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Re: 235/85/16 vs 265/75/16 for mileage on 4x4 E-350
My understanding is that 235/85s will yield somewhat better highway mileage just from less tire on the ground. Don't know if they ride any better or not, but the sidewalls may be proportionally taller than the 265s, or about the same. I know my 265s ride a lot better than my stock 245s did.
As far as load rating, that may not make much difference, but I think you should be able to get 265 E's anyway. I believe my Michellins are...
2001 E350 PSD, Deep Emerald Green, 3.55 LS, Premium package, dual alts, rear A/C. Quigley 4x4, Transfer Flow rear tank (27+26), handicap mods, custom interior, Reunel tire carrier w/ Hi-Lift, Sportsmobile nerf bars (black), Amsoil lubes and Dual-Gard bypass oil filter, Amsoil air filters, Eclipse/JL Audio sound system w/ Sirius & 120GB Neo Car Jukebox (MP3 player), J&J stainless grill, Reunel Stainless bumper, 12000# Warn winch, PIAA lights, Bilstein shocks, Ultra Magnum wheels, Michelin tires (265/75-16), Correctrack rear wheel spacers, Bushwhacker flares (painted), Velvet-Ride spring shackles, p/s filter, external tranny and coolant filters, Autometer gauges(5), Optima Yellow Tops, Airdog.