1999-2007 Upgrades and Aftermarket - GeneralUpgrading or adding OEM or aftermarket equipment to your 1999-2007 Super Duty. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are not engine-specific.
I ordered a set of BFG A/T's in size 285/70/17 today. They are for my 2005 f250 6.0 4x4 crew cab. The tires are 8 ply, but there is a 10 ply option. I have ran BFG tires on every truck I have ever owned, and I have never had a single problem with them. I had a set of 33x12.5x16.5 on my Chevy 1500hd, and I towed my trailer without any tire issues. Should I get the 10 ply instead, or will the 8 ply be ok? I use my truck for everyday driving, towing my travel trailer, and for getting to some remote camping areas where you need 4x4.
I put 8 ply on mine and like you have never had a problem, but I don't put much of a load in the truck. I do have a heavy 33' TT (11.5k)and they have worked just fine. I think it rides much nicer also. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
2011 F250 Lariot, 4X4, CC, SB, 6.7L, Snow Plow Pkg, 3.55 w/E locker, A.R.E. Z series cap, GoodYear Dura Tracs, Airlift Air Bags, 4" Blocks in the rear.
I would have gotten the 10ply's. The difference is in the load range. The 10ply's are E's and the 8ply's are D range. The E's will handle better towing and a thicker sidewall is ALWAYS nice to have 4x4ing.
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Your LRD & LRE don't make much difference when plus sizing. You need to pay attention to the load index on the tire. Make sure the tire can still hold the original weight that your stockers did. Normally a 285 compared to a 265 can hold just as much or more weight than stock. Be sure you use the correct rim width when installing wider tires, people complain about short tire life because they've squeezed or ballooned their tires onto the wheel. 285's are recommended on a 7.5 to 9 inch wheel.
Less chance of flats due to nails, screws, etc., with the 10 plys, plus you can tow more. Kepp the pressure at max for the best wear, less air, better ride, but more heat.
2002 F-350 SRW Lariat,4X4, PSD with too many goodies to list. 182k and a very strong 7.3. SOLD
2008 F-250, SC Lariat, 4X4,Shortbed, Pueblo Gold/black, V-10, 4.10, auto, Delivered on 9/7/07, great looking rig. South Texas bumpers front/rear, Air Raid Intake System, Diablosport Predator, Magnaflow, Husky's, JJ's, Ford alarm/remote start, Marathon seat covers, Sirius, PIAA, Access cover, Weatherguard tool box, Rhino liner, Michelins, Duraflap mud flaps, Escort 9500i, MagHytec rear dif cover.
2007 Lincoln LT (wifer's grocery getter),Superchip,Magnaflow duels, K&N dropin, Leer Browning Special
1996 Ford Bronco EB; almost stock
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