10.5"X20 rim
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Re: Largest tire on a stock F250

Thanks for the information. I will probably go with a leveling kit and either 285's or 295's.
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Re: Largest tire on a stock F250

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What is the largest tire you can run on a stock 250?

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On a 2001 4x4, without lifting the front suspension or pushing out the front bumper or rubbing on the front end, then most folks can run LT285/75R16. Although the tire makers say you need at least 7.5" wide wheels for 285s, lots of folks run them on the stock 7" wide wheels with no problem.

A few can run LT295/75R16 without rubbing. Those are obviously too wide for stock wheels, but some run them anyway.

Almost nobody can run LT305/70R16 or LT315/75R16 without rubbing on the stock front end. So if you want to run tires that big, you'll need to invest in both wider wheels and a front end "leveling kit" or mild lift

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Hey Smokey, Beg to differ here. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vulnerable.gif[/img] I am currently on my fourth set of LT305/ 70/16 with no lift, and no level, and no rubbing. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img] Remeber a LT305/70/16 is about the same diameter as a LT285/75/16 about 33 to 33.5 inches. the width is approx 1 inch more on a LT305/70 than a LT285/75 12.5 inches vs 11.75 . on some trucks with stock star pattern wheels they seem to rub, on the 99s and 00, and 01 with the ALCOA aluminum bullet hole rims they don't rub. I have a buddy with same year truck as mine and he has the 5 spoke pattern and he cannot run over the LT285.

to the original poster I am very happy with th e Maxxis Buckshot Mudders, I can get about 50K out of a set if i watch my pressure and keep them rotated every 5-7k

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Almost nobody can run LT305/70R16 or LT315/75R16 without rubbing

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Hey Smokey, Beg to differ here. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vulnerable.gif[/img] I am currently on my fourth set of LT305/ 70/16 with no lift, and no level, and no rubbing. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]

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That's why he said almost .

My 285's were a close fit with my stock springs. Off road they would rub the inside black plastic fender but not to bad. Or the street never. I had 315's on stock springs for about 2 weeks while I waited for my lift to show up. The 35's DID NOT fit my truck with stock springs. Not even close. Rubbed the spring on the drivers side and the inside fender on both side. Did not like the look of the 315 on a 7" wheel much. Wore ok but ended up on a 16x10.

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I have run 2 sets of firestone destinations 305/70/r16 on my 2002 and 2004 f-250s and never had a problem on either. Im currently looking at getting some 315/65/r17s for my 06 f-250.
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I'm also on the hunt for some new tire, of course bigger and more off road friendly!

I went to the local tire shop and said I was looking at 305/70/16 and he said They won't fit but you could go with a 315/70/16 and that would work.........I scratched my head and agreed with him to avoid debate. Was he wrong or am I? because my debate is between BFG KM2 285 or 305/70/16. ohh this is all on the stock rims, just fyi.
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hey guys i'm running 35x14.50x16 nitto mud grapplers on 16x10 rims, and didn't have much rubbing, well I had to cut about half of inch or maybe one inch of bottom valance because of very sharp turns other than that nothing. my truck is a 2003 f250 2wd daystar leveling kit, being that my truck is 2wd I'm sure if it was 4wd than this size tire would be hard to run unless I had a bigger lift. Since I have 2wd wanted the bigger tire look without having to buy such a expensive lift and these work fine for me.

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I prefer either a mud terrain or fairly aggressive all terrain.
I am running 305/70/R16 mud terrains on a 16x10 rim without any suspension upgrades. I don't have any tire rub, but if I went any bigger, there'd be problems.
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I went to the local tire shop and said I was looking at 305/70/16 and he said They won't fit but you could go with a 315/70/16 and that would work.........I scratched my head and agreed with him to avoid debate. Was he wrong or am I?
the dude doesn't know what he is talking about; why the hell would a 35" tire fit, and not a 33"......? he is wrong; and not only is a 315 taller, but its wider too!!!
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the dude doesn't know what he is talking about; why the hell would a 35" tire fit, and not a 33"......? he is wrong; and not only is a 315 taller, but its wider too!!!
Yeah, but I've gone to these guys a couple times and know most of them there....and I just so happen to get the guy u don't aruge with (unless u have 4hrs to kill...lol)

I'm going with 305/70/16 BFG KM2!
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